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MeltedGlass

category: Glass   

My work revolves around an abstract, contemporary interpretation of our early human interactions with materials, our interaction with the world and how we perceive ourselves and our environment through image and object.

There is a commonality to adornment which has somehow followed the human species throughout its evolution – decoration and adornment of ourselves and our surroundings is an important part of our lives – it is almost intrinsic to our humanity. We ‘leave our mark’ on the world and on ourselves; we are creative, resourceful and expressive.

I work with glass because it has many personalities and I find it interesting to test it and push it to behave as I want, or at least as far as it will allow. Techniques hinting at mosaic, stained glass and illustration, together with combinations of richly coloured glass and metallics result in wall art, sculpture and objects which are engaging, expressive and unique.

telephone: 07920494466

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Metamorphosis Hand-Painted Furniture

category: Furniture & Wood   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: Yorkshire   

At Metamorphosis we source items of beautiful, previously owned old furniture and bring them back to life. We rescue, restore or repair and then revitalise them. During the process, their personalities begin to shine through. They start to acquire names. We get a feel for their potential. Some of them like to keep their original purpose, and others like to try their hand at something else. All undergo some form of metamorphosis, and become beautiful, unique individuals. We also revamp other pre-owned things; sometimes these are restored to their former purpose, and sometimes they take on a new artistic twist.

address: The Old Tannery, 224 Spen Lane, Gomersal, West Yorkshire BD19 4PJ

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email: info@metamorphosis-furniture.co.uk


Mia Sabel

category: Fashion Accessories   Leather   

region: London   

Saddlery-trained bespoke leather designer making hand-made, hand-stitched and hand finished luxury leather goods, including stationery, belts, petware, cases and bags that can be customised, personalised or even made-to-measure.

telephone: 07765253811


Michaela McMillan

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Jewellery and Silverware   Mixed Media and Recycled   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

I create sculptural forms, wall pieces and jewellery. I use textiles, found objects, collected personal and family memorabilia and recycled materials mixed with new.

Much of my work is stimulated by the materials, both their physical appearance and qualities, and the story of their original uses and functions, and often, my own associations with them. Influences include Grayson Perry, Andrew Logan, Tim Walker, a 70s childhood, music and friendships.

address: Rugby, Warwickshire

telephone: 07950 201345

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email: michaelamcmillan@hotmail.co.uk


category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

Resin is an extremely versatile material that excites my curiosity because of its ability to be many things; sinuous or angular, transparent or saturated with rich dense colour, large in scale but extremely light, frosted or highly polished. Utilising these inherent working properties enables resin’s precious qualities to be revealed. Using traditional jewellery techniques I […]

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Milly Maunder Designs

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

I am a versatile young professional Jeweller and Gemologist from Devon who recently graduated from the world renowned GIA. I have since set up my own business where I create individually hand made pieces of Jewellery using the age old technique of granulation to create unique and timeless pieces for any occasion.
My inspiration is drawn mainly from experimenting with different metals and pushing them to their limits to create unusual textures or forms. I like to maintain wearability in my designs but offer something unique and special to the individual.

address: Cullompton, Devon

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

My current jewellery collection is based on the theme of impermanence, and specifically the memories of poignant events. I hope to capture, interpret and translate fleeting moments. My vibrant one-off pieces are made using various symbolic cultural imagery in silver, gold, pearls, gemstones and ribbon alongside antique jewellery treaures such as Italian micro mosaic brooches, […]

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Mimilove Forever

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   Printmaking   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North West   

My name is Karen Grenfell and I am a mixed media artist, based in Staffordshire. I mainly work in watercolour paint onto paper or canvas which I then embellish with hand embroidery.
I specialize in animal portraiture and produce a range of works to cater for various budgets, from high quality prints to originals and pet portrait commissions and small home accessories.
Whilst I have no formal art/embroidery training I do have many years/wealth of experience in my field and regularly sell to not only UK but worldwide, often working to deadlines.
My works have also been featured in various (and diverse!) books and publications from CrossStitcher magazine and Revolution Art to Henhouse magazine and The Needlecraft Stitch Directory as well as online.

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Minxy Bags

category: Fashion Accessories   

region: South East   

Behind Minxy Bags is Cécile who designs and makes colourful handbags and exciting matching accessories to the highest standard. She loves fusing reclaimed genuine vintage with contemporary fabrics which are mainly sourced from antique boutiques, flea markets and vintage shops. There are bespoke and limited series.

telephone: 07585 270713


Miranda Berrow Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

Miranda Berrow trained as a fashion designer at St Martins in London and is self taught in ceramics. Working from a studio in Dorset, she has been potting for 15 years. Miranda works in white earthenware which she hand coils, and due to a great demand for her work she is also having a range produced in Stoke from moulds of her work.

address: Mountover Farm, Rampisham, Dorchester DT2 0PL

telephone: 07880554825

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Mirjami Design

category: Leather   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Toys and Automata   

region: Midlands   

I make handmade collectables such as woollen animal paperweights, giant leather bookends and quirky bookmarks. Having worked as an upholsterer for several years, many of my sewing stuffing and design skills were easily transferable in terms of creating my products.
I am inspired by nature, particularly woodland animals and also British and European folklore. I use natural and ethical products where I can such as British woollen fabric from our local mill, leather from a local wholesaler and recycled polyester.
My products range in price from £7.50 for an animal bookmark to £300 for a bespoke large traditionally made Teddy Bear with tailored clothes.

address: New Brewery Arts, Brewery Court, Cirencester GL8 8DG

telephone: 01285 652378

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MisHelenEous

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: North West   

Helen Rogers of MisHelenEous makes handmade textile, felt and knitted gifts for you, your home and your dog! Prices from £1.50-£32.00. There’s something for everyone: cards and home décor included. Helen graduated with a Ba Hons in Fine Art in 1995 and discovered a love of crafts. Inspiration comes from her surroundings and her dog, Border Terrier Whiskey.

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category: Enamel   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Mizuki is an award winning contemporary jewellery artist, living and working in Worcestershire having graduated from Hereford College of Arts. Practicing in mark-making and playing with paper, gives Mizuki simple yet delicate design ideas in her jewellery making. Enamelling is Mizuki’s most recent fascination in her practice, she creates unique mark-making patterns on delicate enamelled […]

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Moaning Minnie Designs

category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: Yorkshire   

I am an Independent Designer/Maker of men’s and women’s accessories handmade from the finest wools, tweeds and linens, the vast majority sourced within the UK. Having been taught by my mother at a very young age to knit and sew, something I have been obsessed with ever since, my inspiration now comes from the want to provide well designed, high quality products at an affordable price.

address: Holmfirth, West Yorks.

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Mols & Tati-Lois

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

I make hand-tailored soft-sided lampshades from vintage and designer fabrics sourced from all over the world. I have studied with Ian McQueen in London. I also make drum lampshades, cushions and I upholster and paint furniture, however, my main core product is the soft-sided lampshade and refurbished lamp stands. My inspiration comes from all over. I am a magpie and scour charity shops and the internet for fabric. I studied textiles and fashion years ago in Liverpool and have worked in illustrated design/arts/photography book publishing for the last 17 years so I am constantly surrounded by visual stimulus and actively seek it out. My style could be described as modern rococo with a bit of boho/granny chic thrown in!

address: Horam, E. Sussex

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Montague Collections

category: Furniture & Wood   Paper   

region: North East   

Husband and wife team Glen & Mandy formed Montague Collections in 2018, combining the artistry and talents of Glen (traditionally trained cabinet-maker) and Mandy’s design and sewing skills to create solid timber ‘live-edge’ mirrors, as well as lamp bases complemented with innovative lampshades inspired by contemporary stained glass. The result is a range of beautiful, unique and professionally finished items for the home.

address: Horncastle, Lincolnshire

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Moriath Glass

category: Glass   

region: Wales   

I work with various warm glass techniques, layering the glass with powders and paint, and often incorporating leaves and printed or stencilled designs. Layers of glass replicate the layers and strata of the land – hills, skies, beaches, rivers and seas.

Living and working on a smallholding in west Wales I am surrounded by the most wonderful inspiration. I step out of the studio to gather hawthorn, oak and ivy leaves to encase in glass; I look up and spot a pair of ravens skyfalling in dazzling sunlight; I look down and gaze through the reflective surface of the pond to the life teeming in the layers beneath. Prices range from £3.50 to £250. Commissions accepted.

telephone: 01559 371585

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email: info@moriathglass.co.uk


Mountain & Molehill

category: Paper   Printmaking   

region: London   

I source Victorian and Edwardian animal etchings which I edit and collage to create contemporary designs.   Ideas often come from my anthropomorphic take in the images I find in the old encyclopaedias I collect.

Once the design is in place I turn it into prints and lampshades with a difference. All of my designs are produced with a story in mind and a desire to raise a smile from a moment of nostalgia and recognition. The mix of Victorian illustrations with the stylish monochrome of the designs means that they are equally suited to a classic home or a modern flat making them an excellent choice for most tastes.  My products range from £25 to £125.

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Mouse in the House

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: Yorkshire   

I come from a Theatre Design background and apply my scale-model techniques to create small mixed-media playful sculptures of mice, made entirely from salvaged and recycled materials. I make numerous commissions and ‘one-off’ pieces, which are either freestanding, housed in a driftwood box, or positioned under a glass dome. The sculptures are highly detailed, with every aspect considered to a high standard, these can be personalised to meet a client’s specifications.
Prices vary, depending on the detail and complexity of the piece; they range from £15-£65. My clients often commission pieces for their own home, or as gifts for special occasions. The colours, materials and detailing frequently appeal to children as much as to adults.
I’ve always had a fascination with stories and histories, and collect profusely. I work with fragments of fabric, paper, wood and metal, with which I aim to fire up the imagination and encourage audiences to engage playfully with my work.

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Mummybird Pretties

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: South East   

Notably with a vintage feel, I make pretty personalised/quote necklaces, floral bracelets and bobby pins offered in vintage tins that I’ve found along my travels. I like to use as many medias as I can and love the romance of vintage and bygone days and this is in some of my pieces. I like to use extracts from period dramas such as Pride and Prejudice. I teach basic jewellery and themed jewellery making classes at a local college occasionally and have a weekly pitch on the market within the city of Cambridge.

address: Willingham, Cambridge CB24 5LE

telephone: 01954200223

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