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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
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.
I am a creator and curator of curious creatures & whimsical wonders. I create one-off contemporary artefacts using found and reclaimed materials.
Tucked into a corner of the border city of Hereford is my little workshop, shaded by a rambling hawthorn. From the window I peer out onto a vista of ferns and a little greengage tree, watching the resident robin’s disgruntled dance as the other creatures try to steal his worms.
The workshop is stacked to the roof with suitcases of … read more
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.
I am a jewellery designer/maker using traditional techniques. I use precious metals, stones and titanium, am based in Birmingham and sell at retail fairs.
Charlotte Hupfield graduated in 2008 with a BA (Hons) in Surface Decoration, specialising in Ceramics. Charlotte is now a Ceramic Designer/Maker based in Northamptonshire, UK where she produces unique pieces from her workshop. Her ceramics are all individual one off pieces, including contemporary vases, bowls, sculptural vessels, clocks, coasters, wall plaques, hanging decorations and accessories for the home and garden, which are influenced by her observations from the natural world. Her work can be used for decoration or function, and is suitable for interior and exterior use. Her pieces make fantastic handmade gifts as well as treats for your home.
Charlotte stocks galleries in the UK with her work, and often sells her ceramics at craft fairs and events. If you are looking for a customised unique gift, handmade especially for you or a loved one, please contact her to discuss your requirements. She would love to hear from you and will be happy to help.
See Charlotte’s work: 13th – 14th October 2012, Craft & Gift Fair, Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire. 28th October 2012, Craft & Gift Fair, The Benn Hall, Rugby, Warwickshire. 11th November 2012, Weedon Craft Market, Village Hall, Weedon, Northamptonshire. 2nd December 2012, Christmas Craft Shopping Experience, Warwickshire Exhibition Centre.
Coln Valley Cushions is a small rural business based in the heart of the Cotswolds producing beautifully hand knitted cushions. Veronica Dean and Wendy Farnsworth design and produce bespoke, high quality items using only the very best British yarns in 100% wool and cotton. Our Cotswold range, inspired by our surroundings, combines soft neutral shades with the traditional knitting styles of Aran and Fairisle. Our cushions enhance any cottage or traditional house as unique pieces of beauty and texture.
I am a fairy tale maker. Storytelling plays an integral part in my work. My ‘Time Flies’ collection uses luxurious silks and free machine embroidery to create a series of magical clocks, both wall and free-standing. Each one is cheerful and fun, completely handmade and unique, and has an original watercolour painting on linen as a shop-front window.
Helen Ashton from Country Garden Samplers designs and makes hand embroidered textiles for the home, including hanging birds and hearts and pictures relating to the countryside and gardens.
Craig Fellows is an award-winning and successful textile designer with a passion for colour and illustration, combining his fine art talents with his love of fashion prints and textiles.
Using traditional, contemporary and digital printing techniques, Craig transforms his stunning illustrations into beautiful fashion and interior pieces. Each piece is designed, made and hand-finished by Craig. Every item in Craig’s collection is completely unique and can truly not be found on … read more
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.
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.
I create contemporary garden art metalwork. All of my work is individually handcrafted at my workshop situated on the Shropshire/Clwyd border.
Eye-catching and tactile, my sculptures have integrity and individuality - the combination of colour, texture and form produce unique individual pieces and bold statements.
My garden art can be used in any space in the garden, to create a backdrop for planting or as a focal point.
Much of my work is collaborative as I come into contact and exchange ideas with other craftspeople and artists. Inspiration also comes from the landscape: living in the country, shape and texture are around you all the time. I have flashes of inspiration and translate ideas from my sketchbook into metal.