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Alex Shimwell Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: Yorkshire   

I make hand thrown domestic and decorative ware for the home.
My aesthetic is seated within the traditional influences of Japanese ceramics on British studio pottery, utilising traditional glazes and reduction firing techniques.

address: Unit 5, Persistence Works, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield, S1 2BS

telephone: 07985553711

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Alice Fox

category: Paper   Printmaking   

region: Yorkshire   

My work combines techniques from textiles and printmaking traditions, the two often combining to make abstract contemplative pieces that celebrate and carry an essence of what I experience in the natural world. I aim to draw the viewer in, invite them to look closer and perhaps notice things they might otherwise have over-looked. I work with paper and cloth as well as making use of materials gathered from the places I walk.

My work ranges from large-scale installations for specific spaces to intimate framed artworks and artists’ books. Each piece develops by layering up marks and textures, building up subtle surfaces and exploring materials through the making process. I use found metal objects with tea to make marks on paper, silk and linen, making use of natural dye techniques. I set things up and watch them develop, responding to the marks that appear with further layers of print and the contoured lines of hand stitch.

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Amy Stringer

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Yorkshire   

Architecture meets nature. Amy Stringer brings together both common and precious materials to create bold, contemporary jewellery. Amy studied a BA (Hons) Degree in Jewellery and Metalwork at Sheffield Hallam University, England, Where she became inspired by the city’s combination of modern, industrial architecture and large green spaces.

Amy’s unique designs combine cement with striking silver work. Cement is found in almost every building throughout the world’s cities, but the material is often under-appreciated and its beauty can be overlooked. Within her designs, Amy sets elements of nature such as moss and lichen in the cement, forging a connection between architecture and agriculture. For her silver work, Amy takes inspiration from the steel framework and Brutalist architecture creating bold, blocked designs and contrasting these inspirations with set organic elements and soft ‘settings’ from silver sheet that appear to have naturally folded into place.

Each piece of jewellery is carefully handmade in Yorkshire, and each is entirely unique. Due to the nature of Amy’s designs and the unusual and natural materials she uses, no two pieces are alike.

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Angelstores

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Yorkshire   

Angel Linens of Angelstores uses beautiful vintage fabrics and trimmings to create accessories for the home, to wear and to give, inspired by childhood memories of British seaside holidays and fireside teas.

Each piece of vintage material and every antique mother of pearl button used in is individually sourced, selected and re-made into something beautiful that can be cherished all over again.

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Catherine Woodall

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Yorkshire   

Initially I studied engineering, followed later by art and, for me, making jewellery has been the happy combination of these two disciplines. I studied jewellery at the Yorkshire Craft Centre for five years both during and following a Certificate for mature students course at Bradford College.

All my jewellery is handmade in my workshop atop the – often – windswept Pennines. Surrounded as I am by Emily Bronte’s ‘high waving heather’ and the green wooded valleys, it is little wonder that my work is inspired by nature. The veins of a leaf and the rain or dewdrop glistening on it are some of the details I’ve drawn down. I work with silver and semi precious stones and am inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement in both Britain and Vienna at the turn of the last century.

telephone: 01422 844919

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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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Corinne Young Textiles

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Yorkshire   

I work using machine and hand embroidery, and vintage and recycled materials. I am inspired by many things ranging from flowers, plants and insects, historical artefacts and most recently architecture! I have a BA (Hons) from Bradford College in Textile Design.

telephone: 01262 420788

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Yorkshire   

Faye is an award winning designer who creates striking art jewellery exploring the possibilities of surface and material contrasts. Originally trained in textiles, and with over thirteen years’ experience designing highly tactile fabrics for fashion and interiors, she now applies her perpetual curiosity for surface and materials to create bold pieces of jewellery that investigates […]

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Faye Hall Design

category: Fashion Accessories   Leather   Textiles - Clothing   

region: Yorkshire   

Faye is a multimedia textile designer based in Yorkshire. Educated at Loughborough University and Glasgow School of Art, she has been designing and creating textiles for both fashion and interiors for over ten years. A passionate teacher, she has been teaching textiles and art to students from four years of age to those studying at degree level since 2010 and also currently teaches a variety of creative textile based workshops across Yorkshire.
Preferring to keep a playful quality to her work, she likes to really push boundaries of material and techniques and is always interested in experimenting with new combinations to create tactile and intricate fabrics.
Work has been exhibited across the UK and Europe and designs have been sold to clients such as Armani, Louis Vuitton, Prada and Calvin Klein. Now moving away from client based work, Faye is developing her own range of wearable accessories working with leather, metals and wool.

address: Bradford, Yorkshire

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Janet Wass

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Yorkshire   

I design and make jewellery, elegantly combining and contrasting silver with acrylic.
Having originally completed a degree in photography before gaining my MA in Metalwork and Jewellery at Sheffield Hallam University, I am keen to combine these interests within my work. I am inspired by the everyday: highlighting the detail and beauty of objects we often visually ignore through photograms. These images and patterns are transferred onto the surfaces of the silver and acrylic using photo-etching and laser-engraving.
I use the organic nature of the patterns derived from photograms as contrast to the clean regular shapes of my jewellery to create interest and elegance. All my work is polished by hand, including pieces that are laser-cut to ensure a high quality and consistent finish.

address: Sheffield, Yorkshire

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