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Izabela Motyl

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I make jewellery and accessories mostly using crochet hook. I am inspired by this technique and its versatility. All my life I am learning new things about this and finding new ways to use it. My work is made 99% from natural materials, semiprecious stones and silver, sometimes I use gold vermeil in my jewellery, too. I like to think that my designs offer something unique for people seeking something special.

address: Taplow SL6 0NQ

telephone: 07988037296

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J&D Field Contemporary Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North West   

John and Dawn Field have worked together since graduating in the late 1980’s. They collaborate on several jewellery ranges. In one, stencils are rolled into silver, then, rather than making matching partners, one earring will have a vividly coloured stone and the other will have some brass decoration.

John also works on one-off pieces. His treatment of the richly coloured natural materials give them a timeless and sometimes mystical feel. The jewellery often has its own stand or lives in its own box. Meanwhile, Dawn draws on her Fine Art background, using strong imagery including mythical creatures such as Pegasus.

address: P.O. Box 228, Holmfirth HD9 9BF

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Jan Hinchliffe McCutcheon

category: Jewellery and Silverware   Metalwork   

region: North East   

My degree in jewellery and silversmithing at Loughborough College of Art and Design in 1977 equipped me to pursue a career as a designer maker of jewellery. I aim to design jewellery with originality and a distinctive character. The soft ripple texture surface silver is a tactile feature of many pieces.

I use jewellery hand working techniques with materials such as silver, gold, gold leaf, ebony and textile. My work is exhibited in the UK at shows such as ‘Origin’ London, ‘Art in Action’ Oxfordshire and Stroud International Textiles Festival. International exhibitions have featured my jewellery in Boston, USA; South Korea; Japan; Germany; Spain; Poland and Slovakia. I have a piece of jewellery in mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) International Jewellery Collection. Work is also bought by UK and overseas private collectors.

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Jan Horrox Textiles

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South East   

My craft is knitted textiles made on a domestic knitting machine using mainly Scottish lambswool. I completed a 3 year diploma in Fashion/Textiles at Walthamstow Art School following which I worked with James Park couture knitwear for 2 years. The 1980’s saw the launch of Jan Horrox fashion knitwear – hand-made in the UK. This sold to high profile boutiques and the US and Japan, as well as from my stall in Covent Garden, but in 2005 I decided to downsize and sell retail only from craft fairs and online from my website.

My present range of knitwear is constructed from lambswool using domestic hand machines. Some fabrics are felted by washing. This produces a soft and durable fabric which is ideal for accessories and homewares. I have recently begun to use embellishing techniques with free machine embroidery onto this fabric, drawing images inspired by my country surroundings.

address: Cromer, Norfolk

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Jan Simon Design

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I design, create and teach contemporary fine silver jewellery using precious metal clay (PMC). PMC allows me to create individual and 3-dimensional pieces that are tactile and feel almost soft to the touch. My work is a pleasure to wear; the organic and textual designs are influenced by the properties and adaptability of the clay and I take much of my artistic inspiration from the marine surroundings of my hometown of Leigh-on-Sea. My latest work is all about exploring the possibilities of sculptural construction.

address: Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1NN

telephone: 07850579439

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category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

I believe the small pleasures of life should be treasured. For me one aspect of this involves using everyday items made in mouthwatering colours which make me smile. I love to make pots that are functional, pretty and unique. My pottery is thrown on a wheel and then decorated with coloured slips, a transparent glaze […]

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Jane Crockett

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Jane Crockett makes silver jewellery using reticulation and enamelling and her work is strongly informed by the environment. She makes bracelets, brooches, earrings, necklaces and rings.

address: 27 Pitt Farm, Exeter Road, Wellington TA21 9PY


Jane Geeson

category: Glass   

region: South West   

I am an enamel artist and I make panels and kiln fired enamel light switches which I sell from my studio in Bristol. Designs include flowers and animals, cityscapes and fun designs for children and I am also happy to take commissions.

address: Bristol

telephone: 07866957716


Jane Kearns Silver

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Jane has a small workshop at home in Yeoford, near Crediton, Mid-Devon. She designs and creates individual, elegant pieces of silver jewellery for women, men and children. Many are one-offs and she enjoys taking commissions for something particularly personal. She also has a line of quirky animal shapes.
Her designs tend to take organic shapes and her inspiration is the natural world. She uses sterling silver, cut, shaped, engraved, textured and polished, and Precious Metal Clay, which is moulded, carved and fired, to create fresh and beautifully wearable designs.

telephone: 01363 84609


Jane Lindsey

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Scotland   

In 2000 Jane Lindsey left her office job as Curator of British Art at the University of Glasgow, moved to a small holding near Loch Lomond and began to create textiles based on life around her. Her studio is a 1970s silver airstream caravan, parked in the middle of her cut flower garden.
Jane uses freehand machine embroidery, along with recycled fabrics and Yorkshire wool, to make quirky and contemporary badges, mirrors, notebooks and cushions. Each item is individually embroidered by Jane and no two are ever exactly alike. Her use of line is influenced by her study of prints, particularly of the early to mid C20th, her subject matter by the animals, plants and vintage vehicles that surround her.
When she is not sewing or gardening she spends time getting away to the west coast of Scotland with her family in Dougal the bright orange VW campervan.

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Jane Macintosh

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

All my jewellery is individually made using traditional goldsmithing techniques. I work principally with silver and 18ct gold which I often combine to give subtle contrasts of tone and colour, sometimes oxidising the silver for a stronger contrast. I also seek out beautiful and unusual stones in their natural forms to create unique pieces of jewellery which are sculptural objects in themselves. Inspired by the Bauhaus movement and by the urban landscape in which I live and work, my minimalist designs are made with close attention to detail.

telephone: 020 77204265

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category: Printmaking   

region: South West   

I am a printmaker with a passion for pattern and the absurd. When I was 7 I won an art prize at school. The headmaster held it upside down and I was (quietly) furious. I live in the vibrant city of Bristol in a very untidy house with my family. I have a loft studio where […]

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Jane Orton

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   North West   

My work is inspired by natural textures and includes necklaces, pendants, cufflinks and earrings. I like to take items such as a petal, an acorn or a piece of coral and reproduce them in silver, often with contrasting textures, semi-precious stones or a gold highlight. I use traditional jewellery bench methods including electro-forming and casting. Prime Minister Theresa May wore a necklace I made for her on numerous occasions, including the last EU summit and for her resignation speech.

address: Ashbourne, Derbyshire

telephone: 07973 338 985

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: East Midlands   

Jane makes bold, playful, wooden jewellery which she turns and paints by hand.  A graduate of the Royal College of Art she has established her studio near the North Norfolk Coast where she also manages a small woodland which provides a sustainable supply of timber for her work. Jane enjoys working with geometric forms, repetition […]

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Jane Sleator

category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

Stoneware ceramics, hand thrown on the wheel and shaped to produce unique, decorative as well as functional pieces.

My work explores the contrasts between rough and smooth, natural and man-made, as each piece is individually decorated inspired by the intricate designs found in wood bark.

address: Longdene, Old Lane, Knebworth SG3 6AF

telephone: 01438 811361

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Jane Suchodolski Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

My craft is ceramics. My inspiration is from the world around me – the Cornish flora and fauna – people, trees, birds, flowers, horizontal rain and not least, the sea. My use of form, colour and tone in my studio work depends on how the clay is, my own input and the firing. I have several core designs: thrown work is in porcelain or local stoneware and I hand-build using porcelain paper-clay. I make almost all my own glazes and my work is twice-fired.

address: St Austell, Cornwall

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Janet Downes

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

I make jewellery mainly using silver sheet and wire in a variety of techniques. I also use PMC to make pure silver chip beads which I incorporate into jewellery made with semi-precious chip beads.

I started with courses at the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery where I had a lot of fun and learned the basics. I gradually collected my own tools and have recently acquired my own workshop at home where I enjoy experimenting to see what will work. I find it inspirational to be able to live and work amongst the hills, beaches, seas and skies of Cornwall.

address: Fowey, Cornwall

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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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category: Enamel   Glass   Leather   

region: South West   

Janine Partington is a designer-maker based in Bristol who combines the traditional craft of enamelling with fresh, clean, contemporary design to create framed panels, jewellery and sculptures. Enamelling is the art of fusing glass onto metal. Janine creates intricate hand-cut stencils which she then lays on to copper. Her stencils are in the main inspired […]

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

I am a textile artist based in a South Northamptonshire village where I work from my home studio drawing, designing and stitching. My work is about imagination, memories and childhood narratives and is greatly influenced by the visual experience of observing life when I am in Denmark, Norfolk and the South West of England. I […]

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