2009 7 & 8 NOVEMBER 2009
FRONT COVER IMAGE: TUSHEETA DAVID
It’s our great pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to exhibitors and visitors alike to this year’s Lustre, which we are proud to promote as the highest quality contemporary craft market in the midlands region. As in previous years this prestige weekend event draws together some of the best craft makers from across the UK exhibiting an astonishing range of products from textiles and jewellery to studio glass and ceramics, furniture and costume accessories. As our regular visitors already know, what makes Lustre so special apart from its guaranteed high-quality benchmark is the opportunity it provides to meet craft makers face to face in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and learn some of the fascinating stories behind their design products. Lustre’s success is due to the dedicated year-round efforts of the Lakeside team and we want to make a special mention here of Lesley Beale, Crafts Co-ordinator, supported by Tracey Isgar, Visual Arts Assistant, and Marketing Manager Sofia Nazar, assisted by Cartwright Communications, for the very hard work they have all put into this year’s event. The quality of the market is assured by the expertise of the curatorial team which this year consisted of Lesley Beale, freelance crafts curator Kate Stoddart, and Michelle Bowen, Visual Arts Officer, Arts Council England East Midlands. We were delighted to also include guest curator Corinne Julius this year on the selection panel. Corinne will be known to many on the crafts scene as a journalist who writes for the Evening Standard and contributes to Radio 4’s Front Row on design and contemporary craft. It just remains to wish all of our visitors, exhibitors and supporters alike, a very rewarding and successful weekend. Neil Walker Visual Arts Officer
Shona Powell Director
OBJECTS OF CONTEMPLATION Objects of Contemplation curated by Lesley Beale Crafts Co-ordinator for Lakeside, presents a different aspect of craft, one that is conceptual rather than functional.
Magie Hollingworth recycles paper waste by pulping disregarded material and producing a range of contemporary vessels and sculptural forms for interior spaces, inspired by primitive artefacts, archaeology and nature.
This year’s choice is the medium of paper. Paper has such a fragility, but also amazing strength. It is diverse, malleable and an abundant material that is readily available to all.
Recent developments with paper manipulation have seen the emergence of a body of work that strips common everyday tools of their function to begin new lives in frames and as installations. www.magiehollingworth.co.uk
IMAGES FROM TOP: LEAH MILES MAGIE HOLLINGWORTH LEAH MILES MAGIE HOLLINGWORTH
Leah Miles lives and works in Cornwall and is inspired through her experiences with her surroundings and with the material (paper) - it’s associations with practical uses and text, as well as its ability to be altered through the process of making. Her fascination with the overlooked qualities of the discarded has inspired her to comb both beaches and wastepaper bins for ideas and materials to be transformed into her latest collection. The results are reminiscent of wood grain, contour lines or perhaps rock strata - making it distant from paper’s usual recognisable form and associations. www.leahmiles.co.uk
ABBOTT AND ELLWOOD
ADAM AARONSON Aaronson Noon Glass Studio Roxby Place London SW6 1RS 0207 610 3344 firstname.lastname@example.org www.adamaaronson.com
ABBOTT AND ELLWOOD Lower Penderleath Barn Towednack St. Ives, Cornwall TR26 3AF 01736 798 598 email@example.com www.abbottandellwood.co.uk
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS British Museum Shop, London National Galleries of Scotland Shop, Edinburgh Zest Contemporary Glass Gallery, London EXHIBITIONS SOFA, New York, 2008 Art London, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, 2008 Dulwich Craft Fair, London, 2008
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Contemporary Applied Arts, London Electrum Gallery, London Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London EXHIBITIONS Origin, London, 1985-2008 British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate, 2005-2008 New York International Gift Fair, New York, 1989-2008 â€˜Solo Exhibition, Bircham Gallery, Norfolk, 2007
Adam Aaronson specialises in freeblown glass, capturing the fluid-like elements found in the movement and sensuality of liquid glass. His sculptural forms are inspired by shapes from the natural world - layers found in rock formations, glacial structures and elements that are normally hidden below the surface of the landscape. Each piece is deliberately unique and the work takes on a new dimension when displayed in pairs or groups.
Mike Abbott and Kim Ellwood live and work together in St Ives, Cornwall, with its incredible light, beautiful sea and wild landscapes. Their collection of hand-printed figurative metal brooches, with themes including the garden and the sea, are made to wear, display and hopefully bring a smile! Their one-off hand-printed figurative sculptures explore narrative themes. They use printed metal and found objects to tell a story, creating figures with humour and pathos!
Steve Houghton from Nottingham “This is my third time at Lustre, I really love it, there are always really beautiful things here. This year I have bought a Preeti Gilani tie - which is great, very different. I like to have a good wander around and look at everything first before going back and choosing what I’m going to buy. I’ll definitely be back again in 2009!”
STUART AKROYD Stuart Akroyd Contemporary Glass Unit 3 Thoroton Place Thoroton Street Nottingham NG7 4EW 0115 9106016 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stuartakroydglass.com
KAREN ATHERLEY 59 Churchfields Road Folkingham Sleaford Lincolnshire NG34 0TR 01529 497630 email@example.com www.KarenAtherleyCeramics.com
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Cecelia Colman, London Design Yard, Dublin Walter Castellazo Design, London EXHIBITIONS Origin, London 2008 100% Design, London, 2007 Lustre, Nottingham, 2008
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Gallery Nine, Bath Bircham Gallery, Norfolk Cirencester Brewery Arts, Gloustershire EXHIBITIONS British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate, 2008 Lustre, Nottingham, 2008 Harley Gallery, Worksop, 2008
Stuart Akroyd specialises in hot studio glass, creating one-off pieces for exhibition in addition to functional production work. His most recent pieces, inspired by the flora and fauna of the Red Sea, are asymmetrical plates and bowls in vibrant colours. Stuart has recently adapted the encalmo technique to pick up pre-blown decorated cups and rings. This allows a much wider variety of decoration that would be difficult to incorporate at the cold working stage.
Karen’s work is hand-thrown earthenware ceramics, decorated with vivid, vibrant colour slips that have a unique figurative style. Using a colour palette which shows a strong Mediterranean influence she works transfers into designs that evoke a sense of playfulness and fun. With painterly reference to Matisse, Dufy and Picasso, Karen’s range is practical as well as decorative and includes bowls, vases, jugs, teapots and cups.
Tracey Isgar, Visual Arts Assistant, Lakeside “Behind the scenes putting on Lustre is a lot of hard work, but very rewarding when makers appreciate the help they are given and they go home having had a successful weekend. I love earrings, so I think it’s great being able to buy beautiful earrings like the one’s I’m wearing, by Tracey Birchwood”
BRIDGET BAILEY (BAILEY TOMLIN) Clockwork Studios 38A Southwell Road London SE5 9PG 0207 274 9588 firstname.lastname@example.org www.baileytomlin.com
NICK BARBERTON The Cottage Woodgreen Fording Bridge Hants SP6 2AR 01725 510364 email@example.com www.nickbarberton.co.uk
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Victoria & Albert Museum Shop, London EXHIBITIONS Origin, London, 2008 Art in Action, Oxford, 2008 Country Living Fair, London, 2008
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS New Ashgate, Farnham Alpha House Gallery, Sherborne EXHIBITIONS Origin, London, 2008 Made 08, Brighton, 2008 Contemporary Craft Fair, Winchester, 2008
Bridget’s inspiration for her collection of couture millinery and accessories comes from the exotic specimens that are on show at the Natural History Museum in London. The elegant lines and rich colours of her headpieces, tiaras, bags and jewellery reflect the rhythms and shapes found in the natural world.
Nick started carving bowls when he was given some large pieces of Honduras mahogany. This ‘obedient’ wood demanded the application of texture and from this he developed his long, carved wooden bowls, with the rhythms of the chisel interplaying with light, reflections and the grain.
LAURA BAXTER Unit 5 East Workshops Welbeck Nottinghamshire S80 3LW 07939 238608 firstname.lastname@example.org www.laurabaxter.co.uk
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Contemporary Applied Arts, London Bircham Contemporary Arts, Norfolk Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh EXHIBITIONS Collect, V & A, London, 2008 Origin, London, 2007 100% Design, London, 2007 Laura Baxter makes precious jewellery, wall panels and decorative metal screens inspired by botanical forms. Twigs, buds, blossom and leaf structures are abstracted and magnified in different scales to create graphic silhouettes of nature. The work reflects
SAMANTHA BRYAN Studio 12 The Art House Drury Lane Wakefield WF1 2TE 07968 971514 email@example.com www.brainsfairies.co.uk
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds Ferrers Gallery, Leicestershire Ainscough Contemporary Art, Devon and London EXHIBITIONS Origin, London, 2008 The Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, Devon, 2008 The Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester, 2008
how plants change and grow throughout the seasons and explores the potential of working with light and shadow. All work is designed and hand fabricated from metal sheet and wire, using traditional silversmithing techniques. Each piece of work is unique with an issue number. Having established a strong personal voice for her jewellery, Laura has been developing large-scale work in metal for public and private architectural commissions. In 2009 Laura secured her first major public art commission for 78 Derngate, Northampton.
Inspired by Victorian gadgetry and invention, Samantha Bryan creates suspended, wall-mounted and freestanding sculptures. She uses a combination of found, collected and carefully selected materials to ‘illustrate’ in three dimensions. Her creations have a strong narrative content, the objective being to capture the details of a fairy’s daily life.
TERESA COLE (TERESA GREEN) The Old Stable 2-4 North Street Barrow Upon Soar Leicestershire LE12 8QA 01509 261691 firstname.lastname@example.org www.teresagreen.co.uk
JENNIFER COLLIER Tixall Heath Farm Tixall Stafford ST18 0XX 07811 460494 email@example.com www.jennifercollier.co.uk
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Concrete Wardrobe, Edinburgh Designers Guild, London Debbie Bryan Shop, Nottingham EXHIBITIONS Origin, London, 2008, 2009 Devon Guild, Bovey Tracey, Devon, 2008, 2009 Maison et Objet, Paris, 2008, 2009
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Flow, London Byard Art, Cambridge Platform Gallery, Clitheroe EXHIBITIONS Origin, London, 2008 Lustre, Nottingham, 2008 Whitworth Craft Fair, Manchester, 2008 By weaving, waxing, trapping, embedding and stitching found materials, Jennifer Collier creates unusual fabrics which are developed
As an avid collector of antique kitchen objects, tools, and haberdashery, Teresa is inspired to create a practical range of interior and fashion accessories. Teresa screen-prints by hand to transfer linear imagery onto each piece, enjoying the uniqueness and error that hand registered printing gives. Teresa works mainly with cotton and Irish linen. All items are designed and made in England and Teresa also works to commission.
into garments and accessories. She scours flea markets and charity shops to find materials from which she produces decorative, non-wearable dresses and shoes, as well as more practical items such as resin and textile jewellery, corsages, badges, canvases and cards. The work is produced from â€˜throw awayâ€™ items and aims to encourage people to speculate on the nature of value. Jennifer enjoys the idea of working with materials that are transient in nature, imbuing them with worth; creating something intriguing and of great beauty.
Cathy Rees from Nottingham “I have bought two rings from Scott Templin. I bought one ring last year. I always buy one thing a year. I work in the field of vintage jewellery and clothing, so Lustre is somewhere I always visit. It’s just the best. I love jewellery, it’s my thing - and my tip is, it doesn’t matter how much it is, cheaper or expensive, just make sure it suits you and is right for you. And no, I won’t tell you how much I spent!”
TUSHEETA E. DAVID
TUSHEETA E. DAVID 21 Park Central 28 Alfred Knight Way Birmingham B15 2BG 0121 622 2279 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tusheeta.com
ANNE DAVIS Studio 10 Persistence Works 21 Brown Street Sheffield S1 2BS 07871 158587 email@example.com www.anne-davis.co.uk
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Artful Expressions, Birmingham EXHIBITIONS Inhorgenta, Munich, 2009 British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate, 2009 Schmuck, Munich, 2009
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Fractal Contemporary, Norwich EXHIBITIONS View from the Top, Nottingham, 2008 New Designers, London, 2008 Inside Out, Manchester Craft and Design Centre, 2007
In contrast to traditional precious metals, the unglamourous ubiquity of plastics has led Tusheeta to explore its properties further. Colour is crucial to her design aesthetics. She is inspired by the mystery of microscopic images and the sense of wonder at a parallel life hidden beneath a perceived existence. She uses these images to create detailed digital patterns using CAD and then thermo-forming techniques to create simple yet sensuous forms in acrylic.
Anne designs and makes pieces of tableware intended for use and enjoyment. Working in silver and often in combination with exotic woods, she brings an interesting contrast in both colour and texture to her functional pieces. Her work has a distinguished, contemporary and uncomplicated aesthetic, combining traditional silversmithing with machine techniques. Anne produces her work as one-off pieces or in small batches and also undertakes private commissions.
10. RACHEL DORMOR
RACHEL DORMOR 8 Garry Drive Cambridge CB4 2PD 07771 933948 firstname.lastname@example.org www.racheldormorceramics.com
KEN EARDLEY Unit 3, Level 5 (North) New England House New England Street Brighton BN1 4GH 01273 672144 email@example.com
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Few & Far, London Serena Hall Gallery, Southwold One in the House, Brighton EXHIBITIONS Maison et Objet, Paris, 2009 Ambiente, Frankfurt, 2009 Origin, London, 2008 Lustre, Nottingham, 2008
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham Appendage, Brighton Studio One, Edinburgh EXHIBITIONS Top Drawer, Autumn & Spring, London, 2008 Origin, London, 2008 Liverpool Design Show, 2008
Rachel Dormor makes finely thrown porcelain tableware glazed in soft colours. Each piece is slightly different allowing the fineness of the materials to shine through. New work this year includes large-scale thrown dishes, black stoneware tableware and a bone china collection decorated with enamel line drawings. The pieces are made to be used and enjoyed with organic shapes that fit nicely in the hand. 2009 marks twenty years since Rachel first started throwing.
Ken Eardleyâ€™s range of functional ceramics are hand-built using clay slabs and then decorated with handcut stencils. This creates a strong modern range with a retro feel. Ken originally studied textile design before re-training in ceramics and has always had a passion for strong graphic pattern. Taking his inspiration from Stig Lindberg, Marimekko and Lucienne Day, his colours range from bold and bright to calm and neutral.
Richard Statham, Technical Manager, Lakeside “Lustre is a brilliant time of year at Lakeside. We start the technical set-up two days before the makers arrive. On set-up day it’s always great to get a sneak preview of the work for sale.”
11. RACHEL EARDLEY BETH ESSEX
RACHEL EARDLEY 14 Cross Street Studios Hove East Sussex BN3 1AJ 01273 725321 firstname.lastname@example.org www.racheleardley.com
BETH ESSEX 11 Winnington Road Marple Stockport Cheshire SK6 6PD 0771 472 0983 email@example.com www.bethessex.co.uk
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Abode, Brighton Last, Brigthton The Art Shop, Abergavenny EXHIBITIONS The Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, 2009 Design Show, Liverpool, 2008 Lustre, Nottingham 2008
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool The Headrow, Leeds Jo Lavelle Jewellery, Manchester EXHIBITIONS Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, 2008
Gathering inspiration from second-hand purchases and the cabinets of museums, Rachel creates playful pieces which evoke feelings of nostalgia. Rachel intricately hand-cuts and fashions defunct coins into contemporary jewellery, giving them a new lease of life and celebrating these miniature images that may have been overlooked in their former use. This sense of bringing classic designs from bygone days and reinterpreting them for today, flows through all of Rachel’s work.
Integral to Beth’s work is the personal value she places on the traditional textile skills that have been passed down to her. She works with ideas surrounding heirlooms and the attitude of our ‘throw away’ culture and the impact that has on the environment. The jewellery range is a combination of textiles and precious metals.
CRAIG FELLOWS 30 Ecton Park Road Northampton NN3 5EB 07811 325874 firstname.lastname@example.org www.craigfellows.co.uk
LUCIANNA GALLUCCI Scrooby Top House Near Bawtry Doncaster South Yorkshire DN10 6AY 07811 628365 email@example.com www.theceramicartist.com/LuciGallucci
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS www.craigfellows.co.uk EXHIBITIONS New Designers, One Year On, London 2009 Lustre, Nottingham, 2008
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS The City Gallery and Craft Centre, Leeds Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield www.lassothemoon.co.uk EXHIBITIONS Ceramics in the Round, The Dome, Buxton, 2009 Earth and Fire, Rufford Country Park, Ollerton, 2009 Art in Clay, Hatfield House, 2009
Craig has a passion for colour and print. He combines traditional silk screen printing with contemporary digital techniques that allow him to explore his love of drawing and mark making. He translates his illustrations into textile prints which he then uses for his interior and fashion accessories. Craig’s growing interest in the natural world and our relationship with it, forms the basis of his latest collection.
Lucianna’s work allows her to combine a love of drawing with ceramics, focusing on slip-casting and pressmoulding to create unique vessels. She loves the simplicity and practically of found objects that we tend to overlook. Each piece is subtly decorated with handmade stamps or her illustrative drawings. Made for practical use, but with a contemporary design twist, much of Lucianna’s collection has a nostalgic quality.
TAMASYN GAMBELL Studio W6 Cockpit Yard Northington Street London WC1N 2NP 07951 200233 firstname.lastname@example.org www.tamasyngambell.com
NITIN GOYAL 10 Bevan Court 246 Tredegar Road London E3 2GP 0208 980 4400 0776 553 7499 email@example.com www.nitingoyal.com
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Koh Samui, London Paper Dress, London www.fahionconscience.com EXHIBITIONS Eco Design Fair, Truman Brewery, London, 2008 Menier Craft and Design Fair, Menier Gallery, London, 2008 Cockpit Arts Open Studios, London 2008
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS V & A Museum, London Tate Enterprises, London Selfridges, London EXHIBITIONS Lustre, Nottingham, 2007 Origin, London, 2008
Passionate about design and the environment, Tamasyn creates timeless and high-end eco-friendly scarves that are woven in the finest silks and naturally dyed in an Indian welfare project. They are then screen printed using organic dye, in her London studio. Inspired by the Art Deco and Bauhaus movements, Tamasynâ€™s designs are bold and dynamic, turning the expected eco aesthetic on its head. As each scarf is hand-printed no two are the same, providing a truly unique guilt free luxury.
Nitin produces handcrafted textile pieces in natural fabrics with threedimensional soft, sculptural details. Recently, he has taken inspiration from geometry and the rhythmic movement of lines, to create a range of luxurious handmade scarves and textile panels. The pieces are made using traditional techniques, such as smocking and Origami. His collection features handstitched scarves, stoles and wraps in silks, satins, wool and cashmere in beautiful rich colours.
14. STEVE HANDLEY
STEVE HANDLEY Old Farriers Tan Gallop Welbeck Nottinghamshire S80 3LW 07932 197237 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stevehandley.co.uk
JESSICA HEWITT 25 Canal Basin Warehouse Leicester Row Coventry CV1 4LH 07739 342088 Jessicahewitt@hotmail.com www.jessicahewitt.com
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS www.stevehandley.co.uk Touched by Scotland, Aberdeen EXHIBITIONS Origin, London, 2008 Lustre, Nottingham 2008 Chelsea Flower Show, London, 2008 Country Living Fair, Islington, London, 2008
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Diana Porter, Bristol Design Yard, Dublin Artifex, Sutton Coldfield EXHIBITIONS Made08, Brighton, 2008 The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester, 2008 Origin, London, 2007
Reclaimed, recycled and reinvented – Steve’s work is quirky, unique and has a strong sculptural element, which has developed from his fine art background. As well as using found objects he also uses letters, rhymes and sayings, which give a personal narrative to his work. His inspirations are ‘make do and mend’, early Irish furniture and folk art, especially from Eastern Europe.
Jessica’s work is inspired by floral prints in Japanese and Asian textiles. Designs are drawn and simplified to graphic linear forms and then laser cut or marked on acrylic. Resin is then used to ‘fill in’ and create a contrasting pattern on the laser marked acrylic.
CHRISTINE KALTOFT 46 Blackstock Road London N4 2DW 07967 636497 email@example.com www.christinekaltoft.co.uk
ANGELIKA KLOSE Baruther Str.21 10961 Berlin Germany 0049 30 6919886 0207 254 0254 firstname.lastname@example.org www.angeli-k-hatdesign.de
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Lesley Craze Gallery, London Studio Fusion Gallery, London Barbican: Designer Jewellers Group, London EXHIBITIONS Goldsmith Fair, London, 2008 Desire, ‘Craft in Focus’, Richmond, London, 2009 One Day Designer Sale, Craft Central, London, 2009
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Hutgalerie, Frankfurt, Germany Allegria, Burg Huasen, Germany Filzfaktor, Wien, Austria EXHIBITIONS Origin, London, 2008 Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair, 2008 Zeughausmesse fur Angewandte, Kunst, 2008
Christine’s graphic contemporary jewellery is inspired by movement and sound: the exuberant flapping of freshly freed hens, the buzzes and beeps of city streets. Firstly sketching, then soldering and forging gold and silver wires, Christine works with memories and feelings to capture and portray a sense of energy and movement. Christine’s jewellery bursts and flows: at times simple and elegant, then complex and layered. ‘I like the fact that people often read my jewellery, it has its own story, but inspires interpretation and more imaginative thought.’
Angelika initially trained as an historian and uses her knowledge of art history as a rich source for inspiration. Unlike a milliner, she forms the shapes of the hats from pieces of fabric, which emerge from the structural qualities of the material, rather than from a hat block. Her work as a costume designer in the theatre often leads to ideas that she can translate into her hat designs and vice versa.
DAVID KNIGHT 2 North Road South Molton Devon EX36 3AZ 07752 355815 email@example.com
GILLY LANGTON 7 Station Road Plockton Ross-shire Scotland IV52 8TX 01599 544755 firstname.lastname@example.org www.gillylangton.co.uk
EXHIBITIONS The Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, Devon, 2008 British Crafts, Paintworks, Bristol, 2008 RHS Spring Craft Fair, Rosemoor, Devon, 2008
Davidâ€™s hand-blown forms are made with lead crystal glass. Most of his work is cased with one or more layers of colour. He predominantly uses the encalmo and overlay techniques to enrich the contrast and depth within each piece. His inspiration is drawn from the shapes found in Art Nouveau design and the interplay of contrasting colours found in ocean life. David is inspired by the vibrant work of Fulvio Bianconi, who produced work for the Venini group in the 1950s.
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
Gilly lives and works in the remote village of Plockton in the Scottish Highlands. The wild landscape sits in stark contrast to her bold, minimal, silver and elastic jewellery that is inspired by nautical architecture. Each piece of Gillyâ€™s jewellery is handcrafted using a variety of jewelled and silversmithing techniques in contrast to the brightly coloured elastic that is coiled, crocheted and French knitted to create her wearable jewellery.
EXHIBITIONS Origin, London, 2008 The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester, 2008 Lustre, Nottingham, 2007
Charlotte Anscombe of Nottingham “This is my first time at Lustre and I have been with friends who have bought a lot - from Rachel Eardley and Andrew Tanner. . I have my eye on the Craig Fellows bags. Craig is one of the Young Meteors, the 2008 graduates and he has the most gorgeous bags with birds’ eggs and chickens. They are real statement pieces.”
VANESSA LARMOND 25 Cecil Street Derby DE22 3DP 01332 210153 email@example.com www.vanessalarmond.co.uk
JO LAVELLE Studio 9 Manchester Craft and Design Centre 17 Oak Street Manchester M4 5JD 0161 832 7249 firstname.lastname@example.org www.jolavellejewellery.com
EXHIBITIONS The Hub, Sleaford, 2009 Lustre, Nottingham, 2008
Vanessa’s inspiration comes from wood she finds on walks and in gardens. She likes to add to the natural curve or colour by carving wood that has fallen naturally from trees. She then weaves organically grown cotton, which has been dyed naturally into delicate forms that hug the whittled wood.
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Craft and Design Centre, Manchester Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
Jo designs a range of silver jewellery given volume and texture by her trademark ‘tag’. The tags are bunched in various ways thus forming a kinetic voluminous effect that is pleasurable to the wearer. Inspiration for her work dates back to watching relatives wear jewellery, how it moved, made a noise and was a personal statement of the wearer. All jewellery is handmade from silver and cast components.
MASSEY AND ROGERS
LINDSEY MANN 45 Victoria Road Alton Hampshire GU34 2DG 07751 593541 email@example.com www.lindseymann.co.uk
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds Tate Modern, London New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham EXHIBITIONS The Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, 2009 Origin, London, 2008 Made 08, Brighton, 2008
MASSEY AND ROGERS (BARBARA MASSEY AND HELEN ROGERS)
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Liberty, London Byard Art, Cambridge
Banks Mill Studios 71 Bridge Street Derby DE1 3LB 07913 913060 firstname.lastname@example.org www.masseyandrogers.co.uk
EXHIBITIONS Country Living Spring Fair, London, 2009 Lustre, Nottingham, 2008 Origin, London, 2007
Drawing inspiration from the theme of collecting memories, Lindsey creates playful mixed-media jewellery. Her current work takes a light-hearted glimpse at a childhood spent surrounded by her father’s vast collection of vintage machinery, as she explores the inherent human compulsion to narrate one’s life through objects. She assembles nonsensical mechanical inventions with hand-printed aluminium, silver and many objet trouvé.
Barbara and Helen’s contemporary textile designs are a beautiful blend of their love of colour, form and line along with their appreciation of all that nature has to offer in an urban setting. They invite both the modern and the old to inspire and inform their work. Producing a range of products for interiors and fashion, including a new series of wallpaper panels, they use recycled materials that are woven into their collection of hand-screen and digitally printed fabrics, and traditionally block-printed papers.
KATIE MAWSON 9 Arthur Street Penrith Cumbria CA11 7TU 01768 210494 Katiemawson9@aol.com www.katiemawson.com
KATE MCBRIDE 26 Stokes Drive Sleaford Lincolnshire NG34 8BA 01529 300772 email@example.com www.katiemcbride.co.uk
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Barneys, New York San Francisco Museum of Modern Art James Lock Hatters, London EXHIBITIONS New York Gift Fair, 2009 Origin, London, 2008 British Craft Trade Fair, Harrogate, 2008
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Designers Guild, London Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool The Hub, Sleaford EXHIBITIONS Pulse, London, 2008 Top Drawer, London, 2008 Lustre, Nottingham, 2008 CAA, London, 2008
Katie designs and makes hats, scarves and bags in knitted, felted lambs wool. The process she uses results in unique, richly textured accessories, featuring colours and patterns rarely seen in mass-produced products. Every piece, from the initial idea through to the finished item is carefully made by hand.
Kate’s work is a collage of clay and ideas reflecting today’s throw-away attitude, where a broken object becomes worthless and discarded. Working in porcelain, her disrupted and fractured services appear to have been reassembled from discarded material. Her work is inspired by ceramics of the 18th and 19th Century, which she uses as a starting point for her own thoughts and humour.
LOUISE MILLER 30 Clapton Square Hackney London E5 8HE 0208 5259518 firstname.lastname@example.org
JANE MOORE PO Box 4995 Leamington Spa Warwickshire CV31 9GQ 01926 332454 email@example.com www.janemoore.co.uk
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Electrum Gallery, London Lesley Craze Gallery, London Flow Gallery, London EXHIBITIONS ‘Red’ Electrum Gallery, London, 2009 Origin, London, 2008 Made08, Brighton Made in Clerkenwell, Craft Central, London 2008
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Ruthin Craft Gallery, North Wales Gauge Gallery, St. Ives Bowie Gallery, Hay-on-Wye EXHIBITIONS Origin, London, 2008 Lustre, Nottingham, 2008 Jewellery Unlimited ACJ, 2006
Louise Miller’s jewellery is an exploration of colour and surface pattern, through a combination of paper, plastic and precious metals. Its unique quality comes from rare paper that is sourced from across the world which becomes jewel-like when encased in resin. Both hand and mechanical cutting techniques are central to her work and inspiration comes from the rich ornamentation found in Islamic sources, Japanese origami, Mexican paper cutting and Art Nouveau tiles.
Jane designs and makes enamelled silver jewellery. Her collections evolve from year to year and she is currently working with fine enamel transfers (a process that she has developed over the past couple of years). The silver is photo-etched and then enamelled before the application of the transfers. The designs are of tiny floral patterns and motifs in bright colours, which is one of Jane’s main passions. Her jewellery consists of brooches, pendants, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and cufflinks.
21. SIMON MOUNT
JOHN MOORE PO Box 4995 Leamington Spa Warwickshire CV31 9GQ 01926 332454 firstname.lastname@example.org www.johnmoorejewellery.com
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Ruthin Craft Centre, North Wales @Work, Pimlico, London EXHIBITIONS Origin, London, 2008 The Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, Devon, 2008 ‘Dazzle’, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh Lustre, Nottingham, 2008 John Moore has been designing and making jewellery since graduating in 2002. Inspired by Amazonian artefacts and natural forms his distinctive
SIMON MOUNT Unit 5 East Workshops, Welbeck Worksop S80 3LW 07949 883626 email@example.com www.doistrinta.com www.leafproducts.co.uk
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS www.thegreenhaus.co.uk EXHIBITIONS 78 Derngate, Northampton, 2008-2009 Designshow, Liverpool, 2008 100% Design, London 2007
designs in brightly-coloured anodised aluminium can be found in reputable outlets across the UK, and have featured regularly in Dazzle for the last five years. John made his London debut at Origin 2006, while other exhibitions include Ruthin Craft Centre, The Scottish Gallery and the V&A shop. He won first prize in the Kayman Award 2008, supported by the British Jewellers Association, for his ‘Vane’ collection, (which will be available for purchase at Lustre 2009). Visit John on his stand to discover the sensual qualities of his work and his trade mark reversible earrings.
Inspired by the need for compact and clever solutions from formerly living in an urban environment, Simon creates bespoke as well as his own branded furniture and products. Often featuring multi-functions, and using cork as his signature material, Simon places the utmost importance on materials that are ecologically sound and sustainable. The timber that is used in his work is sourced from FSC approved stock. With a sincere and passionate approach, Simon creates products with an emphasis placed on playfulness.
22. SUZANNE POTTER
WENDY-SARAH PACEY Studio 301 Cockpit Arts 18-22 Creekside Deptford London SE8 3DZ 07968 824677 firstname.lastname@example.org www.wendysarahpacey.com
SUZANNE POTTER Glen Esk Wycombe Road Stokenchurch Buckinghamshire HP14 3RQ 01494 484261 email@example.com www.suzannepotter.co.uk
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Contemporary Applied Arts, London The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh Lesley Craze Gallery, London EXHIBITIONS Inhorgenta, Munich, 2008 Origin, London, 2008 The Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, Devon, 2008 Lustre, Nottingham, 2008
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Contemporary Applied Arts, London The Craft Shop, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey EXHIBITIONS ‘Love Handles’, Contemporary Applied Arts, London, 2009 Origin, London, 2008 The Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, Devon, 2007, 2008 Design Liverpool, Liverpool, 2008
Wendy’s work is made from a composite material of acrylic and foil, using a unique technique which is exclusive to her. The simple colours of the acrylic are transformed by the addition of coloured foils, which contrast or complement creating a new palette of over a hundred iridescent hues. Although Wendy’s jewellery is non-precious in origin, she has always aimed to give her work a feeling of luxury and preciousness. This led to her experimenting with acrylic, gold, silver and semi-precious stones to produce a new range for Lustre this year.
Suzanne creates one-off and production ranges of mixed-media jewellery. Graphic brooches, sculptural rings, statement bangles, elegant necklaces and dynamic earrings, all deftly made by hand. She mixes traditional jewellery techniques piercing, soldering, polishing, oxidizing - in conjunction with simple hand-cut and stitched felt parts. Fundamentally inspired by nature’s geometry, her elegant works display a simplicity that reveal a bolder context when worn.
AMANDA ROSS Studio 104 Cockpit Arts 18 -22 Creekside London SE8 3DZ 0208 469 1399 firstname.lastname@example.org www.amandaross.co.uk
MARGO SELBY 4-11 Galen Place Pied Bull Yard London WC1A 2JR 0207 242 6322 email@example.com www.margoselby.com
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Takashimaya, New York Craft Centre, City Art Gallery, Leeds Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpoool EXHIBITIONS Lustre, Nottingham, 2008 Art in Action, Waterferry House, Oxford, 2008 Origin, London, 2007
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Tate, London British Museum, London Fortnum & Mason, London EXHIBITIONS Maison et Objet, Paris, 2009 New York International Gift Fair, 2009 Origin, 2008
Amanda Ross makes exquisitely detailed botanical prints inspired by the British countryside. Each piece is hand-printed with actual cuttings used to make the printing templates. The images are then transferred onto fabrics, producing original and unrepeatable designs. The fabrics are presented as wall panels or bound into photographic albums and journals. For the first time at Lustre 2009 she is presenting new designs using plants sourced on Vancouver Island, Canada.
Margo Selby is an award-winning British textile designer with a bold approach to creating high-quality woven fabrics. Her work is recognizable for its structure, striking colour and geometric pattern. A wide range of textiles and lifestyle accessories are available in sumptuous colour and texture combinations.
24. HELAINA SHARPLEY
COSIMA SEMPILL (KITTY & DUDE) 3 Vanburgh Place Edinburgh EH6 8AE 0131 553 2829 07884 335692 COSIMA@kittyanddude.co.uk www.kittyanddude.co.uk
HELAINA SHARPLEY The Arthouse Studio 5 Drury Lane Wakefield West Yorkshire WF1 2TE 07708 135000 firstname.lastname@example.org www.helainasharpley.co.uk
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Concrete Wardrobe, Edinburgh Just Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh Liberty, London MIMA, Middlesborough EXHIBITIONS Design Show, Liverpool, 2008 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester, 2008 Made in the Shade, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, 2008
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS The Serena Hall Gallery, Suffolk Saltbox, Helmsley The House Gallery, Buckinghamshire EXHIBITIONS Brighton Art Fair, 2008 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester, 2008 Lustre, Nottingham, 2008 ‘Made’, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2008
Kitty & Dude have a tongue-in-cheek appeal that engages both the aesthetic and intellectual senses. ‘I want people to get a kick out of the design. That’s why I slip cast, this slick and certain approach often leaves room for a clever quip.’ Cosimo’s magpie-like tendency towards all things retro have helped to shape the Kitty & Dude look. A nod towards 1950s design, teamed with a love of childhood pursuits, has resulted in a collection of ceramic treats that are sure to delight.
Helaina makes 2D and 3D wirework, inspired by the elegance of the Edwardian era. Subjects include tea drinking, transport, architecture and clocks. Most pieces are unique one off creations, and the artist welcomes commissions. All pieces begin as pen and ink drawings from old photographs, postcards and objects. The final pieces cross the boundaries between drawing and sculpture.
MELISSA SIMPSON Zeal House 8 Deer Park Road London SW19 3UU 020 8542 6700 email@example.com www.melissasimpson.co.uk
ANDREW TANNER The LCB Depot, 31 Rutland Street Leicester LE1 1RE 0116 261 6899 firstname.lastname@example.org www.designedinengland.co.uk
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Few and Far, London Dartington Cider Press Centre, Totnes, Devon EXHIBITIONS Origin, London, 2007, 2008 Lustre, Nottigham, 2008 Crafts, Bovey Tracey, Devon, 2007, 2008
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Selfridges, London The Collection, Paris Le Bon Marche, Paris EXHIBITIONS Origin, London, 2007 ‘Maison et Object’, Paris, 2009 Summer Fair, London, 2008 Established as a craft designer in 1998, Andrew Tanner’s work has become some of the most recognisable emerging from the craft and design scene. In 2005 Andrew Tanner was awarded ‘Young Designer of the Year’
Melissa designs structured functional handbags, briefcases and accessories for everyday use, using high quality leathers and eye-catching colour detail, inspired by the colours found in nature. The bags are individually made by Melissa in her workshop using a mixture of traditional and modern skills, bringing together form and function to create a strong and stylish statement.
and in 2008 his collections were awarded the ‘Future Classic’ award. 2009 celebrates 10 years of design for Andrew and a new collaboration with Poole Pottery. The ‘Thumbprint’ Collection, featuring the designer’s thumbprint, introduces a new designled series of products to attract both existing and new collectors. The collection comprises two bottle forms that appear to have been overfilled with gold lustre to create a teardrop effect. Each piece utilises traditional hand-applied and decorative processes, all of which are produced by hand in England.
SCOTT TEMPLIN Friedhof Str 21 97775 Burgsinn Germany 00 49 9356 2601 email@example.com www.scott-templin.com
SARAH THIRLWELL 22 Cyprus Street Stretford Manchester M32 8AX 07947 316288 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sarahthirlwell.com
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Ulrich Jung Gallery, Würzburg, Germany Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow Ihm, Munich, Germany EXHIBITIONS Kunst Object, Darmstadt, Germany, 2008 Origin, London, 2007 Lustre, Nottingham, 2007
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS www.craft2eu.net Harley Gallery, Worksop Chatsworth House, Derbyshire EXHIBITIONS Origin, London, 2008 100% Design, London, 2008
Scott makes one-off and limited edition pieces using silver combined with 18ct and 22ct gold and selected unique gem stones. His jewellery of rings, particularly the ‘open ring’, earrings and necklaces, flatter the wearer and attract the viewer.
Sarah Thirlwell challenges the perceptions of traditional craft by celebrating it in a contemporary context, harnessing the process of traditional wood-turning with a simplified aesthetic. Using sustainable timbers, coloured acrylics and recycled plastics, Sarah produces a range of vases, vessels, jewellery and functional interior products.
JAMES AND TILLA WALTERS
SYANN VAN NIFTRIK
SYANN VAN NIFTRIK The Cottage Woodgreen Fordingbridge Hants SP6 2AR 01725 510364 email@example.com
LYNSEY WALTERS 8/5 Atholl Place Edinburgh EH3 8HP 0131 538 3586 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lynseywalters.co.uk
JAMES AND TILLA WATERS Bryndyfan Farm Llansadwrn Llanwrda Carms. SA19 8NL 01550 777215 email@example.com www.jamesandtillawaters.co.uk
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Primavera, Cambridge Roger Billclifte, Glasgow @Work, London EXHIBITIONS Origin, London, 2008 Made08, Brighton Dazzle, London and Manchester, 2008
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS The Art Institute of Chicago, USA The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds Fibre and Clay, Knutsford EXHIBITIONS Lustre, Nottingham 2008 New York Gift Show, 2008 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester, 2008 ‘Made’, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, 2009
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Primavera, Cambridge Ruthin Craft Centre Yorkshire Sculpture Park EXHIBITIONS Ceramic Art London, RCA, 2008 Lustre, Nottingham, 2007 Origin, London, 2006 ‘An English Tea Ceremony’, Leach Foundation, 2008 Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 2008 V&A Showcase, 2007
Van Niftriks’s work draws freely from her environment without being representational. It is the possibilities inherent in the material and the making process that interests her. She consciously keeps the methods simple in order to leave room for elements of her sub-conscious to take hold. This, together with the need to make a piece that sits on and moves comfortably with the body, is what she seeks to do.
Lynsey Walters designs and makes wearable wool jewellery for all ages. Her designs are inspired by costume and ‘proper’ jewellery of the 40s, 50s and 80s, her vintage collection of knick-knacks and her sense of humour. The jewellery is based loosely on an imaginary garden, crossed with a delicious haberdashery shop. The work is brightly coloured and has a delightful naïve charm.
Initially both trained as painters, James and Tilla met some years later whilst doing apprenticeships with the potter Ruper Spira. They make pots to be used, with the wheel being central to their work, both in terms of making and decorating. They develop their own glazes, which tend to be smooth and glassy. The purity of form allows the elements of colour and surface quality to come to the fore, and colour is often seen to mutate gradually from one pot to the next.
JOSIE WALTER 22 Nan Gells Hill Bolehill Matlock Derbyshire DE4 4GN 01629 823669 firstname.lastname@example.org www.josiewalter.co.uk
MISUN WON Flat 10 37 Milton Street Edinburgh EH8 8HB 07766145752 email@example.com www.misunwon.blogspot.com
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Gallery Top, Derbyshire Gourmet Pots, Schull, Ireland New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey EXHIBITIONS Potfest in the Park, Cumbria, 2008 Clayart, North Wales, 2008 Earth and Fire, Rufford Craft Centre, Nottingham, 2008 Ceramic Art, London, 2008
EXHIBITIONS Origin, London, 2008 Lustre, Nottingham 2008 Inhorgenta, Munich, 2009
David Frederickson from Derbyshire “I have bought a wire picture from Helaina Sharpley. It’s absolutely beautiful. It’s a Christmas present. This is my first time here, and I think it’s brilliant. I am now a real Lustre fan!”
Josie Walter’s pots are thrown on a momentum wheel or sculpturally slabbuilt in chocolate/black or smooth red earthenware clay. They are made for the kitchen or to serve at the table. Colour is created by pouring slips thinly or by applying them thickly with a brush whilst the pot is rotating on the wheel to give a ‘wrapped’ look. They are decorated with fish, fruit and leaves.
Misun Won has used the circle to develop a variety of complex forms in silver to make a subtle and varied collection of objects, based on the idea of the Korean patchwork. Using a ‘patchwork’ of circles, she has crafted both functional and non-functional containers that are reflective, rhythmical and playful. She builds a structure from one sheet of silver using basic techniques such as sawing, bending and soldering.
RACHEL WOOD 7 West Workshops Harley Gallery Welbeck Worksop S80 3LW 07768 571847 firstname.lastname@example.org www.racelwoodceramics.co.uk
RUTH WOOD 72 Fleckney Road Kibworth Beaughamp Leicestershire LE8 0HG 07832 199596 email@example.com www.ruth-wood.com
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS The Gallery at Bevere, Worcester Leeds City Gallery, Leeds Lund Gallery, Yorkshire EXHIBITIONS Lustre, Nottingham, 2008 ‘Earth and Fire’, Rufford Craft Centre, Nottingham, 2007, 2008 Swalmen Ceramics Market, Holland, 2008 Shoreline, Ferrers Craft Centre, Staunton Harold, 2009
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS The Flow Gallery, Notting Hill, London Brass Monkeys, Brighton Miawood, Kew Garden Village, London EXHIBITIONS Lustre, Nottingham, 2008 ‘Flux’, School of Jewellery, ‘Brilliantly Birmingham’, 2008 Henley Festival, Towpath Gallery, 2007 ‘Collect’. V&A, London, 2007
Rachel wants her pots to have a pulse and a heartbeat, which is why the natural spontaneous qualities of the clay are so important. She wants the marks to reflect the journey of exploration and learning in each pot, just as a wrinkle depicts expression and character in a human face. Influenced by the landscapes of local Derbyshire and the raw earth of Australia, she uses a combination of thrown and hand building techniques which are then manipulated and stressed.
Ruth’s jewellery is inspired by ancient artifacts and treasures, irregular form and the erosion and texture of materials, such as rock formations within caves. ‘I love going to museums to view the collections of ancient jewellery, metalware and pottery from different ages and cultures. I like the history these pieces carry and it is interesting to learn and imagine who would have used and worn them.’ In her cave collection she creates the same intrigue using silver gilt, 18ct gold and quartz, making unique one off pieces that look like they have been pulled from the ground.
Carolyn Greenwood of Nottingham “This is my first time here. It is lovely, I am very impressed, It is well displayed, and very diverse a great selection. I would definitely come back next year. I think the best thing to do is look around at everything and then go back to specific things that have caught your eye.”
BRIAN A. YOUNG
LINDA MARIE YOUNG
30. BRIAN A. YOUNG (YUNGI) Holmes Farm Drybridge Irvine Ayrshire KA11 5BS 01294 311210 firstname.lastname@example.org www.yungi.co.uk
LINDA MARIE YOUNG 2 Farmway Braunstone Town Leicestershire LE3 2XA 07746 327315 email@example.com www.lindamarie.co.uk
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS Panik Gallery, Killearn National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Guinness Gallery, Ireland EXHIBTIONS Lustre, Nottingham, 2008 Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, 2008 Homes and Interiors, Scotland, 2008
PRINCIPAL SALE OUTLETS V & A Museum shop, London The Hub, Lincolnshire The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle EXHIBITIONS Festival of Stitch, Robert Smyth Hall, Market Harborough, 2008 Regency Wedding Fair, Regency Hotel, Leicester, 2008 ‘The Knitting and Stitching Show’, Birmingham, London, Dublin, Harrowgate, 2008
The Yungi range of knitted products includes scarves, hats, gloves, throws and cushions. Striking simplicity of design and sumptuous colour, combine with the softest lambswool to create luxury fashion accessories and interior furnishings. The fashion accessories range has been designed for menswear and womenswear with the contemporary fresh style suitable for a wide age group.
Linda designs and creates luxurious boxes by layering unusual fabrics and papers with intricate embroidery. Through heat manipulation, print and delicate hand cutwork Linda ensures that each box is individually crafted. Inspired by 1920s curiosity shops, adverts and heirlooms, these are boxes to give as a gift, for interior decoration, or to treasure keepsakes and memories in.
young meteors A selection of the finest young makers from East Midlands Universities
PHOTO: NEIL HOYLE
Class of 2009
96 Cirencester Road Charlton Kings, Cheltenham Gloustershire GL53 8DG 0798 0653485 firstname.lastname@example.org www.annabagnall.com
43 Rosamonds Ride Littleover, Derby 0752 8225820 email@example.com www.helenbrownceramics.co.uk
1 Fiskerton Way Oakwood, Derby DE21 2HQ 0797 6802963 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anna is inspired by her travels to Thailand and has created a jewellery collection which uses unique ‘found’ coral pieces. Silver and set stones have been incorporated into the coral transforming it into wearable jewellery. Wax is moulded and carved into corallike forms and cast in silver. Hand worked porcelain has sometimes been added to provide an alternative to the coral. The porcelain and coral pieces are then placed on tapered forms, etched sheet and pressed domes which elegantly frame them.
Helen is a ceramic artist specialising in figurative sculpture who practices a variety of techniques including handbuilding, modeling and moulded work. Her figures are used as a vehicle to represent ideas of form as well as a metaphor to express different aspects of the human condition. The work is multi-layered in its approach with influences ranging from ancient Cycladic sculpture through to the work of more recent 20th Century Sculptors. Helen is currently exploring the effects of proportion and scale within her work and how this can alter the overall perception of her pieces
Phil Brown’s work is mostly motivated by storage and space saving solutions. He often uses co-dependence as a means to create interesting pieces that involve the user’s interaction with the object.
39 Fox Street Annesley Woodhouse Kirkby-in-Ashfield Nottinghamshire NG17 9HX 0783 5936797 email@example.com
311 Roman Wall, Westbridge Wharf 6 Bath Lane, Leicester LE3 5BD 0771 9971002 firstname.lastname@example.org
6 Stoutsfield Close Yarnton, Oxford OX5 1NX 0759 5356599 email@example.com
Rebecca often considers her work more as ‘mini sculptures’ rather than jewellery. She has an obsession with scale and detail, which results in her creating small and intricate pieces. She has developed her own way of manipulating wax, the lost wax casting process is the main technique used in her designs. She is fascinated by the Victorian era, their social etiquette and love for romanticism is reflected in her work, as well as the natural world, particularly decaying objects and plants.
Samantha Donaldson was initially inspired by the internal structures of naturally occurring geodes and the way in which the hidden, mysterious and often surprising stratified layers of colour are revealed. Using classic glass blowing techniques, Samantha has overlayed transparent and opaque colours, experimenting with different combinations which create a harmony together. Function is not a consideration and Samantha’s aim is to draw the viewer through the polished facets, layered colours and detail into the interior, where they become absorbed in the internal movement of the piece.
Serra is particularly fascinated by discords and attitudes to consumables in our throwaway culture and likes to compare past and present values with expectations in relation to the useful life of objects. Cast silver and wax fragments that were once domestic discarded objects take on a new lease of life. The imperfections and fragility evoke a sense of preciousness and the multiples of repetition create order of circular tracery-like shapes. Serra likes to challenge conventional notions of value and our perceptions about materials and jewellery.
0753 5717417 firstname.lastname@example.org
69 Wheeldon Avenue, Derby DE22 1HP 01332 331481 email@example.com www.maryjohnsonceramics.co.uk Mary makes slip decorated, red earthenware pots using traditional techniques, designed to be used in the home. The images on her pots are based on her complicated relationship with nature. Recently this has focused on the insects and rubbish found in the gardens and allotments around her home. She wants to stand up for the earwigs and woodlice and rusting wheelbarrows as she believes that they are integral and equal partners in this landscape and without them life would be infinitely dull and sterile.
Charlotte is fascinated by the notion of narrative jewellery; inanimate objects become personified and communicate concepts to both the wearer and the observer. With this in mind Charlotte has created a collection of jewellery inspired by the character Emma Bovary in Gustave Flaubert’s novel ‘Madam Bovary’. It is important to Charlotte that her work is interactive and adaptable; in order to encourage people to keep and treasure their possessions. Therefore, her jewellery has the potential to be customised according to the needs of the wearer.
PHOTO: NEIL HOYLE
34. young meteors
59 Westbourne Street, Hove East Susse BN3 5PF 0759 5628608 firstname.lastname@example.org
0789 4423250 email@example.com www.curiousaandcuriousa.co.uk
Slip casting and mould making play a major role in Martha’s work as she loves the neat, clean finish which the process allows. Martha produces works which are predominantly white in colour and are intended to be displayed in sets as repeats and multiples. She draws inspiration from food packaging in shops and in the home. The option of functionality is at the choice of the owner. Using familiar objects in her work, Martha allows the owner to choose the functionality of the recognisable shapes.
Esther Patterson likes the element of surprise. With her new interior range of upholstered vintage chairs, bone china ceiling lamps, sandblasted hand blown glass shades and her new identity ‘Curiousa & Curiousa’, she stands out from the crowd with her unusual style. Childhood memories, Englishness, beauty within and perceived ugliness are all synonymous with her work. She wants to investigate ideas that are unconventional in their approach and challenge our ordinary perceptions of how things should be.
RYAN WOODCOCK 53 Morley Street, Derb DE22 3DG 0787 1641386 firstname.lastname@example.org www.ryanjohnartist.com Ryan is fascinated with the tactile nature of objects. His current work has evolved from a body of sculpture that aimed to capture the aesthetic essence arising from the sense of touch and the tactility of functional items. Alongside his larger sculptural pieces Ryan is now producing functional kitchenware with the same unique and contemporary style. His pieces, which are made to be used and enjoyed, are handcrafted in fine, hard woods, including cherry and maple.
ALICE YOUNG 13 Oxford Street, Coalville Leicestershire LE67 3GS 0777 2854222 email@example.com Alice Young’s work is uncomplicated yet stimulating and she only includes what is necessary. As a result, she makes practical, imaginative and interesting pieces of furniture, which are simple and easy to produce using industrial materials and processes.
making art affordable
Own art loans are designed to make it easy and affordable for you to buy original, high quality contemporary craft. You can borrow up to £2,000, or as little as £100, to be paid back in equal instalments over a period of 10 months – interest free* Own art loans will be available this year at Lustre for the purchase or commission of items from exhibiting artists. Look out for the Own Art logo and ask our staff for details.
*Typical 0% APR The Djanogly Art Gallery is a licensed broker of Own Art loans. Registered address: Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD ANNE DAVIS
something a little The Walk has been open for more than a year now, and in that time has attracted a committed following of fans including none other than Sir Paul Smith himself. Lustre magazine went to find out what it’s all about…
Tucked away in the Bridlesmith Walk courtyard, next to the Lace Market’s Ibis hotel, The Walk specialises in sweet confections that will destroy the will of all but the most determined dieters. Open glazed fruit flans, retro pastel shades of iced fairy cakes and superb pastries, The Walk offers something a little different in Nottingham.
Walk into The Walk, and you find a place of contrasts - oldfashioned and yet modern, full of flashes of kitsch humour and serious about good service, secluded but right in the centre of everything.
This is a place where you will find the kind of genteel, luxurious experience, involving crustless salmon sandwiches, chilled flutes of champagne, clotted cream, jam and scones, which generations have associated with The Ritz and Liberty’s in London. Afternoon tea with all the trimmings for one at The Walk is £15.95. It comes in tiers - with bite size, crustless sandwiches, delightfully light scones, and other little “fancies” to delight. Savoury options follow the European café culture mood…Salt beef on rye, £7.95, fig and proscuitto salad with dolcelatte, or spicy chorizo tomato and caper salad, £7.95.
Head chef Lewis Bebbington, who worked at Tom Brown’s and with the great Michelin star chef Sat Bains before landing at The Walk, is in charge of the kitchen. Lewis and sous chef Dan Cartledge - who was Young Chef of the Year 2009 at this year’s Nottingham Restaurant Awards - are cooking up a storm with their new dishes.
different... Lewis said: “There is nowhere like this in Nottingham and we want to make sure the menu reflects that difference.” The drinks list includes a range of champagnes, most available by the glass, as well as wine, Prosecco, and beers including Birra Moretti on draught, Erdinger, Peroni and Leffe Blonde. If some of the desserts are works of art, there are plenty of real works of art to distract you, too. The witty ‘oh, look!’ touches include a giant strawberry-studded, oozing cake suspended in the window which is ‘balanced’ on the hand of the waitress etched on the glass. There’s a mural which acts as a modern take on a trompe-l’oeil in the outdoor space.
The crockery and three-tiered cake stands are a mismatched rainbow of glaze and gilt. The Walk is run by Lauren Hamilton and Alistair Fazekas. Lauren said: “We were tired of identikit caffeine stops and thought Nottingham was ready for something a bit more quirky and classy. That was a year ago and our idea has certainly caught on.” Lauren added: “Sir Paul Smith was featured in Vogue magazine, saying it was one of his favourite places in Nottingham. You can’t get a better recommendation than that!”
The Walk Bridlesmith Walk Nottingham 0115 947 7574 Open Monday to Saturday 8am to 8pm and Sundays 10am to 6pm.
39. HOW TO GET HERE
Lakeside Arts Centre is located at the South Entrance to the University of Nottingham campus, just off the A6005, University Boulevard. If approaching by the M1, leave the motorway at junction 25 and join the A52 to Nottingham. Turn right at the third roundabout (Priory), from there the University is signposted.
WEEKENDS There is ample free weekend parking at University Park. Limited free parking is available in the Lakeside car park and to the rear of the Djanogly Art Gallery.
BUSES Regular bus services operate between the City Centre and the University South Entrance: Trent Barton from Broadmarsh Bus Station: Indigo (to Long Eaton/Derby) every 6-8 minutes during the day and slightly less frequently in the evening; 18 (to Stapleford) every 20 minutes during the day and hourly in the evening. NCT 13/14 (from Market Square to Beeston/Chilwell) every fifteen minutes during the day and less frequently in the evening; 34 (City Centre/University Park Loop) every ten minutes. Term time only, Monday - Friday daytimes only. For times and details please call Nottingham City Transport 0115 950 6070 or www.nctx.co.uk, Trent Barton on 01773 712265 www.trentbarton.co.uk or Traveline 0871 200 22 33
DISABLED PARKING There are designated spaces located close to both Lustre venues. If you are visiting the Djangly Art Gallery enter University Park from the south entrance on University Boulevard, turn first right into Science Road and then first right again. For the DH Lawrence Pavilion there are 2 spaces in the main Lakeside car park, and an additional 9 spaces next to the lake - these can be accessed by driving past the main Lakeside car park (to your left), around past the gatehouse, first left off East Drive along the north approach to the DH Lawrence Pavilion.
Lakeside Arts Centre University Park Nottingham NG7 2RD 0115 846 7777 www.lakesidearts.org.uk
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Published on Aug 19, 2009
Published on Aug 19, 2009
In this magazine you will find information about this prestige weekend event which draws together some of the best craft makers from across...