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Helen Bolland Shibori Pleated Silk

category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: North West   

Helen’s passion and aspiration is to create striking and original fabrics of complexity and beauty; whose colours appear to ripple and pulsate, shifting chameleon-like as light diffuses across their unique textures.
​Drawing her inspiration from the natural world – exotic birds, sea creatures, flora, the living landscape, ​Helen’s interpretation of the ancient Eastern craft of Shibori has two distinctive elements, bringing together the artisan and the artist, a union of control with the uncontrollable.
​The creation by hand of the pleats is a practical, mechanical, steady, reliable and very time-consuming process; the dyeing process is far less predictable, as the dyes are given free rein to blend and flow. There is an empathy with the sculptor who feels her role is to release the creation already hidden within her materials.

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Helen has been designing award winning jewellery since she created ‘Helen Brice Designs’ in 2000, and has recently relocated her home and business to Devon. Bridging the gap between classical and contemporary jewellery, warm precious metals in unusual finishes are combined with the beautiful tones of natural gemstones. Drawing inspiration from architectural and organic forms […]

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Helen Burgess Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I am a self taught silversmith, working with traditional techniques in sterling silver and the occasional hint of gold, along with pieces made from Precious Metal Clay. I love to create hammered effects on sterling silver. With the precious metal clay I enjoy discovering new textures and contrasting bright silver with oxidized silver. The precious metals are often combined with precious and semi precious stones to create contrasts of colour and texture. My designs have been inspired by nature, art and love of colour and texture.

address: Colchester, Essex

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Salisbury based jeweller Helen Noakes is widely recognised in the jewellery community for her beautifully executed work in resin and silver. Following a chance discovery of a single set of miniatures and a book on resin, Helen quickly developed an obsession with combining the two into her varied and stunning collection. Now selling across the country […]

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

With a background in fine art textiles and printmaking, Helen works from her studios perched at the top of her Cornish garden, amidst plants and flowers bursting with colour. From here she has fabulous views across fields and down to the water. This view provides endless inspiration and inspires sketches and drawing for her collections. These Cornish-inspired designs […]

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Helena Rudkin Handmade Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

Helena Rudkin Handmade Jewellery is handcrafted by Helena who individually makes each piece in her Derbyshire Dales workshop.
Helena is intrigued by the narratives conveyed through the making process and draws inspiration from the construction, forming and manipulation of reticulated and fused silver. She has always needed to handle and play with her materials to understand their unique qualities and potential. She takes pleasure in the surprise of discovering a new form or texture or a new way of handling a material which changes its appearance and gives it a new identity.
Helena completed her fine art and education degree in Lincoln with first class honours and has used her artistic talents to educate the younger generation and develop her own creative journey.

telephone: 07821156951

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category: Furniture & Wood   

region: London   

Christopher Burley of Heliconia Furniture designs and makes contemporary re-imaginings of 20th century classics from the Edwardian decorative to the simple lines of the mid-century modern. His inspiration varies from the extremes of post war architecture to the soft nostalgia of the Arts & Crafts movement. Whether you are considering adapting an existing Heliconia piece […]

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Henrietta Fernandez

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I design and make understated, contemporary silver jewellery. Size ranges from tiny ear studs to bold necklaces and bangles.
I studied Jewellery at Middlesex Polytechnic and apprenticed with Wendy Ramshaw in the 80’s.
Ideas for my work currently come from my love of 60’s graphic design, floral patterns and repeat pattern in textile design.
I’m meticulous about detail and finish and pieces I make are extremely precise. Everything is handmade and finished by me at my workbench.
I hand pierce one-offs and use small batch production techniques, like casting, for some elements of my work – all made originally from my own handmade masters.
Oxidised silver, 18 ct yellow gold, resins and beautiful stones accent my jewellery, adding depth and luxury.
I apply a fine-papered finished by hand giving my work an elegant satin finish.

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

My practice comes from a lifelong and deep need to make, draw, stitch and paint. I have worked specifically with vintage textiles, paper and haberdashery over the last 15 years, under the name of ‘Hen’s Teeth Art’ by Viv Sliwka. I work spontaneously, reacting to the inspiration provoked from folk art, dogs, hares, flowers and […]

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Heron Design Studio

category: Fashion Accessories   

region: London   

Heron Design Studio specializes in textile design. At the moment my main focus is on hand-painted fashion accessories such as silk scarves, shawls and hand painted silk wall art. As I am passionate about nature, most of my designs reflect this.
I am classically trained fine artist but I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of wearable art. So naturally, painting on silk has come as the best idea. Heron Design Studio aims to create such wearable pieces of art that will be timeless and versatile. Every piece that is created is unique.
Every design is sketched first on a piece of paper. That is followed by colours being carefully picked. After that the scarf is painted (free hand) with no stencils or aids. Small imperfections are just a part of hand painting process and make the painting unique and unrepeatable. Each of the motives created has different technique (metallic outliner or watercolour technique etc) and different material (different types of silk fabrics) used. That is because suitability is carefully considered.

address: Flat 41, 17 Fawe Street, London E14 6FD

telephone: 07783197691

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