Meet Stephanie

Stephanie Stott, founder of The Trove Cambridge, moved back home to Cambridgeshire, UK in 2013. On her return, she was inspired to learn more about the local creative scene and started blogging about her discoveries.

Over seven years she has developed an alternative platform that showcases the work and services of creatives and creative organisations across the county! You can read more about The Trove Cambridge's mission and story 
here.

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"Hello and welcome to The Trove Cambridge where we aim to connect local creatives, creative organisations and the community. I am so pleased you have found us and I hope that whilst you are here something new sparks your curiosity. Do consider coming over and following us on Instagram too!

For almost eight years now, I have championed and shared my discoveries of Cambridgeshire's creative scene through both blogging and social media, networking with hundreds of inspirational creatives along the way.

 

What started out as a small personal blog has now become this established website through which I have seen my ideas and passion for supporting the art, design and handmade industries realised. I am grateful to have been able to kickstart The Trove Cambridge in 2020 through NatWest's Back Her Business campaign and officially start calling what I do "work"!

I have always been creative myself and often have several craft projects on the go at any one time. I also enjoy working in a role with a strong customer and/or public focus and drawing on both my creative and administrative skill-sets when it comes to running The Trove.

The Trove Cambridge has been rewarding for me in many ways, a hobby of six years and now something I get to build upon in more professional ways going forward. It was not long after I moved back home to Cambridgeshire after University, where I was studying Architecture in Manchester, that the idea for came about. I live with chronic illness and unfortunately had to leave my degree course after the 2nd year due to health issues. It was a poignant time but looking back now almost a decade later, I am so happy with where that unexpected change of direction has lead me; from volunteering at events to exploring new places.

Over the last seven years my home has become filled with #CambsCreativeTreasures, I really do practise what I preach about shopping and supporting local where you can — and we are lucky to have an abundance of amazing products right on our doorstep. I love exploring my creativity too, trying new things and learning new skills through creative workshops and classes, I've discovered printmaking, pottery, floristry, paper marbling, bookbinding, oil painting, macramé, iPhoneography and more!

I would love to get to know you too, so please do come and say hello — whether virtually on socials or if you spot me out and about at an event. I've put together some of my favourite discoveries from over the years in a gallery below." — STEPHANIE