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Hannah Coates

category: Jewellery & Silverware   Mixed Media & Recycled   

region: Wales   

I work from my home in Bethesda, North Wales surrounded by my collection of art created by friends and family, vintage treasures and charity shop finds. These are all a great source of inspiration within my jewellery making.
I have always had a fascination with colour and wanted somehow to bring it into my work. I became very conscious of the amount of colour in packaging that we simply discard and throw away, in particular the rich jewel like colours in some plastic bottles and confectionery wrappers.

Having a keen interest in re-using and recycling, I decided to utilise these materials and have since been developing my jewellery from recycled plastics, foils, semi precious stones, reclaimed beads and silver. I have been making jewellery since leaving college in 1991 and my work has been shown in many exhibitions and galleries around the UK.

address: Bethesda LL57 3ST

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category: Furniture & Wood   

region: South East   

Design is my passion and since 2010 I have been creating bespoke contemporary furniture. Every item is individually handcrafted in my workshop in Kent where I moved back to after graduating in Furniture and Product Design from Nottingham Trent University. I pride myself on designing unique, beautiful and innovative products with a creative flair from […]

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category: Paper   

I am a wood and paper artist employing traditional woodworking techniques to produce tactile bespoke artworks for exhibition, installation and commission. My process combines two materials that began at the same source. Paper, a short-term material is recycled to create a new shape and texture thus extending their journey. As the pieces are wood worked […]

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category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: Scotland   

As a child Hannah Louise Lamb spent a lot of time on the beaches of Cornwall. As she grew up she discovered a love, and a great talent, for creating beautiful things inspired by those very same Cornish beaches she adored as a small girl. With a first class honours from Glasgow School of Art’s […]

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category: Ceramics   

region: Scotland   

Freshly poured wet slip is delicious, poured or trailed over the surface of a pot it looks good enough to eat and I never tire of working with it. My pots are all thrown on the wheel in a red earthenware clay and decorated with coloured slips before being finished with a rich honey glaze. […]

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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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category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

Hanne Rysgaard is a ceramic designer-maker working in Bristol since 2001. She creates unique collections of colourful and FUNctional porcelain ceramics and jewellery. Her work is infused with love & life & colour & joy, all unified by a strong foundation in good craftsmanship, functionality and attention to detail. Hanne has been the maker of […]

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HanneMADE

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Mixed Media & Recycled   Printmaking   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Yorkshire   

I am a teacher and artist living and working in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. I was an art teacher with a degree in Visual Arts and Culture, but 10 years ago I wanted to develop my own practice away from school and discovered an outlet for my ideas and creativity through completing a City and Guilds in embroidery, and my business, HanneMADE, was started.

I love mixing media together and the theme of journeys runs throughout my work, be they my own journeys collecting inspiration or my materials’ journey, as I upcycle where possible. I use a range of techniques in my work from mono screen printing, digital printing, college, many textile techniques, print… and I love to stitch, be that with my machine or by hand. I produce a range of pieces of work from unique framed pieces, pieces to wear (brooches and pendants) and greeting cards.

address: Brighouse, West Yorkshire

telephone: 07968 591009

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Harriet Caslin

category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

Design led porcelain lighting and functional tableware are handcrafted in small batches from Harriet’s boat house studio on Mersea Island, off of the Essex coast. Influenced by her Scandinavian roots, Harriet’s designs focus on simple form, linear patterned design and soft contrasting colours to invite a tactile approach to her work.

“My work is all about appealing to the senses. I love the idea of someone using one of my designs and enjoying these little details; how comfortable the cup feels in their hands when drinking tea, how the colourful light transforms a room when it’s turned on. To me this is what creates an enduring and enjoyable relationship between the person and the functional objects that they use every day…”

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HayleyGlassDesigns

category: Glass   

region: London   

Hayley Gammon works mainly in small ranges, as the ethos of her work is ‘handmade’ Glass Blown technique. Working in small ranges means that she is able to keep a keen eye on development, with the work evolving and adapting with her skills, whist maintaining a theme in her work.
With glass there is always something to learn and a new skill to master. It has a huge element of problem solving and demands quick thinking on your feet – this drives the artist and keeps the work fresh and exciting. Hayley enjoys making work and keeping the work accessible. She has developed a range of work that uses intense colours and simple forms. Prices range from £35 to £350.
Hayley feels privileged to work in this industry and would not see herself doing anything else.

telephone: 07999105276

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Heartfelt by Liz

category: Fashion Accessories   

region: Scotland   

Heartfelt by Liz has been in business since 1996 and has developed a wide range of unique wool creations and specialist skills in textile crafts. In 2012 Heartfelt Studio from Ayrshire moved to Argyll to the stunning Victorian Railway Station at Dalmally. It is a working station and the Studio and gallery are set amongst the stunning Highlands landscape.
I use a lot of the local native wools and plant material to dye my work. Apart from running workshops from the Studio, I supply a huge range of fibre products in the shop. We have a full range of equipment for many textile crafts here at the studio as well as our own native rare breed sheep. I hold an NDSF in floristry and studied Millinery at Cardonald College and Fashion and design and pattern construction. I have travelled to teach in many countries such as Mongolia, America and Norway.

address: Dalmally Railway Station, Callender/Oban Line, Dalmally, Argyll and Bute PA33 1AA

telephone: 01838200934

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

I come from a family of sheep farmers and weavers, with a court dress maker in the mix too so I feel I have fibres in my blood stream. Mum and Dad met in a textile mill, so there you go it was inevitable!  My wonderful Granny Mary taught me to stitch at an early […]

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Hedge and Hog: Designs and Prints

category: Printmaking   

region: North West   

I am a printmaker, working primarily with linocuts and collagraph techniques. I am a trained Architect and completed my PhD in 2004. My handmade, limited edition prints are all made from my original sketches that are inspired by my life around me, and by seeing the beauty in the mundane. You will also see a layered colour palette, often bright but muted, and subtle. I aim to create prints that can inspire a smile, a memory, and a piece of art that you can form your own personal associations with.
Having studied Architectural Conservation, mark-making is of specific interest and how different surfaces and cutting methods can give individuality to a piece. With price range mostly between £15-£65, they are an affordable means to collect original, handmade and unique art.

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Helen Bolland Shibori Pleated Silk

category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: North West   

Helen’s passion and aspiration is to create striking and original fabrics of complexity and beauty; whose colours appear to ripple and pulsate, shifting chameleon-like as light diffuses across their unique textures.
​Drawing her inspiration from the natural world – exotic birds, sea creatures, flora, the living landscape, ​Helen’s interpretation of the ancient Eastern craft of Shibori has two distinctive elements, bringing together the artisan and the artist, a union of control with the uncontrollable.
​The creation by hand of the pleats is a practical, mechanical, steady, reliable and very time-consuming process; the dyeing process is far less predictable, as the dyes are given free rein to blend and flow. There is an empathy with the sculptor who feels her role is to release the creation already hidden within her materials.

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category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South West   

Helen has been designing award winning jewellery since she created ‘Helen Brice Designs’ in 2000. Bridging the gap between classical and contemporary jewellery, warm precious metals in unusual finishes are combined with the beautiful tones of natural gemstones. Drawing inspiration from architectural and organic forms with naturally occurring textures & patterns such as crystal structures, […]

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Helen Burgess Jewellery

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South East   

I am a self taught silversmith, working with traditional techniques in sterling silver and the occasional hint of gold, along with pieces made from Precious Metal Clay. I love to create hammered effects on sterling silver. With the precious metal clay I enjoy discovering new textures and contrasting bright silver with oxidized silver. The precious metals are often combined with precious and semi precious stones to create contrasts of colour and texture. My designs have been inspired by nature, art and love of colour and texture.

address: Colchester, Essex


category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

Helen studied Art and Design at Loughborough College of Art, specialising in ceramics and gaining a B.A. Honours. Then culminated her studies by attaining a place at the Royal College of Art and graduating with a Degree of Master of Arts. In 1996 Helen formed a ceramic workshop designing and making functional tableware, widely exhibiting […]

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category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South West   

Salisbury based jeweller Helen Noakes is widely recognised in the jewellery community for her beautifully executed work in resin and silver. Following a chance discovery of a single set of miniatures and a book on resin, Helen quickly developed an obsession with combining the two into her varied and stunning collection. Now selling across the country […]

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

With a background in fine art textiles and printmaking, Helen works from her studios perched at the top of her Cornish garden, amidst plants and flowers bursting with colour. From here she has fabulous views across fields and down to the water. This view provides endless inspiration and inspires sketches and drawing for her collections. These Cornish-inspired designs […]

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Helena Rudkin Handmade Jewellery

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: Midlands   

Helena Rudkin Handmade Jewellery is handcrafted by Helena who individually makes each piece in her Derbyshire Dales workshop.
Helena is intrigued by the narratives conveyed through the making process and draws inspiration from the construction, forming and manipulation of reticulated and fused silver. She has always needed to handle and play with her materials to understand their unique qualities and potential. She takes pleasure in the surprise of discovering a new form or texture or a new way of handling a material which changes its appearance and gives it a new identity.
Helena completed her fine art and education degree in Lincoln with first class honours and has used her artistic talents to educate the younger generation and develop her own creative journey.

telephone: 07821156951

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