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Izabela Motyl

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I make jewellery and accessories mostly using crochet hook. I am inspired by this technique and its versatility. All my life I am learning new things about this and finding new ways to use it. My work is made 99% from natural materials, semiprecious stones and silver, sometimes I use gold vermeil in my jewellery, too. I like to think that my designs offer something unique for people seeking something special.

address: Taplow SL6 0NQ

telephone: 07988037296

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J&D Field Contemporary Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North West   

John and Dawn Field have worked together since graduating in the late 1980’s. They collaborate on several jewellery ranges. In one, stencils are rolled into silver, then, rather than making matching partners, one earring will have a vividly coloured stone and the other will have some brass decoration.

John also works on one-off pieces. His treatment of the richly coloured natural materials give them a timeless and sometimes mystical feel. The jewellery often has its own stand or lives in its own box. Meanwhile, Dawn draws on her Fine Art background, using strong imagery including mythical creatures such as Pegasus.

address: P.O. Box 228, Holmfirth HD9 9BF

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Jan Hinchliffe McCutcheon

category: Jewellery and Silverware   Metalwork   

region: North East   

My degree in jewellery and silversmithing at Loughborough College of Art and Design in 1977 equipped me to pursue a career as a designer maker of jewellery. I aim to design jewellery with originality and a distinctive character. The soft ripple texture surface silver is a tactile feature of many pieces.

I use jewellery hand working techniques with materials such as silver, gold, gold leaf, ebony and textile. My work is exhibited in the UK at shows such as ‘Origin’ London, ‘Art in Action’ Oxfordshire and Stroud International Textiles Festival. International exhibitions have featured my jewellery in Boston, USA; South Korea; Japan; Germany; Spain; Poland and Slovakia. I have a piece of jewellery in mima (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) International Jewellery Collection. Work is also bought by UK and overseas private collectors.

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Jan Horrox Textiles

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South East   

My craft is knitted textiles made on a domestic knitting machine using mainly Scottish lambswool. I completed a 3 year diploma in Fashion/Textiles at Walthamstow Art School following which I worked with James Park couture knitwear for 2 years. The 1980’s saw the launch of Jan Horrox fashion knitwear – hand-made in the UK. This sold to high profile boutiques and the US and Japan, as well as from my stall in Covent Garden, but in 2005 I decided to downsize and sell retail only from craft fairs and online from my website.

My present range of knitwear is constructed from lambswool using domestic hand machines. Some fabrics are felted by washing. This produces a soft and durable fabric which is ideal for accessories and homewares. I have recently begun to use embellishing techniques with free machine embroidery onto this fabric, drawing images inspired by my country surroundings.

address: Cromer, Norfolk

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Jan Simon Design

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I design, create and teach contemporary fine silver jewellery using precious metal clay (PMC). PMC allows me to create individual and 3-dimensional pieces that are tactile and feel almost soft to the touch. My work is a pleasure to wear; the organic and textual designs are influenced by the properties and adaptability of the clay and I take much of my artistic inspiration from the marine surroundings of my hometown of Leigh-on-Sea. My latest work is all about exploring the possibilities of sculptural construction.

address: Leigh-on-Sea SS9 1NN

telephone: 07850579439

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category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

I believe the small pleasures of life should be treasured. For me one aspect of this involves using everyday items made in mouthwatering colours which make me smile. I love to make pots that are functional, pretty and unique. My pottery is thrown on a wheel and then decorated with coloured slips, a transparent glaze […]

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Jane Crockett

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Jane Crockett makes silver jewellery using reticulation and enamelling and her work is strongly informed by the environment. She makes bracelets, brooches, earrings, necklaces and rings.

address: 27 Pitt Farm, Exeter Road, Wellington TA21 9PY

Jane Freear-Wyld

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

I make hand woven tapestries and paper print weaves. Design development begins with a digital photograph, which I then manipulate using a variety of computer programs. The manipulation process is totally absorbing, and I am fascinated by how a cropped digital slice can lead to a fantastic array of colours, shapes and patterns.

address: 53 Mayflower Drive, Stoke Hill, Coventry CV2 5NL

telephone: 07982 235644

Jane Geeson

category: Glass   

region: South West   

I am an enamel artist and I make panels and kiln fired enamel light switches which I sell from my studio in Bristol. Designs include flowers and animals, cityscapes and fun designs for children and I am also happy to take commissions.

address: Bristol

telephone: 07866957716

Jane Kearns Silver

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Jane has a small workshop at home in Yeoford, near Crediton, Mid-Devon. She designs and creates individual, elegant pieces of silver jewellery for women, men and children. Many are one-offs and she enjoys taking commissions for something particularly personal. She also has a line of quirky animal shapes.
Her designs tend to take organic shapes and her inspiration is the natural world. She uses sterling silver, cut, shaped, engraved, textured and polished, and Precious Metal Clay, which is moulded, carved and fired, to create fresh and beautifully wearable designs.

telephone: 01363 84609

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