National Maker Directory

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

I am a textile artist based in a South Northamptonshire village where I work from my home studio drawing, designing and stitching. My work is about imagination, memories and childhood narratives and is greatly influenced by the visual experience of observing life when I am in Denmark, Norfolk and the South West of England. I […]

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Jean Cunion

category: Ceramics   

region: Yorkshire   

I handbuild ceramic stylised birds in the form of either a small vessel or, for larger birds, a jug. I use stoneware clay and decorate with underglaze colours, slip and glazes. My inspiration comes from the birds of the moors, coast and countryside of North Yorkshire and in my garden.

address: Whitby, N Yorks.


Jennie McCall

category: Ceramics   

region: East Midlands   

I grew up in the beautiful Scottish Borders where the local industry was textiles. Many of my artistic influences come from all aspects of this industry and from the rich source of folklore and nature.

Working primarily in ceramics I create my homeware and figurative work in stoneware and more recently have developed a range of work in parian. All of the ceramic decals are from my own collection. These are sourced from daily walks and also from pressed flowers and scraps which I occasionally find to my delight in some of my favourite old childhood books.

I am so fortunate to work in a lovely studio placed perfectly in my garden overlooking the fields and hills of the Welland valley in Leicestershire.

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category: Paper   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

Paper pioneer Jennifer Collier creates exquisite sculptures from vintage recycled materials in conjunction with stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles. The papers serve as both the inspiration and the media for the work, with the narrative suggesting the forms. Through this marriage of unlikely materials old papers are transformed into something truly unique, delicate and […]

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category: Mixed Media and Recycled   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North East   

Jessica is a contemporary embroidery artist who works from her home studio just outside of Leeds, West Yorkshire.  Her colourful and contemporary work has been exhibited in various galleries across the UK and Europe and she is a a member of the Crafts Council’s Makers directory and renowned textiles group – Art Textiles Made in […]

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Jessica Langford

category: Ceramics   Jewellery and Silverware   Paper   

region: North East   

I am a Contemporary Applied Artist who specialises in illustrations, ceramics and jewellery pieces which express style, show personal identity and demand attention. Using innovative combinations of materials like silver, leather, rubber and ceramics, I create pieces which you not only want to grab and feel but HAVE to have.

email: J-LANGFORD1@LIVE.CO.UK


category: Ceramics   Leather   

region: South West   

The aesthetic and design of manufactured metal tins hasn’t changed for over 200 years. Fascinated by this curious fact, Jessica began to design and make ceramic pieces inspired by the characteristics and forms of metal tins through vitrified porcelain. A love for both cooking and eating has naturally influenced Jessica’s functional response within her designs. […]

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Jewellery By Silvana

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North West   

I design and make quirky, individual jewellery, using sterling silver and copper as well as incorporating enamel, glass, brass and semi-precious stones sometimes. I also use pewter for brooches, pendants and earrings as well as clocks, thermometers and tiny animal ornaments. Though I didn’t start off this way, my designs are now predominantly animal based as these have proved to be so popular, though I still do my signature gingerbreadmen and also the more elegant ranges that I started my career with a decade ago.
My prices range from £12 up to £35 at the moment. Based in my home studio in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire, I have been studying, making and selling jewellery for 10 years but turned full-time only very recently.

address: Ashton-in-Makerfield, Lancashire

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Jill Holland

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

My practice combines ceramics, painting and printmaking. My studio is in South East Cornwall on the Rame Peninsular.  I make individually formed ceramic tiles and vessels. The clay is stretched, rolled, sometimes torn, impressed and painted with slips and glazes.

telephone: 07943 094 343


Jill Iliffe

category: Glass   

region: South East   

I work in fused glass, creating pieces that can be used in the home.  I am inspired by mid-century design and aspire to create pieces that have a clean look, are useful and good to look at. My distinctive ranges – Vintage, Fire and Ice, Scandinavian and Colour and Form – are designed and kiln fired with hand cut glass by me in my studio. Because of the process, each item in a range remains individual. My background is Fine Art and I have an MA in Drawing from the University of the Arts London, which has helped with my aesthetic and precision.

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