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Creamore Mill, 1981 – Present

Creamore Mill is a design and woodturning workshop located in rural Shropshire, England. We create an innovative range of functional home and garden accessories which evoke traditional style. Our outlet is mainly through independent retailers across the UK and overseas.


Established by John Buckland in 1981, operations began in a ten foot square former wash house at the family’s previous home with a handful of tools and a wood lathe, and working locally sourced timber. Through this initial period a selection of designs came to the fore and developed the focus of the business.

Having soon run out of space the family moved to Creamore Mill which was formerly both a corn and wood mill dating back many generations. Taking on the Mill in a state of disrepair was a great opportunity, and the renovations carried out revived the Mills past association with woodworking and turning.


Steady improvement led to more mechanisation which is tempered by the high degree of hand work still practiced. Seeing progress from design through to despatch under one roof holds the artisan approach true.

John’s wife Cathryn and their five sons have provided much input over the years and sons Sam and Oliver now share leading roles.

With four decades of experience and many design originals under our belt, Creamore Mill continues to enjoy the support of its many advocates as a family concern.