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Bliss Studio Textiles

category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: South East   

I am a textile designer, specialising in woven fabrics. I graduated at Middlesex and Portsmouth and am currently based at Wimbledon Art Studios. I have an affinity for colour and texture and love experimenting with a variety of different forms of media and taking inspiration from the natural world to the artists and designers of the Art Nouveau period. I take great pleasure in drawing together my inspirations and combining them with different loom threading techniques to build unique designs and wearable art pieces.

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Bodrighy Wood

category: Furniture & Wood   

region: South West   

Bodrighy Wood offers exclusive, hand-made objects, art and artifacts ranging from bowls to sculptural pieces, jewellery to goblets that have been created with attention to quality, detail and the principles of good design. Registered Professional Turner Pete Moncrieff-Jury has a lifelong passion for wood and aims to create items that enhance the natural beauty of the material and, where appropriate, are practical.

address: Bromham, Wiltshire

telephone: 07899888195

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Bond and Knight

category: Leather   

region: Midlands   

British leather designers specialising in handmade, bespoke leathergoods – vintage design made with a modern twist, using only high quality materials and sourcing all goods from UK Businesses.

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Book Transformations

category: 3D Sculptural Work   Paper   

region: North West   

Kate Bufton’s work is an ongoing exploratory development, manipulating the shape and form of old books. The physicality of old books is an important inspiration for her work. The stained pages hold many unknown possibilities. The rough textures and musty smells help with progression throughout her practice as she continues to explore their physical structures. By altering the original form of books through various cuts and folds they are transformed from a carrier of text to an object of art.

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Boop Design

category: Ceramics   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

Boop Design is a range of porcelain ware all handmade in the Boop Design Studio in Somerset by Laura Pearcey and her small, highly skilled team of makers.  Laura’s unique illustrations are all hand drawn, and are quirky yet nostalgic.  They celebrate her love of found objects, and tell stories of the memories she has of growing up in Somerset, as well as the people, objects and songs that she loved:  Her Grandmother, her button box, her Victorian house, full of interesting objects, summer meadows, birds and butterflies, dandelion clocks, daisy chains, glass bottles, her dolls house, tea sets and nursery rhymes all were collected and treasured.

All Boop Design porcelain bottles are slip-cast in moulds made from some of Laura’s treasured bottle collection.  They are fired and glazed then Laura’s illustrations are applied as a ceramic transfer and fired into the glaze.

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Bound By Hand – Susan Green

category: Bookbinding   Leather   Paper   

region: South West   

Artisan bookbinder Susan Green works with a variety of materials to make Journals, Sketchbooks, Memory Books and Wedding Guest Books by hand. Her Ready To Ship collection ships worldwide and you can commission a personalised, bespoke book to celebrate a special occasion. Susan lives, works and teaches bookbinding in Dorset.

telephone: 07748 759 371


Breckstoneware

category: Ceramics   

region: North West   

My work is primarily hand and coil built. I work in stoneware so all my pieces are weather proof and frost proof. I have a degree in ceramics and have been working as an independent business for 4 years. My work is firmly rooted in the traditions of Art Deco and Art Nouveau.

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Bridget Bradshaw

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Midlands   

I’ve spent the last seven years learning and perfecting my craft, and spent the last four of those at The School of Jewellery In Birmingham. I love to work in precious metals but silver is my favourite. I have an extensive range of tools and enjoy using these to create designs.

I also run workshops from my home in Shropshire to suit all levels. They range from a taster session of 2 hours, where a student can learn very basic jewellery making skills, right up to an advanced level that will enable the student to design and make a piece of jewellery using a number of technical skills. All tools are provided. Metal is bought on the day by the student which is charged on the daily rate, according to a registered bullion dealer. For a whole day course, lunch is provided, and the prices start at £20.00 and go up to £75.00 depending what level the student wishes to achieve.

telephone: 07799320479


Brittany Delany Ceramics

category: Ceramics   

region: North West   

I explore the translucent quality and fragile effects that can be produced through the use of porcelain. Taking shape and form as a starting point I create functional vessels and tableware.

I work in two different ways, slip casting and slab building. With both methods the making processes are exaggerated and become a main focus of the design.

I enjoy combining porcelain with other materials such as leather and metal creating handles and intricate stitching. I also work with frosty coloured glazes producing tactile surfaces.

telephone: 07786 925792

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Brombles Handmade with Love

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Wales   

I studied Fine Art for my degree in Cardiff and having lived by the coast am greatly influenced by the natural landscape and use of colour. Over the last few years I have started to use my skills to produce quality handmade soft furnishings.

I use quality fabrics (designer cottons, handwoven cottons, velvet, silk and linen) to create unique, well made statement pieces. I also use my own images from my paintings on cushions and lightshades. I make coordinating sets of cushions and shades.

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