August 14, 2014

Chiseling, sawing, sanding and polishing make up the sounds of the workshop as solid oak is
turned from the vast planks that are delivered to an array of objects – toys, egg cups, platters
and wine racks – each bursting with personality and a very unique charm.

We could have arranged for our designs to be mass produced, but that would spoil everything.
To us the quality and integral character of a piece is paramount to the purpose. See it, touch
it and feel it are the keys to success and for that to happen we create and make

It's a hands on process which means that no two items are ever quite the same and that's not
just down to the inherent beauty of the grain. Each piece has a signature all of its own whether
that comes from the hand painted wheels on the toys, bevelled edges on the boards or
curved shapes of the egg cups.

Handmade in England means exactly that. Bringing you items and gifts that have
a soul of their own.

Hand picked meets hand made!

How much is:
We couldn’t resist this photograph when master craftsman Stephen arrived with a punnet
of home grown raspberries. What could be better than this fruits of the forest arrangement?

The photographer had to be quick though because the Hop & Peck staff appear to like
raspberries even at 9am.

The picture has immediately made it onto the opening page of our brand new,
‘all singing all dancing’ website. You can’t beat a splash of red to set off the natural hues
of an oak chopping board thought Elaine as she smacked the hands of those delving
into the raspberry bowl.