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Fiona Chapman

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: Scotland   

My range of colourful, light-weight jewellery is made using my own technique for fusing polypropylene plastic. Exploration and experimentation are key to my development as a maker: naturally inquisitive and fascinated by materials and their properties, I am always wondering “what else can I do with this?”. I use recycled materials whenever possible, creating almost no waste, every scrap of plastic can work its way into a new piece. I like to work intuitively, with pieces evolving at the bench. I am inspired by geology and microscopic life, with light, transparency and reflection becoming increasingly important since moving to the west coast of Scotland.

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Fiona Thompson

category: Ceramics   Mixed Media & Recycled   Paper   

region: Scotland   

Fiona Thompson makes one off ceramic pieces for exhibition and commission. Her work is handbuilt with layers of printed and photographic imagery, and has been exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and N. America. She runs various workshops and courses at her studio.

address: Cyan Clayworks, Studio 3, 2nd Floor, Beaverhall House, 27 Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh EH7 4JE


Fiona West

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: Midlands   

My work is inspired by contemporary Japanese architecture that is modernist and geometric in style. Fusing 3d computer technology with traditional gold-smithing skills enables me to produce geometric shapes that are hand-finished to create a range of contemporary geometric jewellery. Each piece encapsulates the simplicity of the line. Prior to my jewellery career I previously worked for 15 years in Human Resources for a major publishing company. Wanting to make use of my creative skills, I decided to embark on a career change and studied for 3 years at Buckinghamshire New University for my BA (Hons) Jewellery Degree and I graduated in 2010. Since graduating in 2010 I have established my workshop in Oxfordshire and will be showcasing my work in the Newcomer’s Gallery at this year’s British Craft Trade Festival in Harrogate.

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category: Ceramics   

region: Scotland   

Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew… Partners in life and in pottery we use a limited palette of raw materials, earthenware clay and coloured slips, and aim to extract as much variety from them as possible. Even with these links the pots we make convey our own identities and characteristics. 

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Flambeaux Jewellery

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South West   

My passion for jewellery making developed after I discovered how a piece of metal could be brought to life. I create handcrafted jewellery that celebrates the Devonshire countryside, using traditional hand tools and intricate techniques. Each piece tells a unique story of nature’s hidden beauty. Handmade for you to treasure.

address: Unit 7, Market Hall, Bideford Pannier Market, Bideford, North Devon EX39 2DR

telephone: 01237 473457


Florence Makes

category: Paper   

region: Yorkshire   

A purveyor of curious commodities. Florence Hoy is the designer/maker behind Florence Makes and is currently based in Leeds. Florence was originally trained in ceramics but found more joy in creating the paper test pieces prior to crafting the vessel. As a result, she now works primarily with found papers including vintage Ordnance Survey maps, rail tickets & British stamps.

Florence is currently exploring the theme of repetition in the curious commodities collection. The potential that repetition can bestow on an item is fascinating; the most rudimentary of objects can evolve into something grandiose, something which far exceeds its previous status. It transforms the insignificant and overlooked. Whilst each piece created is unique, an intermittent sense of familiarity is apparent throughout the collection.

Sustainability is at the heart of what we do at Florence Makes and we just love the thought that something which has become a little obsolete, such as a vintage Ordnance Survey map can be transformed into something beautiful for your home and have a new, repurposed, lease of life.

Now more than ever, it’s important for us to embrace our connection to other people. The maps used in our pieces are just another way we can feel connected to someone else’s life, we can share in the journeys that person made before the map ended up in our hands.

address: Fabrication 2, Hereford House, 7 Edward Street, Leeds, LS2 2NU

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email: info@florence-makes.co.uk


Flyingcheesetoastie

category: Glass   

region: Scotland   

I work from my studio in Glasgow and specialise in kiln-formed glass. I use traditional techniques such as screen-printing with fired enamels, combined with the modern innovation of water-jet cutting. My unique range of precision cut silhouette glass creatures are adorned with various whimsical designs in bright permanent colours.

I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA(Hons) in Architectural Glass and have exhibited my sculpture globally in group exhibitions. My work is available to buy online, with most pieces custom made to order and I can also be commissioned for bespoke glass work.

telephone: 07709499845

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For Your Beads Only

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South West   

For Your Beads Only is bold and beautiful jewellery made by Sulamith Kilian-Carter. Every piece is individually handcrafted with much thought and care. Sulamith uses a wide range of materials to create her jewellery, from colourful handmade Indian lampwork glass beads, semi-precious gemstones, natural shell and wooden beads to vintage and recycled beads and fabric to ensure a unique look and finish.
The impressions and experiences collected during her travels in South America, and her studies into different material cultures, have motivated her to become a jewellery designer and have a strong influence on her work today. Every piece has its own personality and is given a name which best reflects the inspiration drawn on and material used to make it.

address: Stroud, Gloucestershire


category: Jewellery & Silverware   Mixed Media & Recycled   

region: Midlands   

“Ostranenie: encouraging people to see common things as strange, wild or unfamiliar; de-familiarizing what is known in order to know it more differently or more deeply” As a magpie of treasures that others would deem mundane and invaluable, Fran is fascinated by ‘ostranenie’. Finding beauty in surfaces and objects that are blemished and imperfect, resonates […]

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Frances Julie Whitelaw

category: Jewellery & Silverware   Metalwork   

region: North East   

My work is made in silver, a material that I love to use. It can be formed, polished or patterned in so many ways and complements the colours and textures next to it.

I make silver jewellery in its polished state or oxidised to create a deeply luscious dark finish and often combined with pearls. In addition to jewellery I also make silver Christmas decorations and tableware.

telephone: 0773378472

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Frinn Handmade Jewellery

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South West   

Catherine is a designer maker from Devon who creates handmade silver jewellery which incorporates brass, copper and bead work. A fascination with birds inspires a lot of her work – drawings of birds watched from her Dartmoor studio and on travels further afield are incorporated into the designs for each piece. She tries to create designs which are delicate and include movement to evoke some of the qualities of the birds which she studies. Catherine is largely self taught and developed her style working with bird imagery, contrasts between Silver and Brass, engraving and oxidation techniques.

address: South Brent, Devon


FurnitureEdited

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: South East   

At FurnitureEdited we create furniture that is refined to its core use. We believe this makes for practical and ultimately elegant furniture.

We believe in minimalism, in as far as we only create furniture that we truly like and intend to treasure for a lifetime.

We make our furniture by hand in our UK workshop. We are happy to make furniture to your exact specification.

address: FurnitureEdited, Unit 9, Gower Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 8EX


Gaby Devitt Woven Textiles

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South West   

Working from a studio in Gloucestershire, Gaby creates all of her designs and woven fabric. Each collection starts with a storyboard and, using high quality yarns, these ideas are turned into cloth.​

Gaby works on a table loom to sample and a floor loom to create small batches of products.

Gaby’s main focus is on lampshades, but she is also currently developing a range of complementary pieces.

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Gemma Tremayne Jewellery

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South East   

I produce unique, easy to wear and eco-conscious jewellery inspired by the sea and the special moments we spend there.
My approach to jewellery design is intuitive, organic and led by the heart. I don’t take influence from mainstream fashion trends and instead draw my inspiration from the ocean and the small moments in our lives that take our breath away. I believe that jewellery should feel like a part of us, a part of our own story, and that idea is woven into everything I do. My previous creative career as Model Maker has provided me with an interdisciplinary and illustrative technique that is totally unique: it’s my hope that my work helps people to feel connected to the people and places that they love most.

address: Colchester, Essex

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Gemma Wightman Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: London   

Gemma Wightman makes an exciting range of hand thrown porcelain tableware. Exploring the wonders of porcelain, she manipulates forms so that they look as fresh as when they were first created on the potter’s wheel. Each piece entices you to touch it with their deep thrown lines and sumptuous curves. Gemma takes great pleasure in knowing that her pieces are an enjoyment to those that use them.

Gemma trained in the early 2000s, firstly at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design in Farnham and then on the Bath Spa University Ceramics degree course under the esteemed tutorage of Felicity Aylieff and Takeshi Yasuda.

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Georgina Ettridge Jewellery

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South East   

Georgina’s collections are sensitive, contemporary representations of organic forms, crafted in precious metal.  Styled to reflect the beauty of nature, she aims to create collections that capture the essence of contemporary elegance whilst retaining a timeless, classic feel.

Each piece is individually handmade using traditional techniques such as piercing, soldering, forging, engraving and stone setting to produce miniature, wearable sculptures.

Georgina graduated with a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Portsmouth in 1998 specialising in Three Dimensional Design. In 2011 she was the winner of the Craft&Design Magazine awards in the jewellery and precious metal section and is a committee member for the Association for Contemporary Jewellery (Wessex Group) and a founder member of Artful Events.

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Georgina Fowler

category: Ceramics   Jewellery & Silverware   

region: Midlands   

I’m a ceramic designer, I make slip cast earthenware vessels and bowls. These are all handmade using moulds I have also made. These are decorated with transfers with patterns that I have designed myself from my own drawings. These are inspired by fairy tales and the surreal.

I studied at Hereford College of Arts, graduating in Summer 2010.

I also make ceramic jewellery pieces, which are all handmade and have my transfers on them. My prices range from £10 – £130.

address: Hereford

telephone: 01432 352629

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Gillian Hulse

category: Glass   

region: South West   

Gillian makes kiln formed glass panels, bowls, arcs and dishes inspired by nature. Gillian also makes abstract pieces. She exhibits at craft fairs, markets and galleries.

address: 32 Knowle Lane, Wookey, Wells BA5 1LB

telephone: 01749 679967


Gorgeous Glass

category: Glass   

region: Wales   

I am a stained and fused glass maker living in Penarth, South Wales.
I have had a number of prestigious commissions, such as making the prizes for the Welsh Learner of the Year at the National Eisteddfod. I was also the first artist in the UK to be licensed by the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff to be able to use the centre and wording in my work.
I am interested in exploring the many possibilities offered by stained and fused glass, and my work includes door panels, wall panels, and jewellery, sometimes incorporating other materials such as copper wire.

address: Penarth, South Wales

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category: Paper   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

Grace & Favour Home is the work of Designer/Maker Rachael Rowe who works from her studio on Dartmoor to create unique gifts and homewares from beautiful fabrics, reclaimed vintage maps and sheet music. With a background Fashion Design, Rachael uses her extensive knowledge of sewing, craft and design to make every item to the highest […]

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