Regional showcase: South West creatives*

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Meet six creative designers and makers in the South West of England…

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Alexandra Davies

Bristol-based Alexandra makes bespoke handmade foxes, bears, trees, and hanging decorations. Her whimsical toys are made from wool felt and inspired by fairytales. www.alexandrardavies.etsy.com

Claire Shorrock

Claire Shorrock

Claire’s a Bristol-based illustrator who works with clients including The National Trust, designs cards for James Ellis and writes and illustrates children’s books. www.claireshorrock.com

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Emily Johnston Glass

Emily creates beautiful handmade glass pieces on the coast of Newquay in Cornwall, specialising in dichroic glass. Her sparkling jewellery and home decorations make extra-special gifts. www.ejglass.co.uk

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Gail Morris Art

West Country artist Gail specialises in beachscapes, flora and fauna. She undertakes commissions of your favourite holiday moments for oil-painted memories that make a truly unique gift. www.gailmorris.co.uk

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Little Paisley Designs

Living in Bristol, Eleanor creates quirky handmade jewellery, colourful prints, stationery and gifts featuring watercolours of British birds, wildlife, flowers and cacti. www.notonthehighstreet.com/littlepaisleydesigns

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Paly Glass

Paly Glass is designed and made by hand by Nikki James in Bristol. With a love for all things geometric, her range of decorative glassware incorporates bold statement shapes. www.shoppalyglass.etsy.com

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