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Rachel & George

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North East   

I am a designer/maker based in the North East creating a range of textile artworks using freehand machine embroidery. I don’t have any formal training, I used to work as an artist in schools and community centres but over the past couple of years have focused on developing my textile work. Having experimented with various techniques I happened upon the amazing world of freestyle machine embroidery and rediscovered my trusty sewing machine. It is a really satisfying process, building up images and shapes in pieces of fabric which come alive with the stitching process and addition of haberdashery finds. The work is mounted either in embroidery hoops or stretched over box canvas. The mounting style gives a contemporary feel to the presentation of the artworks and has a great tactile quality.

telephone: 07957 662547

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: East Midlands   

Over the past couple of years my jewellery work has explored the technique of drawing on enamel. I was taught enamelling at college and took a dislike to it, something to do with the bright colours! It was therefore a conscious decision when I revisited enamelling that I would eliminate colour altogether and just explore […]

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

Rachel Butlin seeks to challenge the concepts of contemporary interactive and wearable jewellery producing a range of high end, mixed material wearable pieces. She loves to challenge the way in which people perceive a piece, by creating small scale sculpture that can be worn on the body, in a way chosen by the wearer. Carefully […]

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Rachel Codd

category: Ceramics   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Wales   

Rachel Codd is inspired by classical poems and fairy tales, creating tactile and wearable porcelain jewellery with a deeper meaning and story to each and every piece.
Passionate about drawing a little bit of fantasy from our classical inspirations and into each piece through the ornate detail and unusual nature of this practice.
Working with porcelain to create a rich palette whilst still obtaining vivid detail. Clear glazed for tactile functional pieces, and finished with a dash of gold lustre; that holds a subtle hint of more traditional jewellery within a fresh creative process.
Our jewellery is the result of a desire to dedicatedly hand-made pieces that form a tactile narrative, adding a little more beauty into the world and inviting us to not just view it but also wear it and become a part of it.

address: Cardiff, Wales

telephone: 07851 395951

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Rachel Coleman Designs

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

region: North West   

I started creating my textile artwork after graduating with a degree in embroidery in 1996. Since then I have exhibited my work widely and had many commissions.  My work currently can be seen in many galleries and interiors shops.

My artwork uses simple naive imagery to create multi layered embroidered textile pictures that explore personal anecdotes, memories and childhood narratives. I use recycled fragments of vintage fabrics, machine embroidered graphic lines, traditional embroidery techniques and reclaimed ephemera to evoke a sense of nostalgia. “It’s the small everyday things that I find most interesting, such as a word, object or colour that reminds me of my childhood. I try to let my work develop organically so that I can retain the vibrancy of the moment I am trying to convey.”

I have a selection of ranges all inspired by my personal sketch books.

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Rachel Darbourne

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Rachel graduated from Middlesex University in 1994 with a BA Hons in Jewellery. Students at Middlesex were actively encouraged to experiment with unusual materials and ideas within their work and Rachel was, and still is, driven by the desire to reclaim and use a much undervalued material. She views polythene as a ‘fabric’ and whilst on her degree developed a folding technique which turns this two-dimensional, slippery, colourful material into objects that are three-dimensional, intricate and robust.

Her approach combines elements of both jewellery and textiles, creating highly wearable, tactile pieces that are distinctive, eye-catching and yet address contemporary issues of consumerism and how we assign value to the things we use and wear.

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category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

I’ve been making pots on the potter’s wheel since I was 14 which means it’s over 25 years since I made my first pot! I now make a range of finely thrown porcelain tableware in simple, elegant shapes. New pieces include bowls and large porcelain dishes and vases decorated with underglaze pencil line drawings. All work […]

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Rachel Gornall

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: London   

I create vibrant contemporary artworks for interior spaces. Constructed from layers of translucent textiles, which I have hand-dyed in a joyous range of colours, the artworks are adorned with hand-cut patterns and stitch. Colours are carefully selected for each piece to convey a mood and each handcrafted artwork is unique or part of a very small edition.

My love of colour and textiles is brought together with my interest in changes in light, new experiences and the rhythms and patterns of nature.  Current works are influenced by my local river in London, the shorelines and seas of Britain and travels in Latin America. I work from my studio in East London and also teach creative textiles.

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Rachel Swan

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Ireland   

Rachel entered the crafts industry by the traditional route of an apprenticeship. In 2008 Rachel designed her own collection of contemporary jewellery and now works from her Dublin studio where she creates hollow formed contemporary jewellery using techniques such as folding, doming and forging.

Rachel’s work has won her two Future Makers Awards from the Crafts Council of Ireland.

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Rachel Thompson Design

category: Paper   

region: South East   

Rachel is a Cambridge based artist, creating unique and bespoke wedding stationery, illustrations of wedding venues and cherished houses – as well as custom rubber stamps and a whole range of other wedding products.

Rachel trained at Central St Martins College of Art & Design and enjoys working with clients who want a truly personalised feel to their special day.

Rachel takes inspiration from architecture – old and new, and has an illustrative style that seeks to draw out the spirit and character of beautiful and quirky buildings. Working in black ink or colour, every illustration is drawn by hand on recycled brown, cream or coloured card. Every effort is made to keep things as local as possible and Rachel works with local, independent printers and rubber stamp makers to complete her commissions.

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