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Eleanor Patton Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Scotland   

Eleanor Kerr-Patton is changing how we discuss mental illness through introspective kintsugi jewellery, created using ethically sourced materials. Recycled sterling silver encases shattered mirror, bonded by seams of golden dust. Signs of past damage become something to be admired and celebrated. In the tradition of Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing pottery with lacquer and gold dust, she endeavours to show the beauty of damaged things. The philosophy of Kintsugi – knowing that something is more beautiful for having been broken – treats damage and repair as part of the history of the object, rather than something to disguise. Each piece of jewellery is an outwardly visible representation of a journey often invisible to others.

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Eleanor Rogerson Enamel and Copper

category: Enamel   Jewellery and Silverware   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: North East   

I make copper and enamelled copper pieces such as wall hangings, bowls, tealight holders and jewellery.  I am mostly self-taught, starting from an enamelling taster course, where I fell in love with enamelling and wanted to learn more, which then inspired me to learn copper-working too.  For most items I make, I start with sheet copper which I cut and shape.  Some pieces I leave as copper, possibly with some patina, but others I then enamel using vitreous enamel.  I love seeing how each piece evolves, starting from a simple concept, but then guided by the materials themselves as they react to the processes.

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Elena Hall Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

Colourful handmade and hand knitted jewellery in recycled silver, copper and semi-precious stones. Elena Hall Jewellery combines age-old techniques with bright and modern hues, to create contemporary, structured and original jewellery drawing inspiration from embroidery.

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Elfn

category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: South West   

I am a felt maker, creating sculptural clothing and accessories. Inspired by the colours and textures in the nature that surrounds me, I use the Nuno wet felting technique to fuse merino wool and natural plant fibres onto cotton muslin and other natural fabrics to create unique textiles. I love to embellish and sew on the felt to create texture.
Inspired by a background in fine art printing and painting and then travelling the world, I discovered felt making in Switzerland and apprenticed with artist Sophie Prieur making felt for couture fashion. I started making felted wall hangings in 1999 and eventually moved onto the Elfn range of seamless clothing and accessories. I have exhibited in Switzerland and London and now work from my studio in the Somerset countryside, ever inspired by the beauty in English nature.

telephone: 0044 (0)7932095036

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Elin Isaksson Glass

category: Glass   

region: Scotland   

Elin makes contemporary hand blown glass for gifts, decoration and lighting. All glass is made by Elin in her glass blowing studio in Alloa, Central Scotland. Clients are individuals and businesses looking for modern bespoke sculpture, panels, awards and corporate gifts. Elin sells her glass in galleries and online.

address: Unit 1 Alloa Maker's Village, Ludgate, Alloa, Fife FK10 2DE

telephone: 07968 871439


Elizabeth Designs

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I take a fresh approach to the design and making of silver jewellery, using inspirations such as flight in nature. I aim to design pieces that embody different perspectives, so each piece can be worn in several different ways. I have built a collection of high quality and detailed work over a number of years – my main technique is piercing, and I have used lace to emboss silver, making each piece original.

address: Hove, BN3 5DD

telephone: 07760 406051

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Elizabeth Duncan Meyer

category: Ceramics   Furniture & Wood   

region: London   

Elizabeth is a painter, print-maker and sculptor. Widely travelled, Elizabeth’s work is influenced by themes of international culture and many vivid colours she encounters on location.

Having studied painting at the central school of art from 1960 – 1963, Elizabeth moved to Paris in 1979 to learn print-making at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts and at the Goetz and Hayter studios. She then setup as a Print-maker herself, exhibiting annually at the Salon D’Automne.

She recently completed a Diploma in Figurative Sculpture at the Heatherley School. Her Sculpture and Wood-Carving compliment the expressionism and abstraction of her painting.

address: London

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Elizabeth Everett Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

Elizabeth creates and hand makes jewellery from her workshop in Kent. She uses gemstones and precious metals in her designs. Her Collections are often inspired by her love of the sea, ancient tales and poetry. Her Silk Road and Kaguya Hime collections are inspired by such narratives. As well as providing jewellery to galleries and exhibiting at various jewellery fairs and shows, Elizabeth also undertakes individual commissions for clients throughout Europe.

telephone: 07881590775

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Ellie Pearce Cushion Designs

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

I paint my vibrant designs in acrylic from photographs I take in and around the beautiful Devon countryside where I live, and also from my colourful garden. My inspirations include flowers, sea life, wildlife, my imagination, and ideas given to me by friends. I make my cushions in natural luxury cotton with my hand painted design printed on the front panel of the cover and either a plain natural luxury cotton luxurious polyester velvet using a complimenting colour for the back panel, which has a concealed zip fastening. My range includes something to complement any home, and I am excited to be developing a new outdoor cushion range for 2020.

address: Nr Winkleigh, Devon

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category: Ceramics   

region: North West   

I’ve been making sculptural ceramic vessels and handmade tiles for over fifteen years and work in my studio at home overlooking the garden in the beautiful Peak District National Park. When making I design with clay, allowing the material to partly dictate the direction the piece takes rather than staring blankly at an empty page […]

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