Six Of The Best Artisan Instagrammers You Need to Be Following
One of the best things about Instagram is the huge amount of independent sellers who are able to grow their business using Instagram as a platform. The online creative interiors network is massive and ranges far and wide, from Australia to America via Scandinavia and the UK. It's opened up a whole new world of possibility for many small companies and a huge source of amazing interior design ideas for the rest of us.
There is no better example of the power of the Instagram trend than the artisan business community. In planning for this post, I googled the word artisan and the definition is 'a person or company that makes a high quality or distinctive product in small quantities, usually by hand or using traditional methods'. My feed is choc a block full of the most amazing craftsmen and women who are using social media to take their products to the wider market.
And what talent there is! I have seriously struggled to just come up with six but the ones I've listed below are all exceptional and well worth checking out.
Tin Design are a small, independent online store based in Leigh On Sea. Tara and Trudi are experienced interior designers who have used their extensive knowledge to set up a fabulous shop stocked full to the brim of the most gorgeous products. However, in addition to the store, they specialise in promoting local artisans and are constantly looking for new talent to stock. I absolutely love this idea of supporting small local artists who might not have the opportunity or scope to expand otherwise. I've shown four below, all of which are available via the online store and all of which are totally unique.
if you haven't seen their work before, prepare to fall in lust. Based on the North East coast in gorgeous Saltburn, Emma and her husband create the most amazing light up artwork to order using neon, steel, copper or whatever product you so wish. You tell them your design and they will do their very best to make it a reality. And their work is just amazing! From light up typography to flamingos to mermaids, their talents are endless and Emma is super lovely. They are currently working on a piece for my kitchen reno which I cannot wait to put up.
I've only discovered super talented Debbie Carne and her fantastic artwork this week when my insta friend Lou Watkins purchased one of her pieces. Debbie produces one of a kind upcycled vintage plates with a quirky, contemporary twist. For me, they combine some of my very favourite interior musts - vintage, wall plates, art and humour. They are a brilliant talking point and look fabulous in any style of interior. Go check Debbie out!
Up North Creative
John Walker produces the most amazing metalwork sculptures in a rusted metal finish from his home workshop in North Yorkshire. He creates made to order pieces including stag and fox heads, candle holders, garden plant frames and handmade garden furniture which is absolutely stunning. Am currently seriously longing for the scaffold and steel outdoor table with matching benches. He's working on a copper range to be launched soon and he's also planning a range of small home items which will be perfect for any budget.
Julia is one of my favourite Instagram artisan feeds. Based in Cheshire, she's an interior stylist and designer of faux fur and sheepskin upholstered homewares including stools and cushions. Julia makes her products to order and you can choose the colour and type of faux fur or sheepskin to perfectly match your interior. They are super cool, super luxe and add a serious touch of glam to your interior. Her star cushions are fabulous. Go see.
Dani originally created word artwork using vintage Scrabble tiles and has now gone on to design affordable, bespoke abstract artwork, custom lampshades and cushions. She's super talented and her abstract art works are to die for - she can create a piece totally custom to your colour needs and requirement from her studio in London. She still produces custom Scrabble prints and has expanded to create Lego Friends prints which are perfect for the cool kids bedroom. She has a beautiful house from which she showcases her fab products - serious insta envy will kick in when you see Dani's decor.
We've got so much talent here in Britain and, particularly post Brexit, we need to be supporting these artisans who represent the creative and artistic community. Small business is the core of our economy. So click on their links and check them out! You won't be disappointed.