Artisan Pixies

Welcome to the home page of the Artisan Pixies. These busy little pixies took up residence at the Pool Cottage Smallholding just as we retired. As if we didn't have enough to do with the everyday running of the smallholding, they thought it would be good for us to find a hobby, apparently "to stop us getting bored"!


The have helped us diversify into Jewellery making, metal forging and wood-turning. Ruth now creates a range of bespoke silver jewellery, ranging from elegant necklaces and bangles through to beautiful stone set rings.


Andy is producing hand forged ironmongery including; simple hooks, fire pokers and Celtic iron jewellery. On the lathe he turns locally sourced wood into a plethora of useful objects, such as; bowls, pens, bottle openers and mills.


Although we are not producing items to sell as part of a business, we do hope to sell some individual pieces in order to fund the purchase of materials and tools. After all, we really only need a few wooden bowls, pokers and silver rings for ourselves. However, the latter is still being debated!

To find out more about the stuff we produce, please click on the links below. The pieces we have for sale can be viewed in the shop section of the site.

From the Bench


From the Forge

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From the Lathe

Magazine and books

There a number of magazines that we like here at Pool Cottage! But when it comes to smallholding, we particularly like the couple listed below. You can visit their websites by clicking on the links below:


Home Farmer Magazine


Country Smallholding Magazine


To see more pictures of the things we do at Pool Cottage please click on the image below:

Pool Cottage Smallholding, Pool Cottage
Supplier's directory

Charcuterie Supplies

ExcelClad Roofing

Tartan Dragon's Smallholding Courses
Tartan Dragon

Get in touch

You can get in touch with us here at Pool Cottage by going to the contacts page

Or you can email us directly at: