First of March is the luxury online destination connecting the exquisite craftsmanship of Wales with the World.

Born from a love of design led arts and crafts, First of March was founded by Ruth Davies to create a beautiful digital portal through which a unique community of Makers could connect with the world. A bespoke destination showcasing emerging and established Makers in Wales - ones to watch in the global design space.

Built on the cornerstones of Hiraeth, Hwyl and Cynefin, all our award winning Makers are handpicked for their craftsmanship and the beauty of their work, living our values through bespoke signature pieces and collections. Master craftsmen honouring the tradition of the craft, passionate in their creativity: crafting new stories and connection through their work - exceptional contemporary pieces which epitomise the creativity, connection and storytelling power of exquisite craftsmanship

Our Mission



Our mission is to drive the global celebration of contemporary Welsh craftsmanship: to nurture independent makers and the sustainability of the communities in which they live and work.

Every purchase made through First of March is an investment in our collective cultural future - giving life to the art of ancient craft through design, skill and innovation.

Whether you choose from our collections or commission something one off and unique, our First of March makers will deliver the finest craftsmanship from Wales - exquisite contemporary pieces and collections connected by a timeless quality and the narrative of craft.

First of March is more than a business - we are a brand with a heart - humbled by the trust Makers place in us to tell their story. Designed with the Maker in mind we are a brand with a vision for Welsh craftsmanship to make a statement on a global stage and engage with audiences with stories that inspire positivity and connection.

Hiraeth:

Honouring the tradition of their craft

Hwyl:

Passionate about materials and process Pride in their skill and innovation

Cynefin:

Stories of connection and belonging: a sense of time, place, identity and character