Projects

Discover the projects and collaborations we have completed of the years; forging partnerships with brands, makers and clients to realise incredible spaces and collections. Each one represents our aim to move the craft agenda on, find incredible opportunities for our makers and support craft communities in the UK.

Venus Cabinet by Alfred Newall

Venus Cabinet by Alfred Newall

A cabinet inspired by Alfred’s passion for traditional joinery and the unique craftsmanship found within Holkham Hall.

Holkham Series by Arjan Van Dal

Holkham Series by Arjan Van Dal

A collection of ceramic sculptures and vessels that draw on Holkham’s ‘land, sky and the colours in between’.

Midwinter Mirror and Vessels by Laura Carlin

Midwinter Mirror and Vessels by Laura Carlin

Whimsical new works inspired by the abundant nature surrounding Holkham.

Jupiter's Chair and Side Table by Mac Collins

Jupiter's Chair and Side Table by Mac Collins

Introducing two new works inspired by the story of a two-thousand-year-old Roman statue of Jupiter found at Holkham.

Our Journey of Enlightenment

Our Journey of Enlightenment

We are pleased to reveal our latest project 'A Portrait of Place: The New Craftsmen at Holkham Hall' which powerfully brings together strands of narrative, beauty and creativity. In her own words, Catherine Lock, our Creative Director, describes the story and process behind the project.

The Wild Beast Table and Comet Light by James Rigler

The Wild Beast Table and Comet Light by James Rigler

Introducing two new ceramic works that conjure the fantastical side of Holkham’s architecture and features.

A Portrait of Place: The New Craftsmen at Holkham Hall

A Portrait of Place: The New Craftsmen at Holkham Hall

The New Craftsmen have invited five of its makers on a residency to explore and creatively respond to the magnificent Holkham Estate in Norfolk.

 A Closer Look at the Work of Pedro Da Costa Felgueiras

A Closer Look at the Work of Pedro Da Costa Felgueiras

A short film narrated by historic paint specialist, Pedro da Costa Felgueiras.

A Closer Look at the Work of Dylan Bowen

A Closer Look at the Work of Dylan Bowen

A short film narrated by ceramicist, Dylan Bowen.

 A Closer Look at the Work of John de Pauley

A Closer Look at the Work of John de Pauley

A short film narrated by stonemason, John de Pauley.

A Closer Look at the Work of Daniel Reynolds

A Closer Look at the Work of Daniel Reynolds

A short film narrated by ceramicist and sculptor, Daniel Reynolds.

A Closer Look at the Work of Jo Waterhouse

A Closer Look at the Work of Jo Waterhouse

A short film narrated by textile artist and illustrator, Jo Waterhouse.

WAYS OF SEEING: Maria Speake

WAYS OF SEEING: Maria Speake

Inspired by the Hebridean landscape and vernacular, Maria Speake, of Retrouvius, is the third and final interior designer we collaborated with on the WAYS OF SEEING project. Explore her edit of pieces from our collections and her imagined interior in the Scottish highlands.

WAYS OF SEEING: Emma Burns

WAYS OF SEEING: Emma Burns

For her WAYS OF SEEING edit, Emma Burns, of Colefax & John Fowler, imagined the study inhabited by Vita Sackville-West at Sissinghurst Castle. Filled with texture and pattern, discover Emma's take on our makers' collections.

WAYS OF SEEING: Waldo Works

WAYS OF SEEING: Waldo Works

Drawing on our exclusive collections, explore the WAYS OF SEEING edit by Waldo Works and their sources of inspiration, including the tile-clad hallway of Leighton House.

Heckfield Place

Heckfield Place

Inserting the language of the handmade through 21 makers at Heckfield Place.

Thomas’s Cafe at Burberry

Thomas’s Cafe at Burberry

Rethinking the spirit and experience at Thomas’s cafe for Burberry’s Regent street flagship store.

The Baskets of Britain at the Whitby Hotel

The Baskets of Britain at the Whitby Hotel

Creating a unique piece of British cultural heritage to be suspended above the bar at The Whitby Hotel in New York.

The Beldi Project

The Beldi Project

Working with architects Chan & Eayrs to enrich a sustainably, crafted penthouse in East London.

Reason For Being: Frances Pelly

Reason For Being: Frances Pelly

The final maker in our Reason For Being campaign is Sculptor, Frances Pelly. Frances rounds off the campaign by sharing her lockdown story and haikus written from her remote retreat in Quoyblackie, Orkney.

Reason For Being: Pedro da Costa Felgueiras

Reason For Being: Pedro da Costa Felgueiras

The penultimate maker in our Reason For Being campaign is Historic Paint and Lacquer Expert, Pedro da Costa Felgueiras. Pedro reflects on his time at home and plants oak trees for the future in his garden in Whitechapel, London.

Reason For Being: Gareth Neal

Reason For Being: Gareth Neal

Furniture Designer Gareth Neal is the tenth maker in our Reason For Being campaign. Gareth contemplates creativity and what the future will be like in quieter times from his home in East London.

Reason For Being: Craig Bamford

Reason For Being: Craig Bamford

Craig Bamford, of Sasa Works, is our ninth maker sharing his thoughts and creativity for our Reason For Being campaign. Craig considers what is most important in life and explores a more untethered approach to his making from his back-garden workshop in London.

Reason For Being: Aude Van Ryn

Reason For Being: Aude Van Ryn

Aude Van Ryn provides us with our eighth instalment of our Reason For Being Campaign. Aude shares musings and gardening explorations from her home in the South East of England.

Reason For Being: Jochen Holz

Reason For Being: Jochen Holz

Continuing this week, Glass Artist, Jochen Holz provides the seventh instalment of our Reason For Being Campaign. Jochen invites us into his studio in East London where he has been creating glass teapots which feature in his daily tea ceremonies.

Reason For Being: Louisa Loakes & Will Waterhouse

Reason For Being: Louisa Loakes & Will Waterhouse

Louisa Loakes and Will Waterhouse are the sixth makers to feature in our Reason For Being campaign. Louisa, Will and their daughter, Flo invite us into their home and studio in South East London, playfully guiding us through their Reason For Being story.

Reason for Being: Michael Ruh

Reason for Being: Michael Ruh

The fifth maker in our Reason For Being campaign is glass maker Michael Ruh. Sharing evocative words and imagery directly from his home in South East London, Michael invites us into his inner most personal expressions.

Reason for Being: Joe Hartley

Reason for Being: Joe Hartley

The fourth maker in our Reason For Being campaign is ceramicist and multi-disciplinary maker, Joe Hartley. Pausing to explore the passage of time, Joe brings us his musings from his home and pottery studio in Manchester.

Reason for Being: Aimee Betts

Reason for Being: Aimee Betts

The third maker in our Reason For Being campaign is embroidery and textile artist Aimee Betts. Aimee shares her Reason For Being story and the beauty in the peacefulness of stitch, from her home in Berkshire.

Reason for Being: Jo Waterhouse

Reason for Being: Jo Waterhouse

Continuing for the second week of Reason For Being, illustrator and textile designer Jo Waterhouse brings playful expressions and whimsical collages from her home and studio in Hertfordshire.

Reason for Being: Annemarie O'Sullivan

Reason for Being: Annemarie O'Sullivan

Our Reason For Being Campaign kicks off with the first instalment of words, images and musings from contemporary basket maker Annemarie O’Sullivan at her home in East Sussex.

An Orkney Supper

An Orkney Supper

Inspired by the Orkney Islands, renowned Scottish chef Jeremy Lee created a bespoke menu for eighteen of The New Craftsmen’s closest friends and family.

The Journey to Orkney

The Journey to Orkney

On the eve of the launch of the exhibition ‘Portrait of Place: Orkney’ at our Mayfair store, we invite you to discover the story behind this project in Catherine’s own words.