Whether you're searching for a special gift with a personal touch or find joy in the idea of filling your home with unique pieces, handmade and contemporary crafts are the perfect thing. From beautiful prints to ceramics and jewellery, there are a wonderful selection of makers online offering darling handmade crafts.

From unique artworks to beautifully crafted glassware, here are a few of the best online shops to buy handmade and contemporary craft...

Where to buy handmade and contemporary craft

Made by Hand Online

Made by Hand Online is a carefully curated site run from Devon by Katie Honnor features a community of 130 selected makers from around the UK to celebrate and sell their work online. You’ll find the kind of pieces you would encounter at a contemporary craft fair, all of which can be yours at the click of a button.

Artist Debbie Scott runs Church Street Gallery, a fabulous independent gallery in Saffron Walden, and brings together the work of British printmakers and affordable paintings. Her online shop has lithographs by Mark Hearld, Pru Green pottery, Sally Pudney paintings and Angela Harding cards.

Contemporary Applied Arts

Contemporary Applied Arts, which has championed and promoted British craft for 70 years, has a brilliant website where not only can you find out about events and exhibitions at its London gallery but also discover dozens of makers and buy their work. All sales support CAA’s maker members and the charitable objectives of the organisation. The wide range of works on offer (including ceramics, furniture, glass and jewellery) include work by ceramicist Nick Membery and jeweller Tania Clarke Hall.

This well-known contemporary art gallery in Ludlow showcases British art and craft both in its physical space and online. There are regular exhibitions throughout the year with an excellent selection of work by some of the very best British artists and makers. Currently on show at Twenty Twenty Gallery is a new body of work by landscape artist Gerald Dewsbury. There’s also work by Angie Lewin, Angela Harding, Cornelia O’Donovan and Paul Young.

The Shop Floor Project

Founded in 2006 by mother and daughter Denise and Samantha Allan, The Shop Floor Project brings together the work of brilliant makers and artists. The duo expertly curate a website full of objects worthy of keeping and passing down through generations. We’re in love with Francesca Kaye’s Delft Woman plates and Raphael Balme’s The House & Garden Party collection of oil paintings, not to mention the superb Christmas decorations.

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