Profile J&B The Shop

A little bit of the Welsh countryside in the city J&B The shop London is an ongoing project for two London based makers Jessie Chorley and Buddug Humphreys both originally from Snowdonia North Wales

 The pair first Met while studying on an Art Foundation course in the small Welsh University town of Bangor. In 2001 they both then went on to study seperate disciplines in London art schools. Jessie completed her BA in Textiles at Goldsmiths College University of London and BA in Jewellery Design and Silversmithing from Sir John Cass College, London Guildhall University.

Jessie and Buddug started their collaboration from a small tabletop stall at East London's Broadway market in the summer of 2005. In 2008 they opened their first shop in an attic at 146 Columbia rd and in the Summer of 2010 they moved to the ground floor shop of 158 a Columbia rd.
Although they work in separate disciplines their work compliments each other beautifully and weaves a magical story throughout made even richer by their talents and shared determination of using the hand made.
Jessie and Buddug have a concept that they are determined to follow- to make everything by hand using traditional making techniques. Buddug creates her works using tradition Jewellery techniques, enamelling and Welding while Jessie concentrates on traditional hand embroidery.
The pair are dedicated to the Re-working of found objects and recycling is prominent throughout their work and shop 158 a Columbia Road is decorated in their signature Re-worked vintage and homemade style.
Hand embroidered bunting, vintage petticoats and decoupage picture frames hang in the window an invitation almost to go back in time. Inside a traditional kitchen dresser stands adorned with an array of in-house made enamel plates and jewellery. Journals and covered gift boxes lay on lace edged clothes covering worn tables and a decoupage tray is adorned in tins, odds and ends of clothing and delicate china tea cups filled with dusky pink wax to make a perfect boudoir candle This shop encompasses the warm feeling of discovering a one off Jessie and Buddug have mastered the combination of personalisation and the hand made seamlessly alongside each other

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