In the middle of Middle Street, just round the corner from the historic harbour in Brixham, you will find an interesting and unusual shop. We are a makers' studio and gallery where creativity and craftsmanship are celebrated. We are proud to be part of Middle Street Traders – independent shops and independent minds.
An informal evening session with Jessica from Vanilla Sky cakes who specialises in beautiful cupcake decoration and fantastic themed children and adult cakes
Learn the art of making flower crowns, floral swags, table centre pieces or wreaths. Or design corsage button holes and learn to hand tie bouquets.
Learn to transform, enhance or update your furniture using chalk paint with Jason from Copper Thumb Project. We will show you various techniques, tips and cheats.
What we do
We find and collect furniture, vintage things and working tools, then restore and upcycle them. We make furniture and produce original art and illustrations. We grow flowers in our cutting garden, and stock sheepskins, hand-made soap, ceramics, wool felting and embroidery. We hold workshops and tutorials on cake decoration, flower arranging and painting furniture. And we invite craftspeople and artists to share their techniques, tips and skills.
Come inside and explore
We aim to create an environment where creativity is shared and celebrated. For many years we have produced interiors for various building projects – these have been well received and many people have been interested in and inspired by our design ideas and use of colour and materials. We hope that Flotsam 50 will showcase our style and be a constantly changing parade of creativity. So come inside and explore.
Flotsam 50 hand-made soaps
Our handmade soaps are crafted in Ridgeway Cottage’s kitchen using only natural ingredients, essential oils and colours from nature. We package our soaps without plastic and we try to use only the best ingredients to produce soaps and shampoo bars that you will want to use or gift again and again. Our bestsellers are honey and buttermilk, lime and lemongrass with coconut milk, ginger and poppy seed for natural exfoliation, and orange zest bars. Why not try our mint and rosemary shampoo bars, with four oils to both clean and condition your hair? We also produce pure oat and castor oil soap cakes for babies, and we're really excited about our new range of organic bath bombs.