The Merchant’s Table is a shop selling beautiful hand-crafted objects for the home by independent British makers and artists, many from our local communities in Suffolk and London. We believe in bringing customers closer to the individuals behind the work and hold work-shops and supper events throughout the year, in which makers and producers share their craft and knowledge.
Every object has a strong sense of the maker’s hand who expertly crafts each piece. We look for work which has a narrative running through it, a sense of provenance and the influence of history or historic craftsmanship skills.
By selling only independent maker’s work we celebrate a more sustainable and considered way of living.
Geoffrey works from his Buckinghamshire studio. He only uses locally sourced hardwoods that are coppiced as part of an ongoing program of traditional woodland management to maintain a healthy balance of native flora and fauna. The natural qualities of the wood mean that not only is each product unique because of its grain and texture but because of the different soil and climate conditions in a particular locality.
Pomarius is an ongoing design series led by Suffolk artist Alice Andrea Ewing. The collection has been produced through collaborations with gardens and notable botanical sites. The works are unique bronze herbarium specimens, produced through an adaptation of the Lost Wax casting process.
In the market town of WOODBRIDGE, SUFFOLK, on CHURCH STREET is a double fronted Georgian shop, fronting a 16th Century merchant’s house. Within this beautiful building, layered with merchant’s tales and trading, we opened The Merchant’s Table.