National Maker Directory

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Sacrosanct by Design

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

Sacrosanct by Design is the work of multi-faceted Designer/maker Stuart Crabbe. I use Jewellery-Object as a medium to conceptualise, contextualise and visualise my passion for architecture and Christian iconography.
Shape, form and aesthetics in my work derives from the tangible aspects of Christendom: churches, religious objects and scriptural depictions offer essential elements to materialise the context and spiritual message behind each piece.

telephone: 07565650426

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category: Furniture & Wood   

region: North West   

My forms are inspired by the landscape around me. The textures reflect the rugged beauty of rocks exposed to extremes of wind and rain, shadows that dance across the fields that I can see from my studio, can be glimpsed through the pierced surfaces. Holding the pieces and following the curves and textures gives you […]

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Sally Mareike Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

My work and passion is to create nature inspired, stoneware, rustic ceramics, using slab and coil building techniques. They often have contrasting textures and are coloured using a variety of oxides and glazes and fired in my electric kiln. My most popular pieces are from my Bee Hive, Seaside and Autumn Leaf collections, which range from £4 for a tiny ornament to £600 for a sculptural water feature.

I love making all my work, as it gives me a sense of peace, tranquility and grounding as I connect with the clay. Teaching hand-building classes and workshops, however, brings lively, social fun, skill sharing, and a real joy when seeing student’s reactions to the amazing work that they create.

telephone: 07795418878

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email: sallymareikeceramics@gmail.com


Sally Reilly

category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

My work is a celebration of the everyday experience of eating and drinking, and of private and shared moments. My love of cooking and good food is central to my work. I design and throw ranges of tableware for everyday use, small collections of pots for more ceremonial moments and individual pieces.

I was born in Ireland but trained in Paris in an Anglo/Japanese tradition. This early influence is evident in my work but I am also interested in the pure shapes of Modernism. Alongside my work in series I continue to experiment with form and technique, sometimes adding non-ceramic elements. Most pieces are high fired stoneware with classic oriental glazes but I also use brightly coloured slips on earthenware and stoneware under a transparent glaze.

address: 92 Station Road, Soham, Ely, CB7 5DZ

telephone: 01353 723562

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

Sally Weatherill studied art history and printed and woven textiles in the US before moving to the UK where she set up a studio in a picturesque village on the Suffolk/Essex border. Here she now designs and produces woven fabrics for fashion and interior accessories. Distinctive in its rich colour and textural interest, her work […]

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Sally’s Shed

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: Midlands   

I specialise in hand-painting street scenes and individual buildings, shops and churches onto wood, allowing the beauty and character of the wood to complement my art work.
My inspiration comes from the buildings and architecture of Lichfield, and also my garden, where I design and create my products in my little brick built shed: my creative haven.

The wood I use is either donated by friends and family, or found in the ‘unloved’ section at local timber yards. Each piece is unique.

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category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles - Clothing   

region: Scotland   

Scottish designer Sally-Ann Provan creates modern millinery and accessories with subtle vintage echoes. Using traditional techniques, she hand makes contemporary headwear and handbags garnished with intricate hand detailing. Her designs offer timeless wearable elegance to covet, to keep, and to keep wearing. Based in Edinburgh, Sally-Ann Provan has a far reaching reputation for distinctive design, […]

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Sam Pickard

category: Fashion Accessories   Printmaking   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

Because everything I do starts with drawing, I often arrive at my studio with armfuls of blossom, roses or leaves I’ve gathered from the garden or woodland and sit down and draw.

My lovely print studio is based in North Devon where I create bespoke interior textile products, fabrics, wall-coverings and accessories using traditional printmaking and craft skills, combined with experimental digital technology using the very best materials sourced in the U.K. wherever possible.

My designs have been commissioned to create trays and rugs and have twice been shortlisted for the British Design Awards.

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category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

My inspiration comes from my love of pattern and colour, as well as hints to textile construction. Though I did not go through any formal training, I have spent a long time experimenting with techniques best suited to applying pattern to the surfaces of my pieces. My work is made from flat slabs of clay. […]

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category: 3D Sculptural Work   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: North East   

My extraordinary objective is to realise the necessities and requirements that would be involved in ‘fairy life’: to provide everything a fairy would demand during its daily existence. I have named these ‘Fairy Aiding Inventions’, invented by ‘Brain’ (me). They are theoretically functional items for the mildly eccentric. I try to express a sense of […]

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Samantha English Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I design and make jewellery, using precious metals to challenge perceived perceptions about their preciousness and perfection. I also work in larger form with metal, making sculptural vessels that explore the concept of memory. My inspirations are the imagined stories that old and broken jewellery tell me. I explore and corrupt perceived and accepted ways of making to expose the fragility of the metals through heat and etching.

address: West Sussex

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Samantha Robinson

category: Ceramics   

region: East Midlands   

Samantha Robinson works with a subtle combination of porcelain, metals and textiles. Using the porcelain’s purity as a base and inspiration from textures, tags and the ‘everyday ordinary’, Samantha adds a subtle stitch, a hint of colour or a glint of metal, drawing our attention to what is often overlooked.

The processes involved are slip casting, hand building, stitch and embossing. This blend of techniques and materials provides a tactile and intriguing range of jewellery and interior pieces. Samantha is an accomplished international designer maker and tutor, working on freelance projects that include producing work for exhibitions, retail outlets, commissions and delivering workshops.

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category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles - Clothing   

region: Midlands   

I studied Textile Design at Nottingham Trent University and specialised in woven textiles. My work combines my love of traditional processes with contemporary design. All my fabrics are designed and meticulously crafted in my Nottinghamshire studio. I use the inherent properties of natural yarns and carefully considered weave structures to create covetable accessories. I enjoy […]

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category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: East Midlands   

From my home studio in Derbyshire, I design and make limited edition and one of a kind bags and accessories with a vintage feel. Handmade from the finest fabrics, recycled materials and antique findings, everything in my collection is made to the highest standard with a strong emphasis on quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. […]

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Sarah D Smith Fine Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

I have a Jewellery BA from Middlesex University and I work in silver (gold to order), gemstones and pearls with the colour and texture of the gems influencing my designs. I source only the best gems from around the world and combine these with exacting craftsmanship and attention to detail.

My pieces are very wearable but out of the ordinary (comments from the public at exhibitions have been that they love it because it is so different!).

I want to bring more colour and a touch of luxury to everyday wear.

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

I am, and always have been, a bit of a collector: not of high value things that you have to be careful with. Just little, curious, quirky things that are everywhere in everybody’s everyday life. I just like to pick them up, look at them and put them in my pocket. Then I like to […]

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Sarah Fox

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

In the family studio beneath Exmoor’s highest moors, Sarah specialises in two styles of jewellery inspired by the natural environment.  Sharing the studio with her father, engineer and silversmith Brian O’Hara, Sarah has drawn on his technical expertise to develop unique settings for polished stones using the studio’s “re-imagined silver waste”. Organic, tactile details – from fossil to fallen leaf – inform one-off, statement pieces with accents of Art Nouveau and a nod to her textile design background.

Here, where views towards Dunkery Beacon shift endlessly in tone and shade, Sarah enjoys the perfect space in which to hand-mix the colours for her tablet range of resin and silver cast pieces. Intricately-worked journeys in tonal variation, they explore the seasonal palettes of Exmoor, from the lichens and mosses of the oak woodlands and the brooding hues of the winterhill, to springtime flora and the weather-washed tones of the summer coast.

telephone: 07877 318619

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Sarah Jarrett-Kerr

category: Leather   Paper   

region: South West   

Sarah Jarrett-Kerr is a Somerset based bookbinder whose love affair with books as physical objects has spanned across the last thirty years.  Recent comments about her work include ‘easy to handle’, ‘a wonderful piece of work’ and ‘I love the texture, colours and design’.

Sarah trained at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts, set up a bindery for the British School in Rome and has been bookbinding from her own studio ever since.

Whether designing a blank journal or binding a first edition with Nigerian goatskin, Sarah intimately connects the book, its binding and the people who will experience both.  Her work draws colours textures and materials together to create beautiful but practical objects that are fragile, sensuous, fresh and thrillingly tactile all at once.

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Sarah Knowles Design

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Yorkshire   

I am a trained designer/maker having completed a BA (Hons) in Silversmithing and Jewellery at Loughborough in 1997. Although my life took a different direction after university, I never stopped being creative and now I have come back full time to what I love best creating handcrafted Jewellery and Wall Art.

Having set up my own label Sarah Knowles Design, I create intricate pieces made from re-found paper and other materials. Imaginatively incorporating the art of paper folding, fine stitch work and various other design/craft techniques.

These pieces are inspired by my childhood in rural North Yorkshire, along with a love of global cultures especially those of Spain, China and Japan. Within my work I explore the balance and tension created between nature, industrialisation and human existence.

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Sarah Madsen Arts

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

The Jewellery is inspired by nature, anything organic moves me. The way the line of a plant stem flows into the complex petals that form a flower, is an example of the influences in my work. I studied at Central St Martins College of At and Design in London, gaining a BA Hons Degree in Jewellery Design.

All Jewellery is handmade by me in my studio in Cambridgeshire, I love working with Silver and Gold, using a wide variety of techniques such as wax carving, casting forging, piecing, repousse, stone setting,sheet fabrication to produce high quality work. If the work is not in stock, please allow 3-5 weeks turnaround. This allows for ordering, making, casting and hallmarking.

Custom orders are welcomed.

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