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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 & 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

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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.

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Willow House Silver

category: Jewellery & 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.

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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

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Wolf in the Shed

category: Glass   

region: North West   

I work with fused and stained glass. I am fascinated by the way light works with colour. There is importance in the time of day, the weather, or a reflection from water. Pattern and textures become visible and the angle which the light enters the glass takes on new importance.

I also enjoy the way vague blocks of colour can suggest a place or object. I create the sense of a scene through the colours melted into glass.

Recent designs have been based around using stained glass in more sculptural forms. Lead is flexible and relatively soft and it allows me to bend and alter a form as I am making.

Work is available from under £10 up to many hundreds. Working to commission is a real challenge, but I find myself developing ideas in new and unexpected directions.

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category: Fashion Accessories   Leather   

region: South East   

Wolfram Lohr has been working with leather for over 20 years after initially learning shoemaking with various shoemakers in Brighton. He branched out to create an accessories range of luxury handmade leather goods soon after seeing a need for good quality, long lasting and stylish products for his customers. The brand has grown from a […]

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category: Furniture & Wood   

region: London   South East   

Here you will find a selection of bespoke artisan homewares designed and made by Norman Smith. Originally trained at the Worshipful company of Carpenters, in Great Titchfield Street; they are one of the ancient livery companies in London. I have a diploma in fine woodwork and a City and Guilds Silver Medal for craftsmanship as […]

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Wales   

After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Woven Textile Design at Winchester School of Art, Emma Swinburne moved back to Cardiff to explore the woollen industry in Wales. After spending time researching and visiting the abandoned and working mills, Emma set up Woolly Mammoth Fabrics. Visiting the mills had a significant influence towards the choice […]

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Woven Clay

category: Ceramics   

region: London   

Handmade coiled ceramic vessels, expressing their method of construction as decoration, influenced by my architectural background and African roots. Unique decorative pieces are hand coiled in various shapes and stitched together to form patterns inspired by weaving, then glazed in various contemporary colours.

address: Unit 3, Copeland Pk, 133 Copeland Rd, London SE15 3SN

telephone: +44 7790443798

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ZAN+ME

category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

We are ZAN+ME – professional illustrator Zanna, an Association of Illustrators member, and linguist turned ceramicist Mecki, member of the Craft Potters Association.

Inspired by the beauty of nature and the power of storytelling, we create illustrated ceramics that suggest nature scenes and narratives through sensitive use of texture, colour and imagery.

Much is thrown on Mecki’s wheel, some pieces are hand-built and/or altered after throwing. Zanna’s original illustrations add the finishing touch.

Designed to be functional as well as beautiful, our ceramics are to offer a safe space in our busy lives – from the first pick-me-up in the morning to the last drink before sleep.

address: Kent, UK

telephone: 07764 168890

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category: 3D Sculptural Work   Furniture & Wood   Mixed Media & Recycled   Paper   

region: London   

For me London’s Streets are paved in gold – my kind – discarded metal. When I had my studio in Cockpit Arts I found my first beautiful floor board in a skip and knew I wanted to decorate it with my found metal. I did not want to use glue, so I sewed it on. […]

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Zoe Scutts

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South East   

I design and make all my ceramic pieces at my studio in Kent. The essential part of my making ethos (in a world of mass production) is that the process is completely formed by my hand so each piece is unique.

The range of pieces in my Ceramic Jewellery 2013 portfolio are inspired by nature and its forms, as well as my love for the materials I use – primarily porcelain. I use minimal glazing preferring to concentrate on the beauty of the raw material and textures that I create upon it.

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category: Mixed Media & Recycled   

region: Yorkshire   

I am an Artist who is inspired by the sculptural possibilities and tactile qualities of wool. Originally studying Ceramics B.A & M.A at U.W.I.C, Cardiff Wales I now totally love working in the newly discovered medium of Needle Felting. I work in a similar way to using clay as I sculpt the wool into shapes […]

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Zuzana Lalikova

category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: London   

I am a textile designer maker, specializing mainly in hand embroidery. Coming from a rich cultural background I found an early interest in traditional embroidery which I was able to develop further through a degree study of Fashion textiles at London College of Fashion. I am interested in mixing traditional techniques with modern materials and vice versa, creating modern craft pieces ranging in scale from coin purses and clutches, to cushions, to wall tapestries.

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category: Glass   

region: North East   

Advertising creative gets burnt out by the industry. Quits. Becomes stay at home dad. Has an idea about etching words onto glass. Sets out to mend his head with [vinegar & brown paper]. As [vinegar & brown paper], I’ve spent the last 7 years taking vintage or iconic items of glassware and bringing them to life with the tools […]

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