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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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category: Fashion Accessories   Leather   

region: South East   

Wolfram Lohr has been working with leather for over 20 years after initially learning shoemaking with various shoemakers in Brighton. He branched out to create an accessories range of luxury handmade leather goods soon after seeing a need for good quality, long lasting and stylish products for his customers. The brand has grown from a […]

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Wales   

After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Woven Textile Design at Winchester School of Art, Emma Swinburne moved back to Cardiff to explore the woollen industry in Wales. After spending time researching and visiting the abandoned and working mills, Emma set up Woolly Mammoth Fabrics. Visiting the mills had a significant influence towards the choice […]

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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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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 […]

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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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