Our Story

It started with a poorly Oak tree in our garden. For the health of the tree and our safety, we had to prune the affected branches. This left us with a pile of spalted Oak and an idea…

Tea light holders and Christmas decorations ensued with great feedback from friends and family and the idea grew further…

Over 18 months we renovated an old semi-derelict outbuilding into our workshop, found a (very) local supplier of sustainably managed Yorkshire Oak and spent hours on learning, practice, product development and refinement until we were ready to launch in November 2020.

COVID meant our original plan to launch via the Christmas markets was not possible so we switched to launching online supported by a series of open workshops for our local community.

The second half of 2021 saw the return of live events and we debuted at Malton Food Lovers Festival in August. With a great response at Malton, we developed the range further and ended the event season at Living North Christmas Fair at York Racecourse. We were also featured in the November Yorkshire edition of Living North Magazine (https://www.livingnorth.com/article/meet-maker-stosh-workshop)

2022 saw a full list of events all round Yorkshire. Lots of brilliant feedback, great customer interactions and some very special commissions made too :-)

2023 is going to be exciting - including our first business to business event in October and exhibiting for the full 5 weeks of York's famous Christmas market - St Nicholas Fair. Please see the Event page for full details.