Supporting a community of Artisans

Our fellow creative friends have been finding it increasingly difficult in this global and very competitive market, to get their artisan products in front of potential customers.

Whilst the growing trend for artisan and craft web sites has been a stepping stone for some, the ability to be found on large global online websites has become almost impossible.

Many online market-places combine mass-produced goods from overseas, alongside handmade products, making it a challenge to makers of quality handmade products to really stand out.

We want to encourage people to think more about the social impact when purchasing.

We want to reconnect consumers with their local artisans direct and encourage trade across communities, to deliver positive impact, both socially and economically in our towns and cities.

So, the idea for Creative Locale was born.


Shop with Confidence

We know all our artists personally – we are building a community of like-minded creatives, all our artists undergo a pre-vetting process. We create their individual galleries, so you can have confidence that you are shopping with talented, creative, professionals.

However, we understand that when spending a lot of money you may wish to speak to someone prior to making a purchase.

If you would like to speak to one of us please call during office hours: 0118 947 5857 and we will try to help you, or email hello@creativelocale.co.uk and we will respond within 24 hours.


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My aim is to create works of art that allow personal interpretation and that through their imagery highlight and represent some of the beauty of the landscape and our experiences within it.  The purpose of my work is for you to feel immersed in this vitality, positivity, joy and wonder in your own environment.

Roberta Tetzner, Roberta Tetzner Art

I experiment with modernist forms of abstraction to emphasise the materiality and techniques of making. These works explore cast shadow as a starting point for reducing natural forms to monochromatic compositions of line and pattern.

Lisa Howard, Indigo Studio

I am influenced by colour, texture and the human form. I love to experiment, pushing the glass to its limits in an attempt to express my ideas. My inspiration comes from Ancient Egyptian art, modern dance, the sea and reflections, textiles, and photography.

Teresa Chlapowski, Sculptor and Digital Artist

Scarlet crafts her products by hand from her workshop in South Oxfordshire. She trained in jewellery, specialising in silversmithing. The finished products are substantial, unique and highly tactile pieces of jewellery for special occasions such as christenings, births, moving house and … just because!

I have gone from producing a sterile pot as quickly and efficiently as possible to using a slow fluid mark making process to produce a more relaxed style of work on the potter’s wheel, even allowing a series of pots to develop in a similar but individual way.

Elaine Wells, Pavilion Pottery

Inspiration comes in many forms, whether it be a posy of beautiful flowers, colourful fruit or interesting scene. My sketches form part of my reference material back in the studio. My preferred media are oil & acrylic painting. I especially love painting still life set ups.

Margie Haslewood, Painter & Sculptor

With influences from Korean and Japanese ceramics, both ancient and modern, my works explores the strong, simple forms. For surface decoration I use both glaze and non-glaze methods, looking for lively, active effects often with the use of smoke or raku firings.

Debbie Page, Ceramicist & Potter

Emma Ratcliffe is a resin artist who has developed various techniques with resin to create depth, layers and special effects within the artwork.  All of the pieces she creates are unique and they can never be exactly replicated which she loves.

Emma Ratcliffe, Resin Artist

Street photography is my main passion, which, in addition to European travel, includes my home town and Brighton, where I escape to whenever I can. I’m particularly interested in Mod culture, albeit (as a hard rock fan) with a spy-in-the-camp sensibility!

Rhiannon Stocking-Williams, Photography

Matt Emmett is a graphic designer and an award winning architectural and landscape photographer based in Caversham, Reading. He has been obsessed by the recording of lesser known historic locations and at-risk heritage since 2012 . . .

Elizabeth is able to work in most media, but happiest when working in acrylics or watercolours. Her inspiration comes from observing her surroundings in the Berkshire and Hampshire countryside or the Scottish Islands , especially Arran.

Elizabeth Baldin, Painter & illustrator

Hi, I’m Melanie, jewellery designer and maker behind Kokkino. Inspired by anything from the colour of a new growing bud, an old beloved button, architecture, art and textiles. I draw from any number of influences to create my collections of jewellery.

I design and make modern, elegant, wooden furniture with architectural influences. Standing up for the traditional craftsmanship values of handcrafted, timeless wooden furniture that lasts generations not seasons, I make each piece of furniture by hand from my original designs.

Charlie Caffyn, Charlie Caffyn Furniture

Growing up in an artistic environment, I spent many years drawing and painting, but it was several years later, in 1996, that I finished an art and music degree where I specialised in stone sculpture. However, after a few years’ gap my current focus is painting.

Gaye Daniels, Artist and Sculptor

In recent years Sabari has diversified her work by becoming a trained ceramic artist through the Pottery Skills Courses from (Swanspool Ceramics) in Northamptonshire. She currently creates her own style of ceramic pieces which incorporates a unique blend of Western and Eastern designs.

Hi, I’m Kate Box, I am an independent knitwear designer, passionate about blending contemporary design with traditional craft. Following a career in London working with industry greats including Orla Kiely, Kay Cosserat and Julia Pines, I launched my own knitwear label.

Hi I’m Kate, I am a textile designer and have worked in the industry for 18 years. I left the corporate safety net about 8 years ago to work freelance and now have my own textile business making products for the home with a focus on sustainability and using British manufacturing & suppliers.

Kate Cullum, Textile Designer

Clare is an award winning artist who has always enjoyed painting , influenced by an artistic family. Clare loves the countryside of her local area in Berkshire and Oxfordshire and the coast and countryside of the UK . Clare specialises in land and seascapes of the British isles.

Clare Buchta, Landscape Painter

Hi, I’m Will Hunt. I draw upon past experiences using line, form, colour and technique, striving to create an intense emotion and rich experience in the observer by creating simple, beautiful, humble, unique and timeless abstract pieces of sculpture inspired by nature.

Will Hunt, Sculptor
Hi I’m Tamalia, I set up the MADEbyTamalia Studio as a little craft sanctuary in Caversham. I’m incredibly passionate about sharing arts and crafts with the local community to help improve wellbeing and will often be found involved in many other local wellness or environmental events.
Tamalia Reeves, Resin Artist

A later-life returner to art, undertaking a mid-life degree and career change, Sarah E. Jones is a local artist based on the Hampshire/Surrey border, working in acrylic and mixed media. Thematically she is drawn to landscape, seascape, nature and spirit.

Sarah E. Jones, Mixed Media Artist

Making images for me is a very sensory and mediative experience; I play with my subject for some time, focusing my attention solely on exploring it from different angles, finding the compositions which most please my sense of aesthetic. I rarely make adjustments to the images once they are taken.

Sarah Salmon, Photographer

I try to capture as much information as possible in the field, sometimes through the use of multiple exposures for a single scene, then use Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop where I will put the ‘mood’ back into the images that the digital camera often sterilises. Although using the above post processing techniques I still like my images to remain truthful to the original scene.

Dave Olinski, Photographer