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category: Furniture & Wood   

region: Midlands   

I create bespoke sculptural lighting from my studio in Royal Leamington Spa. Each piece is made to order and as such all are unique and individual.  I work carefully with clients to identify aesthetic and practical requirements to achieve visually striking, engaging, functional statement pieces and additions for interiors, both home and commercial. I created ‘Matrix’ […]

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category: Paper   

region: West Midlands   

Using old and recycled materials I try to capture the detail and beauty found in nature. My work is influenced by plants, insects and found objects which I recreate in paper and arrange carefully into collections and dioramas. I like to evoke the sense of nostalgia and curiosity I get from studying nature and creating the items […]

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Kate Sproston Design

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

Founded in 2012, Kate Sproston Design creates embroidered gifts and products for the home. Based in the Midlands, UK, we strive for quality and craftsmanship in every piece.
Having grown up in a household full of handmade toys and gifts, Kate has always understood the value of a beautifully made product, and the pride taken in creating the piece. This is why each of our products has been made with care from the highest quality materials available.
Incorporating this mantra with strong designs and a love for both traditional and contemporary embroidery, Kate Sproston Design offers fresh embroidered pieces for the modern home, some of which can be personalised for an extra special touch.
All products are handmade in the UK, with care and attention to detail.

address: Whitestone, Nuneaton, Warwickshire

telephone: 07765675624

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Kate Whitehead Textiles

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I am a textile artist and designer specialising in weave and embroidery. I enjoy working with paper and poor materials such as Calico, muslin, scrim and salvaged fabrics. My work often involves patching and mending; it has a feel of materials found and restored to produce desirable and treasured pieces. I produce unconventional artefacts that can be worn, hung or framed. The work explores the possibilities in the forgotten, overlooked and abandoned.

address: Chorlton, Manchester M21

telephone: 07875578006

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Kate Wood

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

Kate Wood has been making jewellery in one form or another since childhood. Largely self-taught, her work is informed by the natural world, tiny overlooked details, beautiful gemstones and a love of simple forms, aged finishes and vintage glamour.
After graduating with a French degree Kate worked as a museum archivist before launching her business in 2005. She started out selling her jewellery in London markets including Spitalfields and Portobello, where she developed her distinctively organic designs and began to attract the attention of boutiques and galleries.
Kate is now represented by several UK galleries and creates her jewellery collections completely by hand from her studio at the renowned Cockpit Arts in London’s Holborn.

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Katherine Fortnum Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: Midlands   

Hand built decorative ceramic sculptures inspired by structures in nature and particularly delicate natural forms; created through playful experimentation, pushing the limits of the fragility of the clay qualities within the forms through the ceramic process. Interesting qualities emerged as I began using smaller elements creating complex structures which were much more delicate. Each unique piece is extremely challenging and time consuming to make as every element is individually constructed.
Katherine graduated with BA (Hons) in Design Crafts, specialising in ceramics; from DeMontfort University 2013. Her workshop is based in Leicestershire, England.

You can find Katherine’s work at craft fairs throughout the year or via her website; where you will find a range of functional ceramics; including homewares, vases, bowls, coasters and more. Commissions Welcomed.

Katherine runs Ceramics workshops which are great for anyone looking to learn a new skill whilst creating something beautiful and unique. Whether there’s a specific item you wish to make or simply just to have a play and explore the world of clay, there’s a range of workshops available designed around you.

address: 15 Knoll Street, Market Harborough LE16 9QR

telephone: 07732789997

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: East Midlands   

Katherine Richmond is an award winning Contemporary Jewellery Artist based in Northamptonshire. Her work combines the luxury of precious metals with something altogether more ephemeral – the pages of old books. Inspired by the fleeting recollections of memory and the tensions between control and disorder, Katherine uses books as a symbol of permanence and longevity […]

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category: 3D Sculptural Work   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: Yorkshire   

I’ve been lucky to always inhabit a world in which Selotape, string, paper and cereal boxes are plentiful…. And to have been surrounded by lovely folk who’ve encouraged me and put up with the mess! After initially training as a Theatre Designer, and working for several years in the Art education sector, I use these […]

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category: Ceramics   

region: East Midlands   

I produce hand-painted decorative porcelain jugs, cups, cake stands and brooches using a variety of slip casting and hand-building techniques. Each piece is essentially a canvas for decoration and collage as I combine drawings with found ephemera. I am inspired by nostalgia, old paper ephemera, vintage textiles and a love of drawing. I am fascinated […]

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Katie Essam, Contemporary Applied Art

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

I’m a mixed media textile artist. I use fabrics, threads, paper, paint, crochet, tatting, couching, free hand machine embroidery and appliqué combined sometimes with found items in my pieces. I love all things vintage, and the hidden beauty in the everyday thoroughly inspires me. I tend to frame or mount all my pieces.
I have a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Applied Art from the University of Hertfordshire, and graduated in 2011. I love to do commission work, working from a photo or an image, and am also very happy to customise any of my designs, changing fabrics and colours etc.

address: Watford, Herts.

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