Rachel Ashcroft

Rachel Ashcroft makes unique wooden items for your home from sustainable locally sourced hardwoods. She designs all of her products with a modern aesthetic, taking care to highlight the beauty and quality of the wood used and finishes them with high quality food safe oil to give them extra durability. Her products range from spoons and bowls to candle holders and small tables, a small selection of which you can find here at Esk Collected. 


She first studied fine art in Manchester, later moved to Berlin where she started a small business with a friend. When she moved back to the UK, she decided to live in a community and re-train as a joiner. Then, five years ago, she found herself living in a tiny cabin in a secluded woodland in Dumfries and Galloway. Making connections with local saw mills and tree surgeons, she started crafting with the natural materials Southwest Scotland has to offer. Woman of the Woods was born.