National Maker Directory

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category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: Wales   

Based in North Wales, Bethan Corin makes from her home studio. She finds importance in the method of making, the details of things handmade, right down to the practical mechanical aspects of a clasp or a pin. The form, the texture, the feel of a piece is what leads Bethan’s designs.  Enjoying the endless opportunities for […]

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category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

Bethan works from her pottery studio in the beautiful Mid-Devon countryside, UK. Previously, she studied under the renowned ceramicist Lisa Hammond MBE at Kigbeare Studios & Gallery, following her graduation in Contemporary Ceramic Practice (BA) Hons. During this period Bethan gained a real insight and appreciation of working in a busy studio pottery and the […]

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Betty & Bird

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South East   

I started Betty & Bird to create jewellery which is unique, different to the styles on the high-street and an eco-friendly alternative to fast-fashion.
My designs are inspired by organic forms, and I love creating textures in the jewellers wax I use to make each unique piece. I use a technique of carving the wax, adding molten wax to each piece, and often setting precious stones directly in the wax. The finished wax piece is then cast in recycled silver or gold. It always amazes me when the raw castings are returned, to be transformed yet again by finishing and polishing them in my studio.
I work in small batches or make bespoke or one-of-a-kind pieces. It is important to me that my business is as eco-friendly as possible and as well as using recycled metal and renewable electricity in the studio, all the packaging I use is recyclable and from renewable sources.

address: Hertfordshire

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betty mo

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North West   

Textiles, colour and pattern are my passions. I design and make a range of cushions and home accessories inspired by a childhood spent rock pooling, collecting shells on the sandy beaches of West Wales, walking through enchanted woods of bluebells and growing flowers and veg in the garden alongside my parents. As such, nature in its infinite variety features heavily in my work.

Over the years I’ve amassed a fine collection of buttons, ribbons and vintage fabrics that have found a home in my craftwork alongside liberty prints and more recent fabric finds. I use various techniques including appliqué, machine and hand embroidery to conjure up magic and character in my colourful creations.

telephone: 07870 123625

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category: Mixed Media & Recycled   Paper   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

My work is inspired by stories, poems, over-hearings and memories. I am based in Yoxford in Suffolk. Re-using materials is an integral part of my work. I like to feel that they have ‘lived a little’ with their own story to tell showing signs of ageing and how they have been treated or, perhaps, mistreated. So my […]

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Bev Milward

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

Hand built porcelain landscapes and figures influenced by the environment, personal events and the nature of porcelain itself. Shapes and forms of interest found in miniature landscapes, architecture, the circus and 17th Century British pottery are reinterpreted and combined in the clay to form a unique and distinctive style.

Imagery and themes are reworked and revisited but no piece is repeated. The last piece informs the next and has evolved as a continuous visual diary now spanning 11 years. Each element or symbol has a personal history or a meaning and my maker’s mark, in the shape of a key, can be found somewhere on each piece. The work is entirely hand built from porcelain, decorated with on glaze enamels, slips, lustres and more recently rare vintage lithographs.

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Bird and Monkey

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: Wales   

I produce metal and resin pieces based on nature, and specialise in bespoke pieces from children’s art or your own designs, creating fun, modern custom jewellery just for you.

I enjoy producing pieces featuring animals, birds and flowers, and am currently working on a new range of jewellery based on the Victorian Language of Flowers, in which each of the flowers has its own meaning.

address: Nr Wrexham, North Wales

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Birgitte Bruun Jewellery

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South East   

I make a range of Contemporary Silver Jewellery, including bangles, necklaces and earrings. From my Danish roots I am influenced by Scandinavian Design; my pieces are simple, contemporary in design, timeless and accessible to wear.

I like to produce contrasts in my work, whether by texturing, oxidising or milling the Silver. I particularly enjoy shaping the metal by forging and planishing and many of my pieces involve these techniques. I also include interesting semi-precious stones in my designs and highlights of gold. My full collection and examples of commissions can be seen on my website.

I learnt the art of Silver Jewellery making through various evening classes and City & Guild Courses. I am a member of Cambridge Open Studios and participate in July each year. Commissions welcome and my Studio can be visited throughout the year by appointment.

telephone: 07963567217

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Black Rose Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: East Midlands   

I trained in the 1970s and worked as a production potter. I then taught English before returning to ceramics, specialising in Raku after retiring. I am currently experimenting with black porcelain.

address: Leicester.


Blighty Brights

category: Mixed Media & Recycled   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: London   

Blighty Brights Studio offers original textile art, in the form of handmade, needlework cushions, made using materials found in charity shops. It is amazing how much fabric and craft materials turn up in charity shops. I’m always thrilled to find long stitch kits or old sewing baskets with tapestry wools.  It is a joy compiling something new and unique using retrieved, recovered and rescued materials.  The price range is generally under £100. The inspirations are largely drawn from childhood images with a contemporary twist.

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email: pavlan@yahoo.com


Bliss Studio Textiles

category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: South East   

I am a textile designer, specialising in woven fabrics. I graduated at Middlesex and Portsmouth and am currently based at Wimbledon Art Studios.

I have an affinity for colour and texture and love experimenting with a variety of different forms of media and taking inspiration from the natural world to the artists and designers of the Art Nouveau period. I take great pleasure in drawing together my inspirations and combining them with different loom threading techniques to build unique designs and wearable art pieces.

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Bodrighy Wood

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: South West   

Bodrighy Wood offers exclusive, hand-made objects, art and artifacts ranging from bowls to sculptural pieces, jewellery to goblets that have been created with attention to quality, detail and the principles of good design.

Registered Professional Turner Pete Moncrieff-Jury has a lifelong passion for wood and aims to create items that enhance the natural beauty of the material and, where appropriate, are practical.

address: Bromham, Wiltshire

telephone: 07899888195

website: Click Here

email: bodrighy2@bodrighy.co.uk


Bond and Knight

category: Leather   

region: Midlands   

British leather designers specialising in handmade, bespoke leathergoods – vintage design made with a modern twist, using only high quality materials and sourcing all goods from UK Businesses.

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Book Transformations

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Paper   

region: North West   

Kate Bufton’s work is an ongoing exploratory development, manipulating the shape and form of old books. The physicality of old books is an important inspiration for her work. The stained pages hold many unknown possibilities. The rough textures and musty smells help with progression throughout her practice as she continues to explore their physical structures. By altering the original form of books through various cuts and folds they are transformed from a carrier of text to an object of art.

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Bound By Hand – Susan Green

category: Bookbinding   Leather   Paper   

region: South West   

Artisan bookbinder Susan Green works with a variety of materials to make Journals, Sketchbooks, Memory Books and Wedding Guest Books by hand. Her Ready To Ship collection ships worldwide and you can commission a personalised, bespoke book to celebrate a special occasion. Susan lives, works and teaches bookbinding in Dorset.

telephone: 07748 759 371


Bridget Bradshaw

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: Midlands   

I’ve spent the last seven years learning and perfecting my craft, and spent the last four of those at The School of Jewellery In Birmingham. I love to work in precious metals but silver is my favourite. I have an extensive range of tools and enjoy using these to create designs.

I also run workshops from my home in Shropshire to suit all levels. They range from a taster session of 2 hours, where a student can learn very basic jewellery making skills, right up to an advanced level that will enable the student to design and make a piece of jewellery using a number of technical skills. All tools are provided. Metal is bought on the day by the student which is charged on the daily rate, according to a registered bullion dealer. For a whole day course, lunch is provided, and the prices start at £20.00 and go up to £75.00 depending what level the student wishes to achieve.

telephone: 07799320479


category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South West   

Bronwen makes wearable, sculptural jewellery from repurposed and recycled industrial plastics. She imbues these soulless materials with character by working their surfaces till their colours soften and they feel natural in the hand. The shapes she uses reference those worn by the sea and allude to the fact that these ubiquitous and non-biodegradable materials will […]

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Bruce Dalgleish

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South West   

I specialise in fine jewellery making, mostly bespoke and also have a range of jewellery designs for sale in silver and gold, incorporating precious, semi precious gems and diamonds.
I trained as an apprentice diamond mounter and studied design at Sir John Cass in Aldgate.
I like to use colour in my designs, by way of combining different metals, and also using the broad palette of colourful gemstones – often all in one piece!

telephone: 01872501193

website: Click Here


Burr & Knot

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: South West   

Handcrafted woodland furniture from the wild Cornish moorlands.

Burr & Knot is a new furniture design studio specialising in the creation of wild and beautiful nature-inspired pieces. Working with raw materials, design is at the core of every unique handcrafted piece and it is a love for using natural materials, combined with a commitment to superior quality, that sets Burr & Knot apart from other furniture brands.

address: Trenhorne Farm, Congdons Shop, Launceston, PL15 7PN

telephone: 01566 474995

website: Click Here

email: info@burrandknot.com


category: Printmaking   

region: London   

My work is inspired by a love of the natural world, and an interest in folklore and fairy tales. The flora and fauna of the English countryside is a reoccurring theme and I like to draw creatures well known in the landscape and part of English folklore. I’m also slightly obsessed with pattern and decoration! […]

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