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CeeGee Jewellery Design

category: Glass   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North West   

I create sterling silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets using my own handcrafted lampwork glass beads in my home studio in Cheshire, England. Formed in a hot flame using a propane and oxygen powered torch, each lampwork bead is individually handmade and unique. My lampwork glass forms the focal part of my jewellery designs, each one a tiny little work of art. There is something hypnotic about working with hot glass, manipulating it in the flame and using a combination of heat and gravity to control the flow and create something beautiful. I learn something new every time I fire up my torch, and hope that my fascination with glass translates into my jewellery.

address: Knutsford, Cheshire

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Chris Barnes

category: Ceramics   

region: North West   

Chris Barnes makes his pottery at his studios in Cumbria and Argyll. The Stoneware comprising a range of bowls, plates, mugs, jugs, vases etc. is thrown using a kickwheel and completed with various high fired glazes. He formulates his own glazes using a variety of minerals to produce a rich colour response combined with a very durable surface. Each of the pots is unique as a result of the entire making process. First the clay is hand thrown on the wheel or slabbed to produce the forms. After the first firing the glaze is applied by hand. Finally careful control of the kiln atmosphere during the second firing brings out the character of the ware, its colours and durable finish.

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Claire Troughton

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North West   

Claire Troughton makes gorgeous handmade jewellery celebrating the tiny creatures and sculptural plants of the great British countryside. Collections are made in gold and silver, featuring dragonflies, butterflies, ladybirds, flowers and leaves, adorning bracelets, bangles, earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings.

Claire Troughton started making her beautiful jewellery collections in 1996 after graduating from the prestigious Edinburgh College of Art in 1995 with a BA(hons) in jewellery design. Every single piece is designed and handmade in Claire’s workshop in Chester, England. We really hope you will love wearing our jewellery as much as we love making it. Commissions accepted.

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Clare Hillerby Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North West   

Handwriting forms the starting point in my work. Postcards featuring handwritten messages from unknown characters are sourced to begin my process; I also search for old stamps and linen maps that have become separated from their original families ties and could otherwise be discarded as worthless.

Interesting sections are extracted from the found ephemera and combined with new handmade metalwork inspired by markings in our urban environment. The fragmented handwriting appears as pattern with intriguing hints of the original messages. By combining and layering contrasting handwriting, with stamps and maps and new metalwork, I create new contemporary stories to translate by the wearer.

Silver is oxidised to highlight the ephemera and gold tube rivets are used to construct parts of the work. Old wooden rulers are also scattered amongst the pieces.

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cmglassdesigns

category: Glass   

region: North West   

Catherine Mahé designs and makes contemporary kiln formed glass products for the home from her studio in Altrincham, Cheshire.

Her pieces are distinctively colourful and heavily inspired by print and fabric pattern. She enjoys experimenting with different shades of colour and combining opaque and transparent glass for exciting light effects. Her love of glass fusing began when she was originally working with mixed media mosaic, and she’s been exploring kiln formed glass techniques through books, tutorials and workshops for the past 5 years. Prices range from £10 for small hangings to £140 for larger bowls.

telephone: 07443223684

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Coo & co

category: Printmaking   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North West   

My background is fine art, I then spent 15 years as a community artist facilitating creativity in others, a few years ago I found screenprinting to be the best way of reproducing my ideas, I like to use collaged vintage paper under prints and use fabrics to make useful and beautiful items. My themes seem to always be about nature but whatever the subject I love to celebrate the scratchy hand drawn line.

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Deshca Designs

category: Metalwork   

region: North West   

I make unique copper sculptures for the home and garden, including wall hangings, fountains, water features, flowers, birds and insects. Most of my work incorporates some facet of nature, as there is an abundance of inspiration to be derived from it.

Many of my pieces are one of a kind, and I like to experiment with different techniques and ideas, so I’m always learning. I also like to flame colour my pieces, so even if making the same item, no two ever look exactly the same. I’m more than happy to work with customers to provide exactly what they require. Ultimately if the customer is happy, then I’m happy.

telephone: 07801953364

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devinesdesign

category: Fashion Accessories   

region: North West   

Individually hand cut leather items lovingly sewn by Suzanne from her home studio and studio 9 at Manchester’s Craft and Design Centre. After completing a degree in Embroidery in Manchester, Suzanne continued to explore her love of traditional embroidery techniques such as straight stitching, French knots, appliqué and buttonhole designs which she uses to enhance the simple shapes she creates for her leather bags and accessories. Although each product is designed to be reproduced each product is individual and no two are exactly the same.

Suzanne is influenced by simple shapes and colour combinations which can be found from objects all around us. She strives to make functional, loveable items from leather and other natural materials, examples of her work can be found on her website which is constantly updated with new work. To commission something from Suzanne please contact her through her website.

telephone: 07887950787

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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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category: Ceramics   

region: North West   

I’ve been making sculptural ceramic vessels and handmade tiles for over fifteen years and work in my studio at home overlooking the garden in the beautiful Peak District National Park. When making I design with clay, allowing the material to partly dictate the direction the piece takes rather than staring blankly at an empty page […]

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