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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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Rachel Stowe

category: Jewellery and Silverware   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South West   

Rachel began her training at Herefordshire Art College and completed a HND in Textiles and Fashion, then in 1997 she started her own business where she produces unique hand painted and printed silk and velvet accessories, experimenting with various techniques including devore, dye reduction, wax resist, screen printing and hand painting. She gained an MA in 2001 at Birmingham University in Textiles and followed that with a Cert Ed in 2006.

Rachel is constantly developing her work and over the last few years she has started to produce a unique range of hand-dyed and hand printed jewellery. Working with the same textile dyes she is able to print and dye aluminium, to create a new collection of subtle lightweight jewellery for any occasion and luxurious velvets for that special occasion. Each piece is a one-off.

address: Helston, Cornwall

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Rachel Swan

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Ireland   

Rachel entered the crafts industry by the traditional route of an apprenticeship. In 2008 Rachel designed her own collection of contemporary jewellery and now works from her Dublin studio where she creates hollow formed contemporary jewellery using techniques such as folding, doming and forging.

Rachel’s work has won her two Future Makers Awards from the Crafts Council of Ireland.

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Rachel Thompson Design

category: Paper   

region: South East   

Rachel is a Cambridge based artist, creating unique and bespoke wedding stationery, illustrations of wedding venues and cherished houses – as well as custom rubber stamps and a whole range of other wedding products.

Rachel trained at Central St Martins College of Art & Design and enjoys working with clients who want a truly personalised feel to their special day.

Rachel takes inspiration from architecture – old and new, and has an illustrative style that seeks to draw out the spirit and character of beautiful and quirky buildings. Working in black ink or colour, every illustration is drawn by hand on recycled brown, cream or coloured card. Every effort is made to keep things as local as possible and Rachel works with local, independent printers and rubber stamp makers to complete her commissions.

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Rana Cullimore

category: Glass   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: South West   

I have been creating mosaic art for many years as a hobby. My first heart shaped mosaic came to life when I wanted to make something from a chipped dinner plate that belonged to my Grandparents to remember them by. As well as using the traditional materials of recycled china and colourful mosaic tesserae my love of the sea and beach combing has also influenced my work.

Some pieces have a coastal theme using pebbles, driftwood and shells. I also incorporate glass beads which is another fascination of mine. The nature of the materials I use on my mosaics makes each piece individual and unique. All the pieces are designed and handmade by me in my home….far away from the sea!

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   Paper   

region: Midlands   

Book Sculptor and Paper Artist. Having been brought up with a ‘make do and mend’ mentality I tend to collect and gather materials including books near the end of their existence to use within my work.  I take my inspiration from needlework techniques which historically form part of a woman’s ritual domestic routine.  I utilize […]

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I have been a jewellery designer/maker since graduating from Buckinghamshire College a long time ago! When I started making I was mainly interested in shape and form and designed very feminine and sculptural jewellery but after a fantastic period of travel some years ago I came home bursting with inspiration and fresh ideas and started […]

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Yorkshire   

I started to realise how people spend time fidgeting with jewellery, sometimes for comfort or just while day dreaming, even if they realise it or not. I found this very interesting and it inspired me to create a collection of wearable jewellery that is also very tactile – pieces that want to be touched as well […]

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Rebecca Lawley Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North West   

For many years Rebecca has focused on designing and making silver tableware, alongside this she has always made jewellery to commission. She has now created a range of jewellery that compliments her tableware designs. The “Cluster” range was originally working predominately in gold with precious stones but now also includes pieces in silver with organic shaped semi-precious stones. This range is all produced by manipulating small pieces of silver or gold into nuggets and then clustering them with the stones, to create softly curved sculptural pieces of jewellery.

telephone: 07837129594

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email: info@rebeccalawleysilver.com


category: Ceramics   

region: Yorkshire   

I graduated from Staffordshire University in 2018 with a First-Class BA (hons) in 3D Design: Ceramics. In October 2018, I joined Yorkshire Artspace’s Ceramic starter studio programme which has provided me with a shared studio space for two years. My ceramic practice is driven by my expressive drawings, with the abstract marks influenced by abandoned […]

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category: 3D Sculptural Work   Metalwork   

region: South West   

Rebecca works with colour, form and a continuing fascination with the idea of ‘vessel’. She uses a variety of techniques to explore these themes, such as raising, press forming, fabrication, etching and patination. All the vessels are a result of a combination of photos, drawing, models and intuitive making. Having discovered patination while at college, […]

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Richard Westcott Woodcraft

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: Scotland   

I produce handcrafted pens, pencils and fountain pens using mainly British woods as well as other interesting materials.

I am completely self taught in wood turning and I have adapted several techniques and tools to suit the way I work.

Born and brought up in Devon, I have developed a deep understanding of the natural environment, I recently moved to Shetland, where I am continually inspired by the natural environment, as well as the people and places around me.

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Rivendell Originals

category: Glass   

region: Scotland   

I specialise in kiln fired glass. All of my home design pieces are made to bring a little bit of colour to your home. Each design is unique, from a sun catcher to a spoon rest; they are all individual pieces of glass art. I live in the countryside so a lot of my inspiration comes from the colours that Mother Nature puts together. I also believe that colour can have a big impact on our mood, why have plain white when you can have striking autumnal colours or a periwinkle blue? Multiple layers of glass are cut by hand and are fused in the kiln, sometimes you want the glass to be smooth, and at other times you want it to retain some texture. I have been working with kiln fired glass and learning from my mistakes and triumphs since 2010!

telephone: 07519707222

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Rivers Joinery

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: South West   

I make a range of wooden items, primarily riven green oak, joined, carved and painted furniture. I draw my inspiration from and use seventeenth century woodworking techniques with period and original form and design. The method produces pieces of solidity and honesty, which bear the original character of the wood and retain evidence of the making. The carving gives fluidity to the solid forms which can appear to move and change in the fading light at the end of day. Riving and splitting the oak reveals its medullary rays which add to the glow of painted pieces.

telephone: 01364 642730

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Rock Rose Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

Rock Rose Jewellery is a collection of Botanical, Story and Craft inspired jewellery, handmade by maker Abigail Fosdike. Favourite flowers and miniature craft items in Sterling Silver or Gold. Snowdrop necklaces, Daffodil earrings, Poppy pins, Bobbin bangles, Pencil pendants – designs are whimsical and have a story to tell! Made using traditional jewellery making tools. Prices from £25.

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Roger Squires Silversmith

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I make silverware, jewellery in silver and gold, and also bronze and silver sculpture inspired by the shapes and form of life and the natural world around us. I studied at Sir John Cass School of art graduating in the mid 70’s setting up my first studio in 1977, using all the traditional techniques of the silversmith and sculptor to create my work. I enjoy the interaction and satisfaction of working with personal clients when creating a commission achieving a piece that has input and meaning for all involved. My prices range from £70.00 up to the thousands depending on the brief of the client.

telephone: 01980 842366

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Rohanna Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

Rohanna Jewellery was created in 2003 by me, Gill Connolly when my oldest daughter had her ears pierced and kept coming home having spent a ridiculous amount of money on earrings, I fatefully said I am sure we can make earrings like these! A year later I set up Rohanna and haven’t stopped since.

I have always been inspired by colour and find putting different colours, shapes and textures together to produce unique pieces extremely exciting. I use all the best quality ‘ingredients’ and spend a lot of time researching new beads from different cultures, wherever possible I use handmade artisan beads and support Fairtrade suppliers.

Lastly and most importantly, I set all my prices at an affordable level. I don’t like to see you paying too much and that way you will come back for more.

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