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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
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 mixed media artist based in a small village in the heart of Cheshire; I work from my studio which is filled to the rafters with ephemera, vintage fabrics, typewriters, sewing machines, threads, hand painted papers and books, I am sure you can picture the scene!
During My Masters Degree in Fashion and Textiles I discovered ‘wabi Sabi’ and the ethos of ‘beauty in imperfection’; this really captures my inspirations and the work which I produce, I am influenced by … read more
My work has always combined my love for mixing stitch, clay and found objects. I experiment using traditional methods in contemporary ways by beaching, inking, burning and trapping materials to build up interesting layers of tactile surface.
My colour palette developed from my annual trips to a fisherman’s village in Portugal, there I escape into a world of flaky paint and sea washed stone walls. I am inspired by weathered objects and places with a sense of story that to me are … read more
Fiona Thompson makes one off ceramic pieces for exhibition and commission. Her work is handbuilt with layers of printed and photographic imagery, and has been exhibited widely in the UK, Europe and N. America. She runs various workshops and courses at her new studio.
My work ranges from textile character sculptures to intricately embroidered and hand painted adornments and accessories.
I work from my home in Bethesda, North Wales surrounded by my collection of art created by friends and family, vintage treasures and charity shop finds. These are all a great source of inspiration within my jewellery making.
I have always had a fascination with colour and wanted somehow to bring it into my work. I became very conscious of the amount of colour in packaging that we simply discard and throw away, in particular the rich jewel like colours in some plastic bottles and confectionery wrappers.
Having a keen interest in re-using and recycling, I decided to utilise these materials and have since been developing my jewellery from recycled plastics, foils, semi precious stones, reclaimed beads and silver.
I have been making jewellery since leaving college in 1991 and my work has been shown in many exhibitions and galleries around the UK.
Through the mixed media illustrations I produce, I aim to capture connections between locality and community, where built environments are given meaning by the people who use and live in them.
I use a variety of media to produce mixed media limited edition illustrations, adding colour sparingly so that the line of the pen and the white space surrounding it remains intact.
I live in Nottingham with husband and two children, who often appear in some of the illustrations.… read more
I am a hand embroiderer using a variety of techniques; stitching, beading, stencil and enamelling for decorative and commemorative 3D objects in fabric, leather and vitreous enamel on copper.
I love anything unique and have always loved to buy one off items, I’ve also always been creative and so I put the two together!
I started off making ‘food rings’, but have progressed onto other jewellery, decoupaging trinking/jewellery boxes, comic style shoes and bags, and small pieces of furniture in vintage decoupage and comic style such as bedside cabinets, mirrors, stools, coffee tables etc. I also ‘bling’ shoes and dresses to make them completely unique.
Kim makes colourful and decorative pieces for the home and garden using wire and beads. The pieces range from small decorations on ribbon hangers to larger sculptural 3d pieces and 2d wall pieces. She draws her inspiration from nature and animals and each piece is unique as they are made free-hand, without the use of machinery.
I am lucky enough to live in the beautiful, inspiring county of Cornwall.
I studied Illustration, specialising in Printmaking, at Cambridge School of Art - too many years ago!
After moving back to the South West, and becoming mum to two boys, I couldn’t restrain my creativity any longer and I began making cards from local driftwood. Since then, I’ve become more and more interested in creating beautiful pieces from stitch, driftwood and other found objects.
As you can see, I … read more
Lightbox Moments is all about handmade decorative lightboxes, individually designed using mixed media techniques, including 3D collage, assemblage, photos, painting & more. They are lit by LED lights powered by 9V battery with an on/off switch on the side. Energy consumption is very low, significantly extending the battery life (especially lithium ones). LED light strip can last up to 50,000. Lightboxes could be hung on a wall or stand on any flat surface in a closed or open space.
I upcycle vintage materials such as tea towels,scarves and glasses into beautiful cushions and gifts. The idea for Little Mill House came from my obsession with hunting vintage items and needing a creative way to free them from storage. It then became an excuse to continue hunting lovely items and share them with other people. I was taught by my auntie to sew as I was growing up and have had professional tuition by a private tutor to perfect my techniques. Everything is made at home by myself and quality is a priority.
I create jewellery with a playful feel that is a pleasure to wear and own, finding inspiration in the things I love to collect, vintage fabrics, buttons and natural forms collected on walks near my home. I studied Jewellery Design and Making BA Hons at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University, graduating in 2007. Since then I have been producing my jewellery and sell through galleries and individual boutiques.
My collection includes charm bracelets, earrings and necklaces, each one slightly different due to the hand made elements and precious vintage buttons that are in limited supply. I first crochet, knot or plait natural hemp/cotton cord to form the base for my pieces. Using copper and silver wire, I create planished charms in a variety of organic shapes, some oxidised. Vintage buttons and beads along with etched wooden veneer charms that feature my own intricate organic designs complete the pieces.
I will be exhibiting at the Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at Altrincham Grammar school, Cheshire on the 28th April 2013.