Cosy up with craft this autumn


Fill your nest with beautiful, handmade wares

As we gear up for the Cockpit Winter Open Studios, we’re looking at some of the threads that connect our wonderful makers.

This week, it’s nesting… As temperatures drop, we’re here to help you wrap up in handwoven blankets, clutch custom-made mugs, and enjoy the softest cashmere you ever did touch…

Read on for your ultimate nesting wish list.

Izzy Letty

Prepare to meet your new favourite mug amongst Izzy Letty’s stoneware tableware. She throws everything on the wheel, and often envisages people’s day to day lives or evenings feasting friends as she designs. 

The results are items you’ll pick first from the cupboard and covet forever.

Luna Lighting 

Enjoy scatterings of light throughout your nest with Ann Perring’s playful porcelain tea lights and striking sculptural table lamps. Reminiscent of fairy lights and fireflies, each ivory white piece is visibly handmade with throwing lines and her maker’s mark.

With new designs always evolving, Luna Lighting is certainly one to watch.

Row Pinto 

Cosy is better with cashmere… 

Row Pinto uses only the finest quality Scottish lamb’s wool and cashmere to create cushions, throws, hats, scarves (and more) that are all as beautiful and soft as they look. Her collections are all handcrafted, mainly using a vintage fine gauge industrial hand-powered knit machine. 

Lush Designs

Dynamic duo Maria Livings and Marie Rodgers create beautiful and useful homewares, with illustrative, narrative prints that reflect their curiosity, humour and love of detail.

Make your nest pop with colourful lampshades, china, fabrics and bedding at prices that suit every budget.

Mike Groves

Bring a touch of rustic to your space with bowls, dishes, platters and cups made using sustainably sourced British hardwoods and reclaimed timber. 

Mike turns and sculpts kitchenware that is designed to be used, worn and loved for years. Each bowl has raised feet and turned out lips to allow a personal relationship between people, food and object.

Paige Denham

After being told that she couldn’t draw while at school (the cheek!) Paige has gone on to create beautifully bold prints inspired by pattern, people, colour and community.

Her mission is to encourage creative engagement in accessible environments – and her products bring joy to every room they’re in.