National Maker Directory

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

region: Midlands   

My name is Anya and I’m the creator & curator of a compendium of curious creatures made in wire and reclaimed materials. I moved to Hereford in 1994 to study an HND in Design Crafts and never quite managed to leave the beautiful landscape I found here. I am a twister of wire and words […]

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: London   

Archana is a London based Textile Artist specialising in stitch and Fine art textiles. She collects and works with found memory artefacts through which she is exploring the interplay between memory, place and identity. Often these artefacts are old maps that bring forth the evolving nature of boundaries, both physical as well as emotional. She […]

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Arrabella Giles Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

I use traditional silversmithing techniques to create contemporary silver jewellery. I love colour and so combine clean simple forms with sea glass or anodised aluminium which I hand-dye. Where possible, I add movement to the designs.
My inspiration comes from the glorious colours and patterns that occur naturally in plants, trees and landscapes. I reflect those colours and patterns in more linear and abstract forms in the way I dye and then cut the aluminium.

address: Blandford, Dorset

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Art-Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

I am a ceramic artist inspired by the scenery of the beautiful coastline of Devon and Cornwall. Working from my studio in the grounds of Cockington Court near Torquay in Devon, I design and make a range of quirky sculptures of harbours, boats, fish and much more. Hand built using earthenware clay no two are exactly the same, so you can be sure of owning a truly unique piece of art. Each harbour takes several hours to make, paint and fire they are then finished with wooden masts, wire rigging and tiny colourful flags. Driftwood is also used as a base for some of the little boats, sailing on a sea of ceramic shells a colourful hand painted sail and tiny fish hanging on twine as if they have just been caught. I am always happy to take commissions or to personalise a special piece for you.

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arthyan

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Arthyan was launched in 2018 by creator and designer Ellanor Aquitaine. Totally unique in concept, arthyan makes gorgeous one-of-a-kind jewellery from the jewels of the earth: real flowers and beautiful natural gemstones.

address: 54 Cecil St, Plymouth, PL1 5HL

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ArtShades

category: Paper   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

I’ve been making artisan lampshades from appliquéd papers since 1999. Inspired by the play of light and depth of colour in stained glass windows, I started using the technique of reverse appliqué (most familiar to quilt makers) to recreate the effect in colourful plant-fibre papers. Since then my range has grown to include hand printed designs as well as shades made using reclaimed vintage Ordnance Survey maps.

I specialise in half-shades for table lamps and wall lights, but also make full drum shades for table lamps, ceiling pendants and floor lamps. My shades can be custom-made to order in colours and designs to suit you, and I’m known for my personal service and attention to detail.

address: Selsdon House, 80 Wells Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 4PA

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North East   

My work is inspired by the architecture of Indian monuments and palaces. The geometry used in the formation of the structural arches of these monuments, the intricate details of the ceilings, and the decorative panels in the windows and screens, all form a rich heritage for my work. The jewellery has the essence of the […]

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Ashley James Design

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Ceramics   

region: South East   

I am a ceramic artist living and working in Hampshire.

My work is influenced by an interest in the natural world; a love of farm life and the surrounding countryside. I strive to capture something quirky and unique in each piece I create and I hope my work captures my personality. It’s important to me that each piece tells its own narrative. Working in stoneware I use natural oxides, underglaze stains and polymers on the clay surface, occasionally embellished with galvanised steel wire for a contemporary feel. My ceramic work is priced from £60-£500.

My work has been shown at Southampton Art Gallery, St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Mottisfont, (National Trust), Sherfield School and at The Grange, Northington (English Heritage).

address: 106 Brookside Way, Southampton, Hampshire SO30 3GZ

telephone: 07817 907306

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Aubin Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Scotland   

Aubin Jewellery is the work of Aubin Stewart an independent jewellery designer and graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Dundee. Practising from her studio at home in Aberdeen, Scotland, where she creates contemporary jewellery collections for curated exhibitions, events and boutique stockists.

Aubin specialises in pairing precious and non-precious materials to create vibrant jewellery collections with a strong focus on pearls and perspex. Designs are often inspired by natural forms reduced to the simplest of shapes and forms using both traditional and digital making methods. Her aim is to create jewellery with an essence of preciousness and elegance for everyday life.

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Avril Cairncross Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: North West   

I work in naked raku. The pots, thrown from a porcelain/T material mix are burnished and then coated with a resist slip before being glazed. Once they are fired and put into a sawdust reduction the glaze starts to craze and then the pots are cooled quickly so that the glaze falls off like eggshell, leaving a silky white surface with smokey grey crackle marks and spots. I love the random effects.

address: Chorley, Lancashire

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