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David Plagerson Noah's Arks
I trained as a painter at Camberwell School of Art. My initial inspiration came from the collection of European folk toys in the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood where I took my recently arrived Bangladeshi students. They and I responded to the simplicity of design, strength of colour and fluidity of brushstroke decoration. I became particularly interested in the Noah's Ark sets reinforcing my love of hand-held objects and collections that can be arranged as a tableau.
28 Bridgetown, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5AD
Welcome to Wendover Wood! If you have a love of all things wooden then you have come to the right place. It is this love of wood that has led us to setup this small business based in Wendover, Buckinghamshire. We are a two man team that operates out of two garden workshops nestled between our own allotment and beautifully landscaped pond. We design and make our own range of handmade wooden animal ornaments, toys and puzzles. We combine the use of old fashioned techniques and modern equipment to created beautiful gifts for all ages. We are on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wendover-Wood/1418782185049524?ref=hl and on Not On The High Street - http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/wendoverwood
91 Aylesbury Road, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, HP22 6JN
Turner Handel Traditional Toys
Clare Pattinson (Turner Handel Traditional Toys) began making automata five years ago. It is the eclectic combination of skills: humour, illustration, caricature and mechanics that inspire her. With a background in ceramics, illustration and animation, it was whilst training to become a plumber, in 2009, that she began to think in a more mechanical way. She enjoys pulling items apart and examining them, and is not so worried about them breaking or not fitting back together again. In a world saturated with increasingly complex technology, these quirky mechanical toys show off their workings - springs, levers gears and cams. They creak into life and are delightful to engage with. Laughter, colour and movement are the elixir of art and life.
12, Caroline Square, Margate, Kent CT9 1SS.
Plate Rattle & Bowl Co
As a small family business specialising in making handmade babies rattles using only British timbers. The rattles are boxed, have a brief history of rattles and a gift tag. Our rattles comply with EN71 and are recommended for children between 3-12 months there are two styles and these can be personalised with a name and date if required.
18 Redlake Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight
We have been making wooden toys on our (very) small croft in Shetland since 1998. Our toys are inspired by everyday life here in the islands - crofting, inter-island ferries and aeroplanes. A lot of experimentation goes on in the workshop, especially with automata, and, because work is home and home is work, there is a great deal of discussion about what is possible, what is likely impossible and what could be lots of fun if only there was a way of achieving it.
The Smuggins, Bridge-End, Burra Isle, Shetland, ZE2 9LE
Hello, my name is Rachel. I make handcrafted heirloom dolls using traditional jointing methods and natural materials. Each doll is unique and comes wrapped in museum quality paper and a sturdy box. My background is in interior design though I've always favoured making things with my hands. After the birth of my children I really wanted to make them special gifts and so made the first doll as a present for our daughter which was both traditional and yet compliant with modern safety standards. Sustainability is important to me so the organic wool stuffing and doll hair has been locally sourced and is warm and naturally fire retardant. Passionate about traditional crafts and values...I am also a member of the Heritage Craft Association.
Bread & Butter Fingers
About me. Hello, my name is Mike; I design and build kinetic toys and automata. I use mainly timber but enjoy incorporating metals, fabrics, plastics and whatever else is available. My toys explore mechanical principles such as cams, cranks, levers and linkages. I base my designs on animal forms, robots, mythical animals, dinosaurs and whatever motif or theme I find myself attracted to. I began making kinetic and mechanical timber toys as part of my job as a teacher of craft design and technology, twenty seven years ago. I later expanded this into producing robust examples to entertain my own small children. I find producing mechanical toys and automata to be the perfect synthesis between craftsmanship, engineering and artistic expression. I love to design playthings that shake, rattle, roll, wriggle, and snap . They need no batteries or mains electricity and can also make some lovely sounds to accompany their mechanical action. Materials Like to use recycled timber for practical, economical and ethical reasons. I also like to use materials and components with a previous history. I am currently looking at incorporating âupcycled âmaterials and components. I also regard colour and surface decoration as a component in itself and currently rely on working with the materials natural colour or enhance the appearance with my own home made dyes based on food colourings and surgical spirit which makes an amazing timber dye that does not raise the grain. Â My Influences include the British artist/craftsperson Sam Smith, Traditional folk art from different times and cultures, Kay Bojesen the Danish furniture and toy maker /designer whose Simplified forms, sturdy construction and witty forms continue to inspire me. I am really interested in producing toys that are entertaining, innovative and able to withstand the assault that a small child is capable of visiting upon it. The design has to be robust, safe and durable. I still have several examples that survived my own childrenâs childhoods. Â Processes I love to draw and combine drawing and model making techniques to explore methods for generating mechanical movement. Fifteen to twenty techniques mechanical principles exist that can be adapted and combined by any toymaker to generate a wide range of movement or actions. The trick is to combine them to the correct scale and appearance to make your toy design really come to life.
Having seen the varying styles of Balance Bikes on the market, I decided to make one for my grandson that actually looked like a racing motorcycle. After doing this the local interest grew so much that I was compelled to go a step further and start the company to produce the bikes. Each Bike is totally unique and customised online to the customers requirements with a choice of exhausts with various positions, Radiator and engine details along with personalised naming , logos or numbers. The website will be up and running late September 2017
30 Boundary Lane South, Cuddington, Northwich Cheshire, CW8 2PG
I adore children and love designing toys and games for them. I have made a great variety of them, working with different materials, always robust, offering challenge and reward. And I value feed-back. The fruit, made for Louis - one of six grandchildren - has form, colour, names, can be stacked in a variety of ways and there are fifteen pieces for arithmetical exercises. And it is very easy to make.
I have always needed to be making things, as time has gone on these get more elaborate. The toys are the commercial side of this necessity. There are many of the earlier toys in the range ( I started in 1981) ,now it also includes items that are only possible with modern computer controlled tools, and many in between: I make small and large arks using David Plagersons animals. Spinning tops with instructions. Colourful moving hanging discs. Oak baby walkers and chairs. There is also a sophisticated sculpture set, a balancing set of 5 dolphins in UK hardwoods and more. Please see the web site for pictures and descriptions.
The Smithy, Croglin, Carlisle. CA4 9RX
Teganau Tegid Toys
I am a Toymaker based in North Wales , I pride myself on using loacal sourced hard woods , all our toys are cut on a scrollsaw and are hand painted by myself using non - toxic paints. I also take on commissions and do a Wooden Toy repair service.
Rocking Horse Shop Ltd (The)
Our Rocking Horses are individually hand carved & finished in Yorkshire, England. They are available only from us, the makers, so we are able to keep our prices affordable whilst maintaining the highest standard of quality. We also supply Plans, Books, DVD's, Courses, Timber and Accessories for woodworkers of all abilities.
Rocking Horse Yard, Main Street, Fangfoss, YORK, YO41 5JH
I have been a full time maker for over thirty years and my work has covered a wide range, from dolls houses and moving toys for children and adults to automata, kinetic sculpture and exhibition design. I try to make things which move in simple but interesting ways: Traditional moving toys have influenced me strongly, and I have travelled in Europe, Indonesia, Mexico, India and Japan in search of them. My work incorporates a wide range of natural, reused and recycled materials. Recently they include driftwood, which I like using firstly because collecting it involves business trips to the seaside, and secondly because its previous uses often still haunt it, and its time at sea builds its character.
6 St Margaret's Place, Bradford on Avon, Wilts, BA15 1DT
Muttley the Toymaker
Toymaking by my own definition is license to exaggerate the silliness and quirkiness of life that appeals to everyone who is a child at heart. I work in toys because I love the fun, the colour and the movement that this gives. My influences are many and varied from every day events to fairy tales, nursery rhymes, in fact anything with humour in it. I work principally in wood but will use a variety of other materials such as glass beads or easily worked metals. I especially enjoy making automata which provides a magic event to the turner of the handle and provides them with a great deal of pleasure.
9 Corporation Street, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 3LZ
Cherry Blossom Gifts
Quality items made from Quality fabrics mostly Shabby Chic inspired. . All a little bit different to what you will find on the High Street and all at affordable prices. Collection or Postal delivery available. All soft toys and Hobby Horses are CE certified
The Little Toy Dog Company
Little Toy Dogs are fine quality, heirloom toys, designed by artist and illustrator Alice Wood and made by hand in her London studio. Original patterns are created from Alice's drawings and the dogs are sewn in mohair fur, wool felt and other fabrics. Each one has cotter pin jointed legs, glass eyes, and hand dyed and embroidered details which make every dog unique. They also have their own accessories: coats, collars, rosettes and scarves. They are highly characterful small textile sculptures, intended for older children and collectors. Alice trained in pattern cutting before studying BA Illustration at Camberwell School of Art and MA Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art.
As a Chartered Surveyor (now retired) I have always had an interest in buildings, and I made my first doll's house for my daughter many years ago! I made some more as a hobby and then was fortunate enough to become a member of the BTG, and hence the formation of Wychwood Miniatures. Having been inside so many buildings of different character over the years, this has inspired me to create my own designs. I use 9mm plywood for the carcases and a mixture of mahogany, walnut, teak and other quality woods to make floorboards, roof tiles, shelves, joists, rafters, windows, doors dado rails, skirting boards etc which are all hand-made. Lighting is based on a 12 volt supply using a mains transformer. All models are unique.
Stooks Barn, Brampford Speke, Exeter, Devon, EX5 5DW
We are a family run business based in Swindon, Wiltshire, comprising of carpenter Chris and his wife Beth. Our first toy boxes were made for our own children more than four years ago and we have been making them for local families since. Due to their popularity, we decided to launch them nationally and Dreambox was born!
27 Portal Road, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 1PT
Toys With Tools
Beautifully designed toys, handcrafted in hardwood, that encourage children to learn from the experiences associated with taking things apart and putting them back together. The more complex toys come with their own tools set, hardwood case and engraved brass plaque. These toys appeal to a very wide age range. Some of the toys, particularly those targeted at the under 3s, can be taken apart and put together again, without the use of tools, just by using fingers. All of the toys are finished to a high standard and as such may attract the attention of collectors, however, they are designed primarily to be played with. All products comply with the EN71 Toy safety standards.
Shire Cottage, Main Street, Tibthorpe, East Yorkshire, YO25 9LA
Hopton Grange, Shortgrove Lane, Hopton, Suffolk, IP22 2RP