Three Hills Brewing

Case Study: Tap Handles for Three Hills Brewing

We recently completed a project with Three Hills Brewing, creating Personalised Tap Handles for their range of Beers.

Three Hills BrewingThree Hills Brewing

Three Hills Brewing is a nano-brewery based in Woodford, Northamptonshire. Each 225l small batch is brewed with creativity in mind, focussing on creating new recipes with each batch rather than keeping the same beers each time.

Three Hills were looking for a new batch of Tap Handles to showcase their beers and so came to us to see if we could help.

Personalised Beer Tap Handles

We worked with Three Hills to come up with a range of Tap Handles that showcases the content they need on each handle and their branding. The tap handles were supplied with etching on three sides and an insert in the base, ready for Three Hills to use them straight away.

The complete order went out earlier in June and as you can see from this photo, they work a charm!

If you have any questions about the work we have completed for Three Hills or would like to get in touch about a bespoke order, contact us.

William Firth Woodcraft to Attend The Good Life Experience

The Good Life Experience 2018

Photography: Melissa Parsons

You may remember that in 2017, we attended The Good Life Experience as normal festival-goers. We even wrote a blog post about our time there, which you can read by clicking here. Well, this year, we are so pleased to let you know that we are attending The Good Life Experience 2018 and our products will be on sale all weekend!

The Good Life Experience 2018

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The Good Life Experience is a fantastic festival, hosted on the Hawarden Estate in North Wales and takes place in September each year; this year from 14-16th. Founded by Cerys Matthews, Steve Abbott, Charlie Gladstone and Caroline Gladstone, we can say first had that TGLE is a truly wholesome and inspiring festival, offering visitors such a huge variety of activities throughout their time there. From talks, to cooking sessions, to music and to the Marketplace, there is so much to do and see throughout the weekend, you are sure to have a fantastic time. The Good Life Experience aims to create experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. So far the 2018 line up includes DJs Trevor Nelson and Norman Jay MBE, brave adventurer Ben Fogle, poet Hannah Jane Walker and so many more, with even more to be announced.

William Firth Woodcraft

We had the pleasure of meeting Charlie Gladstone back in January at Top Drawer, and we got chatting about our work and the festival. Charlie mentioned that he would love to see us at TGLE again and urged us to get in touch regarding a stand there. So that’s exactly what we did! We will be attending the Festival all weekend and our work will be on sale. We are launching a new range of Serving Boards in Summer so this will be their first outing, too.

We cannot wait to attend the Festival, and urge you to check out their website as it is such a wonderful, wonderful weekend.

We look forward to seeing you there at The Good Life Experience 2018! If you have any questions or would like to know more, don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Whitworth William Firth Woodcraft

We Have a New Stockist – Introducing The Whitworth

The Whitworth Art Gallery is part of the University of Manchester, and is based in Whitworth Park.

The Whitworth

The Whitworth was first established in 1889, as the first English gallery in the Park; and in 2015 the Gallery received funding, allowing it to double in size and hold many more pieces.  The Gallery is now part of the University of Manchester, and is a place of research and academic collaboration. Part of the Gallery is a beautiful gift shop, and that’s where William Firth Woodcraft comes in!

Back in January 2018, we met the team from The Whitworth at an event, and were so pleased when they gave us great feedback regarding our products. Shortly after the event, we received an order of a variety of products that they would like to hold in the Gallery Shop.

The WhitworthOur Work

The order The Whitworth placed contains a mixture of Wonky Serving Boards, Cooking Spoons, Spatulas and a wide variety of Bowls.

As with all of our products and orders, each product is handmade from the finest timber and each piece of wood, particularly for the bowls in this case, is picked for its character and unique qualities. Every product is created out of our workshop in Scorton, in Lancashire, utilising best practices and traditional methods.

We’re so pleased that our work is featured in such a fantastic location, and we can’t wait to visit it in the flesh to see for ourselves! We’re very much looking forward to working with The Whitworth for a long time to come.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018

This year, Father’s Day falls on June 17th, and William Firth Woodcraft is here to help you find the perfect gift, with our Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018.

Whether you’re buying for your Dad, Grandad, Husband or just someone in your life that you want to appreciate on this day, we’ve got you covered. We’ve selected our top 5 products that we think will make the perfect gift this year.

Under £30

Father's Day Gift Guide 2018Personalised Beer Paddle

A recent addition to Not on the High Street, our Personalised Beer Paddles are the perfect gift to accompany your Dad’s favourite beer this Father’s Day.

Crafted from Beech and holding either 3 or 5 third pint glasses that come packaged with the Paddle, it is a real showstopper of a gift and is sure to be cherished by your loved ones.

Click here to shop the 5 Glass Paddle

Click here to shop the 3 Glass Paddle

Father's Day Gift Guide 2018Personalised Serving Board

With the ability to personalise our Serving Boards, AND offering free delivery, this is a great versatile gift that really will be unique to its recipient.

Created from one solid piece of Beech, the wood is cut down from a plank and the rest of the shaping and finishing is done completely by hand out of our workshop.

Offering both the ‘Wonky’ Serving Board and ‘Long’ Serving Board and free delivery, you’re sure to find the perfect option here

Click here to shop the Wonky Serving Board

Click here to shop the Long Serving Board

Under £50

Father's Day Gift Guide 2018Personalised Beer Caddy

One of our most popular products of the year so far, our Personalised Beer Caddies are a great, product, ready to fill with 6 of your loved ones’ favourite beers. Crafted from Beech and complete with a mounted bottle opener, the Caddy can be personalised with your message ready to give this Father’s Day.

As with all of our products, our Beer Caddies are 100% handmade, and would truly make a fantastic gift!

Click here to shop the Personalised Beer Caddy

Father's Day Gift Guide 2018Desk Tidy

The perfect way to organise anyone’s workspace, our Handmade Desk Tidy is a fantastic and unique gift to give this Father’s Day. Whether it’s to hold pens, pencils or even small tools in a shed, garage or workshop, this piece is a truly stylish way to organise just about anything!

The Desk Tidies take several days to produce from start to finish, due to the finishes and patterns that represent William Firth Woodcraft’s style and quality of work. Created from a variety of woods, each product is unique and has its own character, meaning you’ll be giving a truly memorable gift this Father’s Day.

Click here to shop the Desk Tidy

Under £100

Father's Day Gift Guide 2018End Grain Chopping Board

Our Hero product, and still one of our most popular since we launched in 2016, the End Grain Chopping Board is the ultimate addition to any kitchen, and really would be a showstopping gift this Father’s Day.

Our Boards are made completely by hand from start to finish, meaning they take well over a week to produce each single board. Available in both 14×8″ and 16×10″ and either patterned or striped, you’re sure to please with this beautiful gift!

Click here to shop the End Grain Chopping Boards

If you have any questions or would like to know more about our Father’s Day Gift Guide 2018, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

William Firth Woodcraft part of Not on the High Street Birthday Campaign

As you may be aware, we are now part of the Not on the High Street family. Throughout the year, the website launches various campaigns and we are thrilled to let you know, we have been asked to be part of the ‘Birthdays’ campaign!

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Now in its twelfth year, Not on the High Street brings together independent designers, makers & businesses and puts them on a fantastic platform, that has a reach worldwide. With thousands of partners, and millions of customers, Not on the High Street is keen to give independents a chance to be shown, and we are now one of them!

Birthdays Campaign

Not on the High Street Birthdays CampaignLaunching in March 2018 and active through to June 2018, the Birthdays Campaign features businesses that offer ideal gifts, both personalised and non-personalised, for every recipient imaginable.

Our Beer Caddy has been selected to be part of the ‘Best Gifts for Him’ section, and you can find it (with free delivery) on the website,  by clicking here. 

As mentioned above, the campaign runs to June 2018; we’ve already had an influx of Caddy orders so we’re very excited to see out the remainder of this exciting time for us.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, don’t hesitate to contact us. 

 

Bolthole Rawtenstall

We Have a New Stockist – Introducing Bolthole Rawtenstall

Bolthole Rawtenstall has been in the Rossendale valley town for over 11 years, and was recently taken over by husband and wife team, Peter & Jayne.

Bolthole RawtenstallBolthole Rawtenstall

We were fortunate enough to meet Jayne at Top Drawer in London, back in January 2018, and we couldn’t believe it when she said how local she was to us. We talked Jayne through our products and discussed the potential for some different items and perhaps an exclusive range. We were delighted when Jayne then went on to place an order, and we hear our products are doing very well in the shop to date!
The shop is full of beautiful items, including eclectic gifts, books, candles and homewares, and now, William Firth Woodcraft products, too.

Our Work

Bolthole RawtenstallBolthole houses a currently exclusive range of Serving Boards, which are slightly larger than our ‘hero’ product that you’ll be used to seeing. We can’t wait to launch a new range of Serving Boards in Summer 2018.

Jayne said, “I chose these wonderful handmade  pieces because they really add something unique and special to our curated range of homeware products. We don’t have many so we make sure to try to source the unusual quality pieces that our customers love. It was an extra special experience a few weeks ago to pop across to see William at his workshop and see where the pieces come to life; such a rare opportunity as a retailer! I’m looking forward to introducing more of William’s pieces to the range in the future.”

We’re so happy to be working with a local, beautiful shop owned by such a lovely couple. We hope to work together long into the future.

If you have any questions about working together or would like to know more, click here to get in touch.

 

Handmade Personalised Beer Pump Clips

Case Study: Tap Handles & Pump Clips for Thornbridge Brewery

Recently we have completed a bespoke project for Thornbridge Brewery, creating personalised handmade Pump Clips and Tap Handles for a variety of their beers.

Personalised Handmade Pump ClipsThornbridge Brewery

Thornbridge Brewery started brewing in 2005, out of the grounds of Thornbridge Hall. From being an original 10 barrel brewery, to winning over 350 awards, the Brewery now operates from two sites and the company have many Pubs. Also attending many Beer Festivals throughout the year, Thornbridge asked William Firth Woodcraft to create a variety of bespoke Pump Clips & Tap Handles to assist.

Personalised Handmade Pump Clips & Tap Handles

Personalised Handmade Pump Clips & Tap HandlesWe were tasked to create personalised Pump Clips for several different beers, as well as Tap Handles to go with them. Produced from American Black Walnut, an initial shape was created that was followed for each clip, making each uniform but still completely handmade. The same process occurred for each Tap Handle and then each product was finished with personalisation through a laser etching machine.

Once etched, each product was then finished and checked and then sent out to the Brewery.

Personalised Handmade Pump ClipsWith over 86,000 followers across three social media platforms, and such a huge variety of beers on offer, we were honoured to be asked to work with such a prestigious Brewery, and we hope to work together long into the future.

If you have any questions about our work with Thornbridge Brewery, or you’d like to discuss working together, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

We Have a New Stockist – Introducing Hive Homeware

We are extremely excited to tell you we have a new stockist, Hive Homeware based in Cardiff.

Hive Homeware – A Shop for People who Want to Buy Less. But Better.

Hive homeware is an online platform with monthly ‘preview’ events across Cardiff, Wales and the rest of the UK. Hive Preview events offer a rolling array of complementary services aimed at bringing in shoppers for reasons beyond the typical collection of homeware, such as in-store coffee shops, live bands and events.

Hive is not only environmentally and socially conscious, but also conscious of the moment – some would call this mindful. Hive understands that a true appreciation of the every day is not a skill that everyone has innately, but it is indeed one that can be learnt. Hive encourage their customers, through the relationships, they build with them and the items that they purchase to celebrate craft, embrace longevity, and redefine their understanding of ‘value’.

To find out where Hive will be previewing next, visit hivehomeware.com/preview.

Our Work

Hive are currently stocking a range of our Kitchen Utensils, which will also be available online soon via their website.

Founder of Hive, Shaun Hocke said, “We discovered William Firth Woodcraft at Top Drawer in London in January – As always with these sorts of trade fairs we weren’t there to buy wooden craft, but hey that’s how it goes. We came across William and Jess tucked away, and it was clear from the start they are passionate about what they do. At Hive we only work with people who we feel share of passion and drive for what they do. We love how every single one of their products are 100% handmade from start to finish and is therefore unique.”

We truly feel that our brands are similar in the way we do business and the way we work together, and we are so excited to be working together, and hope to for a long time to come!

If you have any questions or would like to discuss stocking our work, click here to get in touch.

Will & Yates

We Have a New Stockist – Introducing Will & Yates

The latest addition to our stockist portfolio comes from the fantastic Will & Yates, based down in Deal in Kent.

Gallery & Homestore

Will & Yates is a gallery and store showcasing the most beautiful art and interior pieces, including original paintings, ceramics, vintage pieces, and now William Firth woodcraft products! With the store opening back in October 2017, Will & Yates came across our work at Top Drawer back in January, and placed an order with us shortly after.

Will & YatesOur Work

Within the range of our products being showcased in the store, includes our Wonky Serving Boards, Long Boards and a range of kitchen utensils including Cooking Spoons, Eating Spoons and turned Bowls.

Co-Founder of the store, Caroline Yates, said, “We nearly missed William Firth Woodcraft tucked away in a corner on the top floor of a trade show.  Thank goodness we didn’t! He represents everything we want to stock and promote at Will & Yates; small designer makers producing contemporary products with an honesty and integrity about their materials.”

We are thrilled to be featured in such a beautiful shop, and look forward to working together for a long time to come.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss stocking our work, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Not on the High Street

William Firth Woodcraft is now part of the Not on the High Street Family!

Not on the High StreetBack in November, we found out possibly the most exciting piece of news of our whole year. After trying once and sadly failing, we found that after our second attempt, we had been accepted on to Not on the High Street!

Not on the High Street is a prestigious online retailer, with over 5,000 partners (now including us!) that was founded ten years ago. Specialising in a wide range of products, the website is both Nationally and Internationally known and is curated by their team to ensure each product on the website compliments each other and no two products are identical.

Not on the High StreetShowcasing an exclusive range on the NOTHS website, our products are all personalised and, as always, are completely handmade before being etched with our brand new laser machine. We’ve even decided to offer free delivery on all products, too.

To prepare for the new range, we have created a selection of brand new products and even had a very special photoshoot with none other than our good friend and amazing photographer, Nick Dagger. 

 

Not on the High StreetThe Product Range

The products included in the brand new range, are:

 

We are so honoured and excited to be part of the NOTHS family, and can’t wait to see what 2018 brings for us!

Click here to visit our Not on the High Street shop

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, don’t hesitate to get in touch & say hello today.