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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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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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Jean Cunion

category: Ceramics   

region: Yorkshire   

I handbuild ceramic stylised birds in the form of either a small vessel or, for larger birds, a jug. I use stoneware clay and decorate with underglaze colours, slip and glazes. My inspiration comes from the birds of the moors, coast and countryside of North Yorkshire and in my garden.

address: Whitby, N Yorks.


Jen Lithgo

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: North East   

I make Sterling silver jewellery by hand in my home studio in Gateshead. I’m hugely inspired by nature, in particular leaves, and am about to launch a new collection, inspired by waterlilies and lily pads. I use predominantly folding, scoring and forming techniques to realise my designs, and am looking forward to incorporating textural elements using a recently procured rolling mill.

Having studied jewellery while at university, I have remained immersed in craft and design and broadened my perspectives through Jewellery Sales and more recently as an Assistant Designer in an artist studio.

address: Gateshead

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Jennie McCall

category: Ceramics   

region: East Midlands   

I grew up in the beautiful Scottish Borders where the local industry was textiles. Many of my artistic influences come from all aspects of this industry and from the rich source of folklore and nature.

Working primarily in ceramics I create my homeware and figurative work in stoneware and more recently have developed a range of work in parian. All of the ceramic decals are from my own collection. These are sourced from daily walks and also from pressed flowers and scraps which I occasionally find to my delight in some of my favourite old childhood books.

I am so fortunate to work in a lovely studio placed perfectly in my garden overlooking the fields and hills of the Welland valley in Leicestershire.

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category: Paper   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

Paper pioneer Jennifer Collier creates exquisite sculptures from vintage recycled materials in conjunction with stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles. The papers serve as both the inspiration and the media for the work, with the narrative suggesting the forms. Through this marriage of unlikely materials old papers are transformed into something truly unique, delicate and […]

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category: Mixed Media & Recycled   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North East   

Jessica is a contemporary embroidery artist who works from her home studio just outside of Leeds, West Yorkshire.  Her colourful and contemporary work has been exhibited in various galleries across the UK and Europe and she is a a member of the Crafts Council’s Makers directory and renowned textiles group – Art Textiles Made in […]

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Jessica Langford

category: Ceramics   Jewellery & Silverware   Paper   

region: North East   

I am a Contemporary Applied Artist who specialises in illustrations, ceramics and jewellery pieces which express style, show personal identity and demand attention. Using innovative combinations of materials like silver, leather, rubber and ceramics, I create pieces which you not only want to grab and feel but HAVE to have.

email: J-LANGFORD1@LIVE.CO.UK


category: Ceramics   Leather   

region: South West   

The aesthetic and design of manufactured metal tins hasn’t changed for over 200 years. Fascinated by this curious fact, Jessica began to design and make ceramic pieces inspired by the characteristics and forms of metal tins through vitrified porcelain. A love for both cooking and eating has naturally influenced Jessica’s functional response within her designs. […]

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Jewellery by Kerry

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South East   

I make nature inspired jewellery using traditional silversmithing techniques. My jewellery designs explore texture and form using traditional processes of granulation and reticulation in gold and silver. I create a range of women’s jewellery from bespoke neckpieces through to feminine earrings and rings. Collections are inspired by organic growth patterns in the natural world, recreating natural formations in an art Nouveau style, and I am especially drawn to the sea. I use gold fusing, reticulation and granulation to create raised textured surfaces that entwine each piece. The work is often led by these technical explorations using them to play with scale, form and contrasting precious metals and semi precious stones to create aesthetically beautiful forms. My jewellery is unusual, feminine, organic and one of a kind.

address: High Wycombe, Bucks.

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Jewellery By Silvana

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: North West   

I design and make quirky, individual jewellery, using sterling silver and copper as well as incorporating enamel, glass, brass and semi-precious stones sometimes. I also use pewter for brooches, pendants and earrings as well as clocks, thermometers and tiny animal ornaments. Though I didn’t start off this way, my designs are now predominantly animal based as these have proved to be so popular, though I still do my signature gingerbreadmen and also the more elegant ranges that I started my career with a decade ago.
My prices range from £12 up to £35 at the moment. Based in my home studio in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, I have been studying, making and selling jewellery for 10 years but turned full-time only very recently.

address: Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire

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