National Maker Directory

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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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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

My jewellery collection is inspired by a seaside theme – the feel of a pebble in the hand – a smooth texture on the skin – a shape that implies the weathering of storm and tide. I love the beach-combing involved in their collection…So many women share a love for shoreline treasure! However, although I’m […]

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category: 3D Sculptural Work   Ceramics   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: Yorkshire   

Shirley creates wall hung and freestanding sculptures and shadow frames, using white earthenware to hand form flower components, small creatures, birds and fish. Texture is embossed into the surface. Under glazes and oxides are applied to give layers of colour. These are then assembled together with driftwood, wire, reclaimed maps, vintage magazines and other interesting […]

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category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles - Clothing   

region: Wales   

Sian O’ Doherty is an award winning textile artist and designer located in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. Taking inspiration from the natural beauty of her home landscape, combined with the rich traditional patterns and techniques of Welsh textiles, she creates unique woven and knitted fabrics for fashion and interior accessories. Sian designs and hand makes each […]

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Silvene Art and Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

Sylvaine handmade art and jewellery by Sylvaine Frouin.

I’m a french jewellery designer/maker and artist based in Hove (UK). I create jewellery that tells stories, handmade in silver combined with other materials including resin, wood, gold and precious stones. My designs are inspired by innocence of childhood, beauty of nature and the magic of dreams which fire my imagination. I also combine jewellery, woodwork and illustrations to create unexpected Jewel-Objects. My work is constantly evolving in a poetic, sensitive and colourful way.

telephone: 07586768280

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Silverdarling Jewels

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

I am a jewellery designer and maker living on Exmoor. I trained as a silversmith in the 1980’s and worked as a jeweller for many years in New Zealand. I use a variety of techniques including casting, hammering and texturing to create my jewellery. My work is handmade, gentle and feminine with an emphasis on delicate, organic, natural and simple forms, primarily using silver and gold. The Exmoor sea and landscape are a constant source of inspiration to me and my work.

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Simon Pilkington

category: Paper   Printmaking   

region: South East   

I started out as an Artist / Illustrator but soon added printing to my practise….

Letterpress printing is a passion of mine, it is such a great medium – it encompasses so many different skill sets – from knowing about the myriad of papers, using ink, the setting of type by hand, design & fantastic old presses! My work ranges from one off prints to posters, cards & custom orders, such as invites.

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Skylark Designs

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: South East   

I am a self-taught crafter specialising in crochet, watercolour artwork and postage stamp decoupage. I love to use colour and texture in my designs of adult and childrens clothing in contemporary designs. I am inspired by British Wildlife in my paintings, particularly birds.

My postage stamp products are very popular and include placemats and coasters and bird boxes. I love to upcycle items when possible. My work is varied between crafts but a broad representation is on my website. Please take a look. I am happy to take commissions for work.

telephone: 07769314149

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smoo design

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: North West   

I design and make bespoke furniture for the home; dressing tables, night stands, sideboards, TV stands and the like.

I work in wood, steel and stone to create pieces in a style that is contemporary with echoes of art deco and mid century.

address: Heswall, the Wirral

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Snapdragon Designs Ltd

category: Fashion Accessories   Jewellery and Silverware   Paper   

region: South East   

Snapdragon Designs are husband and wife team Shelley and John, from Kent. We met at Art college and gained degrees in Graphic Design from De Montfort University. Shelley has been a professional Book Binder for 10 years and John a Design and Technology teacher for 8. Together we design and make a range of unique and quirky acrylic jewellery influenced by fairy tales, stories and books alongside a range of handmade gorgeous books, photo albums and lasercut cards.

address: Maidstone, Kent

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Snowdon Design & Craft

category: Printmaking   

region: North West   

I’m a self employed illustrator and printmaker, producing hand lettered and illustrated screen prints. I’ve spent most of my creative career as a graphic designer. In 2006 I embarked on a part time Graphic Design and Illustration degree, fitting my studies in around my full time job. I graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2009 with a first class degree. In April 2012 I left my day job to fulfil my long held ambition of becoming a freelance illustrator and printmaker. I love to travel and draw much of my inspiration from folk art and vintage typography from around the world.

telephone: 01457 763112

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SOBU (Sonja Bucherer)

category: Fashion Accessories   Mixed Media and Recycled   Textiles - Clothing   

region: London   

I’m a north London based designer/maker. My speciality is mixing new and recycled materials, combining different patterns and textures to create highly individual pieces. For the past 13 years I have worked as a textile designer (appliqué and embroidery) for two international exhibiting studios. My designs have sold to high street brands as well as exclusive fashion and interior companies in New York, Australia, Japan, Italy, Paris, Frankfurt and London.
I’ve always loved making things and enjoy the whole creative process: To come up with an idea – then cut, sew, knot, stamp, iron, thread, glue, label – whatever brings the idea to life. I’m an avid collector of fabrics, buttons, ribbons and other curiosities. Beautiful stones, driftwood, books, films, food…all sorts of bizarre discoveries are my inspiration. As well as creating designs commercially and for my own SOBU collection, I have dedicated time over the past nine years to sharing and passing on my passion for the craft by running stitch clubs and craft projects at various north London primary schools. I hope you enjoy some of my creations. Please visit my website via the link below, where you can browse my work or contact me for commercial or private commissions.

telephone: 07736454385

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