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Christmas Gift Showcase

08 December 2020

Christmas Gift Showcase


Image Credit; Cardsbyalice. Available on Etsy 

The flexible designer has long been a job requirement for our role. Never has this quality been more evident than in the last year. Designers are much more than scenographers of the space, even in our “day” jobs we pivot from technical to expressive, from large scale to intimate. We also extend this chameleonic ability to our lives outside of theatre and this year the challenges we have all faced has meant our abilities to make, create and teach have generated a wealth of creative passions becoming bonafide small businesses. Showing just how wide and varied the skills it takes to be a designer can be spread. As designers we constantly pivot, shape shift and re-invent, a DNA we should be proud of.

With this in mind we wanted to showcase and celebrate all the ‘designer’ offerings available in time for Christmas.

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Jane Jones

“Flights of fancy to make you happy” A prop maker turned creator of quirky Christmas decorations, cotton masks, and childrens’ gifts.

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David Farley -

“We have 3D printed 1:25 Parcan earrings and cufflinks. We can also produce 3D printed components from your 3D or 2D CAD drawings, sketches or just reference images.”


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Jennifer and Frances - In the Nud 

“Jennifer and Frances, sisters and London-based freelance artists. Jennifer is a designer and illustrator, Frances an opera singer. Art and textiles celebrating tits and bits.”


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RT Scenery - The Yorkshire Kids Co

“We launched our kids furniture and Christmas decoration shop, got a steady flow of orders coming in.”


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Hazel Low - Christmas Cards

Illustrated nature greeting cards and prints.


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Max Dorey - DreamyOx

Detailed and unusual sculptures and art pieces.



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Jess Staton - Jester Made

“Beautiful and useful 3-layer cotton facemasks and scrunchies handmade by Jess Staton.”



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Louise Bowker - LouLah Handmade Design

illustrative ink and watercolour originals and prints by Louise Bowker.”



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Alice Hobbs - Creates by Alice

Handmade cards. Painted, printed and designed by Alice Hobbs.



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Laura Foy - Laura Foy studio

Prints and Greeting cards, designed by Laura Foy


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Declan Randall - Custom Cookie Cutters

Yes, we make custom cookie cutters. We have a wide range of cookie cutters already available in our catalogue, but you can design your own by sending us your artwork or idea and we will convert it into a cookie cutter for you – no minimum order quantities.

We have a theatre-themed range of cookie cutters (pic attached) and we are donating 10% of all sales of the Theatre Set to Backup.

Facebook – @MyOwnCookies

Instagram – @My_Own_Cookies

Twitter – @OwnCookies

Etsy –


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Amanda Mascarenhas - Amanda M Ceramics

I create small batch pottery in London. I sell, mugs, lamps, vases, plant pots etc with focus on unique designs and textures. I am a Theatre Designer and Community Artist, however over the lockdown I have started to make more ceramic items, so I decided to set up a shop.


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Ti Green - Article Green

Stylish and understated garments, made sustainably, with a touch of theatre. By performance designer Ti Green. “



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Imogen Melhuish - Wizarding Wands

Bespoke hand crafted wands for every witch, wizard and optimistic muggle…”



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Alisa Kalyanova - Alisa Makes Art

“Bright and bold poster prints of awesome architecture by Alisa Kalyanova”



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Hanna Boothman - Green St Mask Workshop

“Re-usable, eco-friendly face masks, made from organic and deadstock cotton.”


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Irene Jade - Rattle and Roost

Fun handmade kids clothing



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Molly Davis - Planet Apex Clothing

“Our Apexian promise is to bring you the best street/festival looks outside of your solar system!”



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Lorna Dolman & Hannah - Yews

YEWS was founded by best friends Hannah and Lorna, both textile graduates from the University of Huddersfield. With a shared love for sustainability, they set out to create conscious homewares with the planet at heart”

Eco friendly homeware store

Instagram; @shop.yews


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Katherina Radeva

“All drawings are original made with inks and acrylics.”


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Bek Palmer - Crunchy Lipstick

Handmade fashion incorporating repurposed materials.

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Nerissa Cargill Thompson - Folksy

Textile art and jewellery made from recycled fabrics.


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Ella Magiera

Bespoke pet portraits from photos. Traditional oil paintings to digital prints.

Instagram: @curlyella_petportraits

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Constance Villemot

Set and costume designer Constance Villemot is embroidering theatre quotes, feminist messages and the best Celine Dion lyrics amongst other designs on tshirts and tote bags.

Instagram: @constancev_set


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A curated directory of small businesses. Every one of them is helmed by someone who usually makes their living from working in UK theatre, but has been forced to use their talents in other ways whilst theatres are closed because of the pandemic. Created by costume professional Anna Saunders.

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