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Hook and Teasel by Claire Stonier

category: Fashion Accessories   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Scotland   

I am a contemporary maker creating freeform crochet and fibre art wearable necklace and collar pieces using fine textiles with silk, merino, steel fibres and yarns. Inspired by natural forms, botanics, nature, wild flowers and anything colourful and architectural.

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Howard Lewis

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: Wales   

I’m a self taught maker in wood: working as a farmer in beautiful mid-Wales, trees & woodlands had always intrigued me as an integral part of nature, and with an abundance of windblown trees around me, it was a natural progression to purchase a lathe and attempt to honour the spirit of the tree by creating a piece that displayed its beauty. That philosophy has stayed with me from day one. I have a variety of pieces, ranging from solid burr oak coffee tables, to bowls, decorative platters, vases, sculptural forms/pieces etc. I often like to incorporate different techniques into my work, such as fuming, bleaching and scorching the wood. I also like to add materials such as leather cord, metal, nails & paint techniques into my work. I take inspiration mainly from nature, and respect and admire the work of many fellow makers.

address: Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales

telephone: 01597 851 108

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Imagine North

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: Scotland   

I am an Artist and maker. I use my sewing machine the way a painter uses a brush. Each line is guided by my hand. I create small 2 and 3 dimensional pieces in thread. Each piece is unique. They are poetic moments, a visual form of Haiku. Dream like images, contemplative, quiet, devoid of detail, suggestive of a narrative. I studied sculpture and Fine Art at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen and have a BA (Hons) and a MA Fine Art. My subject is the idea of North. My work is influenced by the wilder places, by poetry and prose. I work from my small studio within the beautiful Cairngorm National Park in the Scottish Highlands. Unique embroidered artworks from £25.

address: Aboyne, Aberdeenshire

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category: Fashion Accessories   Jewellery and Silverware   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: South West   

I work full time handcrafting statement jewellery from my makeshift studio in Devon. Obsessed with fashion, music and art, my work is fundamentally inspired by street culture, graffiti and skateboarding.

Graduating with a Fashion & Textiles degree from University in Bristol in the 90’s, I started out designing streetwear and became connected to the cities reinventing underground music and art scenes. My addiction to street culture is at the heart of everything I do, so I choose to work with traditional graffiti techniques, spray paint, paint markers and acrylics, while using materials more commonly associated with skateboarding such as plywood and grip tape. I love taking these raw elements to craft beautifully designed one of a kind statement pieces.

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Iron Vein

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Blacksmithing   Metalwork   

region: Wales   

Iron Vein steel sculpture is the work resulting from the collaboration between artists Victoria Govan and Richard Warner.
Drawing inspiration from the natural world, they produce beautiful organiform sculptures which can withstand the weather outdoors but look equally magical in interior settings. Furniture also available, and commissions accepted for either.

address: Welshpool, Powys, Mid Wales SY21 9DD

telephone: 01938 850380

Isabel K-J Denyer

category: Ceramics   

region: North East   

My thrown stoneware pots are reduction fired in a gas kiln. Form and function are integral to the work and my objective is to make pots to be used, cherished and cooked in and to enhance the presentation of food.
The ripples of water as it eddies and swirls around objects fascinate me as do marks on pebbles, lichen and stonemason’s chisel marks on Yorkshire barns. These are represented by imprints and sgraffitto and with the three dot ‘Cintamani’ motif are on-going inspirations.

address: Wighill House, Wighill, nr Tadcaster, North Yorkshire LS24 8BG

telephone: 01937 835632

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Izabela Motyl

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I make jewellery and accessories mostly using crochet hook. I am inspired by this technique and its versatility. All my life I am learning new things about this and finding new ways to use it. My work is made 99% from natural materials, semiprecious stones and silver, sometimes I use gold vermeil in my jewellery, too. I like to think that my designs offer something unique for people seeking something special.

address: Taplow SL6 0NQ

telephone: 07988037296

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J&D Field Contemporary Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North West   

John and Dawn Field have worked together since graduating in the late 1980’s. They collaborate on several jewellery ranges. In one, stencils are rolled into silver, then, rather than making matching partners, one earring will have a vividly coloured stone and the other will have some brass decoration.

John also works on one-off pieces. His treatment of the richly coloured natural materials give them a timeless and sometimes mystical feel. The jewellery often has its own stand or lives in its own box. Meanwhile, Dawn draws on her Fine Art background, using strong imagery including mythical creatures such as Pegasus.

address: P.O. Box 228, Holmfirth HD9 9BF

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Jan Hinchliffe McCutcheon

category: Jewellery and Silverware   Metalwork   

region: North East   

My degree in jewellery and silversmithing at Loughborough College of Art and Design in 1977 equipped me to pursue a career as a designer maker of jewellery. I aim to design jewellery with originality and a distinctive character. The soft ripple texture surface silver is a tactile feature of many pieces.

I use jewellery hand working techniques with materials such as silver, gold, gold leaf, ebony and textile. My work is exhibited in the UK at shows such as ‘Origin’ London, ‘Art in Action’ Oxfordshire and Stroud International Textiles Festival. International exhibitions have featured my jewellery in Boston, USA; South Korea; Japan; Germany; Spain; Poland and Slovakia. I have a piece of jewellery in mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) International Jewellery Collection. Work is also bought by UK and overseas private collectors.

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Jan Horrox Textiles

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South East   

My craft is knitted textiles made on a domestic knitting machine using mainly Scottish lambswool. I completed a 3 year diploma in Fashion/Textiles at Walthamstow Art School following which I worked with James Park couture knitwear for 2 years. The 1980’s saw the launch of Jan Horrox fashion knitwear – hand-made in the UK. This sold to high profile boutiques and the US and Japan, as well as from my stall in Covent Garden, but in 2005 I decided to downsize and sell retail only from craft fairs and online from my website.

My present range of knitwear is constructed from lambswool using domestic hand machines. Some fabrics are felted by washing. This produces a soft and durable fabric which is ideal for accessories and homewares. I have recently begun to use embellishing techniques with free machine embroidery onto this fabric, drawing images inspired by my country surroundings.

address: Cromer, Norfolk

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