A chance to listen to the local artists on an interview with Paul Presents – or find a link to their businesses.

  • Glass Art
  • Cáit Gould
  • Cat Croxford
  • The Hungerford Bookshop
  • Gillian Hicks
  • Marsden's Confectionary
  • Hawkridge Gin
  • Love Heartwood

Julia Kellaway creates glass art using traditional and modern stained glass techniques of lead, copper-foiling, and glass fusing. Her work is enhanced with kiln-fired paint, which enshrines hand painted images onto the glass.

Berkshire-based ceramicist Cáit Gould has been passionate about clay since studying Ceramics at Glasgow School of Art in 2002. Having been selected to participate in BBC2's 'Great Pottery Throw Down' Cáit reached the quarter-finals of series 2. Motivated by new challenges, and being able to share the pleasure of clay with others: Cáit is as thrilled to take on new commissions*, as she is to teach you how to create your own work on a potters' wheel, or through ‘hand-building’. Cáit’s work and teaching seeks to convey a joy in the material of clay with an injection of fun. Recent projects have included a shortlisting for The Penn Club Centenary Art prize in Bloomsbury, London, and a personalised series of tiles for a time capsule in ‘The Can of Ham’ in The City, London.

I was born into an artistic family and remember drawing and painting as soon as I could hold a felt tip pen. My drawings were places I wanted to be, imagined landscapes of hills and fences, towering fluffy trees and colourful flowers.

The Hungerford Bookshop is owned and run by Emma and Alex, the bookshop team are passionate about books and the importance of independent shops. You won’t experience algorithms there. What they do offer is knowledge, personal recommendations, the chance to hear from the authors themselves and the joyful serendipity of discovering a title you never expected. They work closely with other organisations and schools and believe in playing an active role within the community.

Gillian is involved with The Newbury Crafters Network and Pandora’s Box in Thatcham. Having had a busy life as a librarian and a publican, Gillian was only really introduced to the world of craft on retirement. Buying a narrowboat and attending workshops led to an interest in rag rugging, jewellery and needle felting, starting pop up shops, workshops of her own and selling at local craft fairs. Her belief is that you can recycle items for crafting rather than buying craft items and has been encouraged by the increase of people becoming interested in craft throughout lockdown.

Delving into the wonderful world  of fudge and chocolates with Marsden's Confectionary.

Combining years of expertise in producing beautifully crafted gins with our team’s knowledge of brand development and marketing, every gin product we create has a distinctly rich and original personality. We hope you enjoy drinking them as much as we enjoy making them.Nestled in the heart of the outstandingly beautiful North Wessex Downs, creating spirit brands that look, feel and taste irresistible.

Liz Pearson makes hand crafted gifts on her wood turning lathe that are sustainable and eco-friendly, with a fusion of contemporary design and traditional craftmanship.lam voluptatibus commodi numquam, error, est. Ea, consequatur.