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Williams British Handmade

category: Fashion Accessories   Leather   

region: Midlands   

Williams Handmade is a company based on producing the highest quality, unique leather goods using traditional craftsmanship to fit the modern world. Williams Handmade has gained accolades including Accessories Collection of the Year Award at ITS#NINE, The Accessory Award from Absolut Vodka and chosen by Fashion East to show at London Fashion Week and recent “Power of Craft” exhibition at the V and A. 2013 saw Williams British Handmade being both shortlisted for the Ketel One Modern Craftsman Award as well as being selected by Selfridges as one of their Bright Young Things.

The ethos behind Williams British Handmade is to produce pieces which raises the appreciation of hand craftsmanship. Each piece is handmade, usually by Sarah Williams, using traditional skills and techniques to produce unique and timeless designs. Each piece is made from the finest English Bridle leather. All materials and fittings are sourced from Britain, so each piece is truly British Handmade.

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Willow House Silver

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North West   

Willow House Silver design make and create beautiful, individual pieces of silver jewellery by hand, using traditional silversmithing methods which are affordable without compromising on design or materials. Inspiration is taken from the beauty of the natural world and by the magnificent views from the workshop across Morecambe Bay towards the fells of the English Lake District, to weave into the silver jewellery designs. I incorporate pearls and gemstones for their beauty and unique properties, with 925 British Sterling Silver and 999 Fine Silver.

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Wimberry Designs

category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North West   

Wimberry Designs is a small, creative design studio based in Cheshire creating screen printed fabrics for handmade interior products and fashion accessories. High quality, natural fabrics and eco-friendly, non toxic, water based inks are used for printing, and each piece is then sewn and finished by hand with great care and attention to detail.

From zipped pouches that keep your handbag neat and tidy to cute and cuddly mini cushions which are ideal for little hands; there is something for everyone.

address: PO Box 446, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 5WS

telephone: 0161 9053331

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Wolf in the Shed

category: Glass   

region: North West   

I work with fused and stained glass. I am fascinated by the way light works with colour. There is importance in the time of day, the weather, or a reflection from water. Pattern and textures become visible and the angle which the light enters the glass takes on new importance.

I also enjoy the way vague blocks of colour can suggest a place or object. I create the sense of a scene through the colours melted into glass.

Recent designs have been based around using stained glass in more sculptural forms. Lead is flexible and relatively soft and it allows me to bend and alter a form as I am making.

Work is available from under £10 up to many hundreds. Working to commission is a real challenge, but I find myself developing ideas in new and unexpected directions.

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ZAN+ME

category: Ceramics   

region: South East   

We are ZAN+ME – professional illustrator Zanna, an Association of Illustrators member, and linguist turned ceramicist Mecki, member of the Craft Potters Association.

Inspired by the beauty of nature and the power of storytelling, we create illustrated ceramics that suggest nature scenes and narratives through sensitive use of texture, colour and imagery.

Much is thrown on Mecki’s wheel, some pieces are hand-built and/or altered after throwing. Zanna’s original illustrations add the finishing touch.

Designed to be functional as well as beautiful, our ceramics are to offer a safe space in our busy lives – from the first pick-me-up in the morning to the last drink before sleep.

address: Kent, UK

telephone: 07764 168890

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Zoe Scutts

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I design and make all my ceramic pieces at my studio in Kent. The essential part of my making ethos (in a world of mass production) is that the process is completely formed by my hand so each piece is unique.

The range of pieces in my Ceramic Jewellery 2013 portfolio are inspired by nature and its forms, as well as my love for the materials I use – primarily porcelain. I use minimal glazing preferring to concentrate on the beauty of the raw material and textures that I create upon it.

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Zoe Stainton Sculpture

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: Yorkshire   

I am an Artist who has recently been inspired by the the sculptural possibilities and tactile qualities of wool. Originally studying a B.A and M.A in Ceramics at U.W.I.C, Wales. I currently feel enthused by the process of Needle Felting and enjoy the process of combining carefully selected reclaimed materials in to my work such as wire, wood and vintage mill bobbins.

I am based in Holmfirth on the edge of the Peak District National Park where I also have my home studio. I am surrounded by beautiful countryside and was naturally drawn to depict local wildlife and farm animals. Further inspiration comes from Antique and Vintage toys, Folk Art and childhood memories. The use of vintage mill bobbins gives a historic nod to West Yorkshire’s textile industry. I also add hand stitched detail into my work to add another layer of colour and texture, a process that makes each piece totally unique. My prices start from £85 – £595

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Zuzana Lalikova

category: Fashion Accessories   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: London   

I am a textile designer maker, specializing mainly in hand embroidery. Coming from a rich cultural background I found an early interest in traditional embroidery which I was able to develop further through a degree study of Fashion textiles at London College of Fashion. I am interested in mixing traditional techniques with modern materials and vice versa, creating modern craft pieces ranging in scale from coin purses and clutches, to cushions, to wall tapestries.

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category: Glass   

region: North East   

Advertising creative gets burnt out by the industry. Quits. Becomes stay at home dad. Has an idea about etching words onto glass. Sets out to mend his head with [vinegar & brown paper]. As [vinegar & brown paper], I’ve spent the last 7 years taking vintage or iconic items of glassware and bringing them to life with the tools […]

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