National Maker Directory

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category: Paper   

region: West Midlands   

Using old and recycled materials I try to capture the detail and beauty found in nature. My work is influenced by plants, insects and found objects which I recreate in paper and arrange carefully into collections and dioramas. I like to evoke the sense of nostalgia and curiosity I get from studying nature and creating the items […]

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Kate Sproston Design

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

Founded in 2012, Kate Sproston Design creates embroidered gifts and products for the home. Based in the Midlands, UK, we strive for quality and craftsmanship in every piece. Having grown up in a household full of handmade toys and gifts, Kate has always understood the value of a beautifully made product, and the pride taken in creating the piece. This is why each of our products has been made with care from the highest quality materials available.

Incorporating this mantra with strong designs and a love for both traditional and contemporary embroidery, Kate Sproston Design offers fresh embroidered pieces for the modern home, some of which can be personalised for an extra special touch. All products are handmade in the UK, with care and attention to detail.

address: Whitestone, Nuneaton, Warwickshire

telephone: 07765675624

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Kate Whitehead Textiles

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

I am a textile artist and designer specialising in weave and embroidery. I enjoy working with paper and poor materials such as Calico, muslin, scrim and salvaged fabrics. My work often involves patching and mending; it has a feel of materials found and restored to produce desirable and treasured pieces. I produce unconventional artefacts that can be worn, hung or framed. The work explores the possibilities in the forgotten, overlooked and abandoned.

address: Chorlton, Manchester M21

telephone: 07875578006

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Kate Wood

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

Kate Wood has been making jewellery in one form or another since childhood. Largely self-taught, her work is informed by the natural world, tiny overlooked details, beautiful gemstones and a love of simple forms, aged finishes and vintage glamour.
After graduating with a French degree Kate worked as a museum archivist before launching her business in 2005. She started out selling her jewellery in London markets including Spitalfields and Portobello, where she developed her distinctively organic designs and began to attract the attention of boutiques and galleries.
Kate is now represented by several UK galleries and creates her jewellery collections completely by hand from her studio at the renowned Cockpit Arts in London’s Holborn.

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Katherine Fortnum Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: Midlands   

Hand built decorative ceramic sculptures inspired by structures in nature and particularly delicate natural forms; created through playful experimentation, pushing the limits of the fragility of the clay qualities within the forms through the ceramic process. Interesting qualities emerged as I began using smaller elements creating complex structures which were much more delicate. Each unique piece is extremely challenging and time consuming to make as every element is individually constructed.
Katherine graduated with BA (Hons) in Design Crafts, specialising in ceramics; from DeMontfort University 2013. Her workshop is based in Leicestershire, England.

You can find Katherine’s work at craft fairs throughout the year or via her website; where you will find a range of functional ceramics; including homewares, vases, bowls, coasters and more. Commissions Welcomed.

Katherine runs Ceramics workshops which are great for anyone looking to learn a new skill whilst creating something beautiful and unique. Whether there’s a specific item you wish to make or simply just to have a play and explore the world of clay, there’s a range of workshops available designed around you.

address: 15 Knoll Street, Market Harborough LE16 9QR

telephone: 07732789997

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: East Midlands   

Katherine Richmond is an award winning Contemporary Jewellery Artist based in Northamptonshire. Her work combines the luxury of precious metals with something altogether more ephemeral – the pages of old books. Inspired by the fleeting recollections of memory and the tensions between control and disorder, Katherine uses books as a symbol of permanence and longevity […]

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Kathryn Arbon Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

I have worked as a jewellery designer-maker for around twenty-five years, I have been teaching silver jewellery related processes for ten.

My jewellery is inspired by pattern and ancient script and also the natural coastal environment where I live. I particularly enjoy making limited edition and one-off pieces in precious metals incorporating unusual gemstones.

Some of my jewellery is made using the lost wax process. I carve the piece in wax first which enables me to create the sculptural forms needed in some of my designs. Other pieces are carefully formed and pierced by hand using a piercing saw.

Alongside my own work, I love to design and create one-off commissions from pre-loved jewellery for others to be handed down to future generations.

telephone: 07739226619

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email: Kate@seaandsilver.co.uk


category: 3D Sculptural Work   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: Yorkshire   

I’ve been lucky to always inhabit a world in which Selotape, string, paper and cereal boxes are plentiful…. And to have been surrounded by lovely folk who’ve encouraged me and put up with the mess! After initially training as a Theatre Designer, and working for several years in the Art education sector, I use these […]

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category: Ceramics   

region: East Midlands   

I produce hand-painted decorative porcelain jugs, cups, cake stands and brooches using a variety of slip casting and hand-building techniques. Each piece is essentially a canvas for decoration and collage as I combine drawings with found ephemera. I am inspired by nostalgia, old paper ephemera, vintage textiles and a love of drawing. I am fascinated […]

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Katie Essam, Contemporary Applied Art

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

I’m a mixed media textile artist. I use fabrics, threads, paper, paint, crochet, tatting, couching, free hand machine embroidery and appliqué combined sometimes with found items in my pieces. I love all things vintage, and the hidden beauty in the everyday thoroughly inspires me. I tend to frame or mount all my pieces.
I have a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Applied Art from the University of Hertfordshire, and graduated in 2011. I love to do commission work, working from a photo or an image, and am also very happy to customise any of my designs, changing fabrics and colours etc.

address: Watford, Herts.

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Katie Johnston

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

I make a range of colourful enamel jewellery inspired by nature and simple forms. The use of vitreous enamels provides me with the perfect medium to add vibrant colours to my designs and to play with different colour combinations. Inspiration comes from the many different forms, textures and patterns of the natural world, whether it’s a smooth beach pebble or a spiky teasel seed head.

address: Bristol

telephone: 0117 904 3779

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category: Ceramics   

region: North East   

Katie Lowe, contemporary designer/maker in the field of slip casting ceramics. With a focus on simplicity and the beauty within colour, material and form; Katie aims to create a range of artworks combining subtle gradients, miniature vessels and other complimenting materials. From small decorative pieces to large scale installations she strives to create a strong […]

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category: Ceramics   

region: North West   

Katie Timson has had a deep-rooted love and appreciation of nature for as long as she can remember. She enjoys walking and finds herself collecting all manner of interesting or beautiful objects such as feathers, rocks, pebbles, sea-glass, seed heads and fragments of bird’s eggshells whilst doing so. Their natural patterns, colour and texture provide […]

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: Wales   

Katie Victoria works at her studio in Swansea, South West Wales where she creates her collections. Working on a hand powered domestic knitting machine, she creates a variety of fabrics and products, from socks and scarves to blankets and cushions, combining high quality merino lambswool, bamboo and cotton yarns. Most products are currently designed and […]

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category: Ceramics   Printmaking   

region: Midlands   

Katrin Moye is a nationally recognised award winning ceramic artist, specialising in decorative domestic slipware. Her pattern designs are based on memories of domestic items from her childhood in the 1970’s, such as picture books, soft furnishings and wallpaper. Katrin’s still life range is based on her handmade tableware collection together with the decorative domestic […]

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Trained as a traditional jeweller, Katy Luxton creates vibrant silver and nylon jewellery. She takes her inspiration from mathematical models, geometric shapes and the interwoven curves, circles and figures produced by a Spirograph toy – the moment when a line becomes a form. Using simple but expressive lines, Katy employs hand techniques and new technology […]

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Kay Morgan

category: Fashion Accessories   Leather   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South West   

I design and makes leather purses, bags and accessories. Based in Bristol my range includes jewellery, corsages, hair accessories, small coin purses, large purses, clutch bags and handbags.

Every piece created is cut and assembled by hand ensuring it’s uniqueness. I enjoy experimenting with floral shapes, which are all individually hand cut to create dense areas of interesting texture, maximising the sculptural qualities of the soft nappa leather. The purses are lined with quirky coordinating patterned linings. All fabrics are carefully sourced so combinations keep changing in order to keep items individual. All items are hand-crafted with every detail carefully considered ensuring each item is both functional, beautiful and tactile. I enjoy creating beautiful containers such as purses and bags for people to carry around their treasured possessions, which are as beautiful on the inside as they are outside.

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Kerry Hastings

category: Ceramics   

region: London   

I explore themes such as harmony and discord, colour and form, silhouette and contour.  I make ceramic bowls by hand using coiling methods and add varying percentages of colouring oxides to stoneware clay and glaze the interiors in a contrasting colour.

telephone: 07714234861


Kim Davis Woodturner

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: Midlands   

I am a self-taught wood turner and forever learning. My working philosophy is ‘from the hands of the artist to the heart of the beholder’.
I create vessels and objects that have the clean, calm lines of a timeless form. Inspired by the intrinsic beauty of the native and exotic woods I use (all ethically sourced), I produce tactile shapes which have function at the same time as transcending into unique pieces of art by using the wood’s natural organic traits, often enhanced with various finishing techniques. My products range in size from bottle stoppers and bud vases through to larger bowls, vases and platters, to large statement pieces, including many natural edge pieces.

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Kirsty Freeman Design

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: East Midlands   

I have a passion for drawing, embellishment and colour, and love to translate the beautiful things that I see in this world into unique and special works of art. My work is mainly embroidery & print based, making everything from stitched cushions & bags, to printed cards & coasters. I am inspired by work that has a strong sense of imagery, and aim to create an essence of beauty in my designs through the use of drawing and pattern making.

I graduated from De Montfort University, Leicester, in 2017 with a 1st Class (Hons) Degree in Textile Design. Throughout my work, I aim to push techniques to the limit: for example, translating my research into designs through embellishment, print, or fabric construction. To create my stitch based products, I combine the use of digital embroidery technology with traditional hand embroidery and beading techniques.

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