Smithery is based on Smith Street, Warwick's oldest shopping destination named because of the Smith trades that operated here 100’s of years ago supplying the castle with its metal work. Smith Street is now home to a new breed of Smiths where you can find a Butcher a Baker and occasionally a Candlestick maker.
Lara – Founder
Realising a lifelong dream Lara opened Smithery back in 2015, following a long career in the fashion industry. The goal was to establish a destination store, that was popular back in her hometown of Perth, Australia, but was hard to find here in the UK. Smithery is a space where you can find locally made lifestyle products alongside, Scandi homewares and unique DIY lighting.
During lockdown whilst we were all stuck at home, online interest grew for interior design, so our homewares and LED lighting range has grown too. We now specialize in custom lighting to suit your space, and also design and make interior solutions from our studio with our latest project making lamps from Gin bottles proving to be very popular. We also stock a wide range of Eco and Zero Waste products, and try to ensure all our products are made from natural materials, increasing their sustainability.
Sapphire - Team member
Having Tested out the waters with my own small business, I wanted to expand my knowledge base and learn more about independent businesses whilst supporting them on their journey.
Being not your average 20 year old, on the weekends you can find me out and about on the water training in a dragon boat or delving into the past with visits to the National Trust. I also volunteer with the Canal Trust helping with the upkeep of the local canal network.
There's a bit of a watery theme going on here, I even have a few water based tattoos:)
Dylan - Team Member
Starting out at Smithery 6 years ago when I was 14, helping with lamp wiring I'm still popping in every now and then to help out, whilst studying Product Design at Uni.
I've always had a love of design, starting my own small business at the age of 7, when I created a range of greetings cards that I sold at markets and online. This year I hope to take my design ideas even further and am working alongside Smithery to create a range of Lamps that we hope will be available towards the end of the year.
Oh and I'm a huge Lego Fan!