|Niloo brought in more beautiful pots she has made and these delicate ceramic plaques|
|These are Annie Sherburne's handmade bug brooches|
|Frank Higgins delivered more of his fantastic handmade kaleidoscopes. This is what it looks like when you look through one!|
Every Saturday visitors to Handmade Happiness are blown away by the sheer talent of the makers whose work is sold there. I say Saturday because it is normally the busiest day. One of these is Frank Higgins, a scientist whose kaleidoscopes are works of art he has created from scratch. To buy a kaleidoscope or one of his teleidoscopes, which multiply and fragment everything you look at through one) is to buy a family heirloom that will delight young and old alike.
Niloo is another maker who is proficient at pottery and at needlework. Everything she makes is done to perfection and yet I have yet to meet a more modest and unassuming person.
Annie Sherburne is one of the very few makers who does not live locally. She lives in London but I've always admired her colourfilled pieces - she is particularly known for her rag rugs. We used to both sell through the Country Living magazine shows years ago.