Driftwood Designs was founded in 2005 by artist Lizzie Spikes as a means of balancing work with her desire to spend her days with her first born Jacob.
Living on the beautiful west Wales coast near her home town of Aberystwyth, Lizzie could spend her days on the beach collecting driftwood and tiring her boys and her evenings creating and painting original pieces of artwork.
The business had grown steadily alongside Jacob and his younger brother Ollie and in 2012 childhood friend and organised business brain Becky came aboard along with her passion for spreadsheets and her girls Daisy and Jasmine.
The children are now growing up too fast and Lizzie and Becky spend the precious hours between 9 and 3.30 painting, packing, posting and promoting the successful company they have developed at their kitchen tables.
The purpose built wooden cabin at the end of Becky’s back garden has proved too small very quickly and Driftwood Designs moved to a studio on Queens Road in Aberystwyth. With the business growing it soon became obvious that more space would be needed so they embarked on there next chapter.
In September 2017 Driftwood Designs workshop was opened on Eastgate St Aberystwyth. In this unique retail environment you can come and view all of Lizzie's latest designs in the shop section of the busy workshop. As the shop grew through 2018 and built up its customer base in late 2019 the decided was made to expand to Cardiff. The 'Siop Fach Caerdydd' was due to open in March 2020.
Driftwood Designs is now selling out of its home in Aberystywth and its new home in Cardiff. Whilst 2020 will no doubt be challenging the team continue to be positive about the future.