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maribru knitwear

category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: London   

I am a textile designer maker knitting garments and accessories. I create pieces which are timeless because they do not follow trends and unique in style since they combine different traditional techniques in a personal way. My items are a mix of machine knitting, crocheting and/or hand knitting, all finished by hand with attention to quality and detail, my work has a strong focus on handmade craft. I use pure undyed organic Shetland wool, I bring my Italian aesthetic sense to a material that comes from landscapes, traditions and a way of life so different from my own and is usually knitted into traditional motifs like fair isle patterns. The use of only undyed wool is a central aspect of my work: the colours that come naturally from the sheep are rich and warm and help me create my personal style, which is rustic in the textures of the garments, romantic but also chic, simple and contemporary. My prices go from around £30 for wristwarmers to around £240 for a jumper, with most other items in between these prices.

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email: info@maribru.co.uk


category: Ceramics   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Yorkshire   

Marie Canning was created in 2012 by marie when she finished her Three Dimensional Design degree at Manchester School of Art that year. Working from her studio in hebden bridge, she now makes jewellery and bridal accessories, available at gallery shops and bridal boutiques throughout the UK and in New Zealand, Australia and the US. […]

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Mark Cooke

category: Stone   

region: Wales   

Originally with a background in decorating my interest in interiors and design has developed rapidly in recent years. In particular I wanted to see how stone could be used to make discrete or statement features, wall pieces, free standing objects and even items for personal adornment. My design ideas come from geological structures, a minimalist design ethos and unplanned inspiration. I also want to bring to eye level the beauty and textures inherent in Welsh slate, a material so often used for flooring etc. The ability to cleave or split slate expanded the versatility of this sexy lithified mudstone. Other working methods revolve around wet cutting and finishing. I also have a range of elegant and beautiful slate jewellery in the form of pendants which are suitable for both sexes.

telephone: 07775 740583


category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

Mark Fenn is a contemporary studio jeweller with a BA (Hons)degree in Silversmithing, Goldsmithing and Jewellery from UCA. Mark uses the ancient Korean technique of Keum-boo (Korean for “attached” gold) using 24ct Gold foil and Sterling silver. By using this technique each piece within a collection is slightly different and unique. Mark’s studio work is […]

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Mark Hilde

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Ceramics   Stone   

region: South West   

The influence of the coastal environment of West Wales, my childhood landscape, and the natural beauty of Dorset, where I now live, permeate the sculptural ceramics that I produce.
A background in precision engineering has trained me to work with a meticulous eye for tight tolerances, refined lines and defined angles.
My interests in nature and contemporary architecture have been incorporated to create pieces that contain the essence of natural forms in shapes that have clarity of line and beauty in simplicity.
All my work is handbuilt using slabs of stoneware clay and I construct each piece individually without the aid of moulds. The modelling and carving of the finer detail ensures each piece is unique. Following bisque firing to 1000°C, I apply my own glazes and finally fire to 1250°C.
I gained my BA Ceramics degree at West Wales School of the Arts in 2007.

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category: Furniture & Wood   

region: South West   

My work centres on the turning and sculpting of forms in native and home grown timbers to which I may add texture, colour, mixed media and found objects. Inspiration for my work comes from the shapes, textures and colours found in nature within my local environment as well as walking in woodland, the countryside, visits […]

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North East   

Based in the North East of England, I am an artist whose work is influenced by the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors where I grew up. Using colours and textures and absorbing the sounds and feelings from the landscape. I hand embroider my artwork in my home studio and on location. It fascinates me how tiny […]

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Martin Urmston : Handwood Furniture

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: Midlands   

When asked at school which O levels I wanted to take, top of my list was woodwork simply because I enjoyed it. An A level then a college diploma with City and Guilds from High Wycombe College (now Bucks Uni.) followed. After 7 years the luxury of life as a student finished: I however continued woodworking, practising and honing my skills. The desire to design and make my own furniture professionally never diminished and in May 2008 I took the plunge. I now spend my days in a converted stable block pursuing my vocation.
Trees are truly beautiful things and wood is a wondrous natural material taking decades to grow. Each piece that I make I view as an opportunity to create an object of beauty that can be treasured for generations.

address: Nr Ludlow, Shropshire

telephone: 01584 856333

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Mary Cutchee

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

Following training at art colleges in St Albans, Stoke-on-Trent and London I received a BA (Hons) in 1980, and have spent the last 38 years teaching and making ceramics in Ireland, Canada and the UK.

Now based in Devon with a workshop on the Dartington Estate, I use local ‘wild’ clay that I dig and prepare myself to make pots inspired by the Devon landscape. I use a combination of thrown, pinch, coil and slab techniques to give each pot a unique appearance and character as the different clays create serendipitous patterns on the surface of the pot. Though glazed inside, the tactile un-glazed outer surface of the pot offers the hand a deeper connection with the clay, and the land itself. Made by hand, my pots are meant to be held and touched as much as looked at. Prices start at £30 for small pots.

address: umcutchee@gmail.com

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email: umcutchee@gmail.com


Mary McFadden

category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

My work is handmade using slab built techniques with textures and leaves to create a woodland, meadow feel. I am inspired by the countryside walks where I live.

address: Kingswood, Kent ME17

telephone: 07958 629471

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Maureen Carr Knitwear

category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: South West   

I have been designing and creating hand-loomed knitwear for many years. My experience has been gained in fashion houses in both London and abroad. The business is run on the value of high quality products and the knitwear collection is, therefore, made using the finest yarns.
I love to create garments which “move” when worn and try to produce fluid, elegant pieces which are also versatile and can be worn for a range of occasions. As an experienced knitwear designer, I am able to create made-to-measure garments with just three measurements. My broad-based clientele regularly return for more bespoke knitwear due to the high quality products and made-to-measure fit.

address: Exeter, Devon

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Maxine Shattock

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

My craft is mainly felt making. My inspirations are my love for animals, wildlife and my fortunate surroundings of the beach and the nearby Somerset Levels. My techniques include both wet and needle felting, with the occasional embroidery, either by hand or freehand machine embroidery.

address: Burnham-on-Sea, TA8 2PP

telephone: 01278 782881

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Me by Amma Gyan

category: Fashion Accessories   Jewellery and Silverware   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: London   

Beautiful and contemporary. Practical, with a nod to all things Bohemian. Me by Amma Gyan is a collection of handmade accessories and home wares made using ethically sourced materials.

One offs of a few of a kind each piece is made with attention to detail by Amma Gyan.

telephone: 07968783760

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category: Bookbinding   Leather   Paper   

region: South West   

After a childhood fascination with all things book, I studied Design History and Bookbinding at Brighton University, and have now been a bookbinder for more than 25 years. I make sketchbooks, notebooks, journals, visitors books and albums using handmade, watercolour and pattern papers, leather, vellum and linen. Each book is bound by hand in my […]

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Melanie Guy

category: Metalwork   

region: South West   

I make unique pieces for clients – domestic or corporate. Working mostly in pewter sheet, wood and other metals, I make wall sculptures and bowls and dishes, some sculptural, some hand raised. These unique pieces will enhance any environment and are suitable for interiors or exteriors. Melanieguyart.

address: East Cornwall, PL17 8NB

telephone: 01579 370916


category: 3D Sculptural Work   Jewellery and Silverware   Metalwork   

region: Midlands   

Melanie Tomlinson works with illustration and metal to create vibrant and intensely detailed artworks that reflect her deep love and passion for nature. She is particularly interested in the role of traditional folk narrative to explore the complex relationships between communities and the natural world. She has developed and refined her specialist techniques for printing […]

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Melanie Torrance Textiles

category: Fashion Accessories   

region: South West   

I am a self-taught textile artist working with natural dyes and prints taken directly from leaves and other plant materials (ecoprinting). I started making scarves, shawls and other accessories three years ago. I work with natural fibres, such as silk and wool and particularly love using silk crepe de chine as the soft pearlescent surface of the silk combines beautifully with natural dyes.

My inspiration comes from nature and the changing seasons. I gather a lot of my materials from long woodland walks and hedgerow foraging. Dyes are also made using avocado skins, walnut husks, pomegranate skins, flowers and local plants. My scarves are dyed by bundling lengths of fabric with plant materials, which are then steamed or immersed in a dye vat. After curing and rinsing, I finish the scarves with hand-rolled or frayed hems. Each piece is unique and captures a moment in time and place.

address: Near Frome, Somerset/Wiltshire border

telephone: 07473 864382

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Melanie Wickham – Lino Prints

category: Printmaking   

region: South West   

I am a lino printer based in Bristol. I trained as an illustrator and have been carving out original design lino cut hares, cats, spiders, plants, vegetables, people, cats, dogs and otters ever since. I am currently working on progressively larger flocks of birds.

I have exhibited regularly in galleries and exhibitions around the UK and have printed on many things – from lovely printmaking papers to walls, curtains and pairs of pants.

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Melisa Dora

category: Ceramics   

region: London   

I design and make handthrown tableware, one-off large bespoke decorative ceramic trays, tile installations and porcelain jewellery. All of my work is inspired by Turkish architecture and the patterns and colours used on Iznik tiles dating back to the 16th century. My work involves using these traditions with a contemporary approach.
All of my work is decorated by hand. For my jewellery I use a variety of techniques to produce my patterns. I have many plaster boards in which I have hand carve patterns into. I also use slip trailers, underglazes and handmade stamps for my tableware range.

address: Crofton Park, London

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Melissa Choroszewska

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

I make handcrafted porcelain inspired by the countryside surrounding Devon and Cornwall. The vessels are slipcast in my own plaster moulds, then manipulated by hand. Once glazed I use mother of pearl luster to finish.

address: Gunnislake, Cornwall

telephone: 01822 832018