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SOBU (Sonja Bucherer)

category: Fashion Accessories   Mixed Media & 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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Sonja Bessant Jewellery

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: London   

Sonja is a self-taught jewellery designer maker from South London who makes high quality, contemporary, handmade jewellery. She grew up in a family who ran a jewellery business and began creating pieces in both her father’s and grandfather’s workshops at a young age.

Sonja often uses pearls and gold as embellishments and etches personalised messages onto silver. Each item is handmade with a passion for making beautiful and, most importantly, wearable jewellery. Her inspiration comes both from living in a big, bustling city, and also, contrastingly, from the simple beauty of nature. Geometric shapes and simple yet beautiful lines often feature in her jewellery collection.

Sonja would like to share her love for jewellery and hopes that people will enjoy wearing her jewellery as much as she likes making each piece. Each item of jewellery is made to order making it truly unique. Prices start from about £25 to about £250 depending on the chosen design and finish.

telephone: 07990522761

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Sophie Bruen Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

I graduated from Falmouth College of Arts with an honours degree in Contemporary Crafts, where after experimenting with many materials I gravitated towards ceramics and its endless possibilities. I have since moved to Buckinghamshire where I have set up my studio at home creating handcrafted ceramics, mostly functional, inspired by the natural world and my love of entomology. All of my work is foodsafe, microwave and dishwasher safe.

website: Click Here


category: 3D Sculptural Work   Metalwork   

region: London   

I am a London based sculptor who works with steel, stainless steel, copper and recycled objects.  My work is about creating something interesting from discarded utilitarian pieces. I like to encourage the viewer to see beyond the obvious. For me, the collecting of found objects is as important as the way in which they are […]

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Sosatsuma

category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles - Clothing   

region: North West   

My work is contemporary hand knits, focusing strongly on accessories. I work with only fine yarns, favoring Italian merino and alpaca among others. My designs are strong, bold and big, using chunky yarns to create a heavily textured look.

My training is simple and straightforward, my craft, in keeping with tradition, has been passed from mother to daughter through our family for generations.

telephone: 07716653679

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Sparkle Ceramics and Jewellery

category: Ceramics   Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South East   

I design ceramic jewellery and art inspired by the natural world. I have a lifelong passion for nature and creating beautiful things. After many years of study on a variety of ceramics, jewellery and printing courses this passion has been the inspiration for Sparkle Ceramics and Jewellery. My jewellery combines textural ceramics with translucent glass, for my wall pieces I work with a variety of photographic and drawn images. Prices for jewellery start from £14, framed wall art starts at £35. All my designs are unique and handmade with love here in England. Please pop over to my website and browse, I am happy to take commissions if you would like to contact me with your details.

telephone: 07976977134

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Spotty N Stripy

category: Paper   

region: Midlands   

A refreshing range of contemporary handmade cards, wedding stationery and gift frames. Having achieved a degree in graphic design I worked in the industry for a number of years before going freelance after the birth of my first son. A number of years on, and a second son later, husband Anthony has now joined the team making this a very family orientated business. All cards and frames are designed, printed and assembled by hand by the two of us in our Lincolnshire studio and are suitable for a wide range of occasions.

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category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: South East   

Sprig Knitwear is an Artisan knitwear label based in Winchester, Hampshire, run by textile designer Antonia Sullivan, since opening in 2015. Each piece is produced by hand in the studio with Geelong Lambswool. Specialising in Jacquard knitted accessories, inspired by childhood adventures, each piece is created with vivid patterns and compelling colours. You can find […]

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Squash Bespoke Cushions

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

Squash Bespoke Cushions are machine-knitted and hand-finished in a beautiful mercerised cotton yarn, some featuring knitted-in glass beads.

Designed by Isobel Anderson, she has used her previous experience as a knitwear designer and love of colour to create a unique collection of sumptuous cushions. Despite the traditional techniques used the bold designs and vibrant colours give a contemporary look.

Available in several striking colourways or as the name suggests, they can be ordered in your own choice of colours for that perfect match. A free yarn shade card is available to help you!

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Standing On A Beach

category: Glass   

region: Scotland   

I am a kiln formed glass artist working from my beach side studio in the East of Scotland. I am self taught and have been creating glass for 15 years.
The surrounding coastal elements are a constant source of inspiration: the light, sound and movement of the ocean continues to fascinate me. I use kiln forming techniques to manipulate glass through a process of heat, gravity and chemical reactions. Metallic inclusions and textures are added to capture the essence of the coast, aligning closely to the physical forces and the energy of the ocean.
All my pieces are bespoke, I do not use patterns to cut glass. Each firing is unique, it is unpredictable, and it has a life force of its own. I am always excited when opening the kiln, you never know exactly what the outcome will be, but it is always beautiful.

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Steph Picton Jewellery

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South West   

Rocks and gemstones have fired my passion since my days as a geology student. My pieces are honest and show the marks of the antique tools I use. They very much capture the spirit of me which is slightly eclectic, grounded in the nature that surrounds me in my Cornish farmhouse home. I am almost entirely self taught and am at my happiest scratching around in the woods, through whatever nature has given up for the season: capturing it in photos while imagining how these treasures might reincarnate in gold, silver and precious stones, then realising these creations in my tiny converted woodshed studio.

address: East Cornwall

telephone: 07521132456

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category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

I am a self taught ceramicist specialising in wheel-thrown porcelain. My pieces range from large vessels to delicate tea light holders. My current Seascape range is influenced by the ocean, crashing waves and the ever expansive skies. I’m attempting to create drama whilst not over complicating the piece, somehow allowing the object to remain quiet yet […]

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Stitching for the Soul

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Yorkshire   

My name is Beverley Holmes-Wright and I have been stitching and creating for over 20 years, but started up a part-time business a few years ago, after completing an honours degree in Creative Practice from Leeds Met University, for which I received First Class.

Why Stitching for the Soul? Stitching makes me happy and is an integral part of my life, it keeps me busy and enables me to meet people who are like-minded, making and buying well crafted hand-made items. I am partial to a bit of soul music too!

I produce carefully made, physical pieces which please the eye and brighten up the homes which take them in: using only the highest quality fabrics and threads, each piece is made using a variety of free machine embroidery, appliqué and delicate stitched patterns. But perhaps the largest part of my work involves planning aesthetic colour schemes and composition so that each creation is harmonious and balanced.

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Studio Milena

category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: Yorkshire   

Helen Milen is a designer specialising in contemporary handwoven textiles combining modern design with traditional techniques.
Helen brings her carefully crafted textiles to life with her love for off-beat colours and her captivating mix of contemporary and traditional weave patterns. Her hand-woven collections evolve slowly to offer limited-edition accessories, home textiles and woven art panels with sustainability at the heart of each piece.

Often taking an organic approach to weaving, Helen designs on the loom introducing unexpected yarn and colour combinations as she weaves. Plump wool fibres are woven through fine yarns, soft lambswool sits alongside lustrous cotton and delicate printed silk fabric is entwined with rug yarn to create a wonderful play on scale and pattern. Helen designs and hand-weaves her textile collections in her studio in North Yorkshire.

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Studio Shards

category: Glass   

region: South East   

I am a fused glass artist. I produce artwork, gifts and homeware. My work is inspired by nature and captures the power and fragility, the movement and textures of an ever changing landscape.

I also make bespoke pieces to mark special occasions in life. My artwork prices range from between £10-£300. I run workshops from my studio and have vouchers exchangeable for gifts or for sessions. I was Art and Pe trained and until recently was an assistant head-teacher, but I have taken the plunge and set up my business doing something I am passionate about and living my dream.

telephone: 07976405278

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category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South West   

Su Trindle is an independent jewellery designer living in Bath, in the west of England. Su works predominantly in silver and resin. Her jewellery designs are bold, colourful and geometric with strong linear elements. A recurring source of inspiration for her are the abstract works of mid-century artists.

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category: Jewellery & Silverware   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

Since 2005 I have been making acrylic contemporary jewellery with wild flower designs. My work is not mass produced. Each piece is individually handmade using real  flowers and leaves to create the designs. The wild plants and weeds that grow in front gardens and wastelands, in hedges and along paths are a rich source of […]

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Sue Lane Jewellery

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: Herefordshire   

Sue Lane graduated from Middlesex University in 2000 with BA(Hons) in Jewellery. Since then her business has grown and she is a respected contemporary jewellery designer and maker selling work to clients worldwide.

Sue’s unique collection of bespoke rings often include one, two or three bands and are looped together permanently and adorned with precious stones and diamonds. Sue also makes a beautiful range of earrings, necklaces and bracelets to complement her rings. Commissioning and remodelling is a speciality.

Sue designs and makes every piece by hand from her rural Herefordshire studio, selecting the very best quality precious stones and diamonds, all of which are ethically sourced. Prices range from £60 to £12,000.

telephone: 01885 488836

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email: info@suelanejewellery.co.uk


Susa Jewellery

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: Midlands   

Susa Jewellery was founded by Mahroz Hekmati in 2017, after 7 years’ experience working and studying in the industry. Her designs are inspired by organic and geometric forms within the art and architecture of ancient civilizations.

She uses the latest technology, as well as traditional methods, to bring her designs to life in an elegantly unique style, tailored specifically for her customers. She is passionate about enamel work, especially “plique a jour” and Cloisonne techniques, therefore enamel is the main feature of her pieces, invoking the simple yet detailed work of the artisans of antiquity and translating it into contemporary jewellery in her own style.

telephone: +44 (0)7475384996

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category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles - Clothing   

region: South East   

My knitwear is beautiful and infinitely wearable. Each piece is crafted with meticulous attention to design detail and quality of finish, so garments fit and fabrics drape beautifully, and each piece is designed to suit, fit and flatter women of all ages, shapes and sizes. To create a piece, I work with a domestic knitting […]

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