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Peterson Pottery Studio

category: Ceramics   

region: North East   

I am a ceramic artist / potter based in Lincolnshire. I create an exclusive array of unique pottery and ceramic sculpture, all handmade at my studio, either on the potter’s wheel or hand built. I also offer classes.
donnathepotter@gmail.com

address: Clay Cottage, 48–50 Wellington Street, Grimsby, Humberside, DN32 7DZ

telephone: 07504297695


category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

I began to make pots at school. The art room, and the art teacher, provided a quiet calm space, which became an oasis of contrast to the noise and chaos of boarding school life. I went to Harrow Art School in the early 1980s, chosen mostly because it had a crèche, and found a course […]

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Phoenix Stained Glass

category: Glass   

region: South West   

I am an artist working in the medium of glass. I am constantly inspired by the beauty and clarity of light in the Isles of Scilly, where I live and where my studio is located.

Having trained in traditional leaded light stained glass which I still make to commission, I also make small scale traditional hanging panels, fused glass freestanding sculptures and framed pictures using pallet wood and fused glass.

address: Porthmellon Business Park, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly TR21 0JY

telephone: Studio: 01720 422900; Sales: 01720 422962

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Phoenix-Tree Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: West Midlands   

My work blends innovative design with classic style to provide unusual creative pieces of high quality silver and gold jewellery. Inspired particularly by wildlife, animals and trees, my work is all about the detail, incorporating intricate saw piercing with form and movement to make tactile pieces with hidden details. I love problem solving to achieve a piece that reflects what I can see in my mind’s eye. My pieces vary in size from small designs to large statement pieces and I am open to commissions.

address: Staffordshire

telephone: 079 8989 5770

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Please Shut the Gate!

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: East Midlands   

Some time ago I decided that it was time to dust off the 19 Century Letterpress in my old outbuilding at my home in Braunston and start creating my own work again, and so Please Shut the Gate was established! At first I produced a sign for my front gate (as my hens were getting a little too free range) and then a pile of Christmas cards as the festive season approached; now my range of products has expanded, with a collection of kitchenware, home furnishing & fashion accessories.

All the designs are unique – they may be printed from the same lino block but the ink, fabric, pressure, temperature in the studio all play a part in making the pieces individual. Once printed the designs are then made up into a range of items including tea towels, bags, cushions and even a satchel.

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Point Vintage

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: Midlands   

Having worked as a Product Designer for 8 years (specialising in Kitchenware) I left full time employment 2 years ago to renovate retro furniture and become a freelance designer.
I am currently working on new ways to up-cycle old interesting items and also design a range of retro inspired clocks and furniture to complement the original pieces on sale too.

telephone: 07752473275

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Polyanna designs

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North West   

Polyanna Designs was founded in 2007 in North Wales. I’m self-taught and I design and create very feminine original pieces of jewellery made from sterling silver, semi precious gemstones and Swarovski crystals. I believe my designs are unique. My main collection is made using Swarovski Elements, a synonym of quality and luxury.

Whilst doing my Master’s degree in Finance and Banking I was gaining experience in fashion design. It was then that I discovered a greater passion for jewellery making, which started through my never ending wish to change things that I see. This made me think “why don’t I just make exactly what I want?”

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category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

I am based in Penzance in Cornwall in a workshop full of old singer sewing machines and spotty, stripey, flowery fabric. Me and my little band of stitchers design and make a range of quirky accessories for fashion and the home. We use freehand machine embroidery to draw the designs in stitch onto a variety […]

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: Midlands   

Posner and Posner is a handcrafted, handprinted textile label created by British designers Susan Posner and Naomi Posner-Coxon. Both have BA Hons in Art & Design and a love of all things textiles. They began their business together in 2013 and work from their studio spaces in beautiful Cheshire. Naomi is the printmaker and textile […]

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Possible Mirror

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: London   

Possible mirror specializes in making bespoke mirrors in a variety of natural woods and hand painted finishes. There is an ever-expanding range of designs to choose from and we welcome commissions. We make conventional mirrors, including oversize ones, but our unique feature are Box and Picture Mirrors.

Box Mirrors contain objects – shells, marbles, small glasses, eggs, dried flowers and so on. The interior walls of these mirrors also become part of the design using maps, fabric, collage, and even faux fur. Each mirror is different to some degree and some are unique – items sourced at the nearby Spitalfields Market will not be available again.

Picture mirrors incorporate images into the mirror design. All Picture Mirrors have anti UV glass to prevent deterioration. An attractive ‘antiqued’ mirror glass is also available and this can be used in any of the mirrors we make. Prices are from £50.00.

telephone: 020 73775545

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category: Printmaking   

region: Midlands   

Print Garage is the dark and dusty underground lair of Iain Perry: self-styled, swashbuckling squeegee warrior. I create vibrant screen prints investigating the minutiae of my surroundings.  I draw inspiration from old technology, tools and toys, cinema, record sleeves and the world of science. Originally trained in painting I have since discovered that screen printing is […]

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Quilting Demon

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

I am Lesley and have a passion for creating from wool, fabric and other fibres. I enjoy knitting, spinning, dyeing, feltmaking, patchwork and quilting. I design unique upcycled felted wool garments and create custom commissions for those who desire individually crafted items. I also run craft workshops in Bristol.

telephone: 0117 9562099


Rachel & George

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North East   

I am a designer/maker based in the North East creating a range of textile artworks using freehand machine embroidery. I don’t have any formal training, I used to work as an artist in schools and community centres but over the past couple of years have focused on developing my textile work. Having experimented with various techniques I happened upon the amazing world of freestyle machine embroidery and rediscovered my trusty sewing machine. It is a really satisfying process, building up images and shapes in pieces of fabric which come alive with the stitching process and addition of haberdashery finds. The work is mounted either in embroidery hoops or stretched over box canvas. The mounting style gives a contemporary feel to the presentation of the artworks and has a great tactile quality.

telephone: 07957 662547

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category: Enamel   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: East Midlands   

Over the past couple of years my jewellery work has explored the technique of drawing on enamel. I was taught enamelling at college and took a dislike to it, something to do with the bright colours! It was therefore a conscious decision when I revisited enamelling that I would eliminate colour altogether and just explore […]

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

Rachel Butlin seeks to challenge the concepts of contemporary interactive and wearable jewellery producing a range of high end, mixed material wearable pieces. She loves to challenge the way in which people perceive a piece, by creating small scale sculpture that can be worn on the body, in a way chosen by the wearer. Carefully […]

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Rachel Codd

category: Ceramics   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Wales   

Rachel Codd is inspired by classical poems and fairy tales, creating tactile and wearable porcelain jewellery with a deeper meaning and story to each and every piece. Passionate about drawing a little bit of fantasy from our classical inspirations and into each piece through the ornate detail and unusual nature of this practice.

Working with porcelain to create a rich palette whilst still obtaining vivid detail. Clear glazed for tactile functional pieces, and finished with a dash of gold lustre; that holds a subtle hint of more traditional jewellery within a fresh creative process. Our jewellery is the result of a desire to dedicatedly hand-made pieces that form a tactile narrative, adding a little more beauty into the world and inviting us to not just view it but also wear it and become a part of it.

address: Cardiff, Wales

telephone: 07851 395951

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Rachel Darbourne

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Rachel graduated from Middlesex University in 1994 with a BA Hons in Jewellery. Students at Middlesex were actively encouraged to experiment with unusual materials and ideas within their work and Rachel was, and still is, driven by the desire to reclaim and use a much undervalued material. She views polythene as a ‘fabric’ and whilst on her degree developed a folding technique which turns this two-dimensional, slippery, colourful material into objects that are three-dimensional, intricate and robust.

Her approach combines elements of both jewellery and textiles, creating highly wearable, tactile pieces that are distinctive, eye-catching and yet address contemporary issues of consumerism and how we assign value to the things we use and wear.

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category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

I’ve been making pots on the potter’s wheel since I was 14 which means it’s over 25 years since I made my first pot! I now make a range of finely thrown porcelain tableware in simple, elegant shapes. New pieces include bowls and large porcelain dishes and vases decorated with underglaze pencil line drawings. All work […]

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Rachel Gornall

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: London   

I create vibrant contemporary artworks for interior spaces. Constructed from layers of translucent textiles, which I have hand-dyed in a joyous range of colours, the artworks are adorned with hand-cut patterns and stitch. Colours are carefully selected for each piece to convey a mood and each handcrafted artwork is unique or part of a very small edition.

My love of colour and textiles is brought together with my interest in changes in light, new experiences and the rhythms and patterns of nature.  Current works are influenced by my local river in London, the shorelines and seas of Britain and travels in Latin America. I work from my studio in East London and also teach creative textiles.

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Rachel Morley Feltmaker & Fine Artist

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: East Midlands   

Rachel Morley creates unique felt items by hand using predominantly British breed wool fibres and combining them with natural and dyed wool yarns. Inspired by the coastal landscape of South West Scotland and its wonderful colours and textures, Rachel’s range includes Doorstops, Cubby Bowls, Cubbyholes, Natural Bowls, Pebble Pods and Pebble Bowls. Her new ‘Sketch’ range brings a drawn element to her felting and uses all British breed wools and yarns. Rachel is striving to make use of some of our rarest British Breed Wool fibres in her felt and source them directly from small British farms, adding a valuable provenance to her work. Her Fine Art background (B.A.Hons Fine Art) adds a sculptural feel to the items she creates and all are individually hand made in her home studio in Leicestershire.

address: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

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