Makers Directory

Use the options below to narrow your search.

Select a category
or a choose a region
Pages: 1 10 11 12 13 14 22

Kate Holdsworth Designs

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

Kate’s jewellery collections are all inspired by textiles, whether it is knitting with yarn and fusing this with glass, or taking the inspiration from knitted patterns and textures and translating this into silver. Kate has several collections that are linked by a textile theme but each has a different feel and look. Kate Holdsworth is a jewellery designer maker. She has always been fascinated with the tactile textural qualities of knit. While studying at Bucks New University she became intrigued with the contrasting textures that could be achieved by juxtaposing knit with other materials. Kate went on to develop her love of contrasting materials on her MA at Nottingham Trent University where she produced an innovative process of fusing knit and glass together to create a unique composite textile. This led Kate to a year’s placement on the Design Space Programme developing new jewellery products. Since Design Space she has set up a collective with 10 other jewellery designer makers at Quarter Studios where she shares a workshop within the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter.

address: Unit 6, Quarter Studios, 85 Spencer Street, Birmingham B18 6DE

website: Click Here


Kate Wood

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

Kate Wood has been making jewellery in one form or another since childhood. Largely self-taught, her work is informed by the natural world, tiny overlooked details, beautiful gemstones and a love of simple forms, aged finishes and vintage glamour.
After graduating with a French degree Kate worked as a museum archivist before launching her business in 2005. She started out selling her jewellery in London markets including Spitalfields and Portobello, where she developed her distinctively organic designs and began to attract the attention of boutiques and galleries.
Kate is now represented by several UK galleries and creates her jewellery collections completely by hand from her studio at the renowned Cockpit Arts in London’s Holborn.

website: Click Here


category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: East Midlands   

Katherine Richmond is an award winning Contemporary Jewellery Artist based in Northamptonshire. Her work combines the luxury of precious metals with something altogether more ephemeral – the pages of old books. Inspired by the fleeting recollections of memory and the tensions between control and disorder, Katherine uses books as a symbol of permanence and longevity […]

View more details


Katie Johnston

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

I make a range of colourful enamel jewellery inspired by nature and simple forms. The use of vitreous enamels provides me with the perfect medium to add vibrant colours to my designs and to play with different colour combinations. Inspiration comes from the many different forms, textures and patterns of the natural world, whether it’s a smooth beach pebble or a spiky teasel seed head.

address: Bristol

telephone: 0117 904 3779

website: Click Here


category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Trained as a traditional jeweller, Katy Luxton creates vibrant silver and nylon jewellery. She takes her inspiration from mathematical models, geometric shapes and the interwoven curves, circles and figures produced by a Spirograph toy – the moment when a line becomes a form. Using simple but expressive lines, Katy employs hand techniques and new technology […]

View more details


Koa Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

From his studio near the picturesque Poldhu cove on the Lizard peninsula, Lawrence Gibson creates his truly unique range of Koa jewellery. The coves and the landscape of Cornwall have and continue to provide an endless source of inspiration to Lawrence, allowing him to achieve a dynamic and contemporary collection of pieces that are entirely his own. The designs take a direct influence in nature and the seashore, harbour life and the movement of the sea. Also from summer pastimes and surf culture. Simple forms hold colour and respond to natural light, others frame scenes, an image or a memory. More often than not, as with a painting or a sculpture, the owner responds by seeing what only they themselves see in each piece. This makes the jewellery become even more personal. Every piece of Koa Jewellery is hand made by the artist.
Koa featured in March’s Vogue magazine in ‘The Crown Jewels’ – a focus on new British jewellery designers.

address: Glenford, Nantithet, Cury, Helston TR12 7RB

telephone: 07967 827097

website: Click Here


Kochi Okada Jewellery Design

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

Japanese, born in Russia and internationally brought up, Kochi trained as a jeweller in Hatton Garden, London.
Kochi works in silver and gold using pearls from the Orient also using granulation and enamelling.

telephone: 020 84554271


Kokkino

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

Since 2003 Kokkino has been designing and making contemporary jewellery, developing a signature style and building a repuatation for high quality, wearable pieces that people love to wear as much as we love to make.
Kokkino (the Greek word for ‘red’) was started by Melanie Ankers. Graduating from UCE in Birmingham in 1997 with a BA (Hons) in Jewellery and Silversmithing, Melanie has always had a passion for designing and making.
With a strong emphasis on simplicity of form, subtle use of colour and quality craftsmanship, Kokkino designs use sterling silver, 22ct gold-plating and many pieces feature vitreous enamels in a variety of stunning colours.

telephone: 07977441196

website: Click Here


Laconic – Lindsay Forbes

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North East   

Laconic is a sustainable brand by jewellery designer, Lindsay Forbes. Crafted by hand in small batches using traditional Goldsmithing techniques and responsibly sourced materials.

My design inspirations range through travelling; experiencing culture and history, my Scottish heritage; folklore influenced by natural landscape and exploring design boundaries. I have an appreciation for minimal and sculptural design as well as consideration for the history and purpose of jewellery.

I use traditional Goldsmithing techniques, including lost-wax casting and forging. Cast elements are combined with hand-built details fabricated by cutting sheet metal, forging wire and soldering.

Laconic was born from my desire to do something I wholeheartedly believed in and was passionate about. It’s been influenced by my experiences and I continue to learn and be inspired by what’s possible. Years spent at art school taught me the design process, drawing and designing to a brief and knowledge of how materials work together to craft them into existence, building upon this by working in the industry learning and honing my skills. I hope that when you see and wear a piece of Laconic jewellery you can appreciate the attention to detail within each element, which has been designed with sustainability and responsibility in mind.

website: Click Here


Lappelli

category: Enamel   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: West Midlands   

I am an enameller who makes jewellery, bowls and pictures in copper and silver and vitreous enamel. Prices range from £20 to £400. My inspiration comes from colour and its combinations. I am a member of The British Society of Enamellers and The Guild of Enamellers.

address: Lappelli Enamel Studio, 126 Linthurst Newtown, Blackwell, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B60 1BS

telephone: 07791702788

website: Click Here