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category: Paper   

In 2002, after accidentally leaving a book out in the rain, Hannah Lobley developed the award-winning Paperwork. She couldn’t bear to throw away her ruined and all-time favourite book (Lord of the Rings) and decided to see if she could reuse it even though she couldn’t read it again. Hannah had previously specialised in wood […]

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category: Paper   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

Paper pioneer Jennifer Collier creates exquisite sculptures from vintage recycled materials in conjunction with stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles. The papers serve as both the inspiration and the media for the work, with the narrative suggesting the forms. Through this marriage of unlikely materials old papers are transformed into something truly unique, delicate and […]

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Jessica Langford

category: Ceramics   Jewellery and Silverware   Paper   

region: North East   

I am a Contemporary Applied Artist who specialises in illustrations, ceramics and jewellery pieces which express style, show personal identity and demand attention. Using innovative combinations of materials like silver, leather, rubber and ceramics, I create pieces which you not only want to grab and feel but HAVE to have.


Joanna Caskie

category: Paper   

region: Scotland   

I am a mixed media artist mainly working with paper to create handmade books, collage and occasionally sculpture. I use a variety of papers, sometimes new and sometimes with a history and enjoy exploring the qualities of my materials to create unique objects. Some of these pieces are made of paper alone and some are given details and dimension with threads, paints and inks. I am drawn to working with paper because of its ability to appear fragile yet be incredibly strong and because of its amazing textural qualities. Much of my work is inspired by the natural shapes and forms I see in my rural, coastal landscape.

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category: Glass   Metalwork   Mixed Media and Recycled   Paper   Printmaking   

region: East Midlands   

I am a jewellery designer and silversmith based at Yorkshire Artspace in Sheffield. I recently graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a Master of Arts Degree in Design (Jewellery & Metalwork), with Distinction. My work aims to capture the essence of beauty, fragility and preciousness of details found in the botanical landscape, usually overlooked unless […]

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category: Paper   

region: West Midlands   

Using old and recycled materials I try to capture the detail and beauty found in nature. My work is influenced by plants, insects and found objects which I recreate in paper and arrange carefully into collections and dioramas. I like to evoke the sense of nostalgia and curiosity I get from studying nature and creating the items […]

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Louise McLaren

category: Paper   Printmaking   

region: Scotland   

I create delicate, intricately patterned images filled with romantic, uplifting and inspiring sentiments and use these to make extra special, handcrafted gifts to give to your nearest and dearest! Each design begins life as a pencil drawing which I cut by hand, with a scalpel. This process fills each image with character and idiosyncrasies that cannot be digitally replicated. I also produce screen prints in limited edition runs.

address: Crieff, Perthshire

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category: Bookbinding   Leather   Paper   

region: South West   

After a childhood fascination with all things book, I studied Design History and Bookbinding at Brighton University, and have now been a bookbinder for more than 25 years. I make sketchbooks, notebooks, journals, visitors books and albums using handmade, watercolour and pattern papers, leather, vellum and linen. Each book is bound by hand in my […]

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Montague Collections

category: Furniture & Wood   Paper   

region: North East   

Husband and wife team Glen & Mandy formed Montague Collections in 2018, combining the artistry and talents of Glen (traditionally trained cabinet-maker) and Mandy’s design and sewing skills to create solid timber ‘live-edge’ mirrors, as well as lamp bases complemented with innovative lampshades inspired by contemporary stained glass. The result is a range of beautiful, unique and professionally finished items for the home.

address: Horncastle, Lincolnshire

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Mountain & Molehill

category: Paper   Printmaking   

region: London   

I source Victorian and Edwardian animal etchings which I edit and collage to create contemporary designs.   Ideas often come from my anthropomorphic take in the images I find in the old encyclopaedias I collect.

Once the design is in place I turn it into prints and lampshades with a difference. All of my designs are produced with a story in mind and a desire to raise a smile from a moment of nostalgia and recognition. The mix of Victorian illustrations with the stylish monochrome of the designs means that they are equally suited to a classic home or a modern flat making them an excellent choice for most tastes.  My products range from £25 to £125.

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Naturally Heartfelt

category: Jewellery and Silverware   Paper   

region: South West   

Stephanie Wheeler from Naturally Heartfelt makes contemporary jewellery incorporating extracts from original texts, poetry and music into her designs. Papers from salvaged books are sealed and fixed behind glass in pendants, earrings and bracelets.

Stephanie also makes paper lampshades by applying hand cut circles of reclaimed music scores and maps to shades.

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Paper, Paint & Clay Studio

category: Ceramics   Mixed Media and Recycled   Paper   

region: North West   

I make wall sculptures out of drift wood branches, ceramic bowls and platters wrapped in papier-mâché and ceramic collages that hint at a story. I love combining different textures to create very tactile pieces. My work is influenced by the weatherworn surfaces of the Manx landscape, the coastline, and my love of the sea, then wrapped with papier-mâché. The papier-mâché is a wrapping of love! It’s a memory of my sister and I, who with great care and glee unwrapped the Christmas decorations. These wonderful jewels had been so carefully folded in old newspaper ‘skins’, now my papier-mâché skins! My repeatedly worked surfaces of clay are under constant revision, referencing the endless remaking of the shoreline, then decorated with oxides, under glazes, glazes and gold lustre.

address: Isle of Man

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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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Rachel Thompson Design

category: Paper   

region: South East   

Rachel is a Cambridge based artist, creating unique and bespoke wedding stationery, illustrations of wedding venues and cherished houses – as well as custom rubber stamps and a whole range of other wedding products.

Rachel trained at Central St Martins College of Art & Design and enjoys working with clients who want a truly personalised feel to their special day.

Rachel takes inspiration from architecture – old and new, and has an illustrative style that seeks to draw out the spirit and character of beautiful and quirky buildings. Working in black ink or colour, every illustration is drawn by hand on recycled brown, cream or coloured card. Every effort is made to keep things as local as possible and Rachel works with local, independent printers and rubber stamp makers to complete her commissions.

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   Paper   

region: Midlands   

Book Sculptor and Paper Artist. Having been brought up with a ‘make do and mend’ mentality I tend to collect and gather materials including books near the end of their existence to use within my work.  I take my inspiration from needlework techniques which historically form part of a woman’s ritual domestic routine.  I utilize […]

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Sarah Jarrett-Kerr

category: Leather   Paper   

region: South West   

Sarah Jarrett-Kerr is a Somerset based bookbinder whose love affair with books as physical objects has spanned across the last thirty years.  Recent comments about her work include ‘easy to handle’, ‘a wonderful piece of work’ and ‘I love the texture, colours and design’.

Sarah trained at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, set up a bindery for the British School in Rome and has been bookbinding from her own studio ever since.

Whether designing a blank journal or binding a first edition with Nigerian goatskin, Sarah intimately connects the book, its binding and the people who will experience both.  Her work draws colours textures and materials together to create beautiful but practical objects that are fragile, sensuous, fresh and thrillingly tactile all at once.

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category: Paper   

region: North East   

Based in a studio in the heart of rural Northumberland, I make artist’s books and work in cut paper, taking inspiration from the countryside around me. Much of my work begins with text, often incorporating snippets of poetry and stories. I handmake all my pieces, from unique, large-scale sculptural pieces which are entirely hand-cut and […]

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Simon Pilkington

category: Paper   Printmaking   

region: South East   

I started out as an Artist / Illustrator but soon added printing to my practise….

Letterpress printing is a passion of mine, it is such a great medium – it encompasses so many different skill sets – from knowing about the myriad of papers, using ink, the setting of type by hand, design & fantastic old presses! My work ranges from one off prints to posters, cards & custom orders, such as invites.

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Snapdragon Designs Ltd

category: Fashion Accessories   Jewellery and Silverware   Paper   

region: South East   

Snapdragon Designs are husband and wife team Shelley and John, from Kent. We met at Art college and gained degrees in Graphic Design from De Montfort University. Shelley has been a professional Book Binder for 10 years and John a Design and Technology teacher for 8. Together we design and make a range of unique and quirky acrylic jewellery influenced by fairy tales, stories and books alongside a range of handmade gorgeous books, photo albums and lasercut cards.

address: Maidstone, Kent

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Spotty N Stripy

category: Paper   

region: Midlands   

A refreshing range of contemporary handmade cards, wedding stationery and gift frames. Having achieved a degree in graphic design I worked in the industry for a number of years before going freelance after the birth of my first son. A number of years on, and a second son later, husband Anthony has now joined the team making this a very family orientated business. All cards and frames are designed, printed and assembled by hand by the two of us in our Lincolnshire studio and are suitable for a wide range of occasions.

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