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Naturally Heartfelt

category: Jewellery & 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 & 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 & 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 responds to the love of my surroundings, nature, intricate details noticed and moments captured.  A contemplation on ecology and our relationship with our environment. With a desire to evoke and convey the sense of a place, my prints start as sketches, a found object, a leaf, a stone, a record of the smells […]

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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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Nicola Hurst Designer Jewellery

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South West   

Nicola Hurst’s Jewellery has often been described as elegant, simple designs, easy to wear. Nicola will say her inspiration comes from architecture, simple shapes and everyday living. Much of the jewellery will combine silver with gemstones set off centre, or square with circles or unusual gemstones set together on one piece.

Nicola also enjoys texturing metals, so many of the collections have texture themes. Reticulation and hammering especially. Most importantly Nicola loves metal and working with it every day is a shear pleasure. Recently nature has also played a part in the designs with the seedpod collection and the cowrie shell pieces.

Commissions and bespoke jewellery are a large part of Nicola Hurst designer Jewellery. Engagement rings, wedding rings and remodelling for example. Nicola takes every commission as a personal joy to make, knowing that the customer will enjoy the jewellery for many years to come.

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category: Jewellery & 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


Nikki Woollatt Felts

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

Devon based fibre artist Nikki Woollatt painstakingly needle felts raw wool into sculptures and pictures from her converted mill home in the heart of Devon. Her work is mostly inspired by wildlife and pets with the odd whimsical piece creeping in from time to time! Commissions welcome.

address: Higher Mill, Higher Mill Lane, Cullompton, EX15 1AG

telephone: 01884 32908

email: nikkiwoollattfelts@gmail.com


Nobuko Okumura

category: Jewellery & 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 & 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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Odeda Jewellery Ltd

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South East   

‘Odeda’ means courageous or strong and Odeda Jewellery is a contemporary fine jewellery brand specialising in one-off and limited edition designs for people who want to forge their own path through life. Our creations are intended as statements of individualism, made to inspire, embolden and instill self-belief and courage. We believe every piece of jewellery has its own story to tell. All our jewellery is designed in house and handmade in our UK studio using precious metals including 18ct gold, 9ct gold and silver and precious and semi-precious stones. Our designs are inspired by intricately detailed architecture, our travels and antique treasures – and we love brightly coloured gemstones.

address: Buckinghamshire

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email: hello@odedajewellery.com


category: Jewellery & 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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Olneya Knives

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: South East   

Inspired by a lifetime of working with wood, Olneya Knives makes beautiful handcrafted kitchen knives. Customers can choose from a selection of beautiful pre-made knives, or alternatively design their own perfect knife by selecting from a variety of design variables. We use excellent stainless steel blades and use the highest quality exotic hardwoods, as well as a variety of other materials to create distinctive and ergonomic designs.

address: Ipswich, Suffolk

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Orchid Stained Glass

category: Glass   

region: South East   

I use traditional copper foil and lead techniques to create my lamps, panels, terrariums, tableware and jewellery. The copper foil technique I employ is the same as used by the Tiffany Studios in the late 19th century. However, I use it to create unique designs that fit any interior. It is a labour-intensive and slow process but the results make it worthwhile and I like the fact that I am keeping a little-known skill alive and combining art and artisan. I am inspired mainly by the style and ethos of the designers of the Arts & Crafts Movement and love the Art Deco and Art Nouveau periods particularly.

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Paper, Paint & Clay Studio

category: Ceramics   Mixed Media & Recycled   Paper   

region: North West   

I make wall sculptures out of drift wood branches, ceramic bowls and platters wrapped in papier-mâché and ceramic collages that hint at a story. I love combining different textures to create very tactile pieces. My work is influenced by the weatherworn surfaces of the Manx landscape, the coastline, and my love of the sea, then wrapped with papier-mâché. The papier-mâché is a wrapping of love! It’s a memory of my sister and I, who with great care and glee unwrapped the Christmas decorations. These wonderful jewels had been so carefully folded in old newspaper ‘skins’, now my papier-mâché skins! My repeatedly worked surfaces of clay are under constant revision, referencing the endless remaking of the shoreline, then decorated with oxides, under glazes, glazes and gold lustre.

address: Isle of Man

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Paul Dodman

category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: Scotland   

I hand-paint silk scarves with my own designs. Each scarf is unique. Inspiration comes from clouds, water, leaves, flowers, French balconies and abstract ideas. I was a self-taught acrylic landscape painter for many years, and diversified after being shown the technique. I am also experimenting with digitally screen printed scarves based on my pastel paintings.

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