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I am an artist, a collector of “treasures” and a compulsive hand stitcher. I combine these passions in making one-off wall pieces that spark a sense of nostalgia. I use materials with a history – the kind of things that lie forgotten in the bottoms of drawers. Commonplace items that were used by our mothers […]
region: East Midlands
My memories have formed the way I think and feel and the way in which I work. The found objects I use with the metal and clay, small and insignificant, used and forgotten, are the physical aspect of work that is based on an emotional, nostalgic concept. Tools and utensils, the things we use and […]
I design and make contemporary fine and costume jewellery using precious metals and recycled materials. I’m currently combining silver with fused plastic bags to make a range of jewellery based on flowers.
My name is Anya and I’m the creator & curator of a compendium of curious creatures made in wire and reclaimed materials. I moved to Hereford in 1994 to study an HND in Design Crafts and never quite managed to leave the beautiful landscape I found here. I am a twister of wire and words […]
I am a Saltaire based artist and printmaker. My work is inspired by my travels to some of the world’s most beautiful cities including Paris, Venice and New York. Working in a lively drawing style I aim to capture the excitement, life and vibrancy of each location I visit, documenting my travels through the use of sketchbooks and photographs. On returning to my studio I then produce mixed-media paintings, original screenprints & drypoints, limited edition prints and handmade cards. These are exhibited throughout the U.K. in regular solo and group shows.
Closer to home I have also produced a series of work capturing the rugged beauty and charm of Yorkshire’s much loved coastal towns: Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Staithes.
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Angela Cotton is a mixed media artist working with new and recycled materials, such as vintage linens and maps, to create bird sculpture and other works.
Over the years her collection of vintage textiles and papers has steadily grown creating a cosy inspiring nest…perfect for creating little birds! Wedding cake toppers, woodland garlands and wedding ring pillows form the basis for her beautiful collection. Commissions happily taken.
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region: North West
I am a mixed media artist based in a small village in the heart of Cheshire; I work from my studio which is filled to the rafters with ephemera, vintage fabrics, typewriters, sewing machines, threads, hand painted papers and books, I am sure you can picture the scene!
During My Masters Degree in Fashion and Textiles I discovered ‘wabi Sabi’ and the ethos of ‘beauty in imperfection’; this really captures my inspirations and the work which I produce, I am influenced by tactile aged surfaces like peeling paint on walls and fabrics which are threadbare but laden with memories and stories to tell.
I use a combination of layered surfaces, collage, drawing, machine and hand stitch to create original pieces and I like to incorporate vintage and discarded items into my work to convey messages off nostalgia.
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Fiona Thompson makes one off ceramic pieces for exhibition and commission. Her work is handbuilt with layers of printed and photographic imagery, and has been exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and N. America. She runs various workshops and courses at her new studio.
address: Cyan Clayworks, Studio 3, 2nd Floor, Beaverhall House, 27 Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh EH7 4JE
telephone: 07901 930654
I work from my home in Bethesda, North Wales surrounded by my collection of art created by friends and family, vintage treasures and charity shop finds. These are all a great source of inspiration within my jewellery making.
I have always had a fascination with colour and wanted somehow to bring it into my work. I became very conscious of the amount of colour in packaging that we simply discard and throw away, in particular the rich jewel like colours in some plastic bottles and confectionery wrappers.
Having a keen interest in re-using and recycling, I decided to utilise these materials and have since been developing my jewellery from recycled plastics, foils, semi precious stones, reclaimed beads and silver.
I have been making jewellery since leaving college in 1991 and my work has been shown in many exhibitions and galleries around the UK.
address: Gerlan, Bethesda LL57 3ST