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Sarah Knowles Design

category: Jewellery & 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 L Hamilton

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South East   

I first began making jewellery whilst at school. Friends and teachers ordered from my hand drawn catalogue! Following a Foundation Course at The Central School of Art and Design, I studied at Middlesex Polytechnic. Although specialising in jewellery, I integrated textile elements, particularly knitting, into my work. As part of the course I was lucky to work for the jeweller Alison Baxter and the textile company Artworks.

The use of colour has always been important to me: Henri Matisse is a constant inspiration, especially the unique shapes and colours of his paper cut-outs.

If you have any queries about my current work or a commission you would like please contact me via my website below.

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Sarah Madsen Arts

category: Jewellery & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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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category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: North East   

Playful, handmade jewellery inspired by an unlikely source, ramen! 24ct gold plated brass and sterling silver are wiggled into our simple but strong designs in our Leeds City Centre based studio. SAW+POUR originated in 2019 as a collaboration between jeweller Amy Stringer and a graphic designer. Whilst discussing ideas and searching through trends over a […]

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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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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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