About Temima Crafts
Ray and Kathy Sylvester established Temima Crafts in 1995 after taking early retirement from teaching. Over the years they have designed, made and sold a range of products, many combining wood and textiles.
Since 2003 Temima Crafts has become associated with increasingly intricate multi level band saw cut wooden boxes. These are now sold as Bloomin’ Clever Boxes.
The name appeared by chance when a few years ago a customer, who was taking one of the boxes apart, muttered to himself, "These are bloomin' clever boxes." and the name has stuck!
Ray and Kathy's customers seem to think this is a fitting description of boxes which are as intriguing on the inside as they are beautiful on the outside.
Above - one of the natural top wooden boxes.
Ray and Kathy sell their work at quality craft shows up and down the country. Alternatively get in touch for details on how to make a purchase.
See our venues page for more details.
Kathy, as a textile artist, has her own small branch of the business. She specialises in textile Judaica, making ritual items for use in the synagogue and at home.
Her specialty is tallith bags - these are used to contain prayer shawls and prayer books. Each bag can be made to order, and the design can reflect a bar/bat mitzvah portion or a person’s particular hobby or pastime.
Kathy has also made Torah Mantles for a number of Synagogues in the UK.
View Kathy's work in the Judaica Gallery.
Kathy demonstrating her pyrography skills as she works on one of her unique Challah Board designs.