Press Release:

For immediate Release: 2/4/17

BCTF Harrogate Stand 291Designer Lucy Wray

Lucy Wray

Thrift Design

07974 410624



“I like to think of my work as bright, optimistic and dreaming of a better future” (we all need a bit of that at the moment, right?). Lucy Wray


Thrift Design – Giving a second life to discarded materials


Shifting societal demand and behavior in favor of more sustainable products and services is on the rise, whether it’s locally sourced, independent or ethical, consumers are starting to look at the products they buy in a different way.


On first appearances Lucy’s work may not look ‘recycled’ but most of the materials she uses are salvaged and recycled – ‘I give materials a second life’. Says Lucy

So consumers will not only be supporting a British Independent Handmade Maker but have the extra benefit of being kinder to our planet too.


The things Lucy makes have been described as beautiful, quirky and funny, but it’s no joke if you consider that more than 90% of the materials she uses to create these pieces were originally destined for landfill.


‘What is lovely about Lucy’s work at Thrift Design is the colours, combination of texture, lightness of touch and humour’.

Hilary Ormesher, Buyer at Appendage, Brighton


Lancashire based artist Lucy Wray is exhibiting her work in the main hall of the British Craft Trade Fair for the first time this year. She previously cut her teeth in the ‘new designers’ section and found a successful route into supplying to the hand made trade industry. The fair has been running for over 40 years with over 500 exhibitors chosen by selection. Gallery and shop owners travel from across the country to spot and select artists they would like to represent.


‘I’m excited to be showcasing my new work at the fair and I’m looking forward to making more connections with gallery and shop owners’. Says Lucy


Lucy Wray studied Three Dimensional Design at the Manchester School of Art and her current work is inspired by nature and old Victorian taxidermy displays. She works with a variety of materials salvaged from industry waste, from end of season fabric samples to wood salvaged from decommissioned churches.


Her work and an insight to how and where she sources her materials can be seen at www.thrift

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My Facebook page is where I share my work in progress (#wip). When I’m working in my studio I like to let people know what I’m up to and if I’m designing anything new.

I’ve only really started using Instagram this year. I’ve been inspired by the #marchmeetthemaker challenge – posting images and text prompted by the daily March list.

I only really use Twitter for networking at events. I find it useful to connect with people at events.


Thrift Design| Upcycled Owl| Church timbers & buttons| 25 x 15cm| £25|Lucy WrayThrift Design| Upcycled Bird Brooch| Recycled Plastic| 6cm D| £15| Lucy WrayThrift Design| Upcycled Bird Brooch Autumn|Recycled Plastic| 6cm D| £18| Lucy WrayThrift Design| Spring Wreath| Recycled Plastic|30 x20cm| Lucy WrayThrift Design| Small Bird House| Fabric & Paper Samples| £18| Lucy WrayThrift Design| Rainbow Upcycled Bird Brooch| Recycled Plastic| 6cm D| £15| Lucy WrayThrift Design| Large Double Bird House|Fabric & Paper Samples|20 x20cm| £30| Lucy Wray






Thrift Design| Blue Bird Frame| Fabric & Paper Samples| £30| Lucy Wray

Thrift Design| Autumn Photo Holder| Church Timbers & Fabric Samples| 32 x32cm| £25| Lucy Wray

Thrift Design| Autmn Wreath| Recycled Plastic| 30 x 25cm| £20| Lucy Wray






If you require any more information please don’t hesitate to contact me at lucy@thriftdesign or 07974 410 624

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