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Rosanna Clare

category: Fashion Accessories   Leather   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

After completing a Masters in Textile Design, with my love of upcycling and repurposing I have developed a range of jewellery and accessories made primarily from offcuts and recycled materials of wood and leather. My designs are mainly influenced by geometric shapes and patterns but many pieces are dictated by the nature of the shape, size or form of the materials available. Having nearly a decade of teaching experience behind me, I have built up an extensive range of skills and I am very lucky to now have the luxury of time and space to make my own products and to experiment with different techniques and styles.

telephone: 07979782491

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Rose Dickinson

category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

Since graduating in 1972 I have spent my working life teaching and making ceramics. I make a range of handbuilt work inspired by my love of nature and the flora and fauna of the North Kent Marshes where I live.

I use the structures and textures found in natural forms juxtaposed with textures from found objects to produce an unusual range of work which is both decorative and functional. I use fine porcelain clays to make large bowls, vases, mugs, brooches and much more, all complementing one another.

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Rosemary Lucas

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

It’s still a mystery to me exactly how inspiration works in designing and making my jewellery. My work has been described as ‘classic but edgy’ and this aptly captures both my love of elegant, clean-lined forms and a taste for things asymmetric.

I make predominantly in sterling silver, using traditional bench skills to form handmade pieces from sheet, wire and chenier.  My range of silver and gemstone necklaces incorporates elements cast from my own handmade silver originals, often combining them with unusual gemstone beads as featured in this collection.

From my first evening-class encounter with a soldering torch twelve years ago, I was hooked on designing and making jewellery.  Now it is my full-time business. I am based in a shared workshop in Stratford, east London, a stone’s throw away from the Olympic Park and my work is on display at the JeDeCo gallery at the Oxo Tower in London.

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Rosemary Rose Handmade Textiles

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

I design a range of textiles for the home that explore fragments of memories through images and words, that are multi layered inspired by wallpaper peeling away exposing layers of different patterns that could evoke a lost past. Each piece has a story to tell, tempting your imagination to assign a narrative. Designs are applied using a collage of techniques which include printing, appliqué, free machine and hand embroidery onto a bed of hand rolled felt where I trap open weave fabrics, particularly lace, so that they look delicate and eroded by time. Or onto boiled vintage woollen blankets which have a felted soft surface which is ideal for drawing onto with stitches and creating furnishings in contrasting fabrics. The techniques I use have been developed over the last 12 years since I graduated from Winchester School of Art with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design.

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category: Printmaking   

region: South West   

Painter and printmaker specializing in large flower watercolours, botanical and landscape. Rosie Sanders started as a freelance botanical artist in 1974. She has been awarded five Royal Horticultural Society gold medals and won the Royal Academy miniature award in 1985. As a printmaker she is a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and was […]

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Rosita Lilliana Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

I like to take inspiration from unusual sources such as Sci-Fi movies and early 20th century art movements such as Futurism and Surrealism. I primarily work in silver which I contrast with oxidised copper parts. I use traditional jewellery making techniques including stone setting and riveting. I try to divide my time between making large original pieces intended for galleries and displays while also creating smaller but stylised pieces intended for retail.

I studied at Plymouth College of Art on the Contemporary Craft course which put a lot of emphasis on hand making techniques as well as well as innovative new designs. I grew up in London which is where I am now based.

telephone: 07792904248

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Roxanne Denny

category: Glass   

region: North West   

Roxanne graduated in 2008, gaining a BA(Hons) in applied art, specialising in glass. She currently produces cast and fused glass pieces and dichroic glass jewellery. With her cast glass items she likes to work in a way which challenges the perception of glass being ‘fragile’ by producing thick, chunky pieces, often using solid colours and contrasting textures. With her fused glass pieces and jewellery she concentrates on the way that the colours can be transmitted by light and on patterns within the glass. Her work is always bold and vibrant, as colour plays an important role. She is happy to discuss commissions of any variety.

telephone: 07724746277

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category: Printmaking   

region: Midlands   

I graduated in 1997 with a degree in textiles and illustration. My work captures the essence of an image through the use of a delicate continuous line. I enjoy the feeling of spontaneity this gives me with my work. I hope this shines through in my designs. The line is offset against blocks of colour […]

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category: Printmaking   

region: Midlands   

I make small edition screenprints of colourful subjects that raise a smile. Animals and plants are a main theme, with a nod to mid-century design and a Scandinavian style. All of my prints are designed and printed by hand. I begin with a pen and ink drawing, which I make a stencil from for the […]

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Ruth Haldon Design

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North East   

I produce high quality, hand-crafted, unique jewellery using the best possible components, with sterling silver findings. I started my business in 2004, combining my background in Graphic Design with my love of jewellery, which compels me to work with all kinds of beads from stunning Czech glass beads, semi-precious stones, freshwater pearls, crystals and more. The distinctive colour and styles in my creations are statements in themselves.

address: Co. Durham

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Ruth Harrison Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

My ceramics consist of slip cast shapes with disks or petal shapes that are cut from slabs of porcelain using icing plunger cutters or cookie cutters. These pieces are then sponged, scored and attached to the vessel using slip. Sometimes I add colour in the form of a glaze stain to the porcelain. Once fully dry they are fired twice in a kiln and glazed clear on the inside. I graduated from Plymouth College of Art with a BA Hons in Ceramics: my approach has its roots in a 2 week project called ‘Repeat Forms’ there, during which I became mesmerised by the idea of taking one shape and multiplying it around a shape to create a finished piece.

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category: Glass   

region: East Midlands   

I have always been intrigued by the colours and textures of the coast, by wide horizons, big skies and shingle beaches. I have been working with glass since 1998, fusing it with metals and oxides to create objects that, I hope, evoke long forgotten feelings of walking along the seashore with a pocketful of shells. […]

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Ruth Packham

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Wales   

My background is as a Fine Artist, graduating from what was Newcastle Polytechnic in 1992. Since 1994 I have been living in the wilds of West Wales where I have had 2 children. I have always loved fabric and when my daughter was tiny I took a screen printing class at my local Arts Centre. I have been printing since then, inspired by the patterns of nature, creating bold colourful images.

A few years I made my first piece of felt and needle felt creature and am now in awe of wool and its potential. I am addicted! Birds are a current theme. I also machine applique and make one off sewn items.

telephone: 01970872027

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category: Mixed Media and Recycled   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

I am an explorer and investigator of objects, stories, places, materials and memories. I collect fragments of narratives, textures and feelings and turn them into precious things, bound, wrapped, adorned, stitched and embellished. I am fascinated by material culture, history and the power of objects in human lives and the importance of making and remembering. […]

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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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Sadie Dorchester

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: South East   

I was inspired to make my furniture range when I was unable to find sustainable, British made, contemporary storage solutions for my own home. After gaining the AMUSF craft qualification I set about designing an eco friendly, bespoke range of furniture, uniquely inspired by the modernist art movement.

Upholstered inside and out using a high quality recycled Italian wool from Linwood, the range offers beautiful and original furniture that compliments any interior. All of the Sadie Dorchester designs are offered as adaptable made to measure templates, available in over 55 colour combinations with a choice of feet.

The range has been made with sustainability in mind from the inside out. No plywood or foam is used. Only FSC certified solid pine and eco friendly components. The lids are made as a frame using mortis and tenon joints for strength and then webbed for comfort and to be as lightweight as possible. There are 10 designs in the range and growing. Each piece is made to order with prices starting from £290 for a small footstool to £1300 for a large blanket box which will fit at the end of a king size bed.

address: 41 Lower Park Road, Hastings, TN34 2LA

telephone: 07837631455

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email: sadie@sadiedorchester.com


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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