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Leaf Trading Post


Leaf Trading Post is myself, Helen Leaf. I've been self employed under this banner for some years now, and the business has evolved and developed during this time. 

I make beautiful things using antler, bone, silver, bronze and wood and my inspiration comes from nature and prehistory. I have a PhD in archaeology, specialising in medieval bone flutes.

I have supplied local, national and international museums with objects for their displays, their handling collections and for their gift shops, as well as many customers though events and shows. I have also supplied galleries, have taught courses and have given talks and presentations. Part of my current work involves ancient trees, which you can read about on my website,

My more creative work now has its own website, The shows that I attend in future will have this work as its focus. Leaf Trading Post will continue as a point of contact for courses, information and wholesale supply. You can contact me via either site. 


Events and shows, 2020:

May 23-25, Derbyshire Open Arts
I'll be doing this as Helen Leaf Designs with carved antler and silver/bronze, but let me know if you'd like me to bring anything along with me.

Workshops and courses:

April 18th, Braid Weaving workshop at Created by Hand, Strelley Hall, Notts

April 25th/26th, not a workshop, but I'll be at Wonderwool Wales with the Braid Society, and will be demonstrating backstrap/rigid heddle braid weaving there

July 20th-24th, Earth Pigment, Ancient and Modern Uses course,  Marlborough College Summer School

July 20th-24th, Understanding Ancient Trees course, Marlborough College Summer School


If you have any queries can contact me using the form below.

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