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category: Glass   Metalwork   Mixed Media and Recycled   Paper   Printmaking   

region: East Midlands   

I am a jewellery designer and silversmith based at Yorkshire Artspace in Sheffield. I recently graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a Master of Arts Degree in Design (Jewellery & Metalwork), with Distinction. My work aims to capture the essence of beauty, fragility and preciousness of details found in the botanical landscape, usually overlooked unless […]

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North East   

Judith Brown has been stitching wire jewellery since 2004. All things textile have always been a big part of Judith’s life, from learning to sew and knit with her Mum to completing her degree in Embroidery, stitching was a constant. “Discovering I could stitch with wire and create intricate forms that seem delicate yet are […]

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Judith Peterhoff Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

I hand-make contemporary jewellery having studied in the Netherlands. I take inspiration from the human form, showcasing the natural beauty in the characteristics that make us stand out.

With my work I emphasize perceived imperfections to celebrate individuality.

I find inspiration in small things like the freckles on our face or the beauty mark on a cheek.

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

region: Midlands   

My illustrative practice explores the importance of storytelling and imagination. I draw with wire, pencil and stitch; intricately working dense areas of traditional embroidery and needlepoint stitches into metal gauzes and figuratively manipulated wire lines. I combine my hand embroidered wire work with observational drawing and screen printing techniques onto fabric and paper grounds to […]

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: East Midlands   

A collector by nature, I draw inspiration from fragments, curiosities and hidden treasures. Fascinated by the minute and delicate, I use a variety of traditional and contemporary jewellery making techniques, combining precious and natural materials embellished with vintage finds. From dainty studs to tumbling neckpieces, I enjoy creating intriguing, eclectic and feminine jewellery, inviting the […]

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Julia Wright

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North West   

The soft forms of weather worn pebbles, the repeated structure of moss and lichen growth and patterns in clusters of barnacles, inspire my jewellery.

I use combinations of hand-pierced and domed silver and copper with added textile details to create wearable pieces that echo these shapes. The contrast between the textures of metal and crochet/felt fibres enables me to explore the tactile qualities of each material and I enjoy the very different processes involved in making each element.

address: Worsley, Manchester

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Julie Vernon Mosaics

category: Ceramics   Glass   Mosaics   Stone   

region: Midlands   

I produce vibrant contemporary wall hung mosaics working with a mixture of materials from vitreous glass and ceramic through to natural marble and slate. I also like to incorporate individual pieces of vintage porcelain or worn down ceramic found washed ashore British beaches to give my work a greater depth, with each fragment holding a hidden history or journey of its own.

I produce mosaic panels, commissioned house numbers and personalised wedding hearts and am also showing my work in exhibitions.

address: Edwalton, Nottingham

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Julieann Worrall Hood

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Metalwork   

region: South West   

Julieann is a graduate of the Tapestry Department, Edinburgh College of Art and is a Crafts Council Award recipient. She has developed her love of eccentric weaving into three dimensions to create lively and whimsical woven wire animals, birds and figures suitable for indoor and outdoor display.

Julieann strives to capture the essence of her subject through quick sketches translated directly into sculpture. She now lives in Wiltshire and spends hours sketching in the fields around her home and studio from where she also runs workshops and courses.

Examples of Julieann’s tapestry and sculptural forms can be found in public and private collections nationally, including the V&A. In Spring 2012 she was commissioned to design and create 50 new wire sculptures for The Conran Shop inspired by the ethos “Less is More’.

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

Juliet Bowmaker designs and makes contemporary jewellery. She works with semi-precious stones, pearls and precious metals to create coherent pieces of jewellery. Organic and textured forms dominate the designs and Juliet has recently launched a collection using sea-glass. Her aim in each piece is to capture an individual mood of understated elegance. She lives and […]

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Juliette Purdy

category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

I work in ceramics, focusing on the idiosyncrasy of the human personality – exploring the challenge of penetrating outward appearances. I hope my work ignites a spark of recognition and has a playfulness; a sense of belonging to both past and present. Early British figurative pottery such as Staffordshire and Royal Doulton are inspirational but, to me, they have a perfection that’s unreal. An artist’s handmade piece reveals the figure’s individuality, making it accessible, expressing humanity and vulnerability.
I use porcelain paper-clay and vintage found objects. When fired to stoneware, porcelain can often move about serendipitously, shrinking up to 15%. The result is snow-white clay, which I juxtapose with colourful decals, and a transparent stoneware glaze, referencing the Figure’s prominent history.

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category: Ceramics   

region: Wales   

Since leaving college in 1998 I have been working solely with hand built porcelain- creating semi functional pieces. My work addresses the boundaries between function and decoration. I look at objects that are used on a daily basis; like the form of a jug and create pieces that move away from function and are more […]

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KAH Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: North West   

I am a contemporary studio potter. My inspiration is taken from the beautiful Cumbrian landscapes in which I live. I use a range of techniques such as raku, slab built pots and slip casting. I use plants picked from my garden to print into the clay along with using textured rollers and the sgraffito technique to hand draw into my work. My aim is to bring the beauty of nature into the home and garden. I practise with many different clays and recently, I have created my own paper clay recipe to create delicate pieces for the home.

address: Carlisle, Cumbria

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Karen Dawn Curtis

category: Ceramics   

region: Wales   

Karen has produced predominantly aesthetic art pieces for many years but has recently rediscovered throwing and has become struck by the unique appeal of ceramics as functional art. Inspired by the Brecon Beacons, her ‘Home’ collection explores the point where beauty and practical purpose meet.

Always fascinated by the naked surface of clay, Karen adds oxides to the clay body to create the exterior colours without having to mask the natural texture of the material. The interior surfaces are glazed to ensure that they are food safe. In developing these glazes, she’s discovered a rich palette of colours which are reminiscent of South Wales itself. This work is art which will be touched, used and treasured.

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Wales   

I love experimenting with precious metals, especially silver, to create tactile, interesting pieces that invite the wearer to engage with them. I love clean, contemporary designs, often geometric and sculptural with unusual, organic surface patterns and textures. My pieces are inspired by everyday emotions and situations as well as the beautiful natural world we live […]

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category: Ceramics   Printmaking   

region: Yorkshire   

My first experience of clay was at high school where I first learnt to throw on the potters wheel. In 1994 I gained a 1st class degree at the University of Wolverhampton before studying for my MA in Ceramics and Glass at The Royal College of Art, London. I now live and work in West […]

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Kat Zahran Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I began making jewellery in 2007 and have not looked back since, setting up Kat Zahran Jewellery in 2009. My jewellery has a distinct style, mixing gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones and oxidisation to provide pieces which are highly distinctive and modern yet extremely wearable. I am also a specialist in fine wire work for more delicate pieces.

address: Hove

telephone: 07712260273


category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

Kate became a studio jeweller in 2003, exhibiting collections in galleries and at exhibitions throughout the UK and Ireland. Whilst on her degree Kate found a natural affinity working with metal and spent long hours making intricate models to help her visualise her designs. She has always promoted craftsmanship and quality of making in her […]

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category: Ceramics   

region: Wales   

My passions are for clay and plants, which stems from my occupation as a gardener. I combined both these interests on my degree course in ceramics at Cardiff School of Art & Design. Since graduating in 2009, I have worked in a shared ceramic studio exploring the effects of shape, pattern, silhouettes, shadows, and contrasts […]

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Kate Holdsworth Designs

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

Kate’s jewellery collections are all inspired by textiles, whether it is knitting with yarn and fusing this with glass, or taking the inspiration from knitted patterns and textures and translating this into silver. Kate has several collections that are linked by a textile theme but each has a different feel and look. Kate Holdsworth is a jewellery designer maker. She has always been fascinated with the tactile textural qualities of knit. While studying at Bucks New University she became intrigued with the contrasting textures that could be achieved by juxtaposing knit with other materials. Kate went on to develop her love of contrasting materials on her MA at Nottingham Trent University where she produced an innovative process of fusing knit and glass together to create a unique composite textile. This led Kate to a year’s placement on the Design Space Programme developing new jewellery products. Since Design Space she has set up a collective with 10 other jewellery designer makers at Quarter Studios where she shares a workshop within the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter.

address: Unit 6, Quarter Studios, 85 Spencer Street, Birmingham B18 6DE

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category: Furniture & Wood   

region: Midlands   

I create bespoke sculptural lighting from my studio in Royal Leamington Spa. Each piece is made to order and as such all are unique and individual.  I work carefully with clients to identify aesthetic and practical requirements to achieve visually striking, engaging, functional statement pieces and additions for interiors, both home and commercial. I created ‘Matrix’ […]

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