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Myra Hutton

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

Trained in Textile Art & Design at Ilkley College, I like to think of my rich felted landscapes as a traditional craft with a contemporary twist capturing the essence of a place or scene. I create my canvas in a ‘painterly’ way, building up textured layers of fibres, and use the sewing machine as a drawing tool to bring the picture alive. Other work is screen-print and stitch.
Inspiration comes from my natural surroundings and experiences, drawing on hues, shapes and textures of landscapes, tumbledown buildings, unruly wildness, broken gateways against fertile greens and browns of rolling landscape or the dark earthy secrecy of a wooded area, moss and lichen covered walls.
Although I have several themes all pieces are one-offs.

address: Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8LY

telephone: 01908 583316

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Nancy Gray

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North West   

I am a textile artist from Cumbria. I work with machine embroidery on linen or cotton and create one off pieces and cards which are landscape based. Inspiration is gained from walks and travels both in the UK and abroad but often feature water, whether that is a lake, tarn or sea.

address: Kendal, Cumbria

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Naomi Davies Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

I studied 3-dimensional design at West Surrey College of Art where I graduated with a BA Hons in Jewellery design and also have PGCE in Design teaching at secondary level. I work from my own workshop at my home where I also run classes and workshops. I work primarily in silver and gold, but enjoy incorporating other materials, in particular marble, acrylic and more recently leather, giving a more ‘edgy’ feel to my designs and reflecting interests in rock music, fashion and burlesque cultures. Music and musical instruments have always influenced my designs and continue to be an inspiration using a contrast of organic curves with the tension of straight lines. I enjoy making one off commissions on request and make jewellery for men as well as women and consider many pieces to be unisex. Prices can vary from £30 to £3000.

address: Newton Abbot, Devon

telephone: 07769177222

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

Naomi has been making jewellery since she was 14 and has always designed as she works, allowing the making process to inspire the final piece. Many of her designs use leaves, plants and feathers to imprint natural textures on silver giving her work a ‘found’ quality – almost as if the pieces were produced by a […]

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Naomi Povey

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

I am a textile designer specialising in digitally printed textiles. I create complex patterns through a mix of hand drawing and digital manipulation. I have just completed my Masters in Textile Design, and am inspired by the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements. I use rich sensual fabrics such as velvet, silk and chenille to create luxurious pieces in vibrant colour: as well as framed works, I also use my designs to make bags.

address: Hitchin, Herts.

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Naomi Tracz Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

Naomi Tracz makes elegant and wearable jewellery using silver, gold and semi-precious stones. With a background in fine art and photography she enjoys experimenting with contrasts of light and texture, always striving for simplicity of line and form. She takes her inspiration from the natural world and also her interest in the art and jewellery of the ancient world.

Naomi employs traditional metal working techniques including piercing, etching and Keum Boo (the ancient Korean art of fusing 24 carat gold foil) as well as working with modern materials such as epoxy resins and acrylics.

telephone: 07970835939

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Naturally Heartfelt

category: Jewellery and Silverware   Paper   

region: South West   

Stephanie Wheeler from Naturally Heartfelt makes contemporary jewellery incorporating extracts from original texts, poetry and music into her designs. Papers from salvaged books are sealed and fixed behind glass in pendants, earrings and bracelets.

Stephanie also makes paper lampshades by applying hand cut circles of reclaimed music scores and maps to shades.

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Navdeep Dhiman

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

Navdeep Dhiman is a mixed media textile designer who specialises in making products from thread, resin, hand dyed plastic and handmade bead. The transparent resin pieces are hung on a nylon thread so light can shine through the striking colours and shapes, which make it ideal for hanging in front of windows, as room dividers or on a wall. Each of these pieces is unique and come in different range of colours, shapes, sizes and textures.

Recently, she has started to experiment with laser cutting to produce patterns that are not possible with resin on recycled card and perspex.

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

nbNg is the collection of fold-formed work made by designer-maker Nettie Birch of Ng Jewellery. Very different from her other jewellery and born from a desire to explore how metals move naturally rather than forcing shapes upon them, the pieces reflect organic forms and sweeping shapes. Using the maleability of copper and, more unusually the strength and lightness of aluminium, large pieces have been created which can be scaled for more everyday wear.

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category: Printmaking   

region: South West   

My work as a printmaker is informed and influenced by my training and experience as a silversmith, often using the same tools to transfer the fine skills of etching and engraving precious metals to the printing block to create an image on paper. My work responds to the love of my surroundings, nature, intricate details […]

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Niamh Mac Gowan

category: Printmaking   

region: Ireland   

I specialise in etchings and house & garden portraits. My etchings are very detailed and intricate with a quirky style. My source of inspiration is mostly old buildings (often historical) and waterside landscapes in both the UK and Ireland.

telephone: +35340464979

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Nick Hammond

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: Wales   

I am primarily a wood turner based in South Wales. I am self taught and take my inspiration from anywhere from the piece of wood that I’m using to architecture, or from other pieces of furniture that I see. At the moment I am concentrating on making table and floor lamps as I really love making something that is both functional and looks amazing.  I use local hardwoods from the very local area or at worst within about an 80 mile radius. I like to be able to support my local wood store as well as keeping the risks of importing timber at bay.

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Nick Membery

category: Ceramics   

region: Wales   

I have been a full time potter for nearly 30 years, mainly a repetition thrower, firing with gas, but in 2019 I fulfilled a long-held ambition and built a large wood-fired kiln. Now I feel I am at the beginning of a new and exciting journey.

I throw all my pots on the potters’ wheel. While they are all about function and, importantly, the enjoyment and ritual of use, I see each pot as an individual with its own idiosyncrasies to be embraced and admired. I use local clay, stone dust and wood ash to decorate and glaze the pots, and I’m coppicing and storing the Willow growing all around my pottery for fuel to fire the kiln. Increasingly my pots are taking on the tones and hues of my surroundings, set in the rural calm of the Brecon Beacons National Park. My work is inextricably linked to where it is born. No two pots are the same and all pieces shown here are unique.

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

For nearly 20 years I have been designing and making jewellery. My inspiration comes from my creativity and imagination, my love of architecture, abstract art and sculpture. I often think of my jewellery as small sculptures with clean lines and polished surfaces. My jewellery has a simple elegance which makes it easy to wear. Each unique piece […]

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

As a designer, maker and thinker; I am interested in value systems, with specific reference to architecture. I recognise a beauty in weathered, scratched and used surfaces within architecture. Initially stemming from aged agricultural architecture; and now looking into our relationships with architecture, through the markings and textures found within cities. I work to produce […]

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Nicola Werner

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

I produce a wide range of domestic ware, one-off commemorative pieces and increasingly tiles, including murals to order.

All the work is functional and intended to enhance everyday life.

address: Nr Taunton, Somerset

telephone: 01823400187

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email: info@nicolawerner.com


Nikki Browne Glass Design

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Glass   

region: South East   

Nikki Browne has developed a range of ‘Sungates’ – innovative glass sculptures that define and enhance the surrounding landscape or interior space. With a hand-engineered steel core, each piece uses the time-honoured techniques of stained glass making but with a contemporary twist, juxtaposing hand knapped blue and green slate with the finest quality mouth blown glass to create a harmonious whole that encompasses both strength and fragility.

address: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

telephone: 07845 529888

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email: nikki@nikkibrowne.co.uk


Nobuko Okumura

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

Nobuko graduated from Birmingham City University with a BA in Jewellery and Silversmithing in 2007. Since 2008, she has had a workshop to create her own collections in Birmingham, Jewellery Quarter. Her inspiration comes from her childhood such as toys and the things she used to collect.

Nobuko’s pieces become mementos of the past, informed by the things she used to treasure. This process has been a rich source of ideas. Her current work features connected small cubes. The idea behind this was born from a snake toy she used to own. With that feature she has created her Vertebrae Collection. Her second collection, Treads Collection, features thread like delicate intricacy and has a very lightweight construction. She continuously explores her life’s interests.

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Nook and Crannie

category: Ceramics   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: South West   

Nook and Crannie is Hannah Mason who makes charming wall hangings, cards and badges – a mixed media collection celebrating the act of story telling and imaginative adventures, focusing predominantly on children’s literature.

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Taunton-based 2008 Middlesex University graduate Emma set up Olive Rose in 2015. The name is inspired by her daughters’ middle names. She has a self-confessed obsession with the manipulation of a line. Using a Victorian lace craft called “Tatting”, she is able to manipulate a single line of thread into a complex structure.

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