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Madeleine Jude

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: London   South East   

I am a textile designer and handweaver. All my products are designed and woven by me. I use a computerised dobby loom which gives me great flexibility in terms of designing unique and complex textiles. I trained in London at Handweavers Studio and work from my studio in Surrey. I am inspired by both modernist and traditional textiles from across the world, but especially the work of the mid-century Swedish women rug weavers whose work is now highly sought after. My current work is based on a damask weave which is a twill weave giving perfect drape for blankets, and great colour contrast in the pattern. I love the process of weaving, the fascination of following not only in the footsteps of my own ancestors but of practising and keeping alive a process which has gone on for something like twenty centuries of human activity. I also love to create things that will keep people warm, bring them comfort and give them pleasure.

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Maggie Williams

category: Glass   

region: South West   

I am based in Cornwall and make colourful contemporary blown glass including solid glass cupcakes and hanging vases.
My ideas are drawn from plants and flowers and the actual process of manipulating hot glass. It is a bewitching process that is constantly challenging.
I am always happy to work to commission, enjoying the process of working with a client.

telephone: 01522 520003

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Magpie Chique

category: Fashion Accessories   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

Magpie Chique hand makes beautiful and unique silver and gold jewellery, silver spoons, costume jewellery and fascinators in stunning Shropshire.
Magpie Chique’s creator, Liz Simmons’s inspiration comes primarily from nature in form and textures. She loves drawing influences from the celestial bodies, rocks, landscapes and from plants and animals. This is apparent in her work; using reticulation, globulation, oxidation and hammering surface techniques. “Working with metals is always involves some give and take; it is a process which changes and evolves even in the creation of one piece which is to be treasured”.
In 2012 she won ‘Welsh artist of the year’ applied arts category for a sterling silver sand cast, hand wrought ‘twig’ spoon. She is now exhibiting in several galleries including; Artful expressions, Ironbridge fine arts and framing, The silver shop, Tania Holland Gallery and Little Hippo Presents. She can be contacted via magpiechique@gmail.com

address: Shropshire

telephone: 07854708105

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Magpie Maison

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: North East   

I make a variety of small artworks, homewares and wearable items from recycled, vintage and discarded materials.
I studied Jewellery & Silversmithing at Glasgow School of Art, where I became interested in working with mixed materials. I am most inspired by nature, fairytales and antiquity, creating one-off or limited quantity collages, which are box framed. Other works include textile jewellery, framed textile collages, and handmade cards. I have a studio/shop in Durham city.
I try to reuse as many old objects and materials as possible, sourcing from antique fairs, markets and thrift shops. Old cutlery boxes, vintage textiles, scrap papers, old books, broken jewellery and haberdashers’ materials are some the treasures I enjoy working with.

address: Cottage 1, Fowlers Yard, Back Silver Street, Durham DH1 3RA

telephone: 07855 342127

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Mandi Baykaa-Murray

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: South West   

My craft is painting birds of prey (my inspiration) on to feathers and small slices of tree branch. I use acrylic paints over a light layer of gesso, and a very light touch with a paintbrush. My feathers are presented either in a small ceramic vase made locally or in a specially made box frame. I display the wooden ovals on miniature easels.
I have a Fine Art Degree and an MA in Printmaking but I currently enjoy painting wildlife using a variety of media. I help at a falconry centre where my inspiration and fascination with feathers comes from to create my art.

address: Yatton, N Somerset

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Mangobeads

category: Glass   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

I have been making glass beads since 2005. The glass is the focus of my work therefore my designs are simple ensuring the qualities of the medium are not compromised in any way. The beads are kiln annealed ensuring strength and durability to last a lifetime. My work is both unique and collectable.
Designed to be treasured and worn everyday my glass beads will I hope delight you, re – awakening the pleasure of tiny things we all enjoyed as children!

address: 31 Pottington Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1JH

telephone: 07590 504203

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category: Ceramics   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Yorkshire   

Marie Canning was created in 2012 by marie when she finished her Three Dimensional Design degree at Manchester School of Art that year. Working from her studio in hebden bridge, she now makes jewellery and bridal accessories, available at gallery shops and bridal boutiques throughout the UK and in New Zealand, Australia and the US. […]

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Mark Cooke

category: Stone   

region: Wales   

Originally with a background in decorating my interest in interiors and design has developed rapidly in recent years. In particular I wanted to see how stone could be used to make discrete or statement features, wall pieces, free standing objects and even items for personal adornment.
My design ideas come from geological structures, a minimalist design ethos and unplanned inspiration. I also want to bring to eye level the beauty and textures inherent in Welsh slate, a material so often used for flooring etc. The ability to cleave or split slate expanded the versatility of this sexy lithified mudstone. Other working methods revolve around wet cutting and finishing.
I also have a new range of elegant and beautiful slate jewelry in the form of pendants which are suitable for both sexes.

telephone: 07775 740583

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

Mark Fenn is a contemporary studio jeweller with a BA (Hons)degree in Silversmithing, Goldsmithing and Jewellery from UCA. Mark uses the ancient Korean technique of Keum-boo (Korean for “attached” gold) using 24ct Gold foil and Sterling silver. By using this technique each piece within a collection is slightly different and unique. Mark’s studio work is […]

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Mark Hilde

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Ceramics   Stone   

region: South West   

The influence of the coastal environment of West Wales, my childhood landscape, and the natural beauty of Dorset, where I now live, permeate the sculptural ceramics that I produce.
A background in precision engineering has trained me to work with a meticulous eye for tight tolerances, refined lines and defined angles.
My interests in nature and contemporary architecture have been incorporated to create pieces that contain the essence of natural forms in shapes that have clarity of line and beauty in simplicity.
All my work is handbuilt using slabs of stoneware clay and I construct each piece individually without the aid of moulds. The modelling and carving of the finer detail ensures each piece is unique. Following bisque firing to 1000°C, I apply my own glazes and finally fire to 1250°C.
I gained my BA Ceramics degree at West Wales School of the Arts in 2007.

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