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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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Spangle Fandango

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: London   

I’m a self taught beadsmith and have augmented my craft with short courses in silversmithing and wax carving in order to pursue my vision and create bold, colourful, unique jewellery of a high standard which is also comfortable to wear. I mostly use tiny beads which are hand woven into larger beaded beads or embellished beads (beads made with beads and more beads) and pair them with silver elements. My silver elements are either made from wax carvings, sand castings or hand formed. Inspired by colour and form, I work in abstract, often geometric, patterns and textures to create my unique designs.

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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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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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category: Furniture & Wood   

region: North West   

Studio Critical: is a Salford based studio creating tactile wooden objects. Designer and craftsperson Nick Vorstermans focuses the practice on using locally and sustainably sourced materials. His spoons, bowls, furniture & other objects are handmade – many of them out of green wood salvaged from urban trees that were trimmed or fell naturally.Studio Critical: sees […]

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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: Paper   Printmaking   

region: East Midlands   

After many years of juggling a career in education with her passion for creativity, Su became a full-time artist in 2022. Su lives in a rural environment, on a working farm, where her studio sits within fields, near to woodlands. Her practice is rooted & grounded on an engagement with life cycles, natural form, seascapes, […]

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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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Susan Swales Ceramics

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Ceramics   

region: London   

I handbuild with porcelain and stoneware. I generally make small, sculptural elephants, who are often seen in unlikely situations. Most of the time they are acting out a phrase or sentence, and I play with ideas of scale and gravity to add a comical air to the pieces.

I also make elephants with fabric-inspired patterns, and the occasional figure or vessel.

I studied Ceramic Design and Central Saint Martin’s, London, graduating in 2007. My current price range is £27 to £370.

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category: 3D Sculptural Work   Paper   

region: South East   

The inspiration for my work comes from an overwhelming love and fascination with the natural world and all its glorious flora and fauna. My paper sculptures are constructed from wire, paper mache, relevant pages from vintage books and recycled cotton rag papers. Using recycled/reclaimed materials I aim to bring an environmental focus to my work. […]

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