jane bowley on Feb 28, 2017
Love them - functional and a work of art! Best salt and pepper mills I've had.
clarabel09 on Jan 1, 2017
Absolutely delighted with these mills! Thank you so much... just beautiful!
'A design isn’t finished until somebody is using it'
My name is Louise Hibbert and I have been designing and making intricate boxes, handheld sculptures and functional items like salt and pepper mills out of wood, plastic and metal for over 20 years.
I opened my Lokimonkey shop in 2007 to sell my mills and other kitchen items. It's great as it allows me to have contact with customers directly, from all over the world. My functional work takes too long to make for me to be able to sell through galleries so other than the occasional craft fair this is the only place you can buy them! I am also excited to have recently started a range of hand-fabricated jewellery made from gold, silver, copper and resin in my Louisehibbert shop.
I studied 3D design in wood, metal, ceramics and plastics at Brighton University in England before going on to become a full-time professional maker. After living in the Virginia, USA for 7 years I have now returned to Wales where I continue to create nature inspired pieces.
I have a small shed that I built in my garden where I work which has a wonderful view down to the village promemade and the Menai Straights. I still use a 1950 Wadkin Bursgreen lathe that I love, a faithful companion that I bought second hand when I started and who travelled with me to the States and back! My other occasional helper is Osar, one of our rescue cats who likes hanging out despite the chaos!
I have been fortunate enough to included in numerous publications and books including most recently New Masters of the Wooden Box by Oscar Fitzgerald.
I am constantly seeking new inspiration for my work in books, museums, on the internet and in the wild. I love microscopic creatures, marine life, beetles, bugs, seeds - particularly the weird and wonderful - basically anything that intrigues and delights me with it's form, texture or color! I love trying new things and constantly push myself in terms of designs and techniques.
Here at Lokimonkey, I design and make a small range of practical items - salt and pepper mills, bottle stoppers, rattles etc. as well as create more whimsical one-off pieces.
Each piece is individually handcrafted in my workshop at home in Llanfairfechan in North Wales. I constantly try to extend my skills and designs, and always strive for the highest level of workmanship.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Please make sure that your paypal address is current, or make sure you let me know if you would like to use an alternate address (I am are happy to send a gift directly).
Although online payment is very safe and greatly preferred, for customers who do not which to do so, I will gladly accept a check or money order, please contact me for a physical address and I will send your items out upon receipt of your payment.
If payment is not received and I am not contacted within 7 days, I will regrettably have to cancel your order and leave negative feedback. Please, please keep in contact with me so that this doesn't have to happen.
For international customers, please keep in mind that any tariffs, taxes, or customs fees will not be the responsibility of the Lokimonkey.
If you would like any special shipping arrangements (insurance, expediated, delivery confirmation, tracking etc) please let me know and I will arrange it.
As each item is already made I will make every effort to send the piece within two days upon receiving payment.
Special commissions will depend on how long they take and how busy I am.
Refunds and Exchanges
However, I will gladly refund or exchange your item within one week of purchase, less shipping charges if there is a genuine fault. To return an item, please email me for a return address.
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to take on commissions. Please let me know if you would like an item in a different wood / color, or would like a piece similar to one I have sold. Of course, as each piece is individually made there will be slight variations in color and form from the original.
I am also interested in taking on new challenges, so if there is something in particular you would like me to create, please let me know!