Bermuda's candy coloured palette, native materials and creative population drive an impressive number of island-made products – that's why you can't go wrong when you shop local in Bermuda. Here are nine local artisans, collectives and markets offering up everything from brightly painted pottery to perfumes blended in St. George.
1 Dockyard Glassworks
You'll see glassblowers at work at this Royal Naval Dockyard studio and shop, open since 1999. Colourful works on display (and for sale) at Dockyard Glassworks include sculptures, flame-worked vessels, blown glass and jewellery.
2 Rebecca Little Jewellry
Inspired by Bermuda's unique architecture and vibrant hues, native daughter Rebecca Little works with silver, gold and gemstones to create delicate-yet-modern pieces. She's even got a triangular collection that nods cheekily at the infamous Bermuda Triangle. Ask about custom work, too.
3 Alexandra Mosher Studio
In a sophisticated, 450-square-foot boutique in the City of Hamilton, jeweller Alexandra Mosher shows off her line of earrings, rings and bracelets. Designs incorporate grains of pink sand, nautical motifs (sailboats, anchors) and contemporary shapes in silver and gold.
4 Davidrose Jewellry
Davidrose’s husband and wife team, David and Rose, create bridal rings, one-of-a-kind statement pieces and silver jewellery in their Town of St. George design studio. Visit them in their historic cottage shop and don't miss the pair's signature Bermuda map pendants, with an island shape ringed by a triangle.
5 Lili Bermuda Perfumery
Things growing on the island – Bermuda cedars, spring freesias and luscious loquats – show up in the elegant line of perfumes by Bermuda native Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone. At her shop, The Perfumery, located in an antique cottage in the Town of St. George, you can also create your own signature scent.
6 Bermuda Clayworks
In a Royal Naval Dockyard building that was once a British sailmaking workshop, this collective of imaginative local potters and ceramic artists shows and sells their work. Items on sale range from ceramic masks to clay mugs. Bermuda Clayworks also hosts pottery-painting workshops and clay-throwing classes.
7 Bermuda Cedar Gifts
The iconic Bermuda cedar tree (Juniperus bermudiana) has been a cornerstone of island life for more than four centuries. Bermuda Cedar Gifts carves the wood into handcrafted pens, razors, wine stoppers and other gifts. Since native cedar is scarce, craftsman Alan Murray uses only reclaimed wood – a practice that’s both sustainable and makes every piece totally unique.
8 Bermuda Candle Company
Launched in 2014 by husband-and-wife team Shannon and Lindsey Philpott, the Bermuda Candle Company uses recycled glass jars and clean-burning soy wax to create products with island-inspired scents. You'll find their candles at shops around the island.
9 The Craft Market
Located in the old Cooperage Building in the Royal Naval Dockyard, the Bermuda Craft Market features local makers showing and selling their wares. Expect jewellery designers, soap producers and food vendors, all of whom are happy to chat about their products.