Clive Roddy on Etsy

Balloon pin house by Clive Roddy

Etsy has long been my go to website to discover imaginative and beautiful design.  Browsing recently, I came across the breathtaking work of designer/maker Clive Roddy. 

 I was thrilled to discover he is also based in the West Country. Working from a small rural town near Bath, Clive believes in developing simple ideas into remarkable designs that capture a sense of fun and originality.

The balloon pin house is such a simple idea.  I love it.

The great Wave doorstop is definitely a piece I am coveting, it would fit perfectly with my blue and white seaside inspired living room.  Might have to drop some big hints to the husband for    Christmas !   Paying homage to the iconic image ‘the great wave off kanagawa’  by the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. Love it !

How about this for a clever design idea.  The Cacti Coasters !  Machined from high quality engineered wood, the water resistant discs can be used to protect your surfaces whilst still looking cool and contemporary.

The pencil shaving desk tidy was designed to look like a giant pencil shaving.  Its design is such that it is able to provide ample space for for pens and pencils.  A wonderful idea for a gift for children to adults alike.

All images  Clive Roddy



  1. Flip flops or Wellies blog
    October 16, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    Oh lovely things – love the coasters and we have a world map on our wall with stickers – no where near as classy as that one!!

  2. karen jones
    October 17, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    They are just lovely products arn't they ! x

  3. Old Fashioned Susie
    October 18, 2017 / 6:17 pm

    These are brillant and would make great Christmas gifts. I love Etsy!

    • karen jones
      October 18, 2017 / 6:42 pm

      Me too Susie. Been using it for years.

  4. Tiffany Grant-Riley | The Curiosity Project
    October 19, 2017 / 9:31 am

    Love that door stop, some lovely gift ideas x

    • karen jones
      October 22, 2017 / 9:42 am

      Me too Tiffany. Hoping for one in my christmas stocking ! xx

  5. Kate
    October 19, 2017 / 11:04 am

    I've been aware of Clive's work for a while but not spotted these cacti coasters before – what fun! x

    • karen jones
      October 22, 2017 / 9:42 am

      Oh really Kate. I just discovered him. Love his creative ideas. So clever xx

  6. Stacey Sheppard
    October 19, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    These are so cute. Love the pencil pot! There are some real gems on Etsy!

    • karen jones
      October 22, 2017 / 9:41 am

      There really are. So many unique designers and creators Stacey xx

  7. littlebigbell
    October 20, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    Love them all. Etsy is my favourite to go to for unique gifts x

    • karen jones
      October 22, 2017 / 9:41 am

      Mine too Geraldine xx

  8. Chris McGuire
    October 22, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    Wow! I don’t know which of these I want the most! To me great design makes you think “Yes! Why hasn’t that been around for ever?” I think the cactus coasters are amazing!

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