Meet The Maker:
Alexandra Llewellyn has always enjoyed working with different materials, with an impressive résumé that includes a fine art degree and a job in product development. So, when she started creating her own backgammon boards in 2010, she’d already established relationships with lots of the 25 workshops she collaborates with today. Her creations are mostly made in the UK from first-class materials with sustainable origins, each one hand-picked by the artist herself. And when she isn’t holding the paintbrush, she hands over creative control to master craftspeople, like a marquetry artist in Brighton, a glasscutter who also cuts meteorological lenses for NASA, and the oldest poker-chip maker in the US.