Elsie & Fleur

Jo Stephens, who lives in Crowcombe, Somerset, has loved arts and crafts since she was young and has also previously run art clubs for children at schools and youth groups.

She began crafting more seriously around eleven years ago as she wanted to spend more time being creative and to enjoy a greater work life balance.

She designs and makes gift, home and garden products from wood.

What’s your workspace like?

Busy! I often have lots of things on the go at once!

What inspires your designs

Time out walking with the dogs at the beach and on the Quantock Hills. It’s my thinking time. I like to take bits of wood and other items that are discarded and make them into something pretty.

Do you have a favourite product?

My personalised decorations and boxes. I often get feedback about how much they are enjoyed by the recipients, especially when it’s something special and unique like a memory box.

What do you hope to inspire in others?

A love of handmade things!

What’s next?

I’m currently working on new Christmas products. Yes, I know!

Written by Cherry Pullinger — February 01, 2018

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