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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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category: Paper   

region: North East   

Based in a studio in the heart of rural Northumberland, I make artist’s books and work in cut paper, taking inspiration from the countryside around me. Much of my work begins with text, often incorporating snippets of poetry and stories. I handmake all my pieces, from unique, large-scale sculptural pieces which are entirely hand-cut and […]

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I have been designing and making acrylic jewellery in Brighton since graduating in Wood, Metal, Ceramics and Plastics BA(hons) at Brighton Polytechnic in 1991. I strive to use acrylic in an innovative and personal way, finding new ways to give a potentially cold, mass produced material a precious hand worked feel. I am drawn to […]

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Sarah Sanders Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Yorkshire   

I am a printmaking jewellery designer. I use a heat transfer printing process onto aluminium sheet which I then cut, shape and form into jewellery. I love to mix and match photographic imagery with coloured and textural ink effects. The nature of the printing process means each piece is unique therefore, creating bespoke ranges is my favourite way to work.

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Sarah Villeneau Ceramics

category: Ceramics   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: Yorkshire   

Inspired by nature, I try to capture the essence of the organic in my work. I create sculptural vessel forms and abstract sculptures. The former capture the essence of form and movement with satin matt glaze surfaces; the sculpture is more visceral, formless and textured, with the occasional inclusion of “alien” objects – nails, pre-fired ceramics etc. Having followed a number of art courses over my adult life, the most formative was the MA in Studio Ceramics completed in 2014. This marked a turning point in the direction of my work alongside much more honed technical skills in making and glazing. Vessel-based work is slabbuilt over a former with pinched additions; the sculpture is created by pummelling and pinching textured clay slabs to form abstract shapes which are then added to.

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sarah watts jewellery

category: Glass   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Wales   

I am a self-taught designer-maker creating richly detailed and decorative jewellery using glass, sterling silver, wire and linen in my home studio in Wales.
I use the ancient Lampwork technique to make detailed opaque glass beads, crafting each bead by hand from molten glass in a hot flame. Each bead begins with a vision of the shape and decorative style I am aiming for. However, the detailed choices of colour and pattern are in response to the dynamic nature of the process of glass reacting with flame. I employ traditional silversmithing techniques and steel wire bound with waxed linen cord to create finished pieces.
My work is influenced by my love of colour, decoration and texture. My inspirations range from illustrated Medieval manuscripts and Ottoman empire ceramics to 1950’s fabric design and traditional Indian textiles. I create richly coloured decorative jewellery which acknowledges these historical influences.

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category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

Contemporary slipware potter, using traditional techniques of slip trailing and sgraffito to create delicate contemporary porcelain pieces. All my pieces are hand thrown on the potters wheel, and then painted and carved, or slip trailed, to create pattern and texture. Work is inspired by coastal scenes as well as favourite plants, paint colours and fabrics […]

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Sea Sew Blue

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

Louise Gallie of Torpoint, Cornwall, is the designer-maker behind Sea Sew Blue: “I design and create coastal inspired textile crafts. Using my own illustrations, I use lino cut methods to hand print onto linen and cotton and then create high end homewares and gifts. I take my inspiration from my surroundings on the coast of South East Cornwall. I am obsessed with the sea!”

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category: Furniture & Wood   

region: East Midlands   

Selwyn House is formed by Sean Best and Ellie Smalls, who met studying Fine Art at Leeds Arts University. Always drawn to making things, Sean bought a second-hand lathe and began teaching himself woodturning.  An all-consuming obsession for understanding and working with wood followed, and after making the move back to Ellie’s home county of […]

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Sheena Spacey Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

My works are primarily hand built ceramics, and are inspired from storybooks, wanderings, small interesting tales and nature. Always following my heart, I love seeing things in a simple way, inspired by folk art and fables. I interpret my imaginary scenes into clay, frequently using either porcelain or porcelain paperclay into little narrative scenes on hilltops (some with hidden secret additions inside), folkstyle figures using leaves and foliage as decoration and sometimes with some mixed media additions, and hand made ceramic buttons and decorative hearts. Items range in scale from hand made ceramic buttons up to individual narrative sculptural pieces.

telephone: 07751311771

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