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category: 3D Sculptural Work   Jewellery and Silverware   Metalwork   

region: Midlands   

Melanie Tomlinson works with illustration and metal to create vibrant and intensely detailed artworks that reflect her deep love and passion for nature. She is particularly interested in the role of traditional folk narrative to explore the complex relationships between communities and the natural world. She has developed and refined her specialist techniques for printing […]

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Melanie Torrance Textiles

category: Fashion Accessories   

region: South West   

I am a self-taught textile artist working with natural dyes and prints taken directly from leaves and other plant materials (ecoprinting). I started making scarves, shawls and other accessories three years ago. I work with natural fibres, such as silk and wool and particularly love using silk crepe de chine as the soft pearlescent surface of the silk combines beautifully with natural dyes.

My inspiration comes from nature and the changing seasons. I gather a lot of my materials from long woodland walks and hedgerow foraging. Dyes are also made using avocado skins, walnut husks, pomegranate skins, flowers and local plants. My scarves are dyed by bundling lengths of fabric with plant materials, which are then steamed or immersed in a dye vat. After curing and rinsing, I finish the scarves with hand-rolled or frayed hems. Each piece is unique and captures a moment in time and place.

address: Near Frome, Somerset/Wiltshire border

telephone: 07473 864382

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Melanie Wickham – Lino Prints

category: Printmaking   

region: South West   

I am a lino printer based in Bristol. I trained as an illustrator and have been carving out original design lino cut hares, cats, spiders, plants, vegetables, people, cats, dogs and otters ever since. I am currently working on progressively larger flocks of birds.
I have exhibited regularly in galleries and exhibitions around the UK and have printed on many things – from lovely printmaking papers to walls, curtains and pairs of pants.

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Melisa Dora

category: Ceramics   

region: London   

I design and make handthrown tableware, one-off large bespoke decorative ceramic trays, tile installations and porcelain jewellery. All of my work is inspired by Turkish architecture and the patterns and colours used on Iznik tiles dating back to the 16th century. My work involves using these traditions with a contemporary approach.
All of my work is decorated by hand. For my jewellery I use a variety of techniques to produce my patterns. I have many plaster boards in which I have hand carve patterns into. I also use slip trailers, underglazes and handmade stamps for my tableware range.

address: Crofton Park, London

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Melissa Choroszewska

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

I make handcrafted porcelain inspired by the countryside surrounding Devon and Cornwall. The vessels are slipcast in my own plaster moulds, then manipulated by hand. Once glazed I use mother of pearl luster to finish.

address: Gunnislake, Cornwall

telephone: 01822 832018


Metamorphosis Hand-Painted Furniture

category: Furniture & Wood   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: Yorkshire   

At Metamorphosis we source items of beautiful, previously owned old furniture and bring them back to life. We rescue, restore or repair and then revitalise them. During the process, their personalities begin to shine through. They start to acquire names. We get a feel for their potential. Some of them like to keep their original purpose, and others like to try their hand at something else. All undergo some form of metamorphosis, and become beautiful, unique individuals. We also revamp other pre-owned things; sometimes these are restored to their former purpose, and sometimes they take on a new artistic twist.
email: info@metamorphosis-furniture.co.uk

address: The Old Tannery, 224 Spen Lane, Gomersal, West Yorkshire BD19 4PJ

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Mia Sabel

category: Fashion Accessories   Leather   

region: London   

Saddlery-trained bespoke leather designer making hand-made, hand-stitched and hand finished luxury leather goods, including stationery, belts, petware, cases and bags that can be customised, personalised or even made-to-measure.

telephone: 07765253811


Michaela McMillan

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Jewellery and Silverware   Mixed Media and Recycled   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

I create sculptural forms, wall pieces and jewellery. I use textiles, found objects, collected personal and family memorabilia and recycled materials mixed with new.
Much of my work is stimulated by the materials, both their physical appearance and qualities, and the story of their original uses and functions, and often, my own associations with them. Influences include Grayson Perry, Andrew Logan, Tim Walker, a 70s childhood, music and friendships.
Contact me on : michaelamcmillan@hotmail.co.uk

address: Rugby, Warwickshire

telephone: 07950 201345

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Milly Maunder Designs

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

I am a versatile young professional Jeweller and Gemologist from Devon who recently graduated from the world renowned GIA. I have since set up my own business where I create individually hand made pieces of Jewellery using the age old technique of granulation to create unique and timeless pieces for any occasion.
My inspiration is drawn mainly from experimenting with different metals and pushing them to their limits to create unusual textures or forms. I like to maintain wearability in my designs but offer something unique and special to the individual.

address: Cullompton, Devon

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

My current jewellery collection is based on the theme of impermanence, and specifically the memories of poignant events. I hope to capture, interpret and translate fleeting moments. My vibrant one-off pieces are made using various symbolic cultural imagery in silver, gold, pearls, gemstones and ribbon alongside antique jewellery treaures such as Italian micro mosaic brooches, […]

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