National Maker Directory

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Jane Lindsey

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Scotland   

In 2000 Jane Lindsey left her office job as Curator of British Art at the University of Glasgow, moved to a small holding near Loch Lomond and began to create textiles based on life around her. Her studio is a 1970s silver airstream caravan, parked in the middle of her cut flower garden.
Jane uses freehand machine embroidery, along with recycled fabrics and Yorkshire wool, to make quirky and contemporary badges, mirrors, notebooks and cushions. Each item is individually embroidered by Jane and no two are ever exactly alike. Her use of line is influenced by her study of prints, particularly of the early to mid C20th, her subject matter by the animals, plants and vintage vehicles that surround her.
When she is not sewing or gardening she spends time getting away to the west coast of Scotland with her family in Dougal the bright orange VW campervan.

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Jane Macintosh

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

All my jewellery is individually made using traditional goldsmithing techniques. I work principally with silver and 18ct gold which I often combine to give subtle contrasts of tone and colour, sometimes oxidising the silver for a stronger contrast. I also seek out beautiful and unusual stones in their natural forms to create unique pieces of jewellery which are sculptural objects in themselves. Inspired by the Bauhaus movement and by the urban landscape in which I live and work, my minimalist designs are made with close attention to detail.

telephone: 020 77204265

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category: Printmaking   

region: South West   

I am a printmaker with a passion for pattern and the absurd. When I was 7 I won an art prize at school. The headmaster held it upside down and I was (quietly) furious. I live in the vibrant city of Bristol in a very untidy house with my family. I have a loft studio where […]

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Jane Orton

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   North West   

My work is inspired by natural textures and includes necklaces, pendants, cufflinks and earrings. I like to take items such as a petal, an acorn or a piece of coral and reproduce them in silver, often with contrasting textures, semi-precious stones or a gold highlight. I use traditional jewellery bench methods including electro-forming and casting. Prime Minister Theresa May wore a necklace I made for her on numerous occasions, including the last EU summit and for her resignation speech.

address: Ashbourne, Derbyshire

telephone: 07973 338 985

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: East Midlands   

Jane makes bold, playful, wooden jewellery which she turns and paints by hand.  A graduate of the Royal College of Art she has established her studio near the North Norfolk Coast where she also manages a small woodland which provides a sustainable supply of timber for her work. Jane enjoys working with geometric forms, repetition […]

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Jane Sleator

category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

Stoneware ceramics, hand thrown on the wheel and shaped to produce unique, decorative as well as functional pieces.
My work explores the contrasts between rough and smooth, natural and man-made, as each piece is individually decorated inspired by the intricate designs found in wood bark.

address: Longdene, Old Lane, Knebworth SG3 6AF

telephone: 01438 811361

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Jane Suchodolski Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

My craft is ceramics. My inspiration is from the world around me – the Cornish flora and fauna – people, trees, birds, flowers, horizontal rain and not least, the sea. My use of form, colour and tone in my studio work depends on how the clay is, my own input and the firing. I have several core designs: thrown work is in porcelain or local stoneware and I hand-build using porcelain paper-clay. I make almost all my own glazes and my work is twice-fired.

address: St Austell, Cornwall

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Janet Downes

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

I make jewellery mainly using silver sheet and wire in a variety of techniques. I also use PMC to make pure silver chip beads which I incorporate into jewellery made with semi-precious chip beads.
I started with courses at the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery where I had a lot of fun and learned the basics. I gradually collected my own tools and have recently acquired my own workshop at home where I enjoy experimenting to see what will work. I find it inspirational to be able to live and work amongst the hills, beaches, seas and skies of Cornwall.

address: Fowey, Cornwall

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Janet Wass

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Yorkshire   

I design and make jewellery, elegantly combining and contrasting silver with acrylic.
Having originally completed a degree in photography before gaining my MA in Metalwork and Jewellery at Sheffield Hallam University, I am keen to combine these interests within my work. I am inspired by the everyday: highlighting the detail and beauty of objects we often visually ignore through photograms. These images and patterns are transferred onto the surfaces of the silver and acrylic using photo-etching and laser-engraving.
I use the organic nature of the patterns derived from photograms as contrast to the clean regular shapes of my jewellery to create interest and elegance. All my work is polished by hand, including pieces that are laser-cut to ensure a high quality and consistent finish.

address: Sheffield, Yorkshire

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category: Enamel   Glass   Leather   

region: South West   

Janine Partington is a designer-maker based in Bristol who combines the traditional craft of enamelling with fresh, clean, contemporary design to create framed panels, jewellery and sculptures. Enamelling is the art of fusing glass onto metal. Janine creates intricate hand-cut stencils which she then lays on to copper. Her stencils are in the main inspired […]

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