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category: Printmaking   

region: Midlands   

I make small edition screenprints of colourful subjects that raise a smile. Animals and plants are a main theme, with a nod to mid-century design and a Scandinavian style. All of my prints are designed and printed by hand. I begin with a pen and ink drawing, which I make a stencil from for the […]

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Ruth Harrison Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

My ceramics consist of slip cast shapes with disks or petal shapes that are cut from slabs of porcelain using icing plunger cutters or cookie cutters. These pieces are then sponged, scored and attached to the vessel using slip. Sometimes I add colour in the form of a glaze stain to the porcelain. Once fully dry they are fired twice in a kiln and glazed clear on the inside. I graduated from Plymouth College of Art with a BA Hons in Ceramics: my approach has its roots in a 2 week project called ‘Repeat Forms’ there, during which I became mesmerised by the idea of taking one shape and multiplying it around a shape to create a finished piece.

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category: Glass   

region: East Midlands   

I have always been intrigued by the colours and textures of the coast, by the wide horizons and the big skies. I have been working with glass since 1998, fusing it with metals and oxides to create objects that, I hope, evoke long forgotten feelings of walking along the seashore. I don’t want to replicate […]

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Ruth Packham

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Wales   

My background is as a Fine Artist, graduating from what was Newcastle Polytechnic in 1992. Since 1994 I have been living in the wilds of West Wales where I have had 2 children. I have always loved fabric and when my daughter was tiny, 1995 I took a screen printing class at my local Arts Centre. I have been printing since then, inspired by the patterns of nature, creating bold colourful images. Five years ago I made my first piece of felt and am now in awe of wool and its potential. Three years ago I made my first needle felt creature and am addicted! Birds are a current theme.
I also machine applique and make one off sewn items.

telephone: 01970872027

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category: Mixed Media and Recycled   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

I am an explorer and investigator of objects, stories, places, materials and memories. I collect fragments of narratives, textures and feelings and turn them precious things, bound, wrapped, adorned, stitched and embellished. I am fascinated by material culture, history and the power of objects in human lives and the importance of making and remembering. I […]

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Sacrosanct by Design

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

Sacrosanct by Design is the work of multi-faceted Designer/maker Stuart Crabbe. I use Jewellery-Object as a medium to conceptualise, contextualise and visualise my passion for architecture and Christian iconography.
Shape, form and aesthetics in my work derives from the tangible aspects of Christendom: churches, religious objects and scriptural depictions offer essential elements to materialise the context and spiritual message behind each piece.

telephone: 07565650426

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category: Furniture & Wood   

region: North West   

My forms are inspired by the landscape around me. The textures reflect the rugged beauty of rocks exposed to extremes of wind and rain, shadows that dance across the fields that I can see from my studio, can be glimpsed through the pierced surfaces. Holding the pieces and following the curves and textures gives you […]

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Sally Reilly

category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

My work is a celebration of the everyday experience of eating and drinking, and of private and shared moments. My love of cooking and good food is central to my work. I design and throw ranges of tableware for everyday use, small collections of pots for more ceremonial moments and individual pieces.

I was born in Ireland but trained in Paris in an Anglo/Japanese tradition. This early influence is evident in my work but I am also interested in the pure shapes of Modernism. Alongside my work in series I continue to experiment with form and technique, sometimes adding non-ceramic elements. Most pieces are high fired stoneware with classic oriental glazes but I also use brightly coloured slips on earthenware and stoneware under a transparent glaze.

address: 92 Station Road, Soham, Ely, CB7 5DZ

telephone: 01353 723562

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

Sally Weatherill studied art history and printed and woven textiles in the US before moving to the UK where she set up a studio in a picturesque village on the Suffolk/Essex border. Here she now designs and produces woven fabrics for fashion and interior accessories. Distinctive in its rich colour and textural interest, her work […]

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Sally’s Shed

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: Midlands   

I specialise in hand-painting street scenes and individual buildings, shops and churches onto wood, allowing the beauty and character of the wood to complement my art work.
My inspiration comes from the buildings and architecture of Lichfield, and also my garden, where I design and create my products in my little brick built shed: my creative haven.

The wood I use is either donated by friends and family, or found in the ‘unloved’ section at local timber yards. Each piece is unique.

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