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Book Transformations

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Paper   

region: North West   

Kate Bufton’s work is an ongoing exploratory development, manipulating the shape and form of old books. The physicality of old books is an important inspiration for her work. The stained pages hold many unknown possibilities. The rough textures and musty smells help with progression throughout her practice as she continues to explore their physical structures. By altering the original form of books through various cuts and folds they are transformed from a carrier of text to an object of art.

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Bound By Hand – Susan Green

category: Bookbinding   Leather   Paper   

region: South West   

Artisan bookbinder Susan Green works with a variety of materials to make Journals, Sketchbooks, Memory Books and Wedding Guest Books by hand. Her Ready To Ship collection ships worldwide and you can commission a personalised, bespoke book to celebrate a special occasion. Susan lives, works and teaches bookbinding in Dorset.

telephone: 07748 759 371

category: Glass   Paper   

region: Wales   

I work from my studio on the coast of the beautiful Gower Peninsula. I specialise in creating contemporary and original black and white papercut artwork. I love simple, bold and graphic imagery and I aim to create designs that bring a smile. I am inspired by the naivity of primitive art, the humour of childrens’ […]

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Cathy Hilton Artisan

category: Paper   

region: South West   

I produce illustrated sculptures. Images are drawn, cut out and reassembled in to a three dimensional form. I work with a very tough, hand-made paper that is strong enough to be structural, and has a charming texture and tone. I seek to provide moments of joy, so humour, love and surprise are recurrent themes and I relish the expressions of delight that my work causes. As an illustrator I am self-taught since O level. I have a degree in Industrial Design which contributes to the structural element of my work. I’m drawn to help people express their appreciation for others, so there’s great tenderness in this work. I generally start from the emotion I wish a piece to evoke, and design from there.

telephone: 07885 432258

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Clare Caulfield

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   Paper   Printmaking   

region: Yorkshire   

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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Cotton Bird Designs

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   Paper   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

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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category: Paper   Printmaking   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

I studied Textiles at Goldsmiths college and progressed to receive a Masters in Textiles from Birmingham University. These days, I work from a lovely studio at the bottom of our garden; from here the expansive view across the Holme Valley is breathtaking and provides constant inspiration to my textile work. I love to draw, print […]

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DrawntoStitch By Louise O’Hara

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   Paper   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

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

category: Ceramics   Mixed Media and Recycled   Paper   

region: Scotland   

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 studio.

address: Cyan Clayworks, Studio 3, 2nd Floor, Beaverhall House, 27 Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh EH7 4JE

category: Paper   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

Grace & Favour Home is the work of Designer/Maker Rachael Rowe who works from her studio on Dartmoor to create unique gifts and homewares from beautiful fabrics, reclaimed vintage maps and sheet music. With a background Fashion Design, Rachael uses her extensive knowledge of sewing, craft and design to make every item to the highest […]

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