Manx Craft Guild

Lara Watterson-Elliott

After completing my schooling in the UK and a diploma and degree in Interiors and then a PGCE in secondary education, I married a soldier which I thought meant lots of travel! It actually ended up as 6 years in the same house in Oxfordshire. We came back to the Island in 2011 when my Husband decided he was leaving the forces. During my time as an "army" wife I was always fiddling with images and words, and had created the odd cloud every now and then. It was only when my Brother & Sister in-law both turned 40 and had their tenth wedding anniversary and I wanted an original present I decided to create my first Cloud triptych. It proved such a success that I had to make more for their friends. That's where Word Clouds by started.

I turned into 'We' when my Husband, who is now a gardener/tree surgeon, kept bringing wood home. It was only when I inquired why there were lots of branches hanging in our garage that he told me he was going to make them into Shillelaghs and Walking sticks. He has created a few commissions so far for made to measure walking sticks and the Shillelaghs provide a talking point at all the craft fairs.

You can find us on Facebook at

On our website at 

And now our new Etsy site

Feel free to contact me if you can't find what you require and I will endeavour to make your ideas come to life in a cloud.

Contact details

Phone: 07624 372681


Or PM me on Facebook or via the Etsy site.