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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 & 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 & 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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category: Ceramics   Mixed Media & Recycled   

region: South East   

Sculptural, decorative vessels and wall panels, including found, foraged or waste materials. Using mainly discarded or found objects as a starting point, I create refined, hand-cast, sculptural vessels which include found and foraged natural materials suspended within Jesmonite – an environmentally low impact, composite material consisting of a natural mineral stone and water-based binder. Each […]

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Dani Crompton Designs

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South East   

I observe the natural world as a whole and on a microscopic level. In my Nature’s Way jewellery collection I predominantly use silver and glass seed beads sometimes incorporating paper and textiles to represent the organic forms, textures and amazing colours I find.

I start with only a vague idea, no drawings or measurement. Once the materials start to come together, they steer me towards the final design, each one interacting with the last to guide me to the next move. It’s an exciting organic process which comes to its natural end when the completed piece reveals itself.

telephone: 07958 920250

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Debbie Carlton

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: London   

Debbie’s bold and innovative jewellery designs often combine metal and polymers to create colourful and stylish one-off pieces. She is intrigued by the relationship of colour and texture, and what can be achieved to create shape and form through modelling and a few simple tools. She is a passionate advocate of these dynamic and innovative products and teaches one to one and small groups from her studio in North West London for both beginners and advanced students.

telephone: 07967 978061

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email: info@debbiecarltonjewellery.co.uk


Deborah Mills Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: South West   

I am mainly a self taught potter working predominantly with porcelain from my studio on our small farm in the middle of Devon. I use hand building techniques and decorate in a contemporary style using mark making and printing techniques. I fire in an electric kiln in my lined studio attached to the sheep shed. I work with porcelain to hand build thin light weight vessels which are translucent, making them look beautiful during the day then transformed when lit from within at night.

My influences and inspirations are mainly drawn from my surroundings, particularly the view of Dartmoor. I forage plant based materials to use for mark marking and to recreate sketches of Dartmoor, also adapting a printmaking process to create abstract landscapes. Born on the South Devon coast, my memories of and my love of the sea also inspire my work, as is particularly apparent in my blue and white porcelain vessels.

address: Nr Okehampton, Devon

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Debra Thompson Designer-Maker

category: Mixed Media & Recycled   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Wales   

Inspired by the changing seasons and a love of wild flowers, Debra creates textile and wire pieces in her home studio.

Debra is self taught and always experimenting, trying new ideas and methods of making.

The majority of the pieces created incorporate found vintage items, making them unique and often unrepeatable.

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email: info@debrathompson.co.uk


Definitive Furniture

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: Midlands   

Definitive furniture was established in 2005, following my degree in furniture design and three years working as a cabinet maker. Specialising in bespoke, quality, handmade furniture, over the last seven years I have earned a strong local reputation for original ideas which are expertly crafted, using techniques from hand cut dovetails to steambending, to answer the specific needs of the individual client.

telephone: 07855661286

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Deirdre McGuirk

category: Ceramics   

region: Herefordshire   

Deirdre McGuirk is a ceramic artist based in Hertfordshire.

I use porcelain to make wheel thrown and hand-built ceramics; I love the silky smoothness of porcelain and the white canvas it provides for decoration. Once glazed it has a luminosity that seems to be unique to this clay. It is a challenging material to throw, but I enjoy the challenge and I think the results are worth it.

Forms have proportion and simplicity, but have a function. I enjoy food and cooking and want my ceramics to be useful in everyday life, enhancing the food they hold or flowers that they display rather than dominating. I make all my own glazes from raw materials, adding oxides in different concentrations to allow variations of similar colour. I prefer muted colours, particularly greens, blues and greys with subtle variations. I use both glossy and matt glazes, which I sometimes layer and overlap to create depth of colour and variation of texture on the same piece.

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Deshca Designs

category: Metalwork   

region: North West   

I make unique copper sculptures for the home and garden, including wall hangings, fountains, water features, flowers, birds and insects. Most of my work incorporates some facet of nature, as there is an abundance of inspiration to be derived from it.

Many of my pieces are one of a kind, and I like to experiment with different techniques and ideas, so I’m always learning. I also like to flame colour my pieces, so even if making the same item, no two ever look exactly the same. I’m more than happy to work with customers to provide exactly what they require. Ultimately if the customer is happy, then I’m happy.

telephone: 07801953364

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Design Vaults

category: Jewellery & Silverware   

region: South West   

British jewellery designer Marie Curtis designs and handcrafts elegant and distinctive jewellery that is inspired by her worldwide travels and love of colour. Driven by a passion for individual, handmade jewellery, the Design Vaults collections include striking pieces that are contemporary and timeless. The collections feature commissioned artwork as well as bold and colourful foils set with precious metal leaf – all set in 2 layers of resin. The signature dome used across the collections uses contrasting textures and its shape is unique to Design Vaults. Available in sterling silver, gold or rose gold, the collections are handmade in Bath. For all the latest products and news, check out our Instagram or Facebook pages or visit our website via the link below.

address: 7 Cambridge Terrace, Bath, BA2 6BE

telephone: 07968 727311

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Detola & Geek

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South East   

I create colourful African wax print fabric lampshades and home décor. My designs can be bold, geometric, retro and sometimes geeky too! Bespoke orders are welcome, using your own fabric or mine, as well as commissions and special projects. I love working with other fabrics such as printed cotton, silk, burlap, hessian etc.

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devinesdesign

category: Fashion Accessories   

region: North West   

Individually hand cut leather items lovingly sewn by Suzanne from her home studio and studio 9 at Manchester’s Craft and Design Centre. After completing a degree in Embroidery in Manchester, Suzanne continued to explore her love of traditional embroidery techniques such as straight stitching, French knots, appliqué and buttonhole designs which she uses to enhance the simple shapes she creates for her leather bags and accessories. Although each product is designed to be reproduced each product is individual and no two are exactly the same.

Suzanne is influenced by simple shapes and colour combinations which can be found from objects all around us. She strives to make functional, loveable items from leather and other natural materials, examples of her work can be found on her website which is constantly updated with new work. To commission something from Suzanne please contact her through her website.

telephone: 07887950787

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