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Alice Fox

category: Paper   Printmaking   

region: Yorkshire   

My work combines techniques from textiles and printmaking traditions, the two often combining to make abstract contemplative pieces that celebrate and carry an essence of what I experience in the natural world. I aim to draw the viewer in, invite them to look closer and perhaps notice things they might otherwise have over-looked. I work with paper and cloth as well as making use of materials gathered from the places I walk.

My work ranges from large-scale installations for specific spaces to intimate framed artworks and artists’ books. Each piece develops by layering up marks and textures, building up subtle surfaces and exploring materials through the making process. I use found metal objects with tea to make marks on paper, silk and linen, making use of natural dye techniques. I set things up and watch them develop, responding to the marks that appear with further layers of print and the contoured lines of hand stitch.

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category: Glass   

region: North West   

Alice Heaton – Glass artist of AAH Design. I am a Cheshire based designer working primarily with hot glass. Taking inspiration from nature, I produce richly colourful and dynamic individual blown sculptural pieces. I gained a First Class Hons in Design Crafts in 2016 at De Montfort University. Inspiration is taken from organic forms in […]

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Wales   

My work as an artist has evolved from my experiences as a child, within the South Wales valleys. I have explored traditional stitch and print within my work, reflecting on the working class values of community life with its humour and warmth. My work also reflects on the women who were in my life as […]

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category: Paper   

region: Midlands   

Described as a textile artist, fine art bookmaker, sometimes a designer maker, I choose ‘paper artist’ to emphasise my love of paper, print and graphics. Everything is made by me.  I cut, sew and assemble by hand.  I have a computer, digital camera and four old typewriters and my home is a treasure trove of […]

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Amanda Barnes Textile Artist

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Scotland   

I make small creatures using lots of different fabrics and try to give each one it’s own character using small accessories, props or clothes. They are purely for decorative purposes.

Each piece I make is totally unique. Even if I’m using the same fabric or accessories, each small creation is absolutely unique. My latest mice ‘The Inquisitives’ are all paired with a preloved, vintage or antique item such as a wooden cotton reel, antique thimbles or piece of antique lace.

I love to use Harris Tweed, Velvet and Liberty Fabrics for my small creatures and it’s especially important for me to use either British fabrics or recycled and vintage pieces to give them that extra special touch.

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category: Glass   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

My work is strongly influenced by my love of colour, I enjoy the changing relationships colours have with each other by exploring the different hues, tones and contrasts that impact design in both complex and simple ways. Recently I have enjoyed revisiting and exploring the bead in its simplest form, creating collections of plain colours […]

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Yorkshire   

Architecture meets nature. Amy Stringer brings together both common and precious materials to create bold, contemporary jewellery. Amy studied a BA (Hons) Degree in Jewellery and Metalwork at Sheffield Hallam University, England, Where she became inspired by the city’s combination of modern, industrial architecture and large green spaces. Amy’s unique designs combine cement with striking […]

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Andrew Spilsbury Shaker Boxes

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: South West   

I have had a love of working with wood for over 40 years, mostly furniture making but also some turning and now box making.  I love the smell of wood when it is worked, exposing and presenting the grain for others to appreciate.  I have made furniture inspired by pieces made by the Shaker craftsmen and now make Shaker boxes to their traditional patterns, using Cherry and Maple woods steam bent and fastened with copper tacks and rivets. My boxes, trays and carriers with handles make thoughtful and useful presents. I continue to develop my range of creations in order to offer useful and decorative objects to treasure and enjoy.  Sizes are from 9cm x 6cm x 3cm to 36cm x 25cm x 15cm. Prices from £20 to £140 approx.

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Angelstores

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Yorkshire   

Angel Linens of Angelstores uses beautiful vintage fabrics and trimmings to create accessories for the home, to wear and to give, inspired by childhood memories of British seaside holidays and fireside teas.

Each piece of vintage material and every antique mother of pearl button used in is individually sourced, selected and re-made into something beautiful that can be cherished all over again.

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category: Metalwork   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: East Midlands   

Ann Povey’s work involves two distinct elements, the handmade and found objects. The objects have been used, discarded and forgotten, they appear to have little or no intrinsic value but seem to dictate what their ultimate purpose will be and which material they will be partnered with. Working with ceramics and metals, traditional Chasing and […]

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