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Agnes Ashe

category: Fashion Accessories   

region: East Midlands   

Agnes paints luxury, ornate silk scarves. She paints long crepe de chine or square twill silk scarves with elaborate designs in rich tones. She takes inspiration from sculptural and architectural details and likes to rework classic floral and vegetal textile motifs. She particularly likes to use the rich visual heritage prominent in the medieval parish churches of East Anglia.

Agnes has her own recognisable style creating one-off, distinct pieces.

telephone: 07772 943763

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category: Metalwork   Mixed Media and Recycled   

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 […]

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Diane Griffin

category: Ceramics   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: East Midlands   

After discovering a love for clay at an early age, I went on to study Ceramics at degree level and have been working with ceramics ever since. When designing a new piece I begin with the form and often look at sculptures for inspiration.  Anish Kapoor, Jim Partridge, Andy Goldsworthy and Gordon Baldwin are just a few of that artists that I enjoy and who continue to inspire my own sculptural forms.

I use a combination of techniques to create my pieces. My vases are slip cast then individual scrolls are rolled and applied creating a decorative and practical focus for each piece. I use white earthenware clay fired to 1150ºC which achieves a clean white finish allowing a crisp contrast to the bright colours on the insides of the scrolls.

I am currently working on pieces that translate many of the techniques that I have developed over the years for my sculptures into pieces that can more readily be incorporated into the home and I also have a collection of ceramic jewellery.

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Emma Hender

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: East Midlands   

Clean structured shapes are amplified and embellished with texture and oxidisation to give each handcrafted piece a unique and contemporary look and feel. Inspiration for the Formation collection began as a series of experiments on how to transform silver and its surface, which evolved into the intricate and tactile jewellery you see here.

address: Nottingham

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category: Printmaking   

region: East Midlands   

I have always loved to draw. But a lightbulb moment happened when driving along my local high street, observing the vibrancy and activity of a community – shoppers and parents getting from one point to another; pathways crossing and intersecting, given context when placed against recognisable shops and schools. I realised that this passing of […]

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Holly Homewares

category: Ceramics   

region: East Midlands   

I am a designer maker working in porcelain and bone china, and am fascinated by the process and opportunities that slip casting ceramics offers. I enjoy designing highly functional decorative ware for the home, and have particular interest in creating moulds using a lathe. I rely on process and trend forecasting to influence my own style, creating unique and imaginative collections of ceramics that can be styled into the home complementing the environment around it. Function, such as whether a beautifully designed spout of a teapot or lip of a cup pours correctly, is an important factor that is also involved in my design process.

address: Leicester

telephone: 07504823037

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category: Ceramics   

region: East Midlands   

I grew up in the beautiful Scottish Borders where the local industry was textiles. Many of my artistic influences come from all aspects of this industry and from the rich source of folklore and nature. Working primarily in ceramics I create my homeware and figurative work in stoneware and more recently have developed a range […]

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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: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: East Midlands   

A collector by nature, I draw inspiration from fragments, curiosities and hidden treasures. Fascinated by the minute and delicate, I use a variety of traditional and contemporary jewellery making techniques, combining precious and natural materials embellished with vintage finds. From dainty studs to tumbling neckpieces, I enjoy creating intriguing, eclectic and feminine jewellery, inviting the […]

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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 […]

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