50th Birthday Collage Commission

A recent collage commission for a 50th birthday. It included a 50p from her year of birth, a postcard of Nottingham where she studied and a tape measure, stitches and pins as she studied fashion, and her initial. The customers for this order didn’t have a collection of papers they wanted to incorporate in a collage, instead wanting a collage as I would usually make but we worked together to find items relevant to the receiver to make it personal and special. Once items are sourced and gathered together I create up a mock up, all paper clipped together to check the buyers are happy. A tweak or two sometimes happens before I get completing the piece. This is the process this collage went through until it was complete . . .


Men’s – Wear

A few new things ready for Fathers Day on Sunday 17 June 2018 . . . Clean and simple silver rings, cufflinks with tie / lapel pins plus some ruler pins and ruler cufflinks. They will appear in my online shop and in my actual shop very soon!




Shop Launch * Saturday 10 October 2015 . . .

Studio 20a Launches this Saturday . . .


After years of dreaming of having a shop of my own at the Craft Centre, I would now like to invite you to the launch of Studio 20a, my new studio & shop at Manchester Craft & Design Centre!

I hope you can join me in celebrating the start of my new exciting venture!


Studio 10/11 are also launching where Helen Tiffany and Ella McIntosh of THIS IS PEWTER have now teamed up. We will be open from 10am to 5.30pm and offering free gift wrapping on all sales on the day!

Images: Left: Clare Hillerby | Middle: THIS IS PEWTER | Right: Helen Tiffany

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair is also on this Saturday if you are planning on visiting both, you can get the free shuttle bus to/from Shudehill and we are a 5 minute walk from there. (5 minute walk from Arndale Centre or 10 minute walk from Piccadilly Gardens)

Clare Hillerby | Studio 20a, Manchester Craft & Design Centre, 17 Oak Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 5JD

lovedazzle . . . Little Northern . . . Pop Up

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I’ve been a busy (Manchester) bee stocking up the shop at the Craft Centre over the last couple of months but also making new treats for over on lovedazzle. Sunday is also the return of the lovely Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Altrincham. And I’m also taking part in POP UP Gallery Shop at The Square Shopping Centre in Sale. This is part of the Waterside Arts Centre’s 10th Year anniversary celebrations and features artists and makers from Manchester from various disciplines. You can see where else to see and buy my work on my website (currently (slowly) being updated!).