Here at Katy Sue we’re passionate about helping you make the most of your creativity. With our imaginative craft and cake ranges you’re always guaranteed great quality products, based on amazing artwork and specifically designed to be easy for you to use. They’re always backed up by inspirational ideas and there’s plenty of advice and tuition available too.
Beautiful, detailed design has been at the heart of our company from day one, and with our talented team of in-house designers, we’re constantly developing new products and ranges with real creative flair. We love listening to customer feedback and seeking out exciting new design trends, so we can be sure we’re developing new products that will delight and inspire you.
The incredibly talented artists working in our industry are such a source of inspiration and we feel privileged to have collaborated with some of the best, to create product ranges that make their aspirational design styles accessible to us all.
Chef Ceri Griffiths is a master at time-consuming and highly skilled art of royal ice piping, he worked with us to develop the Creative Cake System range, with which you can create similar effects in a matter of minutes.
Our Flower Pro range of moulds and cutters was developed in conjunction with the incredibly talented Chef Nicholas Lodge, so now it’s much quicker and easier to make realistic looking sugar flowers.
In paper cutting, our collaboration with Emma Boyes is the perfect way for crafters to gain skill and confidence, starting with easy designs and progressing to complex artworks.
Our business started in 1993 when, mother and daughter, Doreen Thompson and our current CEO Susan Balfour started making miniature porcelain dolls on their kitchen table in South Shields. We’re pleased to say our paper craft ranges, award-winning silicone moulds and acrylic craft products are all still made in South Shields today. Having a UK manufacturing base guarantees the products always meet our superior quality standards and gives us the ability to flex our manufacturing schedules, so we can make the products you want, when you want them. We’re really proud to have a local workforce drawn from the South Shields community.
Over the years we’ve seen many changes, as we evolved from a small family business to the thriving, multi award-winning company we are today. Now we have a truly international customer base, exporting to more than 50 countries, partly serviced by our distribution base in the US.
It hasn’t all been plain-sailing, but with creativity, innovative thinking and determination, we’ve succeeded in developing inspirational ranges and embracing new technologies that have opened up new markets. We’re always open to exploring new ways to grow the business and, in 2019, were delighted to add the Craft Creations and Acrylic Crafts companies to the Katy Sue group.
We’re really excited about the future, with so many amazing developments already in the pipeline, a strong commitment to investment and the rapidly evolving opportunities offered by new technologies.