National Maker Directory

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Aylesglass

category: Glass   

region: South West   

I make fused glass panels to commission. These can be used for windows, screens, splashbacks and lighting. My work is inspired by nature generally and the Devon countryside in particular – but I quite like a challenge too, so please feel free to push me out of my comfort zone!

telephone: 01364 644116

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Badger & Baird

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Scotland   

Badger and Baird is the exciting new jewellery brand from established Edinburgh jeweller Emma Baird. Collections feature handmade sterling silver pieces often incorporating semi-precious gemstones and pearls. Her Woodland Collection shows influences from nature with luxurious gold and silver twig rings. Check out the Badger and Baird Facebook page for all the latest news.

telephone: 0131 228 505

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category: Glass   

region: South West   

A lifetime Maker working with waste, inherited items and found objects. Barbara relishes the freedom of working with blown glass to create an aesthetic that moves her. She constructs vessels using the Incalmo method: fusing two or more blown glass elements. Collage is secondary to her 3D making. It is an ideas/sketching/planning/inspirational thing. An automaton […]

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Bask Bindery

category: Leather   Paper   

region: London   

Bask Bindery is noted for its fresh approach to the age-old profession, the bindery is set to shake up the industry with its handbound journals uniquely fused with striking collages designed to be covetable by the beholder and beyond. All pieces produced by Bask Bindery are designed to have the “oooh factor”. Truly individual, each piece is made by hand with high quality materials and include detail such as hot foil tooling, suede or leather onlays to add extra dimension to the collages.

All journals are Bradel Bindings. Bradel binding can be traced back to the 18th Century and the bookbinder has juxtaposed this traditional binding form with vivid modern collage designs to create standout handmade designs that retain functionality. For example, each journal can open fully. Each collage was digitally printed before covering the outer boards to create a truly distinctive handmade journal. Prices start at £95 for a Bask Bindery passport holder, ranging up to £120 for a handmade A4 journal. Bespoke commissions are welcomed.

telephone: 07958438177

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Beca Beeby

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Ceramics   Metalwork   

region: Wales   

Though primarily a metalworker (cast iron, forged steel, copper…) recent work development has resulted me to working with porcelain – a return to ceramics. My training has spanned across the ‘Craft’ and ‘Art’ disciplines, as does my work. Experimentation is key to the development of my work, which is inspired by the livestock & plant life found in my natural environment ~ particularly the tiny details; the curl of a new shoot; the structure of a seedpod; the hipbones of a dairy cow. My concerns over intensive farming and human impact on the environment also influence what I do.

telephone: 01291 650425

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category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

I spent many years formally studying and exploring ceramics, but the moment I started experimenting with wool, I was hooked. It’s a lovely natural material to work with and I’m particularly drawn to its textural and sculptural qualities. Working from my North Devon studio I mainly use a process called needle felting (also known as […]

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category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

Bethan works from her pottery studio in the beautiful Mid-Devon countryside, UK. Previously, she studied under the renowned ceramicist Lisa Hammond MBE at Kigbeare Studios & Gallery, following her graduation in Contemporary Ceramic Practice (BA) Hons. During this period Bethan gained a real insight and appreciation of working in a busy studio pottery and the […]

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betty mo

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North West   

Textiles, colour and pattern are my passions. I design and make a range of cushions and home accessories inspired by a childhood spent rock pooling, collecting shells on the sandy beaches of West Wales, walking through enchanted woods of bluebells and growing flowers and veg in the garden alongside my parents. As such, nature in its infinite variety features heavily in my work.

Over the years I’ve amassed a fine collection of buttons, ribbons and vintage fabrics that have found a home in my craftwork alongside liberty prints and more recent fabric finds. I use various techniques including appliqué, machine and hand embroidery to conjure up magic and character in my colourful creations.

telephone: 07870 123625

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   Paper   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

My work is inspired by stories, poems, over-hearings and memories. Re-using materials, especially textiles, is an integral part of my work. I like to feel that they have ‘lived a little’ with their own story to tell showing signs of ageing and how they have been treated or, perhaps, mistreated. Every discarded object is a […]

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Bev Milward

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

Hand built porcelain landscapes and figures influenced by the environment, personal events and the nature of porcelain itself. Shapes and forms of interest found in miniature landscapes, architecture, the circus and 17th Century British pottery are reinterpreted and combined in the clay to form a unique and distinctive style.

Imagery and themes are reworked and revisited but no piece is repeated. The last piece informs the next and has evolved as a continuous visual diary now spanning 11 years. Each element or symbol has a personal history or a meaning and my maker’s mark, in the shape of a key, can be found somewhere on each piece. The work is entirely hand built from porcelain, decorated with on glaze enamels, slips, lustres and more recently rare vintage lithographs.

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