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category: Furniture & Wood   

region: South West   

We are Glenn Rushbrooke and Samantha Robb, a design/make partnership specialising in contemporary furniture and accessories from locally sourced reclaimed and natural resources. The word pacha, meaning green/pure, was chosen to represent our eco-friendly attitude and our passion for using materials often seen as waste. Much of our work evolves from a simplistic approach to […]

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Paul Dodman

category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: Scotland   

I hand-paint silk scarves with my own designs. Each scarf is unique. Inspiration comes from clouds, water, leaves, flowers, French balconies and abstract ideas. I was a self-taught acrylic landscape painter for many years, and diversified after being shown the technique. I am also experimenting with digitally screen printed scarves based on my pastel paintings.

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Paula Powell Original Artwork and Handmade Cards

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   Paper   

region: North West   

Paula Powell Original Artwork and Handmade Cards offers products with three aspects: Growing – artwork and accessories for children ; Living – artwork for the home; Loving – keepsakes and stationery for celebrations. My work originates from a love of memories associated with garments, fabrics and images. Fragments of lives, histories held in items often thrown away. This includes children’s clothes; the fabrics, prints and memories they hold.

My range includes canvases, framed artwork, hangings, memory boxes, pomanders, cards and stationery. Applique techniques, hand and free motion embroidery combine with paper, wax and new, painted or recycled fabrics and garments. Ribbons, buttons, found objects and vintage lace are firm favourites. Stitch brings it all together by adding names, dates or messages to create a unique, personal gift.

telephone: 07743691492

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Pauline Townsend Silk Painter

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North West   

I have been a professional silk painter & tutor for 17 years. I first came across silk painting whilst studying surface pattern design and got hooked on the technique and taught myself. I am an active member of the Guild of Silk Painters and Silk Painters International and teach a wide range of workshops on the subject.

I paint using the traditional resist technique, this is where the design is outlined on the silk using a resist medium called gutta, before being painted & fixed. My main subject areas are flowers, stylised buildings & landscapes.

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Penny Hunt, velvet & bracken

category: Ceramics   

region: Yorkshire   

I completed a fine art degree and MA at Manchester Metropolitan University over twenty years ago and have been teaching art while painting and making since then. I recently left teaching and moved to the Yorkshire Dales, where I am surrounded by a landscape that constantly inspires me. The changing light on fells and moorland catches my painter’s eyes and I find myself increasingly fascinated by the people and animals that inhabit and visit the area, the climbers, fell runners and cyclists who make use of the land. All ceramics are hand built and are glazed and fired multiple times to give the layered more painterly effect.

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Penny Spooner Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

Working in porcelain from my studio in Hampshire I produce pieces both on the wheel and with hand building techniques. My current wheel-thrown work is functional tableware suitable for everyday use, decorated inside with my speckled glazes and finished outside with a hand drawn daisy chain motif.

My hand built work, including vases & tea lights, is more decorative with a variety of finishes – printing of pattern & words, simple pencil drawing & slip decoration.

Much of my work is inspired by a childhood punctuated with visits for ‘Tea’ with my Grandmother, everything looking as good as it tasted and always beautifully presented. I originally learnt my craft at evening classes in my local college, moved on to studying a couple of days a week with my tutor, finally moving in to my own studio during 2008.

address: ‘The Studio’, Fairclose, Whitchurch, RG28 7AN

telephone: 07880 653558

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category: Printmaking   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Wales   

Peris and Corr is a textile and screen printing company run by Dyfrig Peris and Jennie Corr who both have backgrounds in Fine Art. With a passion for great design, screen-printing and the environment, Peris and Corr was born.

All our products are designed and hand printed in our studio located in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. We create a range of hand-made organic textile products and screen-printed greeting cards.

All our textile products are hand screen-printed using Permaset Inks that are solvent free water-based inks. All our textile products are made with organic cotton and / or hemp unless otherwise stated.

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Perryn Butler, Sculptor

category: 3D Sculptural Work   

region: Wales   

The joy of carving is that it is difficult. You can’t stick a piece back on and you are always constricted by the size of the block. This calls for ingenuity and a fluidity of expression that does not exist for me in other materials. I use predominantly lime stones like Bath stone because I like the warm colours and Serpentine because you can polish it. The carvings are sometimes cast into bronze or iron resin to make limited editions I do public and  bespoke commissions, show in galleries and have many pieces on Facebook.

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Please Shut the Gate!

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: East Midlands   

Some time ago I decided that it was time to dust off the 19 Century Letterpress in my old outbuilding at my home in Braunston and start creating my own work again, and so Please Shut the Gate was established! At first I produced a sign for my front gate (as my hens were getting a little too free range) and then a pile of Christmas cards as the festive season approached; now my range of products has expanded, with a collection of kitchenware, home furnishing & fashion accessories.

All the designs are unique – they may be printed from the same lino block but the ink, fabric, pressure, temperature in the studio all play a part in making the pieces individual. Once printed the designs are then made up into a range of items including tea towels, bags, cushions and even a satchel.

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Point Vintage

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: Midlands   

Having worked as a Product Designer for 8 years (specialising in Kitchenware) I left full time employment 2 years ago to renovate retro furniture and become a freelance designer.
I am currently working on new ways to up-cycle old interesting items and also design a range of retro inspired clocks and furniture to complement the original pieces on sale too.

telephone: 07752473275

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