29 Sep 2015


Cocoa Libre is a new range of beautiful, hand-made artisan chocolates, brought to you by local Mum and chocolatier Louise Harrison. Their delicious range is also dairy, nut, wheat and gluten free!

What Louise says about Cocoa Libre:

"When one of my little boys developed a dairy-intolerance I got to know the dairy-free market pretty well. I was uninspired by the limited choices of chocolates available and decided to do it myself. My aim was to develop a range of inspiring and delicious chocolates that tasted and looked fantastic, and would be a great choice whether you have cut dairy from your diet, or you just enjoy chocolate! The chocolate is smooth with a delicious rich chocolate flavour, and we think very special. At Christmas at the Orangery we will have lots of fabulous gifts to buy: bars in three flavours in lovely boxes or try our fun, tasty animal range; orange frogs, milk sheep, dark bears and minty owls. For something very special we make patterned dark chocolate and dark mint knackali - very unique and a lovely gift, not to mention our winter chocolate landscapes. This year we are also offering dark mint and rice milk penguins, ultra cute and a fab stocking filler. Everyone can now be free to indulge in one of the finest things in life!"

What people are saying:

“Cocoa Libre chocolates achieve what no other dairy free chocolate has managed - they are both beautiful AND utterly delicious! I've been eating dairy free chocolate for many years and have never been particularly excited by any of it. This stuff is special.” 

“Dairy free products can often be disappointing and crammed full of nasties to make them taste good. Cocoa Libre chocolates are in a different league! I can't get enough of the peppermint knackali - they are delicious and also really beautiful. They make amazing presents - if you can manage not to eat them yourself before you give them away that is!”

"Thank you @cocoalibre for your delicious treats. Dairy, wheat, gluten & nut free with a delicate, hand-made finish". 

Cocoalibre Website: HERE
Cocoalibre Facebook: HERE 
Cocoalibre Twitter: HERE

28 Sep 2015


Introducing the work of As the Crow Flies, the trading name of artist, Bee Hayes. Formerly a fashion designer, Bee now works in hand built and hand thrown ceramics, with a strong accent on surface decoration, starting her own business in 2013. Earthenware (pictured right) is true to its rustic, hand thrown, salt of the earth origins with traditional slip decoration and sgraffito techniques used to capture original botanical motifs. 

Porcelain  thrown  ware  (above  left  and  right)  comprises  a  delicate  range  of  vessels exploring a more refined approach, using freehand brush work in stains and oxides. Hand built porcelain doilyware (above centre) uses a technique which stresses the thinly rolled porcelain producing a tremulous warping effect in the firing process, enhanced by embellishment with imprints of antique lacework that are hand coloured before glazing. Each piece is produced in house by the artist in her studio in Bristol

25 Sep 2015


Originally from Bristol, Vicky Davies is a designer-maker in the truest sense, hand crafting each and every one of her jewellery pieces personally in the East London studio she established after graduating from art college over twenty years ago. 

Vicky creates pieces intended to become enduring treasures, worn and loved for a lifetime and imbued with personal meaning for the wearer. She is fascinated by traditional symbolism and ancient knowledge, and draws inspiration from antique and ethnic jewellery and adornment. Combined with her modern aesthetic, this gives Vicky’s designs a timeless quality wrapped in contemporary styling.

Although she does undertake commissions in gold and platinum, Vicky works mainly in cast sterling silver, often combined with semi-precious gemstones and embellished with yellow and rose gold plating or an oxidised finish.

23 Sep 2015


Based in Redmarley, Gloucestershire, Custard Designs is run by mum of two, Kirstie Manning.  Custard Designs offers women and now men, fun, colourful, quality, fashionable bags and accessories at affordable prices in a wide variety of colours and materials.  The range is updated on a regular basis, keeping up to date with up and coming trends. Well  designed and unique brands such as Hobo International, GUL, and Tony Perotti are stocked and an own designed range of accessories is sold under the Custard Designs name.  

7 Sep 2015


Stop Press: We do still have a couple of exhibitor stands available for this years Christmas at the Orangery 2015, however as you can see from above, we are in need of clothes and toys (and food gifts), so preference will be given to people who apply that sell these. Please feel free to apply if your company sells items that will either fill the above gap or something different.