National Maker Directory

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

I design and make graphic contemporary jewellery. Much of my jewellery is inspired by the behaviour of birds – my pet hens and others. I have work from two collections on madebyhandonline: one is based on quick sketches of moving birds, the other was inspired by all the nesting activity that went on in my […]

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category: Enamel   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Claire graduated from Birmingham school of Jewellery in 1998 and has lived on both sides of the world for an equal amount of time, both in New Zealand and the UK. Having already established an ethical engagement and wedding ring business, along with re-modelling and recycling heirloom jewellery for her customers, she has more recently […]

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Claire Baker Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

Claire Baker is a ceramicist working in St Thomas Stoneware and paper clay. Her inspirations are drawn from the darker side of Victorian life, social history, theatre and circus and Grimm’s Fairy Tales.

An incredible amount of work goes into each piece. They are fired 5 times, layered with slips, glazes, decals and gold lustres to produce a distinctive patina. Teaspoons are reformed to use as handles for teacups and other mixed media is incorporated – usually vintage and metalware.

telephone: 07817743241

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Claire Lowe is a Contemporary Jewellery designer. She graduated from Sir John Cass, London in 2005 with a Ba Hons in Jewellery and Applied crafts. Claire’s current collection combines silver, oxidised silver and epoxy resin. This collection explores the combinations of a small colour palette of matt and oxidised silver with white, grey and mustard yellow […]

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Claire Troughton

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North West   

Claire Troughton makes gorgeous handmade jewellery celebrating the tiny creatures and sculptural plants of the great British countryside. Collections are made in gold and silver, featuring dragonflies, butterflies, ladybirds, flowers and leaves, adorning bracelets, bangles, earrings, necklaces, pendants and rings.

Claire Troughton started making her beautiful jewellery collections in 1996 after graduating from the prestigious Edinburgh College of Art in 1995 with a BA(hons) in jewellery design. Every single piece is designed and handmade in Claire’s workshop in Chester, England. We really hope you will love wearing our jewellery as much as we love making it. Commissions accepted.

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Clare Caulfield

category: Mixed Media and Recycled   Paper   Printmaking   

region: Yorkshire   

I am a Saltaire based artist and printmaker.  My work is inspired by my travels to some of the world’s most beautiful cities including Paris, Venice and New York.  Working in a lively drawing style I aim to capture the excitement, life and vibrancy of each location I visit, documenting my travels through the use of sketchbooks and photographs.  On returning to my studio I then produce mixed-media paintings, original screenprints & drypoints, limited edition prints and handmade cards.  These are exhibited throughout the U.K. in regular solo and group shows.

Closer to home I have also produced a series of work capturing the rugged beauty and charm of Yorkshire’s much loved coastal towns: Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Staithes.

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Wales   

I design and make jewellery in my tiny studio in Colwinston, South Wales. Working predominantly in silver, printed papers and resin, every piece of jewellery is individually hand crafted and therefore unique. Sterling silver is formed using traditional silversmithing techniques. Paper is refound, drawn, or block printed on before being set into the silver jewellery […]

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Clare Hillerby Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: North West   

Handwriting forms the starting point in my work. Postcards featuring handwritten messages from unknown characters are sourced to begin my process; I also search for old stamps and linen maps that have become separated from their original families ties and could otherwise be discarded as worthless.

Interesting sections are extracted from the found ephemera and combined with new handmade metalwork inspired by markings in our urban environment. The fragmented handwriting appears as pattern with intriguing hints of the original messages. By combining and layering contrasting handwriting, with stamps and maps and new metalwork, I create new contemporary stories to translate by the wearer. Silver is oxidised to highlight the ephemera and gold tube rivets are used to construct parts of the work. Old wooden rulers are also scattered amongst the pieces.

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category: Printmaking   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   Textiles - Clothing   

region: Midlands   

I am a designer, maker and textile enthusiast living in the Cotswolds. I have a passion for colour and texture and my current collection is inspired by the gardens, trees and landscape of the area. I use local plants, leaves, flowers and herbs to print with, using dye sublimation, the technique I have developed enables […]

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Claudia Wiegand Handmade Glass

category: Glass   

region: Midlands   

I design and make contemporary kiln formed glassware including home accessories, personalised gifts, jewellery, wall art and splashbacks. Exploring colour combinations and mixing translucent, opalescent, iridised and dichroic glass with metal inclusions, I also experiment with different temperatures to create perfectly smooth or highly tactile pieces. My work is predominantly abstract, defined by the fabulous range of colours available. Nature is a major source of inspiration – geological patterns and elements, trees branches and roots, shore findings – but it is the material itself, the way it transforms from solid to liquid and reveals its amazing hues and textures which keeps firing my passion for glass.

Originally a mosaic artist, I trained in Bristol and work from my studio near Pershore where I run workshops and have a number of kilns and workbench space available for hire by glass fusing enthusiasts.

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cmglassdesigns

category: Glass   

region: North West   

Catherine Mahé designs and makes contemporary kiln formed glass products for the home from her studio in Altrincham, Cheshire.

Her pieces are distinctively colourful and heavily inspired by print and fabric pattern. She enjoys experimenting with different shades of colour and combining opaque and transparent glass for exciting light effects. Her love of glass fusing began when she was originally working with mixed media mosaic, and she’s been exploring kiln formed glass techniques through books, tutorials and workshops for the past 5 years. Prices range from £10 for small hangings to £140 for larger bowls.

telephone: 07443223684

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Consuelo Radclyffe

category: Ceramics   

region: London   

I am a ceramic artist, specialising in 3-D sculptures but also making quirky functional objects such as vases, plates etc. Childhood memories are my main inspiration. My figures are often described as dark, joyful and weird and are made from clay, wire, and clothes designed uniquely for them. I also add fabric, papers, bits of wire, or anything that supplements the composition, stimulating further interpretation.

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Coo & co

category: Printmaking   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: North West   

My background is fine art, I then spent 15 years as a community artist facilitating creativity in others, a few years ago I found screenprinting to be the best way of reproducing my ideas, I like to use collaged vintage paper under prints and use fabrics to make useful and beautiful items. My themes seem to always be about nature but whatever the subject I love to celebrate the scratchy hand drawn line.

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Copper Creations

category: Metalwork   

region: Wales   

Inspired by artisans on my travels, I have been designing and creating hand-punched copper lanterns and decorations for about eight years.  I take my design inspirations from art, nature, fabrics and pattern forms.  Each and every hole is punched by hand before being shaped into an exquisite lantern or decorative piece.  I am constantly experimenting with the medium and welcome commissions.

telephone: 07967016232

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Corinne Young Textiles

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Yorkshire   

I work using machine and hand embroidery, and vintage and recycled materials. I am inspired by many things ranging from flowers, plants and insects, historical artefacts and most recently architecture! I have a BA (Hons) from Bradford College in Textile Design.

telephone: 01262 420788

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Playing with materials and techniques combined with research, Corrinne’s designs feature key elements of playful interaction and stylised elegance, with multi-functional wear and collectability. Corrinne’s current collections are inspired by Native American cultures.  This rich and storied culture, deep in connection with the earth and its people, the detailed art and traditional garments ignite her […]

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Cotton Bird Designs

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

region: Midlands   

Angela Cotton is a mixed media artist working with new and recycled materials, such as vintage linens and maps, to create bird sculpture and other works.

Over the years her collection of vintage textiles and papers has steadily grown creating a cosy inspiring nest…perfect for creating little birds! Wedding cake toppers, woodland garlands and wedding ring pillows form the basis for her beautiful collection. Commissions happily taken.

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CoucouManou by Nell Beale

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: South West   

Trained on an HND Design course as a furniture designer/maker over 20 years ago, Nell Beale has been making bespoke freestanding and fitted furniture for many years.

In May 2012 she founded CoucouManou and launched her own collection of furniture and homewares. CoucouManou’s designs have received national & international press coverage and Beale has been tipped by The Guardian as a “hot new name” and picked by the Evening Standard as “Best in Show” at London Design Festival 2012. Her love of colour and a deep understanding of cabinet making and design, helps create some really stunning pieces of furniture and homewares.

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Crowns & Coronets

category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: Midlands   

Crowns & Coronets is a luxury British knitwear brand for babies and children from 0-6 years. Created by English designer Helena Hubbard, who learnt to knit from her mother as a child, each sumptuously soft garment is hand knitted and hand stitched in England by master artisans from a blend of the purest Himalayan yak down and sustainable bamboo. Our Yak Collection is imbued with influences from yesteryear such as sailor collars, waistcoats and pinafore dresses. We create timeless and classic pieces to be treasured as heirlooms fit for little princes and princesses. Meticulous craftsmanship coupled with the use of rare and noble natural fibres make our garments heirlooms to treasure. Crowns & Coronets ethically sources yak down from Tibetan herders, thereby improving the wellbeing of the nomads while preserving cultural skills and maintaining sustainable rural lifestyles.

telephone: 01527 894155

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D.A.Hart

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: Midlands   

I work with hand selected hardwoods to design unique pieces of strong, elegant furniture. Each piece is created to meet the demands of modern living whilst maintaining an eye for the traditional principles of construction and design.

I’m inspired by the beauty of trees and the wonderful material they provide, the philosophy of the Arts and Crafts movement and the simplicity and elegance of Art Deco.  I believe we all have an instinctive and historic affinity with wood and strive to celebrate this in my work.

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