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Eleanor Patton Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Scotland   

Eleanor Kerr-Patton is changing how we discuss mental illness through introspective kintsugi jewellery, created using ethically sourced materials. Recycled sterling silver encases shattered mirror, bonded by seams of golden dust. Signs of past damage become something to be admired and celebrated.

In the tradition of Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing pottery with lacquer and gold dust, she endeavours to show the beauty of damaged things. The philosophy of Kintsugi – knowing that something is more beautiful for having been broken – treats damage and repair as part of the history of the object, rather than something to disguise.

Each piece of jewellery is an outwardly visible representation of a journey often invisible to others.

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Eleanor Rogerson Enamel and Copper

category: Enamel   Jewellery and Silverware   Mixed Media and Recycled   

region: North East   

I make copper and enamelled copper pieces such as wall hangings, bowls, tealight holders and jewellery.  I am mostly self-taught, starting from an enamelling taster course, where I fell in love with enamelling and wanted to learn more, which then inspired me to learn copper-working too.  For most items I make, I start with sheet copper which I cut and shape.  Some pieces I leave as copper, possibly with some patina, but others I then enamel using vitreous enamel.  I love seeing how each piece evolves, starting from a simple concept, but then guided by the materials themselves as they react to the processes.

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Elena Hall Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

Colourful handmade and hand knitted jewellery in recycled silver, copper and semi-precious stones.

Elena Hall Jewellery combines age-old techniques with bright and modern hues, to create contemporary, structured and original jewellery drawing inspiration from embroidery.

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Elfn

category: Textiles - Clothing   

region: South West   

I am a felt maker, creating sculptural clothing and accessories. Inspired by the colours and textures in the nature that surrounds me, I use the Nuno wet felting technique to fuse merino wool and natural plant fibres onto cotton muslin and other natural fabrics to create unique textiles. I love to embellish and sew on the felt to create texture.
Inspired by a background in fine art printing and painting and then travelling the world, I discovered felt making in Switzerland and apprenticed with artist Sophie Prieur making felt for couture fashion. I started making felted wall hangings in 1999 and eventually moved onto the Elfn range of seamless clothing and accessories. I have exhibited in Switzerland and London and now work from my studio in the Somerset countryside, ever inspired by the beauty in English nature.

telephone: 0044 (0)7932095036

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Elin Isaksson Glass

category: Glass   

region: Scotland   

Elin makes contemporary hand blown glass for gifts, decoration and lighting. All glass is made by Elin in her glass blowing studio in Alloa, Central Scotland. Clients are individuals and businesses looking for modern bespoke sculpture, panels, awards and corporate gifts. Elin sells her glass in galleries and online.

address: Unit 1 Alloa Maker's Village, Ludgate, Alloa, Fife FK10 2DE

telephone: 07968 871439


Elizabeth Designs

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

I take a fresh approach to the design and making of silver jewellery, using inspirations such as flight in nature. I aim to design pieces that embody different perspectives, so each piece can be worn in several different ways. I have built a collection of high quality and detailed work over a number of years – my main technique is piercing, and I have used lace to emboss silver, making each piece original.

address: Hove, BN3 5DD

telephone: 07760 406051

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Elizabeth Duncan Meyer

category: Ceramics   Furniture & Wood   

region: London   

Elizabeth is a painter, print-maker and sculptor. Widely travelled, Elizabeth’s work is influenced by themes of international culture and many vivid colours she encounters on location.

Having studied painting at the central school of art from 1960 – 1963, Elizabeth moved to Paris in 1979 to learn print-making at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts and at the Goetz and Hayter studios. She then setup as a Print-maker herself, exhibiting annually at the Salon D’Automne.

She recently completed a Diploma in Figurative Sculpture at the Heatherley School. Her Sculpture and Wood-Carving compliment the expressionism and abstraction of her painting.

address: London

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Elizabeth Everett Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

Elizabeth creates and hand makes jewellery from her workshop in Kent. She uses gemstones and precious metals in her designs. Her Collections are often inspired by her love of the sea, ancient tales and poetry. Her Silk Road and Kaguya Hime collections are inspired by such narratives. As well as providing jewellery to galleries and exhibiting at various jewellery fairs and shows, Elizabeth also undertakes individual commissions for clients throughout Europe.

telephone: 07881590775

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Ellie Pearce Cushion Designs

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

I paint my vibrant designs in acrylic from photographs I take in and around the beautiful Devon countryside where I live, and also from my colourful garden. My inspirations include flowers, sea life, wildlife, my imagination, and ideas given to me by friends. I make my cushions in natural luxury cotton with my hand painted design printed on the front panel of the cover and either a plain natural luxury cotton luxurious polyester velvet using a complimenting colour for the back panel, which has a concealed zip fastening. My range includes something to complement any home, and I am excited to be developing a new outdoor cushion range for 2020.

address: Nr Winkleigh, Devon

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category: Ceramics   

region: North West   

I’ve been making sculptural ceramic vessels and handmade tiles for over fifteen years and work in my studio at home overlooking the garden in the beautiful Peak District National Park. When making I design with clay, allowing the material to partly dictate the direction the piece takes rather than staring blankly at an empty page […]

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Eloise Scotland

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: South West   

Eloise uses hand and machine embroidery techniques to produce a range of figurative and text-based wall pieces (suitable for framing behind glass). She also makes personalised pieces to order, such as family trees, or to mark a special occasion.

address: Bath

telephone: 07968 438345


Elsiem Jewellery

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South East   

My name is Lorraine Hitt and I am the designer and maker behind Elsiem Jewellery.

My forma design career disciplines including Graphic, 2D/3D Cad, Furniture and Architectural Interior are not only prevalent in my jewellery designs but have provided me with invaluable skills for developing my jewellery brand, all inspired by my love of simple visual forms, incorporating functionality and practicality.

My work is contemporary and often edgy.  I currently handcraft my designs using mainly brass and sterling silver, sometimes combining the two, drawing on my metalsmith training from both an experienced goldsmith and self-teaching and experimenting. I’m also in the process of learning CAD jewellery design and 3D printing, so I’m excited to see what those skills evolve into within my future collections.

I sell my work online, at fairs and currently have my brass and silver ‘Emulate’ collection at Kettles Yard, Cambridge.

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email: sales@elsiem.co.uk


category: Ceramics   Jewellery and Silverware   

region: Wales   

I am inspired by the form of the classic ceramics from the 20th and 21st century. The modernist and cubist movements have been my points of reference, using their concept of a well designed form with facets and angles as inspiration. It is the marriage of form and function that intrigues me and the distortion […]

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Emily Gliddon

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

I make silver and gold jewellery with some semi-precious stones using traditional metal working techniques. My inspirations come from a variety of sources including antique tea servers and the seaside!

address: Bristol

telephone: 07833788219


category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: London   

Emily is an award winning contemporary jeweller working predominantly with wood, laminate and silver. She makes brooches, necklaces and earrings and each piece is made entirely by hand by Emily in her London studio. Initial ideas are drawn in her sketchbook, then develop intuitively as she works with the materials meaning no two pieces are […]

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Midlands   

I create bespoke textile installations and accessories, mixing media and building up tactile delicate surfaces. I work and rework my pieces with paint, dyes, bleach and ink, burning and layering until finishing it with hand stitch. I find beauty in flaky walls, overgrown buildings and encrusted surfaces; this is something I recreate in my work. […]

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Emily Scott – Hillside Weaver

category: Textiles & Stitch - Interiors   

region: Wales   

I trained in Textile design at Derby college of art in the mid 70’s, specializing in weave and knit.I weave rugs, throws, cushions, scarves, heavy and fine work on my 8 shaft Harris loom.

My inspiration comes from the material I have to work with and the job it has to do.  I am enjoying the colours and forms of the Bauhaus movement at the moment. I use alpaca, wool, cotton, recycled rags, in fact anything if it is right for the project.  I dye my yarn where necessary using natural, chemical and indigo dyes.

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category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: South West   

I create bold textile jewellery by fusing traditional techniques with sculptural forms and contemporary colours. Combining textiles with precious metals, I explore the idea of making a two-dimensional fabric into a three-dimensional form through weaving, folding and knotting. Drawing on inspiration from cities across Europe; elements of fashion, fine art and history are referenced in […]

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Emma Desborough-Hartley

category: Ceramics   

region: North West   

I make contemporary ceramics, aiming to capture emotions, from a pretty, delicate piece through to some more deep, sinister work.

The use of colour and texture with strong design is paramount, my work focuses on a love of plants, nature and life in general.

address: Carlisle, Cumbria CA2 4HT

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Emma Hender

category: Jewellery and Silverware   

region: East Midlands   

Clean structured shapes are amplified and embellished with texture and oxidisation to give each handcrafted piece a unique and contemporary look and feel.

Inspiration for the Formation collection began as a series of experiments on how to transform silver and its surface, which evolved into the intricate and tactile jewellery you see here.

address: Nottingham

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