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ACID – Anti Copying in Design

category: Networks & Advisors   

ACID (Anti Copying In Design) is a membership organisation, committed to raising awareness about intellectual property within the creative industries. Creating a safer trading environment for members is a priority by encouraging respect for intellectual property within corporate social responsibility. By encouraging design talent we help our members protect their livelihoods to maximise grown. ACID’s powerful logo is not only a real symbol of deterrence, but also reflects a positive voice for IP creation.

We recommend this organisation to any maker concerned about IP.

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All The Fun of The Fair

category: Textile/Haberdashery/Knitting Supplies   

region: London   

All the Fun of the Fair is a quirky store for all your knitting, haberdashery and sewing needs. Handmade gifts, vintage finds, buttons and much more.

Open 6 days a week Monday to Saturday 11am-7pm.

address: 2.8 Kingly Court, Carnaby St, Soho, London,


Armscote Manor Portland Wool

category: Textile/Haberdashery/Knitting Supplies   

Deborah Williams produces DK undyed wool at Armscote Manor in Warwickshire from the flock of Portland sheep she’s been breeding for the last twenty years. Portland are the oldest recorded sheep in England and were mentioned in the Doomsday Book. She also has some Black Welsh Mountain Sheep and so she is able to offer some beautiful blends.

The wool can be bought online via paypal on the website, Bacs or cheque. Trade prices are available on request.

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Artworks

category: Independent Craft Shops   

region: South West   

Artworks is a charming little shop and gallery in the heart of a small Devon village. It sell and supports work by over 100 artists and makers, from ceramics, jewellery, glass, knitted textiles and soaps to paintings, prints and cards.

Open Tuesday to Saturday 9:30 to 14:00.

address: Station Road, South Brent, Devon, TQ10 9BE

telephone: 01364 649424

website: Click Here


Brass Monkeys

category: Independent Craft Shops   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: South East   

Brass Monkeys in Hove has a great reputation for selling beautiful, unusual and affordable handmade jewellery and metalwork by 50 established and emerging British designer-makers.

The antique cabinets and warm décor provide a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, allowing you to browse and try things on at your leisure. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift or would like to commission a special piece from their on-site workshop, there is expert advice on hand at all times to help you.

Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm.

address: 109 Portland Rd, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 5DP

telephone: 01273 725170


Ceramic Review

category: Publications   

Ceramic Review is a bi-monthly magazine for contemporary ceramic art and craft. and is read worldwide. Combining both practical and theoretical features, it is an invaluable resource for potters, ceramists, ceramic artists, collectors, enthusiasts, students, and anyone interested in ceramics.

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Cockpit Arts

category: Networks & Advisors   Studio & Workshop Space   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

Cockpit Arts is an award winning social enterprise and the UK’s only creative-business incubator for designer-makers. Since 1986 they’ve helped thousands of talented craftspeople to grow their businesses, many of whom have gone on to achieve national and international success. They offer both studio space and exhibition space, with venues in Holborn and Deptford.

telephone: 020 74191959

website: Click Here


Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery

category: Independent Craft Shops   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

The CAA is a charitable organisation – a network of makers created to promote the best in contemporary British craft. Visit the CAA’s shop on Paddington Street to view and buy work from 350 CAA Members who represent the top talent in the UK today working across the disciplines of ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, metal and wood.

Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm.

address: 6 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5QG.

telephone: 020 76200086

website: Click Here


Craft Festival

category: Events & Event Organisers   

region: South West   

Craft Festival is a not-for-profit organisation delivering curated contemporary craft events in the UK, including the renowned Bovey Tracey Craft Festival and sister events in Cheltenham and Bath.

address: The Craft Festival, Unit C, Kach Business Park, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9TZ

telephone: 01626 836846

website: Click Here


Design Nation

category: Networks & Advisors   

region: National   

Design Nation is a membership portfolio organisation promoting artistic integrity and working to raise the standard of craft and design. It helps provide commercial opportunities for makers and offers different ways to support their craft practice.

telephone: 01529 308710

website: Click Here

email: info@designnation.co.uk


Devon Guild of Craftsmen

category: Independent Craft Shops   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: South West   

A membership organisation for professional craftspeople from SouthWest England – the Guild supports, exhibits and sells work by their Members. Products include a wide range of domestic and decorative handmade items including textiles, ceramics, jewellery, metalwork, furniture, prints and glassware. The craft shop supplies books, magazines, kits and UK-made craft gifts. Their educational charity runs talks, workshops, demonstrations and  trips year round, as well as an outreach programme to schools, colleges and community groups, offering the experience of making with a professional craftsperson. Changing exhibitions with gallery activities and café provide a unique visitor experience. See website for applications, Directory of SouthWest Makers, craft-education and other resources.

address: Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF

telephone: 01626 832223

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Double Elephant Print Workshop

category: Studio & Workshop Space   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: South West   

Double Elephant Print Workshop offers courses, resources and support to professional printmakers, artists and beginners, with over 100 artist members from across the south west of England. As well as hosting exhibitions and providing open access to fine art printmaking resources and equipment, they offer a full range of courses in printmaking, including outreach to schools, the local community and marginalised groups.

address: Lower Ground Floor, Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3LS

telephone: 07855 206659

website: Click Here

email: info@doubleelephant.org.uk


Dovecot Studios

category: Independent Craft Shops   Studio & Workshop Space   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: Scotland   

Dovecote Studios in Edinburgh is the UK’s oldest practicing tapestry studios with gallery spaces, venue hire, shop and cafe.

Open from Mon-Sat 10.30-5.30, Viewing Balcony open daily 12-3.

address: 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

telephone: 0131 550 3660

website: Click Here


Ernest Journal

category: Publications   

Ernest is a blog, iPad magazine and biannual printed journal for curious and adventurous gentlefolk. It is a guide for those who appreciate true craftsmanship, who are fascinated by curious histories and eccentric traditions and who care more for timeless style than trends.

The editorial team are great supporters of small businesses, indies and independent designer-makers.

website: Click Here


Farnham Maltings

category: Independent Craft Shops   Studio & Workshop Space   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: South East   

Set in the heart of Farnham this collection of buildings host a wide range of crafts makers including printers and picture framers together with 6 resident theatre and dance companies who produce and tour work regionally, nationally and internationally.

There are 25 craft-based studios, workshops, exhibitions and annual craft events, as well as a shop.

address: Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR

website: Click Here


Fig

category: Independent Craft Shops   

region: South West   

Fig is a truly original shop on the Gloucester Road, Bristol, run by a group of six diverse and talented women who are part of a co-operative shop and gallery. Fig sells beautiful handmade gifts, bespoke jewellery, limited edition prints and cards. Open Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 5.00pm.

address: 206 Gloucester Rd, Bristol, BS7 8NU

telephone: 01179244898


Fireworks Clay Studios

category: Studio & Workshop Space   

region: Wales   

Established in 1995, Fireworks Clay Studios is currently home to 15+ artists, predominantly specialising in ceramics.

“This is more than just a place to work alongside colleagues; it is a place where like minded individuals have created a supportive environment within which their creative endeavours are nurtured. They share tasks, mentor each other, exchange ideas; they are creatively ambitious and competitive in a manner that ensures the collective studios remain at the cutting edge of creativity.”

address: 24 Tudor Lane, Cardiff, CF11 6AZ

website: Click Here

email: contact@fireworksclaystudios.co.uk


Flameworks Creative Arts Facility

category: Networks & Advisors   Studio & Workshop Space   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: South West   

Established in 2000 by former staff and students of Plymouth College of Art, Flameworks Creative Arts Facility is one of the largest managed workspaces in Devon and Cornwall.

“At Flameworks, we host a community of professional artists ranging from painters and illustrators to blacksmiths and sculptors and provide communal facilities and equipment that allow artists and recent graduates to continue their professional practice.  We host an array of events, exhibitions and courses every year, including 4 quarterly Open Days, which allow members of the public to come in and have a go at some of the wonderful and unique activities we have to offer. Associate members can benefit from being able to hire specialist equipment such as forges, pottery wheels, kilns and lampworking torches.”

address: Flameworks, 7 Richmond Walk, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 4LL

telephone: 01752 559326

website: Click Here


Flow Gallery

category: Independent Craft Shops   Venues & Galleries & Exhibition Space   

region: London   

Flow gallery carefully curates its contemporary craft makers, so that you can easily find what you’re looking for. Flow represents makers working in ceramics, glass, paper, wood, textiles, metal and jewellery. Situated in the heart of Notting Hill, London, it was established by Yvonna Demczynska in 1999. The gallery features six exhibitions a year as well as having a permanent collection. The exhibitions are curated by Flow as well as some guest curators.

Open Tuesday – Saturday 11-6, Monday by appointment.

address: 1-5 Needham Road , London, W11 2RP

website: Click Here


Forever Creative Photography

category: Photography & Film   

region: Yorkshire   

Richard Jackson provides still life, product and lifestyle imagery to artists, craftspeople designer makers, and brands across the UK. Capturing the detail and unique qualities of makers work in his tailored product photography studio in Yorkshire, Richard is an imaginative and creative photographer, and offers a number of services including prop supplies, cutouts, introductory shoots and more.

address: Studio 6, 39-40 Queen Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HQ

telephone: 01723 375141

website: Click Here


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