Meet the Maker...
Natty Deco Hand Painted Birchwood Flowers and Seasonal Decorations are all designed, laser cut, and hand painted by me Maggie Powell here in my Somerset workshop. I am a designer maker and find that working directly with the technology allows me to have full control over the process, enabling me to achieve the fine details and desired finishes that my work requires.
Recently I became a Registered National Trust Local Seller, and am extremely proud to have my first collection of work on sale with NT Stourhead, Wiltshire. I am also delighted to be selling with Forestry England at Westonbirt National Arboretum, Gloucestershire. Sales of my floral themed work through the gallery shop at Hestercombe House and Gardens, Somerset are also contributing to the unique restoration projects in this very special place.
I have a background in the Arts and while studying for an MA Design:Textiles I developed my first collection of seasonal decorations, (many of which are still included in my current range). I began making Hand Painted Birchwood Flowers and Paper Cut Cards when RHS Garden Rosemoor contacted me with an invitation to produce work for their annual Snowdrop Festival; I have been making and selling Birchwood Flowers and Somerset Paper Cards ever since and love adapting and evolving my range through the seasons.
I am an RHS member and as both a pattern designer and lover of plants and gardens, working with and developing flower and foliage motifs and themes is an absolute joy.
Working solely with responsibly sourced materials, I use conflict free FSC certified timbers and low / zero VOC paints; my paper cut cards are made with Somerset Paper produced locally just a few miles away at St Cuthbert's Mill, City of Wells. The packaging I use is recycled or fully recyclable - your order will arrive attractively presented in a flat pack format, secured with brown paper tape on recycled cardboard and tissue wrapped ready to gift (or to keep!)
Although based in Somerset, I am a Yorkshire girl and divide my time between here and with family in The Yorkshire Dales, as well as with my stand at events around the country. I particularly enjoy exhibiting at live events where I am able to carry a more extensive body of work than is available online, and also find this a great chance to meet customers in person. I show regularly with The Bishop's Palace, City of Wells, and RHS Gardens Rosemoor and Harlow Carr, I will be updating my events page for 2023 shortly - If you are local please come and say hello!
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Thank you for your interest - please do get in touch if you wish to visit me at an event or here in my Somerset workshop.