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Meet the Makers

It is our pleasure to introduce to you the talented designers and makers of Great Britain, whose beautiful, handmade furniture and accessories feature in the Author collections.

The richly coloured and patterned wallpapers and fabrics from Blackpop are an anarchic mash-up of past, present and future, ransacking art history to invent classic themes for the 21st century.

Abstract Wallpapers and Fabrics

Based in Ross on Whye, Herefordshire, Fritz Fryer Lighting are a close knit team of lighting specialists that design and make their designs in the UK.

Antique and Contemporary Lighting

We design and commission our own exclusive range of high quality pieces in addition to the stunning furniture and furnishings we've sourced from contemporary artists and makers.

AUTHOR’s Own

Mineheart create classical baroque-styled designs for interiors with a modern twist.

Baroque-styled furniture

Hevensent creates beautiful wallpapers that are all made in Britain.

Beautiful Wallpaper

From her Berkshire studio, Emma Alington creates the most stunning bone china bowls and plates.

Bone China Bowls and Plates

For over 3 decades, Roger Oates has been designing and manufacturing flooring, fabric and interior products in Britain.

British Flooring, Fabric and Interior Products

Cumbria Crystal uphold their distinguished heritage in producing the highest quality crystal and glassware.

British made Crystal

Sculptors Hanna Varga & Sam Dalton of Ashleaf London cast gorgeous leaves into bronze at the Crucible Foundry in London.

Bronze Leaves

Mallon Foundry in Co. Tyrone is the family home and workshop of talented sculptor, Charlie.

Bronze Sculptures

In her Suffolk studio, Alice casts gorgeous bronzes from natural specimens such as apples and pears.

Bronzed Natural Specimens

These luxury scented candles are made from palm, soy and paraffin free, coconut wax.

Coconut Wax Candles

Harry Morgan is an artist and designer who is known for his marrying of materials such as concrete, metal and glass into stunning artwork and sculptures.

Concrete & Glass

Kris Copeland uses the lost wax technique to create thought-provoking bronze sculptures in his Tayside based workshop.

Contemporary Bronze Sculptures

Isabelle Moore works with a range of materials from her workshop on the east coast of Scotland.

Contemporary Seating and Accessories

Namon Gaston creates bespoke wooden furniture from his studio in Scotland.

Danish Inspired Furniture

Since 1736, William Clark have been a home of high quality, fine fabric in Northern Ireland.

Dappled Beetle Linen

Award-winning Scottish artist, David Schofield, creates his stunning paintings at Coburg Art Studios in Edinburgh.

David Schofield, Artist.

Katie Spragg is, in her own words, an ‘artist, ceramicist, illustrator, re-teller of stories and general creator’ who practises in London.

Delicate ceramic sculpture

Knowles and Christou have been making handmade wallpaper, fabric and printed furniture in Wales since 1992.

Distinctive Furniture & Accessories

Kinkatou create wonderful lighting and accessories for the very best in interior design.

Eclectic Lighting

Rebecca Phelps makes gorgeous bowls, vessels and jewellery from titanium and eco silver.

Eco Silver Bowls

Mark Lowe hand crafts beautiful lamps and home accessories from sustainably sourced oak in his Nottingham workshop.

Elegant Lighting and Home Accessories

EvA Bespoke is a textile studio collaboration between print designer Amelia Graham and embroiderer Ellie Macdonald.

EvA Bespoke

Since its inception in the early 1990s, Tom Faulkner has grown into an award-winning and much celebrated creative furniture business.

Exquisite Tables

Margit Wittig creates figurative sculptures, lamps and occasional furniture in her London based studio.

Figurative lighting sculptures

Lanyap is a leading exponent of beautifully hand-crafted items made to the highest quality of materials, standards and detail.

Fine Leather Accessories

McRostie have been synonymous with high quality, hand-made leather products from only the finest British materials.

Fine Leather Goods

Penny Withers' work explores and pushes the boundaries between thrown work and sculpture.

Free-form, twisted sculptures

David Watson is an award-winning furniture maker whose designs are influenced by geometric motifs.

Geometric Inspired Furniture

Contemporary British ceramics, beautifully made in London by Jo Davies.

Gilded Ceramics

Stunning bespoke glass pieces created using traditional glassblowing techniques by Elin Isaksson.

Gorgeous, Hand-blown Glass

Isla Keiller creates stunning hand-built vessels using porcelain, resin and metal powder.

Hand Built Porcelain Vessels

Jan Lennon hand crafts beautiful furniture with the finest timber in her Somerset-based workshop.

Hand Crafted Furniture

Giles Lawson Johnston is an established crystal glass engraver who engraves his stunning pieces in his studio in Scotland.

Hand Engraved Crystal

Wayne Galloway is a Scottish potter based in Fife who uses experimental techniques to create his stunning pieces.

Hand-built Ceramic Pieces

Beautiful handmade stoneware pieces by Ana Kerin in her KANA London studio in East London.

Hand-built Stoneware

Louise Forbes is a designer, woodcarver and gallery owner based in Dundee and Perth.

Hand-carved, wooden spoons

Wendy Morrison is a contemporary rug designer based in East Lothian, Scotland.

Hand-tufted Rugs

Jonathon Vaiksaar handcrafts stunning timber boxes in his workshop located in the charming village of Thurstaston on the Wirral Peninsula.

Handcrafted Hardwood Boxes

Dovedale Design Studio strives to source local materials and collaborate with British craftsmen to create contemporary products that meet the expectation of the most discerning collector.

Handcrafted Limited Edition Accessories

Jen Laughlin designs innovative knitwear for fashion and interiors.

Lambswool Throws and Cushions

Mairi Helena, a Scottish textile designer and photographer, creates stunning and original designs used in interiors and fashion.

Landscape Inspired Wallpaper

Award-winning architectural and interior leatherworkers, Harcourt London.

London leatherworkers

Begg & Co ingeniously handcraft luxury cashmere wraps, scarves and throws using only the finest cashmere, silk and lambswool angora yarns.

Luxury Cashmere Throws

The award-winning company, Cocovara Lighting, handcraft stunning luxury lighting in Britain.

Luxury Lighting

Wool Classics has been at the cutting edge of specialised contemporary floor coverings for more than twenty years.

Luxury Wool Rugs

Furniture maker Ben Tcharny hand crafts his beautiful line of tables and seating in his South London workshop.

Mid Century Modern Furniture

Rachel Holian handcrafts miniature, unique ceramics that have spirit and a sense of unity.

Miniature, Unique Ceramics

Myer Halliday makes delicate, considered, monochrome, hand-drawn designs on different forms are instantly recognisable.

Monochrome Ceramics

Wildheart Organics' candles are made with pure, essential oils and no 'nasties' to create the ultimate luxury, mood-enhancing candles.

Paraffin-free, Aromatherapy Candles

Porta Romana is synonymous with beautiful design made to the highest standards across a range of home furnishings and accessories.

Porta Romana

Galvin Brothers have been expertly designing and handcrafting furniture in their workshops in England since 2012.

Quirky Furniture

From his studio in Buckinghamshire, Richard Ballantyne handcrafts the most beautiful hare and fox sculptures.

Raku Fired Sculptures

Anne Morrison creates her gorgeous pieces in the West Coast of Scotland.

Raku Glazed Pots

Hugh Parsons' work combines a raw, element aesthetic with exquisite craftsmanship.

Scottish Designed Furniture

Iona Crawford is a Scottish artist and textile designer who creates her stunning, talented designs for fashion and interiors in her Atelier in the West End of Glasgow.

Scottish Textile Design

Max McCance is a leading exponent of ‘technorganic design’ based in rural Fife.

Sculptural Furniture

From his workshop in Manchester, Award-winning Neb Abbott handcrafts these gorgeous and creative sculptural lamps and pendants. 

Sculptural Lamps and Pendants

Bryony Knox is a talented silversmith designs beautiful sculptures with a twist.

Silversmith

Sarah Cave designs and makes exquisite silverware and jewellery from her own studio and shop in her home town of Blairgowrie, Scotland.

Silverware

From their workshop in Stirling, this husband and wife design duo create the most stunning and unique lamps.

Slate Cube Lamps

Sevin hand pours and makes the most stunning minimalist and contemporary candles.

Square, Plant Wax Candles

Tom Trimmins is a woodworker and cabinet-maker working from his Islington workshop.

Steam-bent furniture

Katharina Eisenkoeck works in natural materials, including leather and stone, to produce interior pieces with intriguing sculptural qualities.

Stone based Mirrors

Strathearn Stone and Timber have been at the forefront of natural flooring since 2003.

Strathearn Stone and Timber Flooring

The renowned Cole & Son have provided wallpapers for many historic houses such as Buckingham Palace and the White House. 

Striking Wallpaper

Iluka London create gorgeous lamps, tables and sculptures using timber, acrylic and resin.

Timber and Resin Lighting and Sculptures

Another Country designs and makes contemporary craft furniture and accessories.

Timeless Handcrafted Furniture

Vicky Higginson's work combines hot glass and cold-working to create beautiful, unique pieces.

Unique Handblown Glass

Ceramists and twin sisters, Claire and Karen Gibson, make their gorgeous, nature inspired ceramic pieces in their Red Earth Designs Studio in Northern Ireland.

Unique Nature Inspired Ceramics

Rachel Fitzpatrick hand crafts the most wonderfully whimsical chandeliers from velcro that bring joy to any room.

Velcro Chandeliers

Using only natural ingredients, Gail Bryden makes these most gorgeous herbal teas, soaps and other wellbeing products.

Wellbeing Accessories

Artist Joy Gray hand crafts gorgeous wire sculptures in her Northern Ireland studio. 

Wire Art Sculptures

From her London based studio Mandie creates her unique handmade wooden shelving units.

Wooden Folding Shelving

Johnston's of Elgin have been weaving and knitting their gorgeous textiles in their mill in Scotland for over 200 years.

Woven Cashmere Throws

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