We are two designer makers with a passion for our coastal environment here in beautiful Pembrokeshire. Having met through a local craft fair we took the opportunity to open our small but perfectly formed shop within the heart of Pembroke. We make everything sold in our shop with a few specially chosen makers from our beautiful county.
The shop is a working studio where visitors can find us designing and creating our much loved products. They can come and learn how the design process works from start to finish on their carefully chosen item - before taking it to its forever home!
AMANDA GRIFFITHS the Graphic Designer
Amanda graduated with a Degree in Graphics and Packaging from Swindon University and worked within the print and design industry for 16 years but always had the love for her creativity side for gifts and homeware.
So while graphic design and print work still continues, Amanda started to develop a coastal range of artwork and driftwood pieces. The ever changing range can be seen within the shop. She has also moved onto a range of ceramic items all influenced by the Pembrokeshire Coastline.
TINA SMITH the Glass Artist
Although she studied Art and Design at BCUC, it wasn't until 2009 that Tina discovered hot glass, after which her fate was sealed. Initially self taught, she has since been lucky enough to take classes with some of the world's leading lampwork bead artists.
Tina loves the fact that glass can be manipulated in the flame to create new shapes and colour combinations, although the unpredictable nature of different metals contained within the glass can sometimes lead to strange or unexpected outcomes. Each bead is made by hand in the flame, then carefully kiln annealed to ensure durability.
More recently Tina has expanded her glass portfolio to include small kiln formed pieces, something she hopes to develop over the coming months. She is a member of the Contemporary Glass Society.