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Amy Stringer

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 silver work. Cement is found in almost every building throughout the world’s cities, but the material is often under-appreciated and its beauty can be overlooked. Within her designs, Amy sets elements of nature such as moss and lichen in the cement, forging a connection between architecture and agriculture. For her silver work, Amy takes inspiration from the steel framework and Brutalist architecture creating bold, blocked designs and contrasting these inspirations with set organic elements and soft ‘settings’ from silver sheet that appear to have naturally folded into place. Each piece of jewellery is carefully handmade in Yorkshire, and each is entirely unique.

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Ancient Treasures

category: Jewellery and Silverware   Mixed Media and Recycled   Paper   

region: Midlands   

I studied textile design at the Central School of Art and Design. I was always inspired by how colours react with each other, and also loved texture, particularly in nature. Researching at the British Museum I was much taken by the ancient necklaces in the Middle Eastern section. This inspired the development of a range of necklaces, made with handmade beads. I am interested in that which is lost, obscured, veiled, from an age long ago: much of the original colour has been rubbed off in the long journey through time but flecks of gold occasionally glimmer through the dusty neutral shades. As well as developing my range, I also run bead and necklace making courses.

address: Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

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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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Anita Nemkyova

category: Leather   

region: Wales   

Accessories label Anita Nemkyova was set up as a project to create beautifully crafted pieces. Every product is skilfully designed and made by hand in my workshop, ensuring high quality throughout the entire manufacturing process. With an emphasis on ethically and environmentally conscious production, I collaborate with sustainable British and Italian tanneries, using primarily vegetable-tanned leathers. This is an old artisan process where only natural extracts and dyes are used in order to be environmentally friendly. Leathers treated this way keep their natural look and unique character. With my passion for sustainability, materials such as cork or pinatex will be added to our seasonal collections, along with recycled materials such as canvas or recycled leather with the aim to reduce / reuse / recycle. My seasonal collections include accessories from bracelets to belts and body pieces, lifestyle products such as bags, backpacks, wallets and other leather goods.

address: Cardiff, Wales

telephone: 07875075922

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category: Fashion Accessories   Printmaking   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: East Midlands   

Ann Charlish Studio creates contemporary and vibrant accessories using traditional materials and printmaking processes. Ann draws her inspiration from patterns and textures found within the natural environment. She explores these through observational drawings, mark making and mono-print techniques which are developed to create her final pattern designs. She applies these designs to the surface of […]

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category: Enamel   Metalwork   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: East Midlands   

My memories have formed the way I think and feel and the way in which I work. The found objects I use with the metal and clay, small and insignificant, used and forgotten, are the physical aspect of work that is based on an emotional, nostalgic concept. Tools and utensils, the things we use and […]

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Anna Blair

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North West   

I work with fabrics, predominately silks, to create wall art and accessories. My work is influenced by details found within the natural world. Lichen and flowers are my main source of inspiration, with their subtle but intricate details reflecting empathetically the textures I create within my work.

I combine the use of traditional shibori techniques and incorporate a modern twist to create unique items. Shibori is the Japanese technique of binding fabric to create a resist when dyeing or to add a three dimensional texture to fabric. The modern influence is also seen in the process I use for adding colour. I use digitally printed fabric using designs created from my own photographs of plants and flowers

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Anna Harding

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

A maker of contemporary jewellery in sterling silver and resin, I use multiple layering techniques to suspend delicate silver elements, freshwater pearls and tiny filigree style pieces made from resin inside a handmade resin shell.

Ideas are formed around observations of the landscape and the ways in which it can mirror or influence emotion. When I see something beautiful in nature I am moved to create an impression of how it felt to be in that moment.

Using quiet colour combinations and subtle changes in texture, current pieces capture the mood of soft, reflected light diffused through clouds.

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email: info@annaharding.net


Anna K Baldwin

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

Based in Buckinghamshire, I have been designing and making jewellery for over 9 years. I make all my jewellery by hand, working mainly in silver, gold, and semi-precious stones, and love creating beautiful, contemporary, wearable pieces.

My designs have an organic, tactile feel, and share a sense of delicacy and movement. I gain inspiration from many different sources including light, texture, and natural and fluid forms.

telephone: 07940 791111

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Anna Reindlová

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North East   

I am a jewellery designer working with sterling silver and gemstones. I combine wire-wrapping with traditional metalwork technique to produce unique items, often one of a kind designs or mini-series. My work has been featured in exhibitions in Prague in the Czech Republic.


Annabel Perrin

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North West   

I am a surface pattern designer, specialising in the creation of unique print designs, which I apply to home textiles/accessories. I have a First Class Honours degree in Textiles and completed a Masters in Design in 2012. Following this, I developed my own brand and launched my first collection.

I create designs using a combination of hand drawn imagery and CAD. They are then digitally printed onto 100% heavy weight cotton in the UK. This printed fabric is sold by the metre or used to create hand-made home accessories, including cushions and limited edition, re-upholstered chairs. Buildings, maps and destinations inspire me. I love the aesthetic appearance of architecture. My enthusiasm about mid century design, geometrics and vintage products also influences my design process.

telephone: 07841536128

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AnnaFraenkelTextiles

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South West   

I make kitchen textiles products and cushions. I’ve been a maker all my life – from a child if I wanted something I was encouraged to make it. My products are designed on paper, from which fabrics are printed and then I make the final pieces myself. They come initially from an idea of producing a range of pictures that could have been produced by famous artists. Cushions offer a natural way to present them, but I also have a passion for big aprons, like catering aprons but with designs that make them fun or as elegant as the apron itself will make people look. Wearing a big apron makes you feel ready for work, like you can achieve the world!

address: Bath, Somerset

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Anne Fontenoy

category: Fashion Accessories   Paper   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South East   

I trained by hand in commercial art and fashion studios. A paste-up artist for IPC comics, oil paint make-up artist for display mannequins, couture belts and covered buttons using hand sewing and textile glue, and draftswoman for NCR. I started making dress patterns as a teenager. My hand sewn dress design and visual art practice started part time from my parents house in London in 1981, full time from 1987. All sewing is by hand. I specialise in silk, natural fibres, and original hand embroidery/beadwork, creating dresses for weddings, evening wear and luxury day wear and accessories: hand painted silk scarves, pochette silk bags, veils, silk headbands/scrunchies/bows. Dresses range from £250 to £5,000. Scarves from £45. Inspired by nature.

I design and make to order, remotely by e-mail and post and/or by appointment at my base in Kent (depending on COVID19 rules). There are some ready to wear one-off ladies clothes and samples for sale on my website where you will also find Christmas cards, note cards and original artwork and prints. Always open for online orders from my website for nationwide delivery or click and collect during the pandemic.

address: Open by appointment only: 36a Clifton Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3AR

telephone: 01892 521153

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email: info@annefontenoy.co.uk


Anne Mills Hand Crafted Fireside Bellows

category: Furniture & Wood   Leather   

region: Midlands   South East   

Inspired by the distinctive character in locally sourced woods Anne carefully hand crafts unique, attractive, practical bellows. Soft leathers complement the smooth woods. Tacks and the locally manufactured nozzle, designed by Anne, complete each bellows. Finally, natural oil and wax bring the bellows to life! Get in touch via the details below.

address: Stanford in the Vale, Oxfordshire SN7 8JB

telephone: 07592 616 130

email: anne@annemills.net


category: Fashion Accessories   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Wales   

Anne Morgan is an award winning established contemporary jeweller. She was awarded best stand at The Contemporary Craft Festival and Made by Hand in 2014. She  won silver in the craft&design; Selected Awards 2013. She was also commissioned to design and make the crown for the National Eisteddfod of Wales 2012. Anne opened her new […]

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Anne V Massey

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I studied Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics at Brighton. Initially I worked in mild steel which I forged and welded, but became disenchanted with this technique and the work I was producing. I took a City & Guilds course in Silversmithing, and joined Brass Monkeys studios in Hove in 2002, where I established my current business.

I am inspired by natural forms and the rhythms of the natural world, abstracted into simple, timeless forms. All my work employs the technique of anticlastic raising, performed with hammers and mallets over plastic, wood or metal formers.  It gives light, strong, sinuous forms which are deceptively easy to wear. Many individual pieces are hammer-forged before forming to introduce texture. All my jewellery is made from silver.  I feel compelled, wherever possible, to make each design from a single piece of metal. My work displays both inner and outer surfaces.

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Annemarie O’Sullivan

category: Basketry   Furniture & Wood   

region: South East   

I am a basket maker, working mainly with willow and coppiced wood.

I have a range of domestic baskets and can also work to commission. I grow my own willow, which is pesticide free.

My passion is in all things woven, knotted and netted. I make baskets and love to transfer the traditional skills of basket making into larger woven forms.

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Annette Petch Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North East   

I make intricate, delicate jewellery in silver and gold from necklaces and bracelets to earrings, cufflinks and rings. I also make tiny silver books with messages inside, little boxes to hide your secrets in, and small decorative bowls.

I create textures and forms in the metal using a technique called chasing. I am fascinated by the way the lines I chase onto one side of the metal can be altered and transformed by working from the back to form emerging three dimensional shapes.

I am influenced by the structure and texture of natural forms, such as shells, seed pods, leaves and rippled sand, and I like my jewellery to incorporate sound and movement.

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Annie Morris

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

A family run business located in Devon. Sumptuous cushions, lampshades and accessories are handcrafted in our studio from new and reclaimed fabrics. These unique homewares can be found alongside an exquisite range of hand & machine embroidered artwork and handmade cards. You will also find downloadable designs, kits and haberdashery products.

address: Nr Kingsbridge, South Devon

telephone: 01548531619


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