Bespoke Kitchen Ware For The Heart Of Your Home

It is quite simple… if you love everything about the kitchen, then this is the place to be! The Kitchen Front is inspired initially by our mothers and grandmothers who had to make the most of what was available in the 1940’s and 1950’s.

Hand Crafted

All work is hand made by me, Clair Roberts (BA Hons Creative Industries), is and influenced by what surrounds me on my Cornish coastline, and The Ration Years. The Kitchen Front is unique to Bude and runs from a beautiful Grade II listed building on the bank of Bude Canal in Cornwall. Simply gorgeous, original and hand crafted, nostalgic, ceramic and fabric gifts are displayed on original vintage furniture. Everything is made on site, so as a gift maker, I can make exactly what you would like, unique, personalised gifts for special occasions and special people in your life.


The idea of The Kitchen Front is to offer, not just hand crafted products for the kitchen and home but share skills and knowledge through creative craft and design workshops. As an illustrator and creative, I love seeing people develop their own skills and confidence. I believe that everyone can do art, we just need to be reminded. I look forward to seeing you at one of the range of creative workshops for ceramics, fabric garlands, clock making, dollies and book binding.

1940’s Events

The Kitchen Front is so more than ‘just a shop’. Come in and share my passion for the 1940’s with mini events, Hen Parties and pop up 1940’s Victory Tea Rooms. We have had art exhibitions, re-enactors, the Enigma Machine and musicians here. The ambience of this building is quite special and is a wonderful space for recreating nostalgic events. See you all soon.


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