Last week, we shared with our readers our local gin brands to bring attention to the innovative products being made in Manchester. This week, we wanted to shine a spotlight on some of the local artists showcasing their artwork and handmade crafts at our shop in The Arches. There’s something truly special about gifting a one-of-a-kind piece of art, whether it be a painting or a pair of funky earrings! Each piece tells the artist’s story and highlights their individual sense of creativity. Below, we’ve collated a few of our artists and their fabulous creations for you to read about and explore:

All of our artists’ pieces are available for purchase at our gift shop. Are you a local artist interested in featuring your art or products at our shop? Don’t hesitate to get in contact with our team via our ‘Get In Touch’ page.

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EriClay was founded by Erika, a nail tech from the Czech Republic with a passion for creating unique polymer clay earrings and clips. Each set of earrings is crafted by hand, and is one of a kind to celebrate individuality and self-expression! She regularly stops by our shop to restock new dangle and stud designs. Erika’s designs can be found on her Instagram @ericlay_design, and her nail art can be found at @_studio_lilith_

Nina D

Nina D founded her homeware business in 2020, inspired by her Swedish upbringing and time spent with her family. Many of her designs are vintage-themed, and named after loved ones or places special to Nina. All of her coasters and placemats are made in England, and are designed on eco-friendly Swedish birch wood. Nina D’s products are the perfect gift for any occasion such as birthdays, as a thank you gift and for new homes! Her website can be visited by clicking here.

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Sanna Rokka

Sanna Rokka is a local artist who merges sustainability with her expertise in textiles and interior design to create beautifully distinctive art pieces. She has a BA in interior design, and a MA in biodesign. Her current work displayed at our shop is made out of 100% reclaimed, second-hand or waste materials such as fruit & vegetable plastic net packaging, pre-loved canvases and deadstock fabrics. More of Sanna’s work can be found at @studiobysana on Instagram.

Wing Cheung

Wing Cheung is a multimedia artist from Hong Kong, with a previous history in graphic design and visual merchandising. She continues to run her company, WE Creation, that she founded in Hong Kong, inspiring others to try their hand at different forms of art. She also runs kids art classes on Saturdays, and creates custom 3D effect Fotomos, based on places, pets and loved ones. To see more of her artwork and to find out about her classes, check out her Instagram: @wecreation_uk

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