Manda Hartley

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Manda Hartley

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Handmade by a Welsh Lady in Oxfordshire!

I grew up in Wales, but I now live and work part-time in Oxford, hence the tagline “Handmade by a Welsh lady in Oxford!”
I studied Graphic Design at Bath University and graduated in 1999. I worked in the Design industry for a few years but found the work very corporate and restrictive, I felt like all the creativity and freedom had gone out of my work!
It's only in the last few years that I started sketching and drawing again and experimenting with different techniques.
I don't have a fancy studio or high tech equipment but I do have a lovely workspace a printer and an oven where I create and bake my fimo and shrink plastic designs!
I set up Hofficraft in May 2014 with a shop on Folksy in the hope that people would like my work enough to buy it. Shortly after setting up I began taking my work to local markets around Oxford where the response to my illustrations was really positive.
I am always sketching and thinking up new ideas, it has been said that I should write and illustrate a children's day maybe I will!

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  • Manda Hartley

    Owner, Designer

    I like to draw, sketch and create nice things! I have a graphic design background with a strong interest in illustration, I love quirky, kitsch and retro design.


Find Hofficraft at the following upcoming market!

  • Etsy Made Local - Oxford 2018
    Oxford University Examinations Schools
    75 High Street

    02 Dec.

    Pop up Christmas Market featuring some of the best handmade gifts and vintage goods in Oxfordshire, hosted by the Oxford Etsy Team.

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