We are two women who run Akasha Artisan because we love making things together and we need the flexibility that being a crafter gives us. Our lives don't gel with having a full time job or with working on the same days every week as we have children and other people who need us. We love being creative and want to put a smile on people's faces with our artwork. We love the process of taking a dirty old scaffold board and bringing out the grain, then giving it colour and vibrancy. We share a passion for reusing, recycling, upcycling and repurposing. We believe in giving old things new life. Ashlie and Lynn - the Akasha Artisan team.
We make artworks, coat racks, jewellery hangers, planters, personalised wooden keepsakes and whatever else we feel like making out of recycled materials.
The materials we have been working with recently include scaffold boards, wooden and metal coat hangers, canvasses and a couple of small pieces of furniture. We hand paint, stencil, write text and decoupage to decorate our recycled materials and turn them into artwork or functional items for the home. We also sell Fair Trade crafting supplies and offer space on our website for UK based artists and crafters who want to sell their goods but don't want to keep up with all the marketing and social media involved in doing that.
As well as selling our products we run crafty workshops.
Including floral arranging, basic woodworking, writing and poetry, using recycled materials and more as we gain new skills ourselves.