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85fathoms

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: North East   

My work has evolved from a background of engineering and boat building/refurbishment, plus a natural ability and love of making things by hand in wood.

I design and make items of furniture that have complementary features of aesthetic and structure, and that ultimately let the natural beauty of the wood remain the main focus of each piece. My designs often blend a contemporary modern look with a somewhat retro tinge, with strong influences from my boat building days in the use of laminated curves and the use of contrasting wood types to induce a colour variation into the aesthetic.

I use no machinery in the construction at all and each piece is finely finished by hand to really let the wood and natural features stand out.

address: 85fathoms, Studio 15, Ropewalk Arts and Craft Centre, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire, DN18 5JT

telephone: 07811086925

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A Little Bird Said

category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South West   

The Alchemist of Threads.
Beautiful hand dyed textiles.
I create unique pieces by hand dyeing using locally sourced plants.
Wall hangings/pictures, quilts, clothes & adornments.

address: Ventnor House, Greenbank Rd. Southville, Bristol, BS3 1RJ

telephone: 07758219006


category: Paper   

region: North West   

I create handmade paper lamps, lampshades, and homeware that feature one of my own hand drawn illustrations. My inspiration comes from the natural world, patterns and graphics. Each lamp, lampshade and candle cover is finished with a solid wooden ring that completes the natural and simple look of the product. I grew up loving painting, art […]

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A Touch of Glass Studio

category: Glass   

region: Scotland   

I am an Architectural and Decorative glass artist based in Argyll, Scotland.  Working in glass since graduating from Glasgow in 2005.  I am inspired by the beauty of Argyll, nature and travels as well as the glass as a medium in itself. I use a wide range of techniques to add colour, texture and movement to my pieces.

I sell through galleries and shops as well as attending shows such as The Country Living show. You can also contact me and buy through my website, and I undertake commission work, so please do get in touch.

address: 1 Fernoch, Ford, Kilmichael Glassary, Lochgilphead, County Argyll, Scotland, PA318RL

telephone: 07748836293

website: Click Here

email: kirsty_brady@yahoo.co.uk


category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

Abbie Gaiger is a jewellery designer and maker based in Birmingham. She graduated in 2016 with a BA (Hons) in Jewellery Design & Related Products from Birmingham School of Jewellery, with her graduate collection being awarded runner-up of the RBSA Gallery Prize for Innovation & Creativity. Following a year at the School of Jewellery as […]

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category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

I came to pottery following a career as a dancer then teacher of dance and exercise. I found that dance and pottery had many similarities as both have difficult techniques to master and take a lot of practice, so practicing throwing a pot came quite naturally to me. I began with a weekly pottery course, […]

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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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email: agnesashesilk@gmail.com


category: Ceramics   

region: Midlands   

Alex Allday is a Ceramic and Surface Pattern Designer who produces decorative ceramic wares with distinctive surface pattern details and qualities. Alex graduated from Loughborough University with a BA (Hons) in 3D Design in 2013 and continued her studies at Staffordshire University where she graduated with an MA in Ceramic Design, 2015. Inspired by the […]

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Alex Allpress Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: Wales   

I make stoneware and earthenware thrown and hand built coil and slab work, 100% handmade and hand finished and glazed in my own studio in The Marches, Powys.

I make garden and home ware sculptural white artworks and functional bowls, jugs and mugs in a range of contemporary stylish colours, rich blues, yellows, greens and reds. My work is inspired by the Japanese and Korean traditions with quirky contemporary innovations.

address: The Lion House, Main Street, Newbridge on Wye, LD1 6LN

telephone: 01597860127

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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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Alex Yule Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

I draw inspiration for my jewellery from former influences & love of natural forms, inheriting my father’s interest in wild flowers and love of beach-combing rocky coastlines.

My Urchin and Mussel collections are created from tiny silver casts taken from real sea urchins and mussel shells, which I turn into delicate silver jewellery using traditional techniques, applying surface finishes such as enamel, oxidisation and gold detail. The tiny urchins in my work measure 10mm in diameter, the small mussel shells approx. 10mm in length. Pieces from my collections, range from £45- £300.

I studied at Sir John Cass and City Lit in London. In 2014 I was delighted to receive a ‘Gold Award’ in the ‘Craft & Design Selected Awards 2014’ for Jewellery & Precious Metals having received the ‘Silver Award’ in 2013.

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

region: Scotland   

I am an artist, a collector of “treasures” and a compulsive hand stitcher. I combine these passions in making one-off wall pieces that spark a sense of nostalgia. I use materials with a history – the kind of things that lie forgotten in the bottoms of drawers. Commonplace items that were used by our mothers […]

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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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category: Ceramics   

Inspired by a love of baking, Alice has created a range of functional ceramic kitchenware which is decorated with poured coloured slips that imitate the marks the ingredients make within each object. She adds words and recipes to the inside rims of mixing bowls and the outside of other pieces including measuring jugs and lidded jars. All […]

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category: Glass   

region: North West   

Alice Heaton – Glass artist of AAH Design. I am a Cheshire based designer working primarily with hot glass. Taking inspiration from nature, I produce richly colourful and dynamic individual blown sculptural pieces. I gained a First Class Hons in Design Crafts in 2016 at De Montfort University. Inspiration is taken from organic forms in […]

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

Alison’s handmade story telling jewellery designs are inspired by her walks in the countryside. She recreates the glanced scenes of birds, wildlife and plants. Alison carefully crafts the birds and creatures with beautiful glass enamel, simple textured silver or anodised aluminium printed with her paintings. Silver branches, glass beads, gemstones, and filigree caps that become […]

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Wales   

My work as an artist has evolved from my experiences as a child, within the South Wales valleys. I have explored traditional stitch and print within my work, reflecting on the working class values of community life with its humour and warmth. My work also reflects on the women who were in my life as […]

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Alison Whateley Design

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

I am a self taught textile artist living and working in Mid Devon. I have always been creative, and when I was younger I enjoyed both watercolour painting and sewing, so I have now combined the two to create beautiful individual pieces of textile art inspired by the natural world around me.

Colour and texture play a big part in my work, and I am always experimenting with new combinations. I use appliqué, free motion machine embroidery and some hand stitching to produce my pieces that each  evolve as I go along, therefore no two pieces are exactly the same.

I source all sorts of new and vintage fabrics, lace, buttons and beads to use in my work, and particularly love using vintage lace in my pieces.

address: Bradninch, Devon

telephone: 07816 172292

website: Click Here


category: Paper   

region: Midlands   

Described as a textile artist, fine art bookmaker, sometimes a designer maker, I choose ‘paper artist’ to emphasise my love of paper, print and graphics. Everything is made by me.  I cut, sew and assemble by hand.  I have a computer, digital camera and four old typewriters and my home is a treasure trove of […]

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Amanda Barnes Textile Artist

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Scotland   

I make small creatures using lots of different fabrics and try to give each one it’s own character using small accessories, props or clothes. They are purely for decorative purposes.

Each piece I make is totally unique. Even if I’m using the same fabric or accessories, each small creation is absolutely unique. My latest mice ‘The Inquisitives’ are all paired with a preloved, vintage or antique item such as a wooden cotton reel, antique thimbles or piece of antique lace.

I love to use Harris Tweed, Velvet and Liberty Fabrics for my small creatures and it’s especially important for me to use either British fabrics or recycled and vintage pieces to give them that extra special touch.

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