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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 Coleman Designs

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

region: North West   

I started creating my textile artwork after graduating with a degree in embroidery in 1996. Since then I have exhibited my work widely and had many commissions.  My work currently can be seen in many galleries and interiors shops.

My artwork uses simple naive imagery to create multi layered embroidered textile pictures that explore personal anecdotes, memories and childhood narratives. I use recycled fragments of vintage fabrics, machine embroidered graphic lines, traditional embroidery techniques and reclaimed ephemera to evoke a sense of nostalgia. “It’s the small everyday things that I find most interesting, such as a word, object or colour that reminds me of my childhood. I try to let my work develop organically so that I can retain the vibrancy of the moment I am trying to convey.”

I have a selection of ranges all inspired by my personal sketch books.

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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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