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I make stoneware and earthenware thrown and hand built coil and slab work, 100% handmade and hand finished and glazed in my own studio in The Marches, Powys. I make garden and home ware sculptural white artworks and functional bowls, jugs and mugs in a range of contemporary stylish colours, rich blues, yellows, greens and reds. My work is inspired by the Japanese and Korean traditions with quirky contemporary innovations.
My work as an artist has evolved from my experiences as a child, within the South Wales valleys. I have explored traditional stitch and print within my work, reflecting on the working class values of community life with its humour and warmth.
My work also reflects on the women who were in my life as a child, who loved and nurtured me and influenced who I am as an artist today.
The aim of my work is to bring these discarded often worn vintage textiles back to life with humour … read more
Described as a textile artist, fine art bookmaker, sometimes a designer maker, I choose ‘paper artist’ to emphasise my love of paper, print and graphics.
Everything is made by me. I cut, sew and assemble by hand. I have a computer, digital camera and four old typewriters and my home is a treasure trove of found and second-hand materials. I am happiest working on a small, even miniature, scale and my eye for detail and finish is of great importance.
I draw upon vintage … read more
I studied Sustainable Design and Practice at The University of Derby, graduating with a First Class Honours degree in 2004. Since then I have worked as a jeweller, maker, designer and artist in a variety of roles. I work from my home studio in Sherwood, Nottingham designing, making and creating. I work part-time at the moment due to the demands of my 3 year old daughter, Matilda.
My jewellery is made using materials which are reclaimed, reused, reinvented and recycled. These base … read more
Amanda Li Hope finds inspiration for her jewellery from the form, beauty, and detail found in the built environment. Trained as an architect in New York City and London, her designs explore simple yet elegant geometries. All her pieces are made out of sterling silver, gold, and hand selected gemstones.
Amberlola Designs make limited edition textile bags from furnishing fabrics, incorporating fine sewing details in each piece. These original, contemporary designs celebrate the tactile quality of the fabrics whilst remaining stylish and practical.
I create handmade jewellery from silver, copper, brass and vintage buttons. The collection includes a series of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and brooches. I am inspired by knitting and home comforts, which is incorporated through the mixed media elements in my jewellery. The theme of knitting and nostalgia is portrayed through the processes of texture, piercing, soldering and setting. These techniques are combined with buttons, thread and paper to create tactile jewellery. … read more
Ghanaian-born, London raised Amma Gyan, designs and hand crafts leather jewellery and accessories that combine the cosmopolitan life of the west with the vibrancy of Africa. Each piece is designed to be elegant and tactile with careful consideration to comfort. The moulded range have the visual impact of metal with the lightweight feel of leather. The essence of ‘me’ is to encourage the wearer to create their own look, find their own style, and make each piece unique to the them.
wear me, be you.
Amy Lee Hubbard’s small company called Facet Nation makes handmade jewellery in sterling silver with rough gemstones, resin and etching. Commissions happily taken.
Quirky designs with dry humour, promoting eco-awareness, salvaging the quality and integrity of the past. Playing with the familiar and domestic. Employing skill and ingenuity.
Born from practical experimentation “Andrew Oliver’s “Drunken Table, Crooked Lamp are a smart combination of talent and humour” – (www.luxuryculture.com)
Bold sculptural one-off interior items exploring form and manipulating the structure of salvaged and second hand furniture.
My aim is to … read more
I use beautiful vintage fabrics and trimmings to create accessories for the home, to wear and to give, inspired by childhood memories of British seaside holidays and fireside teas.
Each piece of vintage material and every antique mother of pearl button used in my designs is individually sourced, selected and re-made into something beautiful that can be cherished all over again.
My inspiration for my creative practice is fueled by a passion and a desire to explore the environment around us, looking for the fleeting ephemeral traces of our footprints in society. Influences derive from time and memory, objects silently disappearing into their surroundings, revealing the beauty of surface decay.
I use old and discarded objects and obscure and decayed architecture as a starting point. I then combine and assemble the found objects along with distressed … read more
Angela is a feltmaker and fibre artist. She makes unique and individualistic felted wool & silk wraps, clothing, jewellery, bags and homewares using the finest materials and utmost care. She creates exciting textural pieces, all one of a kind. Her chunky jewellery is striking; her shawls are stunning, and her felted vessels & cushions add an unusual touch to your home. She frequently does commissions – so you can build up a design together from scratch – perhaps a shawl to match an outfit for a special occasion, or a unique gift for a loved one.
I design and make contemporary fine and costume jewellery using precious metals and recycled materials. I’m currently combining silver with fused plastic bags to make a range of jewellery based on flowers.
Based in Buckinghamshire, I have been designing and making jewellery for over 9 years.
I make all my jewellery by hand, working mainly in silver, gold, and semi-precious stones, and love creating beautiful, contemporary, wearable pieces.
My designs have an organic, tactile feel, and share a sense of delicacy and movement. I gain inspiration from many different sources including light, texture, and natural and fluid forms.