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Our ✨Magical Makers

Discover the Magic of Local Craftsmanship: Meet Our Makers at The Steel Cauldron

At The Steel Cauldron, we pride ourselves on creating a magical atmosphere filled with wonder and whimsy. But did you know that some of this magic comes from the incredible local artisans whose handcrafted products grace our shelves? Today, we’re delighted to introduce you to the talented makers who bring their unique creations to our wizard-themed tea room and vern. From intricate illustrations to enchanting felt creatures, these artists infuse our space with creativity and charm. Let’s dive into the stories behind their crafts and discover what makes each of them so special.


Sian Ellis: The Mural Master👻

Sian Ellis is a Sheffield-based illustrator and mural artist with a vibrant portfolio that spans over three decades. Known for her bold and playful designs, Sian’s work has brought life to the walls of Barker and Stonehouse, Brewpoint Brewery, and even Jersey Zoo. Her ability to transform ordinary spaces into extraordinary works of art is nothing short of magical.

When you visit The Steel Cauldron, you’ll see some of Sian’s beautiful illustrations. Sian’s prints, often hand-drawn and digitally coloured, are available for purchase, allowing you to take a piece of her enchanting artwork home. Follow her on Instagram at @ThisIsSianEllis for a glimpse into her creative process and upcoming projects.


Anathar: Resin Curiosities and Fantasy Artifacts

Step into the land of imagination with Anathar’s resin curiosities and fantasy-themed products. From keyrings and jewellery to desk organizers and phone stands, Anathar’s creations are as diverse as they are delightful. Each piece, whether it’s a dragon-themed bookmark or a voodoo-inspired sticker, is a testament to the boundless creativity of its maker.

Anathar’s products are not just items; they are stories waiting to be told. Visit Anathar’s Etsy shop to discover these fantastical treasures and bring a piece of magic into your daily life.


Holly Heart Felt: Enchanting Felt Creations🍄

In the winter of 2013, Holly Heart Felt embarked on a needle-felting journey to create unique Christmas gifts. Little did she know, this hobby would transform into a beloved business. Holly’s small felted animals, magical creatures, and enchanting objects have captured the hearts of many.

At The Steel Cauldron, you can find Holly’s delightful felt creations, each one painstakingly crafted with love and attention to detail. Whether it’s a tiny dragon or a whimsical unicorn, Holly’s pieces are perfect for adding a touch of magic to your home. Explore her enchanting world on Etsy at HollyHeartFelt.


Sue Taylor: Watercolour and Ink Wonders🎨

Local artist Sue Taylor brings a touch of elegance to our collection with her original watercolour and ink prints. Sue’s artwork, which includes bookmarks and cards, is inspired by the natural world and the mystical realms, making it a perfect fit for The Steel Cauldron.

Sue’s pieces are not only visually stunning but also evoke a sense of serenity and wonder. They make perfect gifts or beautiful additions to your own home décor. Check out her work on Facebook at Sue Taylor Art


The Magical Apothecary Shop: Potion Bottles and Prints🔮

If you’re looking for something truly unique, The Magical Apothecary Shop offers beautiful replica potion bottles, prints, and pin badges. Each item is meticulously crafted to resemble the magical artifacts found in your favourite fantasy stories.

These enchanting products are more than just decorations; they are portals to another world. Discover the full range of magical creations at Magical Apothecary.


Carter Knowle Creations: 3D Printed Marvels🐲

Innovation meets magic with Carter Knowle Creations’ 3D printed fidget keyrings and objects. These clever designs, available in a variety of vibrant colours, are both functional and fun.

Perfect for wizards of all ages, Carter Knowle’s creations are a testament to the endless possibilities of modern crafting techniques. Visit The Steel Cauldron to see these marvels in person and add a bit of interactive magic to your life.


Roselee Pewter: Enchanting Pewter Artifacts🪙

Sheffield maker Roselee Pewter crafts beautiful pewter artifacts that exude mystery and magic. Her coins and talismans are not only visually striking but also steeped in lore and tradition.

Roselee’s work is a reminder of the ancient art of pewter crafting, bringing a touch of historical enchantment to our modern-day wizarding world. Follow her on Instagram at @roselee.pewter to explore more of her magical creations.


Bookshelf Burns: Literary-Inspired Scents🕯️

Bookshelf Burns creates a magically inspired range of wax melts and candles that transport you to the worlds of your favourite books. Born out of a love for reading and a desire to capture the essence of literary scenes, each product is a sensory journey.

Whether it’s the soothing scent of ‘Elven Forest’ or the invigorating aroma of ‘Dragon’s Breath,’ these candles and wax melts are perfect for creating a cosy, magical atmosphere at home. Discover more at Bookshelf Burns


Little Shop of Lathers: Pampering Potions🫧

For a bit of magical pampering, look no further than Little Shop of Lathers. This Leeds-based maker crafts a range of bath bombs, bath salts, and body products inspired by the wizarding world.

Using natural ingredients and eco-friendly packaging, Little Shop of Lathers offers luxurious self-care without the guilt. Indulge in their award-winning products and bring a touch of magic to your daily routine. Explore their enchanting offerings at Little Shop of Lathers


The Steel Cauldron Handcrafted Products🪄

Last but certainly not least, The Steel Cauldron’s own range of handcrafted wands and magical artifacts, created under the watchful eye of our chief crafter, Professor Arabella. These bespoke items are made with care and precision, ensuring each piece is as unique as the wizard who wields it.

Whether you’re looking for a personalized wand or a special magical artifact, our in-house creations are perfect for adding a personal touch to your magical adventures.


Bringing ✨Magic to Life

The Steel Cauldron is more than just a place to eat and drink; it’s a hub of creativity and magic, brought to life by the incredible talents of our local makers. Each visit to our tea room and tavern is an opportunity to discover something new and enchanting, thanks to these dedicated artisans.

Next time you’re at The Steel Cauldron, take a moment to explore the works of our makers. Their passion and creativity not only enhance our magical atmosphere but also offer you a chance to bring a piece of that magic home.

Stay tuned to our blog for more stories and updates on our makers and the magical world we continue to create together.

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