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Meet The Makers

Supporting British Makers

Supporting independent British makers is a fundamental philosophy of our business. Working with British makers has enabled us to reduce our environmental footprint, whilst ensuring that we support other small businesses and our local economy. Since 2021, we have been focused on sourcing products from independent British makers whos talented hands craft high quality and unique homewares. From ceramicists and printmakers, to woodworkers and candlemakers, we’ve built strong relationships with talented makers across the country.

We’re working hard to maintain and expand the number of British made products in our collection by establishing new relationships with homegrown makers. As it stands, British makers are responsible for just over a quarter of all our products, but we’re sure there will be plenty more added in the near future. Below you can discover who are makers are and learn more about their origins, process and craft.

Isla Middleton Portrait - Coates & Warner
Isla Middleton Linocut Print Making - Coates & Warner


Isla Middleton

Isla Middleton graduated from Falmouth University in 2016 where she studied textile design, specialising in print. Isla sources inspiration for her designs from plant forms, flowers and natural colours from her immediate surroundings in Dartmoor, Devon; focusing on shape, form and texture. Isla's botanical hand carved linocut prints are inspired by nature and are printed using vegetable based, vegan inks and environmentally friendly papers to create both beautiful, sustainable products.

Megan Cox Ceramicist - Coates & Warner
Megan Cox On The Pottery Wheel - Coates & Warner


Megan Cox

Megan is a talented ceramicist from Liverpool who works from her basement studio in Toxteth. Megan creates small batches of wheel thrown, functional ceramics for the table and home that are inspired by local materials and traditional pottery techniques. Megans ethos is to create pottery that is both functional and beautiful in its simplicity and we love the rich speckled stoneware finish that she creates.

Ryan McClure Atkinson Woodworker - Coates & Warner
Oak Dough Scraper In The Making - Coates & Warner


Ryan McClure Atkinson

Ryan is a talented woodworker originally from Glasgow, who is now based in the south of France after moving with his family to restore an old farmhouse. Ryan first began creating skilfully handmade wooden products after graduating from Art School and has since honed his talent to create stunning solid wood kitchen accessories. Ryan sources beautiful sustainable oak and walnut locally to him to whittle coffee scoops, dough scrappers and other functional yet beautiful kitchen products.

Ted Thompson Hand Dipping Candles - Coates & Warner
Candle Making Team - Coates & Warner


Thompson Family

Ted and his family have been producing hand dipped beeswax candles in Britain since 1981. Their beautiful candles have a natural tapered shape and smell honey sweet. The family are true artisans and masters of their craft, each candle is produced using a counterbalanced circular metal carrousels on which braided cotton wicks are threaded around screws at the top and bottom. The wicks are dipped into moulten natural beeswax a number of times allowing the candles to cool between dips. We’re proud to support this family of makers.

The Creamore Mill Workshop in Shropshire - Coates & Warner
Creamore Mill Oak Twine Holders Being Made - Coates & Warner


Creamore Mill

Established in 1981 by John Buckland, Creamore Mill is a family owned woodturning workshop located in rural Shropshire, England. Creamore Mill design and produce functional yet beautiful wooden products that every home needs. They consider the merits of any design to be in the function and longevity of the product and it is common for these alone to form the aesthetics and beauty of a product. Creamore Mill draw inspiration from traditional tools and implements, for it is the tried and tested routes that often give up the least resistance to purpose and success. All of the oak, beech and redwood that are used in the production of their products are sourced from UK sawmills.

Join Our Makers

We're always searching for unique and talented craftspersons to establish relationships with and to become our makers. If you are a British based, independent maker and you feel your story, ethos and products align with our values, then we would love to hear from you.

Our Makers Marks

Across our products you'll find our makers marks displayed to guide you, at a glance, to the origins and manufacturing ethos that the product fits within. From showcasing that the product was produced by a small maker, to being made in Britain; our makers marks can be seen across relevant products on our store.

Small Maker Mark - Coates & Warner

Small Maker

Our small maker mark shows that a product was produced by an independent, small maker. By purchasing a product with the small maker marker you're helping to support the continuation of the makers craft.

Made By Hand Mark - Coates & Warner

Made By Hand

When a product is handmade with care and attention, you'll see this mark on the product page. Often, every handmade features a slightly different shape or finish, resulting in each individual product being truly unique.

Made In Britain Mark - Coates & Warner

British Made

Our Made in Britain mark shows that the product originated within our mighty isle and was produced in England, Scotland, Northern Island or Wales.

Eco-Friendly Mark - Coates & Warner


Our eco-friendly mark is certification that the product was produced from environmentally friendly materials. Where possible, we try to source sustainable or less wasteful products from our makers.