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Turnaround

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: South East   

Turnaround – Ian Banstead’s World of Woodturning offers bespoke, unique and handcrafted woodturning by a visually impaired woodturner. A qualified electrician for nearly 10 years before losing my sight, I started a woodturning course with the RNIB which sadly was brought to an abrupt end when the premises closed. I was very fortunate to then meet retired professional woodturner Dick Waller, who as well as transforming my skill and enjoyment in woodturning designed some special chisels to allow me to cut various patterns and shapes. I am open to commissions: please visit my website via the link below for details of these and the many pieces I have turned to date.

address: Attleborough, Norfolk

telephone: 01953 451068

website: Click Here


Twisted Designs

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North West   

I work using semi precious stones and polymer clay to make my jewellery. The pieces I create are simple, stylish and affordable.  My polymer clay pieces are mini pieces of art, they are all one of a kind and very individual.

I studied for a BA HONS in Textile design at Nottingham Trent, specialising in knitwear, and started making jewellery after creating a gift for a friend – who then got asked where she got it from and Twisted Designs jewellery was born!

I find inspiration from all aspects of life. I love colour, texture and form. I find many of the stones I use inspirational, the colours and simply because of the amazing way they are formed by nature. Unique in every way.

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Unearthed by Lynn

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: West Midlands   

Inspired by the UK’s Industrial heritage, Lynn loves reconnecting with the craftsmen of the past and ensuring their stories aren’t lost by upcycling their work and repurposing it. She enjoys the process of unearthing pottery shards, sea glass and iron ore slag and researching their story – How did it get here? Who made it? Each piece comes with the provenance Lynn has been able to uncover, connecting you to the land and history of the shard.

Unearthed by Lynn forges an eclectic union of new and old, as well as raising awareness to reducing our footprint on the planet. She uses non-toxic, food-grade chemicals during the silversmithing process; she sources recycled eco silver for creating her jewellery; and utilises recycled and biodegradable materials for her packaging.

address: Stone, Staffordshire

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VAESSEN | WALKER

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

Designer jewellery and tableware, handmade in our studio in the heart of Berkshire. Our ALLORA jewellery collection is inspired by the subtle details found in Italian architecture and décor, observed during Louise Vaessen-Walker’s travels throughout Italy. ALLORA signifies a purity of line and shape, alongside elements of subtle movement, creating an elegant and contemporary collection. The ALLORA collection is handmade in recycled silver, gold vermeil and available to order in Fairtrade gold, and is boxed in our branded eco-packaging.

Our brand ethos is of high quality, handcrafted and innovative designs that express themes of minimal aesthetics and perceived ambiguity, whilst pushing the boundaries of processes and techniques, and using recycled and responsibly sourced materials.

address: Reading, Berkshire

website: Click Here


VanillaKiln

category: Ceramics   

region: Wales   

VanillaKiln is a studio boutique with porcelain jewellery and ceramics by artisan Jude Winnall. Everything is individually and skillfully hand crafted in a fusion of sculptural form and innovative design.

The main jewellery collection is an evolving one inspired by an affinity with fabric. Lined in a glossy celadon blue glaze, the range is reminiscent of fresh white linen featuring gathers, rolls and folds.

The ceramics are equally artistic with freeform, contemporary styling. There are lots of beautiful and useful pieces in store with the option of some superb gift packaging. If you love to give, browse the VanillaKiln boutique where you will be spoilt for choice.

website: Click Here


Victoria Crompton

category: Ceramics   

region: Wales   

I make slipcast ceramics, both functional and decorative. Decoration is subtle crackle glazes with highlights of coloured lustres.

I add vintage imagery and patterns as ceramic transfers.

Do get in touch.

email: vikkicrompton@hotmail.co.uk


Victoria Logan

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

region: South East   

I’m a knitted textile designer from Scotland now based in Surrey. I work predominately with lambswool which I machine knit then felt in the washing machine before making it into my products, which comprise of interior and fashion accessories. My work is inspired by the natural landscape, and my current collections are inspired by the Scottish highland landscape, where I spent every summer as a child, as well as a small collection of dog cushions that have been inspired by my own dog, Alvar the Corgi.

website: Click Here


category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

My ceramics are an eclectic amalgamation of nostalgic form and imagery ranging from teapots and cups to jewellery, as well as one-off larger pieces incorporating precious stones, metal and found objects. I use a combination of slip casting and hand building techniques to create pieces in my signature style. Their surface decoration includes slip painting, […]

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Waci Glass

category: Glass   

region: East Midlands   

Waci Glass makes distinctive designs using the fused glass process. Based in the village of Glenfield, Leicestershire. From a background in Graphic Design Waci Glass now makes handcrafted distinctive designs using the fused glass process. Copper inclusions, decals and screen printed designs add interest to the fused glass.

telephone: 07967196829


Wendy Tournay Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: Midlands   

Wendy Tournay is an award winning Ceramic Designer/Maker specialising in Contemporary Luxury Fine Bone China Giftware. Inspired by the ethos of Scandinavian design with its functionality, honesty of materials and simplicity, her work is primarily focused on creating perfectly handmade functional pieces with simple clean lines and an elegant silhouette.

She models each new shape in solid plaster and from this she makes a mould. Each handmade piece is slip-cast in fine bone china, fettled, dried and fired. A glossy transparent glaze is applied before second firing to enhance the pure clean lines.

Pricing ranges from £5 for a Hanging Decoration to £100 for a Coffee Pot.

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Wheatcroftwillow

category: Basketry   

region: Midlands   

My name is Rachel Evans and I am a basketmaker, working mainly in willow. I grow some willow myself and I use a few local growers for unusual varieties as well as growers in Somerset. I also love to forage in the woods near my workshop in the gorgeous Churnet Valley for hazel, rush, bark and grasses.

I specialise in traditional English baskets, for kitchen and garden, classic designs that have stood the test of time. I trained with Adrian Charlton of Norfolk. More recently I am developing my own style using colour, twisted branches, or more unusual shapes. I am particularly in love with frame baskets, sturdy and strong.

I also make large and small animal sculptures and other forms in willow for home and garden, both for private commissions and organisations such as the National Trust. My price range is from £30 for a small basket to £1000 for my larger sculptures.

address: Wood and Willow Workshop, Froghall Wharf, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST10 2HJ. (Opening times vary, please check before you visit. )

website: Click Here

email: wheatcroftwillow@googlemail.com


category: Ceramics   

region: North West   

White Light Ceramics was set up in 2015 by ceramic artist Rebecca Louise Broad. After graduating from university with a first class honors degree in Ceramics, Rebecca set up her studio in the lovely Cheshire town of Middlewich. Using a combination of porcelain and black clay, Rebecca creates a range of both sculptural and functional […]

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Whitethorn Woodcraft

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: Northern Ireland   

Glenn White and Kelley Hann handcraft bespoke furniture using reclaimed or sustainably sourced wood in their workshop near Haytor, Dartmoor.

With a background in the traditional timber framed building industry, we use time honoured techniques to create fresh, contemporary designs. The majority of our pieces are joined with mortise and tenon joints then secured using oak pegs. We believe that our furniture should not literally cost the earth, preferring hand tools and sourcing materials locally.

We love character in our materials. Awkward grains, knots, splits and cracks are a beautiful distraction from the homogeny of mass production, a stamp of natural authenticity.

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Whitlock Wooden Designs

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: Midlands   

I primarily work with wood or resin making a wide range of pens. Beautiful pens crafted with exotic woods or something a little more involved with segmented designs. Working with resin enables me to achieve stunning colours or encapsulate some really odd things for a novelty pen. This takes up most of my time but I have a big interest in all areas of woodwork and when time allows making wooden boxes or wooden intarsia.

address: Northampton.

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Wilde Works

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

Drawing inspiration from social and global issues, I translate them into minimalist pieces of contemporary jewellery that convey messages about peace, equality and the environment. As a designer/maker I work mainly in Sterling silver, adding colour and interest with resin and gemstones. All my pieces are handmade using traditional methods and techniques, combined with 3D CAD design technology.

My collection to date includes kinetic rings, and two minimalist Sterling silver and resin ranges called First Exploration and Snapshot 2016. I am currently working on a new range called Beyond the Horizon, which incorporates aesthetic influences from the other side of the world to symbolise the harmony many of us strive for. I also work to commission and provide CAD design services.

address: Herefordshire, England

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WildMoor by Shelagh Brown

category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: South West   

I am a handspinner, dyer and handweaver with a studio in Princetown overlooking wild Dartmoor. I am inspired by endless horizons across moorland, granite, river and sea to express the changing colours and moods of this ancient land.
I create slow textiles, traditional with a contemporary twist, handmade to last using spinning wheel and wooden weaving looms. Celebrating British and rarebreed wools, I use beautiful sustainable natural fibres to make individual statement pieces for you and your home.

address: Princetown, Devon

website: Click Here


Williams British Handmade

category: Fashion Accessories   Leather   

region: Midlands   

Williams Handmade is a company based on producing the highest quality, unique leather goods using traditional craftsmanship to fit the modern world. Williams Handmade has gained accolades including Accessories Collection of the Year Award at ITS#NINE, The Accessory Award from Absolut Vodka and chosen by Fashion East to show at London Fashion Week and the “Power of Craft” exhibition at the V&A.

The ethos behind Williams British Handmade is to produce pieces which raises the appreciation of hand craftsmanship. Each piece is handmade using traditional skills and techniques to produce unique and timeless designs. Each piece is made from the finest English Bridle leather. All materials and fittings are sourced from Britain, so each piece is truly British Handmade.

website: Click Here


Willow House Silver

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North West   

Willow House Silver design make and create beautiful, individual pieces of silver jewellery by hand, using traditional silversmithing methods which are affordable without compromising on design or materials.

Inspiration is taken from the beauty of the natural world and by the magnificent views from the workshop across Morecambe Bay towards the fells of the English Lake District, to weave into the silver jewellery designs.

I incorporate pearls and gemstones for their beauty and unique properties, with 925 British Sterling Silver and 999 Fine Silver.

website: Click Here


Willow Leaves Handmade Books – Rosanne Cecil

category: Bookbinding   Paper   

region: Northern Ireland   

I love exploring the wonderful craft of making books. From my workshop in rural County Antrim, I make notebooks for writing and drawing. I use my hand marbled paper, or my sister’s original artwork, as beautiful covers and endpapers for unique and original books.

address: Broughshane, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

telephone: 078 402 45764


Wimberry Designs

category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North West   

Wimberry Designs is a small, creative design studio based in Cheshire creating screen printed fabrics for handmade interior products and fashion accessories. High quality, natural fabrics and eco-friendly, non toxic, water based inks are used for printing, and each piece is then sewn and finished by hand with great care and attention to detail.

From zipped pouches that keep your handbag neat and tidy to cute and cuddly mini cushions which are ideal for little hands; there is something for everyone.

address: PO Box 446, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 5WS

telephone: 0161 9053331

website: Click Here


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