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The UKâ€™s South West has a long history of producing world-class artists and cultural organisations, known for the strength of its theatre-making, artists and craft-makers, leading digital and creative media practice and the dazzling explosion of carnival and outdoor art each year.
This vibrant culture encompasses large-scale festivals, small neighbourhood projects, collaborations, individual craftspeople and artists, as well as internationally acclaimed galleries.
Incorporating large urban conurbations with industrial and maritime histories, the South West of England also spans a wide and varied rural landscape. This diversity inspires a vibrant range of arts from gritty urbanism to rural insight and environmental comment. Many of the leading artists and cultural organisations work closely with local communities underpinning a high level of engagement with the arts and museums.
In our modern, connected society, artists and makers across this remarkable region reflect through their work both the excitement and inventiveness of seeing things in a new way, coupled with the heritage of craft, skill and sense of place. Arts and culture are often the lifeblood of the local community and it is by working with these local communities that we have established this eCatalogue to showcase the diverse and incredible talents of the South West artists.
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FEATURED ARTISTS Nick Andrew
Jonathan Michael Ray
Robert Highton Tanya Hinton Gordon Hunt Amy Jobes Lindsay Keir Susan Kinley Debby Kirby Heidi Koenig Pamela Legg Robin Mackenzie Philip Medley Rebecca de Mendonça Ama Menec Laura Menzies Trudy Montgomery Kev Pearson Amanda Pellatt Martyn Perryman Rik Rawling
Nick Andrew Gestural and colourist pastoral paintings, capturing the movement and vitality of landscape.
Nick Andrew studied Art and Graphic Design in Oxford, London and Cheltenham. Since graduating in 1979, Nick has been working as a painter and has exhibited widely, throughout the UK, mainland Europe, and the USA. He has work in many public and private collections. For the past 2 decades he has lived and worked in part of a watermill on the upper reaches of the River Wylye in South Wiltshire. During this time, much of Nick’s work has been based on the landscape within walking distance of his studio.
Torquea (Acrylic on Canvas)
Pteridea (Acrylic on Canvas)
“I’m drawn to quiet, intimate, secluded places within my immediate landscape and, in particular, a three- mile stretch of the River Wylye close to where I live, along with adjacent water meadows and nearby woodland. I walk here often observing changes from day to day and season to season, painting, drawing, taking photos and making notes. I find it constantly compelling and am attracted in particular by the abstract qualities in the landscape: patterns in the river flow, multi- layering and reflectivity; also the textures, contrasts and depths in the forest and the movement, rhythms and colours of field grasses and plant life. Celama (Acrylic on Canvas) August thistle bank (Acrylic on Canvas)
Filipenda (Acrylic on Canvas)
I would like to think that I convey through my paintings the sense of quietness and ‘solitary involvement’ with this landscape.”
Laracia (Acrylic on Canvas)
Ambria (triptych) (Acrylic on canvas)
Selena (Acrylic on Canvas)
Paul Bawden Brightly coloured or monochromatic, abstract and semi abstract screenprints. Playing with graphic ideas taken from Nature and Art history. After graduating from college (BA illustration), I initially began working as a freelance Illustrator. Making paintings for book jackets Magazines and producing some advertising work, my clients included, Harper Collins, Penguin, Scott Rail, Fiat, W H Smiths, Budget Car Hire and various Magazines. The Illustration work led to gaining employment as a part time Illustration lecturer at Falmouth College of art.
Two Friends (Original Screen Print) Untitled 2 (Original Screen Print)
After 3 years at Falmouth I made the decision, to return as a mature student to study a Master’s degree in Fine Art Printmaking, and further investigate idea of Abstraction.
Spring (Original Screen Print)
Since graduating from the Royal college, I have spent the past 10 years trying to understand and develop my working process. Not wanting to be formulaic or stylistic I’ve been working with the surrealist idea of automatism with an eye to achieving an evolving organic practice which has no real rules.
Studying printmaking techniques at Camberwell school of art, I was predominantly focusing on etching.
I am very aware that during the making process, I will at some point reference another artist or artists, and believe that this should not be viewed as an unwanted element, but is to be invited even perhaps embellished.
At this time, I Had basically stopped my observational drawing and become very interested in the surrealist concept of drawing automatically (automatism). I graduated From Camberwell and won a research assistant post at the City and Guilds Art College and an associate membership of the Royal society of Painter Printmakers.
Blast (Original Screen Print)
Wrap It Up (Original Screen Print)
After a year at City and Guilty I won a place on the printmaking course at the Royal College of Art. It was during my Second Two years of postgraduate study that I found my love for screen printing.
Untitled 3 (Original Screen Print)
On Graduating from the Royal College of art I was awarded the Augustus Martin Print Prize and The Ken Tyler print prize. I returned to Cornwall to set up a screen printing workshop, and have spent the past 10 years developing my skills.
In and Out (Original Screen Print) Untitled 4 (Original Screen Print)
As with contemporary music (mixing and remixing) I am interested in using this historic and contemporary art as a sort of pictorial sampling (this idea of pictorial sampling is borrowed itself from artists such as Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton etc). I am interested in how this influence, sometimes deliberate and other times incidental, will combine with previously made paintings and prints. Which intern help discover new shapes forms and compositions. I believe that I have pretty much got to the point where the process of making the handmade prints is no longer an obstacle. Allowing me to play with the complexity within the images. One of the challenges being to hand make something that can compete with computer generated imagery. The main difference being that every colour that is printed has been hand mixed and chosen and individually printed. I Have made a print titled ‘Wrap it Up’ It Has 117 individually screen-printed colours and took 4 weeks to produce.
My designs are inspired by living in Cornwall, my daily walks in the coastal countryside with Rufus my labradoodle, and my family’s surfing heritage in Cornwall. Family photos of my grandparents on the beach in knitted swimsuits and flowery bathing hats, the World Bellyboard Championships, vintage Vogue photos of mid century bathing suits, vintage Matchbox Labels art, great British seaside, Lido lounging.
Alison Bick I am a designer/illustrator, creating unique illustrations inspired by the natural world and family events with a mid-century modern feel. After returning to Cornwall from living and working in London, I retrained as a web and graphic designer in 2000 to pursue my interest in the emerging creative technologies. I worked as a web and graphic designer for 12 years, and had begun developing my creative ideas through various evening classes in printmaking, etching and life drawing.
Dog Cockles (Giclée print)
When my children left home I decided it was time to sell my own illustrations and designs and set up my business selling prints, cards, illustrated home ware and gifts.
I work from my studio in my back garden, which overlooks the River Gannel in Newquay, Cornwall. After an early morning walk on Cubert Common or on one of Newquay’s many beautiful beaches, I work on new designs, printing orders, or on private and commercial bespoke commissions, while Rufus sits on our mid century orange chair to oversee proceedings and remind me to take a break. When I look at the coastal landscape around me I see bold patterns and graphic shapes, and I translate this into my work. My subject matter has evolved from my love of nature, flowers, beach-combing and living by the sea, as well and family memories and photographs from a bygone era. Observing swimmers and bellyboarders racing into the sea, fresh and salty in the Cornish surf.
Wild Swimmers (Screen print)
Crab Feet (Giclée print)
St Pirans Pebbles (Giclée print)
Watching birds and insects enjoy the flowers in my garden, and observing nature along coastal walks, foraging for hedgerow treats like green hazelnuts and sloe berries. Eyes down strolling along the strandline of the local beach, looking for delicately painted shells and quartz veined pebbles. I like to create nostalgic images in a modern style that will tell my story but that will also connect with the viewer’s interests, and touch their hearts and allow them to recall their own memories.
Lido Ladies (Screen print)
Arthur and Olive (Giclée print)
Miss Mid Mod Mermaid (Giclée print)
Ahoy (Screen print)
Bex Bourne I create pieces using collage, gouache, watercolour, colouring pencil, & whatever else comes to hand. Cutting and sticking, colouring inâ€Ś these activities most definitely ranked in at the top of my childhood to-do list (alongside climbing trees, making dens, and licking the cake mix blades). Years later, despite attempts from some to persuade me to become a plumber, I can safely say that my favourite things to do are still cutting, sticking and colouring in. My studio is the old cutting shed on an abandoned granite quarry near Mabe, in Cornwall. I find it quite appropriate that I should work in such a place â€“ though wielding a scalpel rather than the original industrial sized cutting equipment.
Hot Bath (Collage & gouache) End of a Lovely Day Slow Morning (Collage, gouache, wood, etc)
Using a scalpel I individually hand cut and paint each aspect of the scene, building the layers and adding depth to ultimately create a small world.
As well as working on my personal pieces I also take commissions. Previous clients include Dawn French, the Charles Causley Trust, and various bands including the Dave Matthews Band.
I like to engage people in my work by incorporating humour and mischievous aspects such as an escaped chicken lurking in a corner.
In the Evening
Alexandra Brown Vibrant painter of magical creatures Alexandra Brown was born in London in 1971. She studied art at Wimbledon School of Art and the The Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. For several years Alexandra lived, worked and exhibited in Holland before returning to London in 2001. Two of her works have been acquired by The Nederlansche Bank and her work was also shown at The Museum Van Loon in 2006 as part of an exhibition called “Spirito Y Carne” showing contemporary pieces from the collection of the Nederlandsche Bank in the context of the museum’s old art collection. After a few years working and exhibiting in London, Alexandra moved to Bruton with her family. Her studio is at The Silk Mill in Frome. Alexandra Brown works mainly in oils and with pastel on paper. Presently her paintings are exploring the human tendency to look for meaning and sacredness in the natural world something that in our modern world we seem to be moving increasingly further away from. She hopes to create in these paintings a kind of revelatory encounter with nature. They are painted on panels on a background of distressed copper, a medium she used first because of it’s reference to the Goddess Venus. The copper helps give the paintings an object-like quality as if they were part of a shrine in praise of the natural world and relating to stories, myths and beliefs that are bound up with our human past.
Fawn (Oil and copper leaf on board)
As Kingfishers Catch Fire (oil, copper and glitter on panel)
The Wishing Tree (Oil and copper leaf on linen)
Into the forest (Oil and copper leaf on panel)
Tree after Samuel Palmer (Oil and copper leaf on board)
Alexandra Brown is known for her mysterious and vibrant paintings of magical creatures and sacred trees using oil and copper leaf.
Spirit Horse (Oil and copper leaf on board)
Between The Worlds (Oil and copper leaf on board)
Nik Chinook Pop Surrealist Artist referencing B-Movies, Architecture, Urban-Street Style and Art, Video Games, Lo-Brow Art, Comics, Toys, Urban Myths and Trash-Fiction. I write and paint stories, as story-telling is an intrinsic part of my visual language whether the story actually gets written down or simply forms the backdrop for the piece or maybe becomes a ‘flash fiction’ paragraph on instagram. As a child I was surrounded by architectural and engineering design as well as artists and craftspeople. I was a finalist at the National Portrait Awards when I was still a Fine Art student and my first solo exhibition when I was 17. I studied Fine Art in Birmingham UK and also qualified in technical communications I went on to work in multimedia for many high-tech organisations and communications companies while still creating my personal Artistic statements and these genre-jumping experiences have led me to love and create work that encompasses the digital world, popular culture, and Fine Art. I work closely with organisations daily in the digital realm but my hands are always marked from working on paper with ink and pencils or Oil and Acrylics on 6 foot canvases.
Poison (from Methods of Murder) (Ink on paper)
The Curiosity Box (Ink on paper)
The Touching Machines (Ink on paper)
We live in an ocean of stories, digital input, social media storms, 5 minute movies, fast fiction and terrors live on 24-hour news. I want my art to express that and I believe the contemporary audience, millennials especially also expect the art they love to reflect the world they inhabit.
Fairground Folk 1: The first casualty (Ink on paper)
My images come from fragments of the new travellers’ tales. Historically those came by word of mouth from adventurers whereas now they maybe 24-hour fake news or a bizarre revelation spread globally from phone to phone. I express these half-explained, half-remembered fragmentary tales through ink and paint to create images that might be damaged glass-plate negatives from some Victorian archive or maybe pages torn from a luxury journal. They may be what’s left of a note at a crime scene, sketch in the corner of an architect’s sketchbook or a rescued image from a crushed memory stick. From the great history painters to the domestic narratives of Vermeer or the prints of Hiroshige, ‘story’ feeds the art, and the hand of the artist may explain, or just as often gently obscure and inject mystery into the story. That is what I seek to do.
Fairground Folk 2: Ecology for all! (Ink on paper) Marionette (Ink on paper) Bonus Level - Player One (Acrylic and oil on canvas)
My Day in the Sanatorium your Grace (Ink on paper)
I am currently working on ‘Birds of Paros’ digital drawings inspired by writer George Crane........
Drawings with Script.
I was born in Warren Row near Maidenhead in November 1945; have been painting since 1970 whilst drawing in my philosophy degree notes in Bangor North Wales. For ten years in the 1970s I worked with the Rambert Dance Company principally from the Ballets of Christopher Bruce and Glen Tetley; exhibiting in the Round House Chalk Farm, London in 1975 and finally in the Lyttelton Foyer of the National Theatre .
Love - Image
Love - Script
When I was 40 years old in 1985 I spent 2 years in the painting school of the Royal College of Art studying Cubism under John Golding and Peter De Francia.
Pageantry - Image
Pageantry - Script
Inspired by the collaborative nature of the Cubists and their reference to 3 dimensions I initiated an International Community Sculpture, the ECOS Amphitheatre, in Frome Somerset importing massive monoliths from the original 12 nations of Europe to join a local parliament of stone representatives in 1992. I have collaborated with many composers and musicians over the time since then including Simon Holt ‘Kites’ in the Bath Festival, Nigel Osborne ‘Songs of the Stones’ in the Edinburgh Festival, and Helen Ottaway ‘Round and Round’ in the Salisbury Festival and ‘Layers’ in the Silk Mill Frome.
Geo - Image
Geo - Script
More recently I have performed with international jazz pianist John Law in ‘SpaceTime’ . From 2013-16 I worked on ‘Last Tree Dreaming’ re-erecting a 60ft Oak Tree with Anthony Rogers. Since 2004 I have been working periodically on the Greek island of Paros in Greece and exhibited there with the Croatian photographer Mirjana Grgurevic in 2017.
Nurture - Image
Uncertainty - Image
Nurture - Script Inevitable - Image
Waning Moon - Image
Waning Moon - Script
Running to Die - Image
Running to Die - Script
Uncertainty - Script
Inevitable - Script
Una d’Aragona Colour saturated abstract layered paintings Una d’Aragona’s paintings focus on mark making and the language of paint as subjects in their own right, whilst simultaneously referencing historical classical painting and the abstract expressionist movement.
Bubble-gum Thoughts (Oil on canvas)
Two Sisters (Oil on canvas)
Little-Paradise (Oil on canvas)
Abstraction allows for the work to hover on the edge of something that is still in the process of becoming and is more open to the viewer’s interpretation, with occasionally a drawn foot or an ova for the face as identifiable markers appearing in the tumult of marks, brush-strokes and colour. The work starts slowly in the preparation and planning stage, with the focus on forms, composition, contrasts and similarities building the energy for the performance that brings the work into a cohesive existence. Unravel (Oil on canvas)
Configure (Oil on canvas)
Storm Runner (Oil on canvas)
Untitled 1 (Oil on canvas)
Undertow (Oil on canvas)
Melanie Deegan Unique, figurative sculptures in high quality materials. Creating energetic and fragmented forms that use space to invite the viewer to engage. Subjects include horses, dogs, birds and native wildlife. A free-range childhood in Buckinghamshire and then Somerset gave Melanie an interest in animals, particularly horses, that has stayed with her throughout adult life and now plays a key part in the sculptures she creates. A professional sculptor for over ten years Melanie has a background mainly in the IT industry but her experience has also included work as wide ranging as horse riding instructor and laboratory technician among other things. Over time Melanie has evolved her unique style of sculpture largely through experimentation and developing an understanding of the materials she uses. Based in the South West Melanieâ€™s work is exhibited regularly in England, Ireland and occasionally further afield.
Falcon Running Hare
Pewter Sea Horse
Inspiration for my sculptures comes from many sources including photographs, video, artwork and real life. I like the challenge of complex shapes and dramatic movement, etching these away to try and capture the moment. Using texture to emphasise and enhance the sculptures surface, more recently including the shapes of found and natural objects in this process. The opportunity to work on new and inspiring projects is always welcome and commissioned work plays a significant part in my sculpture practice. Plans for the future include developing my understanding of bronze casting and how best to translate my work into this fascinating medium.
Kirsten Elswood My main passion is paint when producing artwork. I enjoy working with a variety of media, mainly oil, acrylic, ink and watercolour. My work is influenced by everything around me,and my reactions to places and experiences, and is therefore very varied. Born in Clifton in 1967, I have painted and drawn all my life. After studying Modern Languages, I went on to work in travel, teaching and early years. In 2008, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. It was then that I committed to painting full time, completing a Fine Art Degree in Exeter. I work from en plein air and from my studio in rural Mid Devon, painting a wide variety of subjects using different media. My work is informed by my environment, as well as writings on Phenomenology and Bachelardâ€™s Poetics of Space. Painting is a passion - meditative and challenging.
Cherries (Oil on board)
Bad Hare Day
Tomatoes (Oil on board)
I strive to produce reflective and compelling paintings which explore space, palette and tranquillity. Through Devon Open Studios, commissions and representation at exhibitions and galleries, I have been delighted in how my work has been received and I have sold exceptionally well. Customers of my work enjoy my use of colour, feelings of calm and paintings with which they can identify. I produce work which is attractive, aesthetic and realistically priced. This combination has made my work sought after locally, and I would welcome the opportunity to be represented more widely. Storm at Sennen Cove
Chasing the Sunset
Mid Devon Fields
Tuscan Pines (Acrylic on Canvas)
Storm Over Lifton Copse
Pennie Elfick Abstract paintings investigating how colour and form can reflect a feeling of place, it is an emotional response to something natural but resolutely abstract in its structure. BA Fine Art/MA Painting. Jerwood artist 2015. Exhibitions: Open West, Atkinson, Jerwood, National Open Art, National Open Print, Acanthus, Andelli Art, Light House Gallery, The Balck Swan, RWA, RA, Thelma Hulbert. Residencies: Cill Railiag Ireland, Brisons Veor Cornwall. Now based in the South West my work is influenced mainly by observations of the natural environment, the fleeting changes of light and shadow are memorised and recreated in the studio. The aim is to create work that has a duality, it is an emotional response to something natural but abstract in its pictorial structure.
Grid 6 (Acrylic on Bespoke Tulip Panel)
Grid 4 (Acrylic on Bespoke Tulip Panel)
Grid 5 (Acrylic on Bespoke Tulip Panel)
These works by the particular use of colour and structure create surfaces that command attention and sometimes confuse the viewer, challenging them to reassess what they think they see. These are paintings that need to be given time to reveal themselves, they are constantly changing, The paint is applied in multiple fine layers so that the surface of the support appears to have a depth of colour that is unusual with acrylic paint, the colours constantly appear to move. The complexity of the structures allows the eye to wander in differing directions, rediscovering new visual conundrum. They are not to be ignored. Buyers of my work always comment upon how the paintings continuously change during the day as the light moves and changes enabling them to wonder about what they think they see.
Between Spaces 13 (Acrylic on Linen)
Between Spaces 7 (Acrylic on Bespoke Tulip Panel)
Between Spaces 15s (Acrylic on Bespoke Tulip Panel)
Cube 3 (Acrylic on Bespoke Pine Cube)
Ashley Hanson Intensely-coloured paintings driven by ideas and landscape, exploring/blurring the lines between ‘fact’ and ‘fiction’, abstraction and figuration, map-truth and painting-truth. In all my work, I am intrigued by the dialogue and tension between image and the flat, maplike, painter’s space, and the different realities of information and imagination - between what inspires and drives the paintings and the uncertainties and excitement of the painting process. Inspiration comes from journeys, books, music and the coastal-landscape, specifically harbour towns, with their intoxicating mix of the natural and the man-made. I work in series, allowing all possibilities to be explored. BA (Fine Art), Canterbury college of Art. 2nd prize- Hunting Art Prizes, RA Summer Exhibition, National Open Art, The Discerning Eye, Prizewinner - Canvas & Cream Art Prize, Finalist- Lacey Contemporary Art Prize, Belgrave St Ives, Campden Gallery, Edgar Modern, Modern Artists Gallery.
City of Glass 31 – (A Study in Violet) City of Glass 33 – Buried (Oil on canvas)
Since 2011, I have been working on the ‘City of Glass’ series, inspired by Paul Auster’s novel ‘The New York Trilogy’. It is a series of scale, intrigue and innovation: my ambition is to reach new audiences and show the series for the first time as a coherent whole. In 2015, I sent a catalogue of the series to author Paul Auster, via his agent in New York and was thrilled to receive the following response: Dear Mr. Hanson,
Ashley is a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists and lives in Bodmin, Cornwall.
City of Glass 6 – (pages 106-112) (Oil on canvas)
City of Glass 63 – (The Book is the Tower is Central Park is the dark blue of night is the Book) (Oil on canvas)
Incredibly moved by your magnificent paintings. They are strong and beautiful -- and haunting. To think that my book could have inspired such vivid colours. I am very happy.
City of Glass 20 – (Cage)
City of Glass 2 – Hotel Harmony (Oil on canvas)
City of Glass 30 – (Celestial)
Frances Hatch Richly textural, earthed and earthy, literally site specific paintings in water based media. Frances’ responses are imbued with the dynamism she witnesses whilst working outside: fluctuations in light, tide, season, air. Frances currently lives in West Dorset. She was awarded the Shenzhen International Watercolour Biennial Prize by The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 2016. She contributed to Drawing and Painting: Materials and Techniques for Contemporary Artists.Thames and Hudson (2015), UK.
High Peak, near Sidmouth, Devon. (Gouache and Otter Sandstone, Mercia Mudstone on handmade Indian paper)
Fremington Quay Beech Flurry 2013 and 2017. (Gouache and local materials on paper)
Rabbit Holes and Tanker, Pembrokeshire. (Site material with gouache on paper)
Previous publications include Chesil Moons (2017) and Drawn to Antarctica (2005). Frances is a senior tutor at West Dean College.
Storm Desmond. Charmouth, Dorset. 2015. (Acrylic and beach materials on wood)
11% Moon. Chesil, Dorset. (Site material, collage and acrylic on unstretched canvas)
Ladram Red, near Sidmouth, Devon. (Gouache and Otter Sandstone, Mercia Mudstone on handmade Indian paper)
Garden of the Halmyrides. Chesil beach, Dorset. (Acrylic with local earths on paper)
A committed plein air practitioner, Frances engages with the material resident and present in places. ‘Geology becomes my pigment. Sun, moon, tide and season animate, reveal and conceal. I witness matter on the move: particular, provisional, exquisite’.
Lucas’ Leap Moon, Isle of Purbeck. (Cliff materials, acrylic mediums and gouache on paper)
Robert Highton I produce canvases and limited-edition prints, with faces and figures inspired by cinematic images. Each layered image, saturated with rich colours and built up with textures, weaves its own narrative.
Originally from Liverpool, I studied illustration at Liverpool College of Art. I then worked for landscape and architectural companies as a commercial artist and visualiser. With artistic inspirations ranging from Leonardo da Vinci and the Dutch masters to Egon Schiele and J.M.W. Turner, I have always gravitated towards the figurative. My ability to capture a likeness has led to many private portrait commissions as well as commercially produced limited-edition prints of team portraits and sporting heroes such as David Beckham, Jason Robinson and Thierry Henry. In 2014, after the London Olympics I worked on a series of canvases commissioned by Britain’s top sportspeople to raise money for seriously ill young adults. The portraits featured ‘soundwaves’, visual depictions of the sound of the different sports, integrated within the movements of the sportspeople. The 12 pieces - including canvases of Sir Mo Farah, Andy Murray, Ben Ainslie, Lewis Hamilton and Sir Bradley Wiggins - were auctioned and exhibited at Bonham’s, London in September 2014. The exhibition raised over £47,000 for the Willow Foundation.
Ghost (Giclée print)
Black Nymph (Giclée print)
Red Boy (Giclée print)
I have recently launched a range of canvases and limited-edition giclée prints of atmospheric faces and figures. The process starts with the incorporation of painterly images, photographs and distressed textures within rich, layered frames. Subjects are intense, regal and timeless, often surrounded by dark hues and clambering colours or highlighted with flashes of silver and gold.
Ben Ainslie (Giclée print / canvas from mixed media, digital and oil paint)
Mo Farah (Giclée print / canvas from mixed media, digital)
Broken Promise (Canvas print mixed media)
Remember When (Giclée print)
Focusing on people and faces, I produce resonant printed canvases and limited edition prints. My natural use of paint and my high level of technical skills with traditional media breathes life into my figurative digital work. Inspired by cinematic, iconic images and worn, bleached and distressed textures, I build up rich, dramatic digital visuals in complex layers. These are printed on canvas or giclée paper, and some are then worked into with paint and other media. Faces are intense, contemplative and absorbed, often consumed by dark hues; figures are driven by energy and movement, enmeshed with threadbare, layered frames of colour. Each piece captures a moment, but also tells a personal story.
Splash (Canvas print mixed media)
Tanya Hinton An innovative artist breathing new life into worn and weathered wood. I was brought up in a creative ‘Bohemian’ household. My father was an artist, who established a highly successful business, sculpting and manufacturing model soldiers. I learned about handling paint, colour mixing and attention to detail at an early age. My mother was an artists’ model and many creative friends of my parents would visit. Often left to my own devices in our ramshackle and run down house by the Thames, I learned to entertain myself and that has stayed with me. Not a conventional upbringing by any stretch of the imagination! Eva (Oil on wood panel)
Since then, I have always been involved in creative work: painting, ceramics and as an artists’ model myself. Having painted on canvas for many years, I discovered working on weathered wood around six years ago. I see the ready made landscape presented in the wood and paint what I feel is appropriate. A habitat for wild and beautiful animals. Whilst many of the creatures I paint are British, I am increasingly inspired by the Arctic and by Norse legends.
Andvary’s Gold (Oil on slice of solid yew)
Peirus (Oil and gold leaf on wood panel)
The wood is all found, discarded or donated. Some pieces hundreds of years old. Whilst the animals could possibly be painted again, each piece of wood is unique with its own history. This means every piece is a complete one off! Chukwa (Oil on wood panel)
Tanya Hinton produces unique paintings on wood that she has discovered washedup on beaches, buried in gardens and reclaimed from old buildings. Each piece of wood offers wonderful possibilities: the sea- worn textures, grain patterns and old, flaking paint might suggest misty landscapes, rippled water and other settings. Tanya paints creatures which enhance each background and which she feels are appropriate to the wood.
Geckos (Oil on wood panel)
Eostra (Oil on wood panel)
Skadi (Oil on wooden door)
Gordon Hunt Gordon is best known for his paintings of sparkling water and sunshine. He paints in acrylic to capture the light effects of sunshine on water, giving sparkling reflections and silhouettes, resulting in strong contrasting colours and dynamic shapes. Flashes of contrasting colours resonate through the pictures, when placed together this contrast generates visual energy and excitement. His work evokes a feeling of sunshine, holidays and well being.” Gordon’s work is very popular, he undertakes many commissions and sells work around the world from several Galleries and on-line platforms.
Swim Stop (Acrylic on canvas)
Sailing the Sparkling Sea (Acrylic on canvas)
Hand in Hand (Acrylic on canvas)
“I concentrate on painting the light around the object, I feel the ʻlightʼ then becomes the subject of the painting, I have a real sense of ʻpainting the lightʼ when creating these works”
Dawn Departure (Acrylic on canvas)
Come on in (Acrylic on canvas)
Patience (Acrylic on canvas)
St. Ives Station (Acrylic on canvas)
Working with acrylics, acrylic inks, texture paste, collage and oils I build my pieces layer by layer. I use a ‘build and destroy’ approach, where I paint a scene and use a fan brush, palette knife or rag to soften the image or create exquisite marks. I like to use expressive mark making with a limited palette. I work intuitively and use my own photographs and sketches as references to my time spent in the landscape.
Amy Jobes Impressionist landscapes in mixed media in oil. Inspired by natural places with huge skies and distant horizons. Growing up in rural Hampshire, I always had a very strong connection and love for nature and the great outdoors. Nature has always been the focus for my artwork, which I have been selling since I was 15 years old. I went on to study Biology and Geography BSc at Exeter University and worked at the Environment Agency for eight years. During this time working on environmental issues I developed an even greater respect for nature and the services it provides to us.
Come Back Brighter (Oil on canvas)
I feel very lucky to now live in North Devon. We moved here to raise our family and the gorgeous coastline and endless views of Exmoor are constant sources of inspiration. I spend as much time as I can in these vast open spaces. I love to surf, run on the beach and walk over the moors. I sketch and photograph while I am on location, and capture my emotional response to these precious, mysterious and amazing places by painting them. By immersing myself in nature and the elements, I fill up my heart. Then I pour it out again onto the canvas.
Summer’s in Bloom (Oil on canvas)
I aim to transport the viewer to the scene. To portray the sense of space, fresh air and exhilaration I feel when I am outside in these breathtaking places. I paint open compositions of pristine environments and rarely include figures in my work. The philosophy behind my work is that the natural environment is so much greater than us. It was here before us and will remain after we are gone. It’s vast and unforgiving, yet when we visit an unspoilt natural place it can be a very healing and spiritual experience. I’d like to inspire others to share this experience, while developing their own deep connection and respect for nature.
Depth Over Distance (Oil on canvas)
Breathe Easy (Oil on canvas)
My art has been exhibited and sold at Castle Galleries in Mayfair, London, National Trust Buckland Abbey and Killerton House, and Echo Beach Gallery in Ilfracombe. I have been a featured artist a number of times by online gallery Artfinder and have been one of their trending UK artists. I have also been a trending artist on Twitter.
Breathe In (Oil on canvas)
Summer’s in Bloom (Oil on canvas)
Bring Me the Horizon (Oil on canvas)
Stop the Clocks (Oil on canvas)
Lindsay Keir MA (RCA) Colourful interpretative paintings of the natural world, from micro details to expansive landscapes. Studied at Glasgow School of Art specialising in printed textiles. Producing designs for fabric alongside decorative paintings. Followed by an MA at the Royal College of Art in London specialising in knitted textiles and continuing exploration of the painted image. Studio space at South Bank Craft Centre, Royal Festival Hall,London.
Beauty In Everyday Things (Mixed Media)
Exhibiting at RSW(Royal Society of Scottish painters in watercolour) and The Royal Glasgow Institute(RGI).
Hellebore (Mixed media on handmade paper)
Hellebores on Pink (Acrylic on board)
Various mixed exhibitions including:
My work has a wide appeal, to both male and female buyers.
Frivoli ,Chiswick, Fisherton Mill,Salisbury, The Wykeham Gallery,Stockbridge and Old Chapel Gallery,Pembridge,Hereford.
I donâ€™t have just one style but love painting landscape, still life and wildlife.
I am a member of The Cygnet in Shaftesbury,Dorset which works like a cooperative for a group of artists and artisans.
I am happiest using all kinds of paint from watercolour to acrylic and oil. I mix collage and gold leaf into my work,sometimes adding more depth and interest. I also get great pleasure hand finishing my frames with up to 15 layers of gesso (rabbit skin glue mixed with whiting). I may leave them a lustrous natural white or hand gild.
I take my inspiration from the natural world and mix it with decorative pattern from all sorts of sources, from for example an Indian rug or a piece of ceramic.
The Path (Acrylic on board) Cumbrian Patterns (Acrylic)
Hedgerow Millefleur (Mixed media with gold leaf)
Winter Textures (Acrylic on board)
Autumn Dawn (Mixed Media)
I produce a range of cards to sit alongside my paintings.
Owl Fragments (Mixed media on canvas)
Susan Kinley Large scale wall installations and smaller panels in fired and waterjet cut glass, enamels and metal. Pieces can be made to commission from particular places, and often incorporate fragments of photography with layered translucent colour. Originally completing an MA at the Royal College of Art and Design, in London, I have an established career as a visual artist and maker in glass and mixed media, with a practice that crosses fine art, craft and design. I have completed many commissions in the private, corporate and public sector, working with individuals, consultants and arts agencies on smaller and larger scale projects for interiors and public spaces. Subject matter has often come from visual research at archaeological sites and coastal landscapes at the margins of England, Scotland and Ireland, including aerial photography, providing inspiration for works where shapes, patterns, detail and overview have evolved into installations and wall panels.
Far Distant, Close To - Detail Island Fields - Wall panel (Fired waterjet cut glass)
Home - Skara Brae
Far Distant, Close To - Wall installation (Steel with vitreous glass enamels) Ceremonial - Wall installation (Glass enamels on steel)
My work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally, and is documented in a number of catalogues and publications. Awards have included project and research grants from Arts Council England, The Crafts Council, Anglo Diawa, Japan Foundation, the David Cantor Memorial award, and the Marshwood Arts Award in Applied Arts 2017. I have recently been awarded a Cultivator Cornwall Creative Investment Grant, and have been working with the National Glass Centre in Sunderland to make a new body of work influenced by ancient landscapes in West Cornwall, where I live and work.
Time Lapse - Marazion Marshes - Detail Keepsake (Waterjet cut glass with fired images)
Time Lapse - Marazion Marshes (Fired glass discs)
Debby Kirby Individual photographs of the beautiful Dorset countryside and coastline, hand woven with carefully hand dyed silks that compliment and highlight the colours of rural Britain. Debby uses a completely original technique to produce these artworks. Debby Kirby studied at West Surrey College of Art & Design, graduating in 1983 with a BA in Woven Textiles. She started selling her hand woven scarves through a number of Londonâ€™s leading retailers including Liberty & Co, Fortnum & Mason and since then she has exhibited widely throughout the UK. Although well known for her use of colour and design in her fine silk scarves, in 2001 Debby was awarded a bursary from the Theo Moorman Weavers Trust to develop her unique paper weaving technique. This technique was initially used in collaboration with calligrapher Liz Farquharson, resulting in an extensive touring exhibition, Woven Words, supported by the South West Arts and other funding bodies. Debby is currently a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and resident silk weaver at Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne, Dorset.
Debby has created a unique and completely original method of weaving paper through silks, which has developed into an on-going collaboration with her photographer husband, Jez Randell. Photographs of the beautiful Dorset countryside are woven through with hand dyed silks, complimenting the depicted colours of rural Britain. The exciting collision of paper and textiles highlights the textural and colourful elements of the subject matter. Silver Birch
Debby is inspired by the ever-changing colours and textures of her home county of Dorset. Flora and fauna are regular subject matter in her artworks, as well as iconic Dorset landscapes. Her love of architecture and pattern can be found in the way she weaves the paper together, often adding order to the natural world captured in the images.
Bluebell Wood Dorset Trailway
Heidi Koenig I create colourful unique contemporary abstract paintings on canvas and Monotypes inspired by landscape. My images work equally well in private homes, corporate offices and public environments. I came to the UK from Germany after 2 years travelling the world. In 1994 I graduated from Brighton University with a degree in Fine Art Printmaking, followed by a postgraduate degree 2 years later from the Slade (UCL) in London. Since then I have had numerous Solo exhibitions including CCA Galleries in London, Inspires Gallery Oxford, Enid Lawson Gallery London, Viewpoint Gallery Plymouth College of Art and Design, Innocent Gallery Bristol and the Brook Gallery. I have had work exhibited at various Affordable Art Fairs in the UK, USA , Milan and Stockholm as well as the RA summer show and in many mixed exhibitions including Japan, with the Art Front Gallery Tokyo.
Sky After the Rain (Oil on canvas) The long drive north (Oil on canvas)
Corporate commissions include Print commission for the Cromwell Hospital in London in 1996, Painting commission for Cinesite Offices in London, Scottish Widows in Bristol and Buzacott Offices. In 1996 at the FBA National Print Exhibition I won the Zenith Gallery Purchase Prize and the Galleries Magazine Award. In 2004 I moved to Devon where I divide my time between my print workshop at Kigbeare near Okehampton and the painting studio in my back garden. My inspiration comes from walking on Dartmoor and the coast and journeys abroad. My work is in private and public collections worldwide including John Lewis, Mercedes Benz, The Dorchester, Isle of Man Arts Council, Goldman Sachs, Sony and the Bank of England.
A Little Bit of Me (Oil on hardboard)
Skimming Stones (Oil on canvas)
Island Journey (Oil on canvas)
Homage to Turner (Oil on gesso)
Embracing the unknown (Oil on canvas)
The beginning of the day (Oil on canvas)
After celebrating 20 years as a professional artist in painting and printmaking I would like to push the boundaries and establish new relationships with galleries and other markets for my work. I am regularly producing new paintings and prints. Either commissions for art consultants or for sale in galleries. I get inspired by everyday sights and changes in the season, so my work always stays fresh and exciting. I am very interested in interior design and it does have an influence on the colours I choose in my work. I generally create a body of work over a couple of month with a common theme which works well when shown together but each work will be unique in its own way. My aim is to create â€œ beautifulâ€? pieces which evoke positive emotions in people.
Night Drawing In (Oil on canvas)
Pamela Legg A series of illustrative stylised paintings depicting a Dickensian character known as ‘The Gutterman’ in urban historical scenes from a bygone era with a touch of humour & charm. Born in Somerset in 1985 I have lived in the South West of England most of my life. I am mainly a self taught artist although I have studied art & design at Somerset college of Arts & Technology in Taunton. From there I went on to study Animation at the University West of England in Bristol where I graduated in 2014 having gained a BA Hons degree in the subject. Inspired by my love of cartoons, story telling and my fascination for history I created my series of Gutterman paintings. Each features my main Dickensian styled character known as ‘The Gutterman’. He appears in street scenes from a Victorian bygone age wearing a top hat, green overcoat and has rather a large nose. Each piece of work tells a story and hidden in every painting is my quirky humour with mice & pigeons hidden among the buildings.
The Gutterman visits Kyoto (Oil on Canvas) Paper Boy (Oil on Canvas) The Big Smoke (Oil on Canvas)
Apart from the Gutterman, my other main theme in my artwork is the element of ‘fun’. I observed many people during my exhibition start to giggle as they studied all of the hidden details in my paintings & they often applauded the sense of humour and charm of the pieces something not often seen in many mainstream artwork. Anchor Inn (Acrylic on Canvas)
Sunset Camp (Acrylics on Canvas)
At Hatchets (Acrylic on Canvas)
The Queen Anne’s Revenge, Bristol (Acrylic on Canvas)
Gutter Lane (Acrylic on Canvas)
Robin Mackenzie I produce limited edition wood engravings and linocut prints. I graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth in 2013 and have since been creating prints for products, books, magazines and a wide variety of exhibitions and shows. I work from my studio at Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne, Dorset using a traditional cast iron Albion Press to produce my prints. In 2016 I was elected as a Member of The Society of Wood Engravers and in 2017 as a Member of The Devon Guild of Craftsmen.
In 2016 I moved in to my current studio at Walford Mill Crafts in Wimborne. I create all of my prints using a Victorian Albion press dating from 1854. It is fantastic to work with a piece of engineering with so much history and that was designed so perfectly to fit itâ€™s purpose. I am inspired every time that I use it. Window Dorset Alphabet Poster Otters at the Mill
Escape in the Night
With wood engraving and linocut the artist must involve themselves in every aspect of the process; choosing the correct block, transferring a detailed drawing to the polished surface, the careful incising of the marks and textures that will make up the image and the final printing of the engraving. When including colour within my prints I frequently uses the reduction method of printing. Only one block is used and through a sequence of progressive cuttings, inkings and printings, the image slowly emerges while the actual printing block is destroyed. This means my prints are strict limited editions making them collectable items that can never be repeated.
Philip Medley Artist. He has exhibited widely, galleries include: Art Now Cornwall, Tate St Ives Whitechapel Art Gallery, London New Art Centre ( Roche Court ) Basle Art Fair, Switzerland (NAC stand) Royal Academy -Summer Exhibition, London Awards include: Pollock - Krasner Foundation, New York All works Oil on Wood on Canvas
Narcissus - 2018
Portrait of a Young Man - 2018
Return to Padua - 2018
Each painting tries to express pure feeling, such as love or laughter, emotions which reach into the soul rather than the mind,much as music does. But I use colour and line to produce complex harmonies, simply arranged.
In the Evening - 2018
The Sisters 2 - 2018
Woman Reading a Letter - 2018
The Sisters - 2018
Song of a Nightingale - 2018
Rebecca de Mendonça Figurative pastel paintings, using energetic mark making to capture the life and movement of horses, children on the beach, landscapes, architecture and animals. My pastel painting is the result of a varied career in the arts. I grew up in an artistic family, learning drawing skills from my architect father and my art teacher mother. Having completed my degree in Theatre Design at Wimbledon School of Art, I worked with theatre and interior designers in London for 10 years on projects ranging from Harrods Food Hall to the Phantom of the Opera and took commissions to paint dancers at English National Ballet and actors in West End Shows.
Paying for Pennies (Pastel)
Now living in a converted farm near Exeter, I work in a studio looking out over breath taking views. The dramatic landscapes of Dartmoor and Exmoor are a constant inspiration. I have exhibited with the Society of Equestrian Artists, and The Pastel Society at the Mall Galleries, and was short-listed for the ‘Artist of the Year 2017’ competition, with my work shown in the exhibition at the Mall Galleries. I am keen to share my love of my medium, running pastel courses in the UK and Italy. I write for several art magazines and am writing my first book, ‘Pastels for the Absolute Beginner’ for Search Press Publications, to be published in 2019. The focus of my work is to get energy, life and movement into everything I do, whatever my subject matter, which includes the simplicity of children at play, the drama of landscapes and the grace and strength of horses.
Clinging On (Pastel) Freedom (Pastel) Little Fisherman (Pastel)
Light on the Rocks (Pastel)
Bramble (Pastel) Before the Race (Pastel)
Patinated foundry bronzes primarily of endangered wildlife and those which have made a comeback, most notably birds of prey. Also some bronzes exploring ancient images of women. I have been a ceramicist for over 35 years, working as a production thrower for David Constantine White, before graduating to thrown figurative sculptures made on the potter’s wheel during my BA (Hons) in Applied Arts at Derby University in 1996. I started full time as a sculptor at my studio in Coombe Park, South Devon in 2001, and worked making ceramic sculptures carved from leather-hard clay until my recent switch to foundry bronze.
Persecuted side view Red Kite back view
Sculpting in materials to be cast in foundry bronze and using armatures helps to liberate the form from gravity, whilst giving a wider and far more accurate colour palette than can be achieved with clay, through the bronze patination process. The finished sculptures are considerably more durable too. Although I have not been exhibiting my bronze sculptures for long, I have achieved considerable success with them at the Royal Academy Summer Open, the Scottish Royal Academy (won the Tate St Ives prize), the Society of Wildlife Artists at the Mall Galleries, London and the South West Academy (won the Brownstone Gallery prize). Working on fully 3D wildlife subjects has fuelled a passion and appreciation, not just for the forms and individual essence of each species, but also for an understanding of the pressures each species is under. I celebrate recovering or reintroduced species such as the Buzzard and the Red Kite, as well as flag up injustice to our wildlife such as the little badger ‘Persecuted’, the victim of Britain’s Badger Cull.
Red Kite front view
Since my teens spent in Cambridge exploring the University’s museums of natural history, classical archaeology and anthropology, I have had a passion for both natural and ancient history. Many of my sculptures based on ancient history have explored the changing perception of ‘Woman’ from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age and beyond. Some like Hypnia, have gone full circle from a bronze seen at the British Museum, to my own enlarged ceramic version and then via 3D printing, shrunk back to bronze again. In addition to sculpting endangered wildlife, I also celebrate recovering or reintroduced species such as the Buzzard and the Red Kite. These life sized female birds show aspects unique to those species. As well as sculpting full time, I founded a badger vaccination scheme in South Devon in 2012, lead the Great Badger Trail from Gloucester to Westminster, (130 miles/209 kilometres) in 2014, and created a community art action about the Badger Cull in the South Hams 2016. Analysing the FERA Ecological Impact Report of the wider ecological consequences of badger culling has lead me to my most ambitious sculpture project yet, one which shows, in 3D and technicolour, the ecological consequences of the UK’s badger cull. The little badger ‘Persecuted’ is the first stage in this very complex sculpture, which may finally contain up to 100 species of plants and animals, all in patinated foundry bronze, pouring out of the badgers back as they disappear in a big spiral tide.
Persecuted back view
Side of head detail
Female Buzzard back view
Female Buzzard front view
Laura Menzies My paintings operate as a personal register of marks that are formed from constructs of memory, emotion and indirect references to place. They suggest a world that we all encounter visually or sensationally, and are imbued with a strong sense of time, depth and ambiguity. Many of the influences are not noticeably overt, but are located on the edge of consciousness and gradually seep in as the work slowly evolves. As well as being conceptually layered my work is also physically layered and explores the inherent qualities of the materials I use.
Dune (Acrylic and ink on paper)
I combine many processes which often results in a rich palimpsest of surfaces, that reveal traces of the works history through the colours, marks and textures that are overlaid and entwined. In places the play between these formal elements registers a tension between the familiar and the unknown, offering subtle suggestions and emphasising instability over certainty.
Flux (Oil and mixed media on canvas)
Remains (Oil and mixed media on canvas)
‘Laura Menzies’ abstract canvases seem to capture fleeting, intangible emotions: like the experience of simultaneously realising and forgetting on the point of sleep, or the bewildering feeling of deja vu perhaps. Like Turner’s epic, formless vortexes, layers of translucent paint, applied and scratched away, suggest ideas just waiting to be born from the ether. The titles of her works similarly lead the viewer to consider the intangible relationships between forces and shapes yet to take definite form. Inspiring calm philosophy and contemplation, these paintings improve the atmosphere of any room’.
Release (Oil and mixed media on canvas)
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Renewal (Oil and mixed media on canvas)
Departure (Oil and mixed media on canvas)
Inscribed (Oil and mixed media on canvas)
Wanderings (Acrylic and ink on paper)
In her large, vibrant Union paintings, a reference to yoga and its sanskrit meaning ‘to join’, Trudy searches for a dynamic balance and harmony between opposing forces of the ego-self and our infinite spirit In these abstract landscape paintings, which reference action and quiet reflection, Trudy seeks to distill the energies of masculine and feminine to their essential symbols, employing a strong upright and a U- or V-shaped vessel to do so.
Trudy Montgomery Joyful and uplifting, Trudy Montgomery’s vibrant paintings portray an active vitality and freedom of spirit. Working from a meditative state of action, she uses the possibilities of paint to convey in the abstract what is, so often, inexpressible via words. Trudy Montgomery is one of the next generation of artists in Cornwall whose work is part of a direct line of British expressionist painting which has its roots in the ground-breaking abstraction of artists such as Patrick Heron and Peter Lanyon.
Not Hardly - Union Series (Oil on Canvas)
Left Field - Union Series (Oil on Canvas)
Recently returned to the UK after fourteen years in California, she now lives and works in an idyllic corner of West Cornwall. Her tendency towards pure, bold colour on an immersive scale is influenced by the light and space of both the Californian and Cornish coast and the artist’s own spiritual landscape.
Trudy’s Meditation paintings arose out of an artist residency and subsequent visits to India. Depicting pristine landscapes with clear depths, these paintings bring a sense of peace and purity; gradations of tonal colour relate to layers of consciousness and a richness of palette evokes a pleasing harmony. The Meditation series is available as limited edition prints. Trudy’s experiences in India and daily meditation practice naturally led into her Sacred Geometry paintings, which incorporate the ribbons of colour she sees as symbolising wisdom received on the intuitive plane; a place beyond thought pattern where instantaneous knowing is acquired without logic or proof.
Her work has been exhibited in London, Dubai, Los Angeles and Berlin and is held in private and corporate collections including Hard Rock Cafe, Laing O’Rourke and Nordstroms.
Be The Light - Union Series (Oil on Canvas) Strands of Wisdom IV(A) - Sacred Geometry Series (Oil on Board)
Meditation I (Oil on Canvas)
Meditation I (Oil on Canvas)
Meditation VII (Oil on Canvas)
Meditation VIII (Oil on Canvas)
My photographs capture the timeless energy and spirit of Glastonbury, the fabled ‘Isle Of Avalon’ where myth, legend, faith and ancient wisdom all combine to create a unique world-renowned sanctuary where pilgrims visit from across the globe all year round.
Kev Pearson Mythical fine art photography from the heart of Avalon. Kev Pearson has been an avid photographer since 2011 when he bought his first camera and although admittedly a late starter, he has made up for lost time with his enthusiasm and eagerness to learn the tools and trade of photography. Prior to moving to Glastonbury in late 2015 he worked for over 20 years in the aerospace industry in Belfast, N Ireland where he was raised. When he and wife, Jane decided to move to the West Country it was with the intention of carrying on in the Aerospace industry and keeping photography as a hobby however the reaction from locals and visitors to early photos posted on social media caused a quick rethink. Demand for his work has steadily grown in the months since then and working in such a creative, nurturing, spiritual and inspirational part of the country as Glastonbury has been a boost, opening new doors and creating new opportunities.
Where the healing waters of Glastonbury’s famous Chalice Well and White Spring are said to restore balance and cleanse the body of toxins for all who visit here, my images are time capsules through which people can transport themselves back to a special place and feel permanently connected with it no matter where in the world they are.
Featured in local and national press and national photography magazines
Published two photography books
First solo exhibition in Glastonbury
Finalist in Weather Photographer of the Year (2016) competition held by the Royal Photographic Society and the Royal Meteorological Society.
Now serving clients across the whole of the UK and in 15 countries worldwide, as far afield as the United States and Australia
Opened own gallery in Glastonbury December 2017
I never rest on my laurels and do whatever it takes to get the right shot no matter what time of day or night I need to go out at. With patience and dedication to my craft my work has matured to the point where I am able to capture the mood and essence of every location I visit and patrons from all walks of life have been able to tap into that – feeling as if they are being transported to that place and time like a photographic meditation of sorts.
Fast Forward in Time
Into the Light
Amanda Pellatt I describe myself as an Ecological Artist and work across a number of creative disciplines, which cross fertilise. My painting is about colour, environment and culture. Physically making stretchers and the alchemy of mixing liquids into pigments is important to my process. My textural marks are made with a palette knife. “The marks are thought through. Its all about adding and taking and knowing when to walk away”. I live on the edge of Dartmoor, between a wild granite moorland and green hills rolling down to the cliffs of the English Channel. I am a qualified British Mountaineering Walk Leader, leading archaeological and creative art walks. Also initiating community projects engaging with our environment, for local and international visitors. I use multisensory learning, my previous career in University was mentoring and raising aspirations for young learners with differing learning styles such as dyslexia, art as the catalyst.
Hot Pink Peonies (Oil and Acrylic on Canvas)
Burano Bells (Oil and Acrylic on Canvas)
In September 2018 my painting was recognised by a panel of judges from The Devon Artist Network and was awarded two prestigious awards, an Emerging Artist Bursary and the Joanna Radford Prize. My paintings and prints sold well at Open Studios. Feedback was “Vibrant, colourful, expressive, inspiring and interesting” “Lifts the spirit”. I have had several solo exhibitions, sell to private collectors and exhibit at a bespoke Gallery in Totnes, Devon.
Having returned to Art College achieved a Degree in Fine Art and a Masters Degree in Arts & Ecology at Dartington College of Art, Totnes. Our pioneering MA course in 2007 explored new ways to engaging with environment and place, working closely with Schumacher Ecological College and having input from PLATFORM London and Joseph Beuys School of Social Sculpture. Recently I had on a solo adventure to Japan seeking red trees, calling it research, and was fortunate to meet a creative community in Osaka. They have had a return visit to the UK and I was delighted to take part in their cross cultural art exhibition in the UK.
Dartmoor (Oil and Acrylic on Canvas)
I am very excited to be able to give my painting practice a priority and explore new directions of international artistic exchange, community, place and culture...rural to urban....the groundwork has been done.... Treen (Oil and Acrylic on Canvas)
Hieizan (Oil and Acrylic on Canvas)
“Paint is water and stone, and is also liquid thought” James Elkins:What painting Is.
I enjoy exploring new geographical locations, where I alternatively map a place. Recording sound, take still images, sketch, walk and absorb, also creating unique bound bookart specifically for each theme. When I complete and face one of my paintings I can recall the essence of a place and can talk from the heart about it.
Burano Blue (Acrylic on Canvas)
Porthmeor (Acrylic on Canvas)
Kasuga Taisha (Oil and Acrylic on Canvas)
Martyn Perryman Contemporary seascape and landscapes in oil, focusing on the horizon. Martyn Perryman, born in 1963, lives in Cornwall and primarily works from his studio at home in Kehelland, Camborne and a converted sail loft in St Ives. Through the medium of oil on canvas Martyn creates seascapes and landscapes focusing on the horizon. Martyn received a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and Design, First Class from Wimbledon College of Art (University of the Arts London). He is represented by The Porthminster Gallery in St Ives, Aldeburgh Contemporary Art & Art at Five in Brighton. His work has been exhibited and sold with the Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition at The Mall Galleries in London. His work is in private collections in the UK, Germany, Australia, Portugal and California.
Blue Horizon (Oil on canvas)
Distant Light (Oil on canvas)
“…my intention is to produce an image that will trigger a past visual experience. To create the calmness and clarity of mind which can be achieved when looking out to the horizon; free from the pressure and visual clutter of urban life. A meditation like this invites the viewer to join the artist in a contemplative position, enabling the consolidation of past events and the consideration of future possibilities.” Harmony (Oil on canvas)
Transforming Light (Oil on canvas)
Atlantic Contemplation (Oil on canvas)
Rik Rawling Paintings and drawings of wildlife and landscape that express what Don DeLillo calls “the unseen something that haunts the day.” Rik has no formal art training, his abilities having formed over 30 years of experience working in a wide variety of media and disciplines. A fierce autodidact, Rik lives and works in South Gloucestershire (UK), drawing inspiration from the world - natural and otherwise - around him, as well as literature, film and photography. The Lord Is Out Of Control (Acrylic on canvas panel)
He did compete in Sky Arts Landscape Painter of the Year 2017, and has had his work published in numerous titles over the years, most recently in Dark Mountain journal.
The Dark Monarch (Acrylic on canvas panel)
The Tiger (Acrylic on canvas panel)
Rik has worked as an artist for over 20 years, but in the last decade has concentrated his focus on paintings and drawings that express his ideas about the world a it enters the Anthropocene. Taking inspiration from the writings of J.A. Baker, John Burnside and Cormac McCarthy, Rik refutes the ‘pathetic fallacy’ of John Ruskin by directly seeking out expressions of the human condition in the landsacpe and the creatures that inhabit it. He says, ‘If we are indeed “whelmed in dark riot” it’s incumbent upon us to know the shape of the territory and the form of the animals that are going to accompany us along the way.” Death Is The Road To Awe Death Is The Road To Awe (Acrylic on canvas panel)
Lover’s Day (Acrylic on canvas panel)
Bowery (Acrylic on canvas panel)
The Next Life (Acrylic on canvas panel)
The Falcon Cannot Hear The Falconer (Acrylic on canvas panel)
Jonathan Michael Ray Informed by the act of looking, my art practice largely comprises of works in video, photography, installation, print and drawing. Jonathan studied a BA Hons in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University in 2007 and subsequently an MFA in Fine Art Media at Slade School of Fine Art, London, 2014-16. In 2016, he was artist in residence at HKBU, Hong Kong and this year he has been awarded the Porthmeor Graduate Workspace (Cornwall, St Ives) supported by the European Regional Development Fund, via Cultivator, 2018-19.
Beneath the Surface I
Sylvan Crop IX
The work I make has always been contingent upon, and deeply linked to my surroundings, and I am continuously referencing the landscape, history and environment around me. I see all objects, environments and places as imbued with memory and time, but I’m especially drawn to those that seem to have lost their exact meaning because they are no longer able to communicate it or we simply are no longer able to read it. I’m interested in looking beyond what we look for when we look. By breaking down the process by which we see things, and addressing the things that remain unseen. I like to think if I take the time to look at everything equally, and indeed more so at the things that don’t seem to deserve our attention, then I will discover the connections between all things, and more.
Just Another Layer of Death on Top of the Rest I
Slowing Down the Light
Carly Read For me painting is an expressive exercise. It is first and foremost about depicting an emotion through using the tools of mark making, texture and colour. I am an expressive painter based in the heart of Bristol. After a spell of studying art at Bath Spa University I sought out further training at an independent art school in the furthest part of Cornwall. There I discovered a love of the light of the Cornish landscape and a passion for painting it. Later I was fortunate to secure a mentorship with an established artist which opened up my eyes to the potential and possibilities of paint for self expression. Following this I was offered an artist residency at Brison’s Veor where I spent a self indulgent week painting obsessively from a studio overlooking the sea. More recently I received Art Council funding for my solo show, ‘Love Poems to the Sea’ at Penzance gallery. A large scale exhibition of experimental landscapes telling the story of my personal and spiritual engagement with nature.
Sketch Book 2 Unchartered waters
One visitor to my summer show commented, ‘Your paintings capture everything the sea means to me, the colours sing. They tell a beautiful love story.’ My ultimate aim is to put into paint the sensations I encounter in my environment , and then to invite my audience to join me there. So it is as if they are stood next to me admiring a sunset or watching the waves crash and calm.
Night time lights
Little Red Lost
Cliff over still water
Where you are
My work has been described as tangible, delicious and emotive. They are the kind of paintings people want to touch, to taste and to experience. You could call them the Rothco of seascapes, full of colour, soul and most of all heart.
Hansel and Gretel
I am aware that landscape painting is a popular art form, common in the South West especially. Yet I hope that I contribute something unique to a traditional discipline. A way of observing nature and responding to the world around me which is fresh, interesting and pushes the boundaries of landscape painting itself.
Sketch Book 3
Amanda Richardson Rich, light-reflective textile collages made of hand-dyed fabrics. These artworks explore the landscapes of Cornwall, my wild garden, and travels through Europe, China, North America and onward. I focus on form, colour and surface, describing patterns in the natural world. Born in Cornwall, I have lived here for much of my life. I studied Fine Art Textiles at Goldsmiths, University of London, but was drawn back to the wildness of my own county. I left again to spend ten years on San Juan Island in the Pacific Northwest of America, working from the dramatic landscape of islands, mountains and water. Although I now live in Cornwall, further travels have taken me to many countries exploring their landscapes, plants, birds and insects. Much of my inspiration also comes from my own wild garden, itself part of my working process.
Iguana and Altimira Orieles in Ziricote Tree Boulders with Meconopsis and Rhododendrons Romneya and Agapanthus with Blue Butterflies
Throughout my career I have shown in galleries and worked to commission. My work varies in scale from pieces suited to domestic interiors to works on a grand scale for public buildings. The first major commission was in 1979 in conjunction with the Royal School of Needlework. This was an embroidered fabric collage 9â€™ x 7â€™ to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bath family at Longleat House. American clients include Boeing, Universities of Alaska and Washington State, BASF, Waldorf Astoria, Marriott Hotels, Hilton Hotels.
Fabrics are hand dyed, then bonded together to create artworks that vary with changing light and as the viewer walks past, so that a landscape can shift and change and is a continually evolving experience. The art is designed to capture the viewer at a distance then draw them in to explore the intricacies of the natural world.
I have had one-man exhibitions across America from New York to California as well as maintaining long-standing relationships with galleries with which I show on an ongoing basis. This is also true of Britain, where my art can also be seen in my working studio in the Penberth Valley.
Poppies with a Sky at War
My art is about seductive beauty, both in the choice of subject and the tactile, light-reflective surfaces of my textile collages. I developed the unique technique I use while studying at Goldsmiths.
Gorse and Blackthorn Penberth
Huangshan with Clouds
Unfurling Fern on Riverbank
Arums with Iris Siberica
Vibrant contemporary paintings in oil on canvas and oil pastel on paper. Born in Essex, Julia has had a successful international career in Munich where she lived for 10 years exhibiting in numerous solo and group shows. As well as working with an agent, at this time she collaborated on architectural partnership projects, appointed private and public fine art commissions, portraits and landscape, led fine art holidays and taught at Volkshochschule. Much of her work is in private and public collections in UK and Europe and trips to Munich continue to influence and inspire her work. Selected for The Battle Contemporary Fine Art Fair 2010, she was awarded â€˜Best Paintingâ€™. This selected exhibition had an esteemed board of judges chaired by CAV OMRI Romeo Di Girolamo PPRBA.
Boatyard IV (Oil on canvas) St Agnes Sky (Oil on canvas)
Freemans Quay Penryn (Oil on canvas)
Julia studied at Falmouth Art school which inspired a return to Cornwall in 2005 producing a sell-out show of the local landscape.
Alongside studio work, Julia is committed to local community which has led to her internationally recognised art courses delivering motivational colour workshops all over Cornwall.
She lives in Falmouth and is based at Krowji art studios in Redruth.
Sea of Grass III (Oil on canvas)
Figurehead II (Oil on canvas)
Boatyard I (Oil on canvas)
Road to Mousehole II (Oil on canvas)
Figurehead (Oil on canvas)
Clancy Steer Clancy paints a variety of subjects, Landscapes both realistic and semi-abstract, small subjective Icons and symbolist paintings perhaps best described as Art of Imagination. The paintings are in Oil, watercolour and mixed media. Clancy is well known for her work as a designer for stage and film, where she has been applauded, receiving both BAFTA and Olivier awards, but little is known of the work she has done alongside this career. Green Cathedral (Watercolour)
Clancy’s finished drawings and designs for the stage are a notable aspect of this work and feature in many private collections, conspicuously the Royal Court Collection at Louisiana State University. However, when she has had time, she has also painted and over the years has built up a considerable collection. Her paintings have taken on a variety of forms, from landscapes and icons to more symbolic and abstract pieces. She works in pastel, watercolour or mixed-media and oil.
Win Green Coppice (Oil)
The impetus for Clancy’s work comes from different states of mind and feelings, whether expressive, therapeutic, a need to communicate with the outside world or her own inner being. Blue Goddess (Mische technique and oil)
Nowadays she concentrates mostly on oil or pastel portraits, along with light-hearted landscapes on her iPad.
To me, there is a special alchemy going on in these works and it is a privilege, by looking at the works together, to be able to enter into Clancy’s private world, with its colour and imagery. Clancy’s delight in making marks and her use of images, symbols, words, moods and atmospheres, create a world, to me, of ‘innerscapes’ evocative of inner visions and dream states. These pictures need to be contemplated for their subtlety gradually to seep in. They need to be experienced over time, if one is to get the most from them.
Vision (Mische Technique)
Cranbourne Chase (Oil)
From Duck Street
Umbrian Landscape (Watercolour)
Chris Tate Chris is particularly interested in architecture and the built environment. He feels his work is inspired by reportage styles â€“ painting as storytelling. Christopher James Tate graduated from Falmouth School of Art with an honours degree in Illustration in 2004; he grew up and was educated in Cornwall and has developed a strong reputation as a Cornish artist with a distinctive style and vision. All prints are personally signed by Christopher Tate and printed using the GiclĂŠe method on 310gsm Hahnemuehle German Etching paper with Epson Ultrachrome inks.
Louvre, Paris (Pen, ink, watercolour)
Rome (Pen, ink, watercolour)
Fascinated by different materials and the ways in which buildings age and tell their own story, Chris Tate creates. Engine House, Cornwall (Pen, ink, watercolour)
Tower Bridge, London (Pen, ink, watercolour)
San Georgio Dei Greci, Venice (Pen, ink, watercolour) Fowey, Cornwall (Pen, ink, watercolour)
Eiffel Tower, Paris (Pen, ink, watercolour)
Dimitrios Tsouris A visual artist working in abstract expressionism style. Born Nicosia, Cyprus, is a full time visual artist working in the style of abstract expressionism both in the UK and Cyprus. Dimitri’s work is often characterized by gestural brush-strokes and mark-making, and the impression of spontaneity, evokes the aim to make art that while abstract was also expressive or emotional in its effect. Creating swirling and spinning lines, thin and broad, the large canvas‘ resonate a carnival Dionysian festivity. Very often large in scale, his work is at times intense, spontaneous and deeply engaging. Untitled (Oil on canvas)
“Creating artwork that does not represent the visible but rather to make visual. The joy of using brushes, oils on canvas, expressing your soul, reaching out to the ‘Logos’ is a risky and creative exploration. Unnatural wonders happen”.
Cornish Passion No. 3 (Oil on canvas)
Untitled (Oil on canvas)
Untitled No.3 (Oil on canvas)
Cornish Passion No. 2 (Oil on canvas)
Untitled No. 24 (Oil on canvas)
Cornish Passion No. 5 (Oil on canvas)
Cornish Passion No. 4 (Oil on canvas)
Kate Walters’ works in watercolour, monotype and oil. Works are concerned with the interaction of the animal, plant, dream and human worlds; depicting in raw and graphic immediacy a relationship that is both intimate and nurturing. Born near London, Kate studied Fine Art in London, Brighton and Falmouth. Kate is based at Trewarveneth Studios in Newlyn (part of the Borlase Smart John Wells Trust), Cornwall; she loves to spend time in wild places to feel at home in herself and to bring clarity to her dreams and her work.
Stretching into Bird (watercolour)
Mare with Infant (watercolour)
Kate has had work selected for the Jerwood Drawing exhibitions, Royal Academy and Discerning Eye amongst many others. Solo exhibitions include Newlyn Art Gallery (2012/13), Dean Clough (2016), Millennium – now Anima Mundi – and Arusha Gallery in Edinburgh. She has spoken about her work at university conferences including Innsbruck, Aberdeen, Falmouth and Brighton. Essays on her work have been written by Professor Penny Florence, Revd. Dr. Richard Davey, Laura Gascoigne, Susan Daniel-McElroy, Rupert Loydell, Professor Alan Bleakley, and the late Partou Zia. Her current projects are: Artist in Residence at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens (with a solo exhibition in 2019); Artist in Residence on Shetland (funded by Cultivator and ACE/EU) and Orkney, an on-going project which will lead to exhibitions and a new book, Shetland Notebooks in March 2019; Artist in residence at Jam on the Marsh (Kent), working with live performances of classical music to inspire writing and painting later this year.
Mare as Mother Makes Nest (watercolour)
The Word of Love made Flesh (watercolour)
In the Beginning (watercolour)
Infant with Her Own Piece of Ground (watercolour)
Child Soul with Spirit Bird (watercolour)
Riding a Water Horse (watercolour)
Painting is a physical and decisive act: a mark initiating a world, forcing a form into existence, drawing ephemeral fragments from the imagination into physical being. Paint builds – it structures and shapes, leaving a pigment deposit on paper and canvas; allowing formless things to become concrete, drawing the invisible into perceivable being. But this is not what we encounter in Kate Walters’ Shetland watercolours. These are not paintings that build form, but vehicles through which we are pulled into formlessness; encounters with the ephemeral rather than the physical, a breath of pigment deposited onto paper that suggests figures and forms without defining their solid presence. Figures float into being, still tethered into the void, their weightless form a hesitant proposition. The origin of these tentative creatures was a dream granted to Walters when she was recently staying on Shetland; a vision of her foetal form cast adrift in a disembodied uterus, its unbounded body free of physical constraints, floating in interconnected communion with the universe. It is perhaps unsurprising that such a dream should have come on Shetland, a thin space where physical boundaries are dissolved in the constant ebb and flow that blends sea and shore in a swirling, unresolved flux. As she watched seals blur the line between sea and air and terns draw soaring patterns in the air before plunging into crystalline waters, Walters herself became a shamanic hollow bone, a conduit between the physical and immaterial realms. In her sketches she is seal, fulmar, tern and foetus, a boundary crosser, diving into a cosmic space before birth and after death where everything is held in unresolved, undifferentiated potential.
Joe Webster Contemporary British Landscape Paintings Acrylic and Mixed Media My work simply records the joy of being in the natural world. Every artist draws from the world they know. I grew up in the raw, wild and unforgiving landscape of the Atlantic coastline where huge roaring breakers relentlessly smash into the soaring, jagged cliffs. From a very young age I revelled in venturing out into squalls and being blasted by hail or foam. This joy naturally led into paint and the challenge of capturing the great outdoors before my canvas is washed bare.
Bluebells, Ladysmith Woodland, South Brent, Devon
Blown off the Cliff, Kynance Cove, The Lizard, Cornwall Bluebells, Sycamore and Yew, Bearacleave Woodland, Bovey Tracey, Devon
I paint on location using acrylics and water based media which are shaped by the atmosphere, capturing dynamics of the weather on canvas. By working in challenging situations or timescales and using traditional media alongside graffiti techniques and tools, my work presents the gentle and tranquil alongside the wild and raw, mirroring and embracing the spectrum of our climate and environment. Playing between abstraction and realism I work to expound the familiar yet magnificent and sometimes challenging British landscape.
“The emotive paintings of Joe Webster are love songs to the world, to nature, and to all that is real, strong, wild and free. Like a poet wielding a brush he immerses himself in his landscapes. He paints with his soul as much as his body, and with a raw abandon tempered by a steadfast appreciation of structure, form, colour and technique. It is startling to see him on a vast and empty beach, cliffs looming all around, rain spattering his canvas, he is a tiny speck in nature, like driftwood, only buttressed by his easel, a warm jacket and a will to transmute the glory of all that is around him into form.
I love being outdoors, I love working outdoors, it gives my painting purpose and energy and it makes me feel alive, charged and part of something greater than myself. I studied with artist Carole Vincent for ten years and at Falmouth College of Arts and Nottingham Trent University. I have been exhibiting in the UK and Europe for 15 years, won the South West Academy’s Whitespace Award in 2016 and published Living Canvas in 2018. My work is held in private collections in the UK, Spain, Portugal, France, Sweden, Germany, Prague, Malaysia, Australia, Brazil Canada and the USA.
Blackthorn and Nettles, Ide, Exeter, Devon Turquoise Breakers in the Mist, Kynance Cove, The Lizard, Cornwall
The best artists bring the deepest part of themselves into their work, leaving a subtle energetic residue of their soul at that time, in that place, like an etheric snapshot of who they most profoundly are. Their essence is somehow painted into the landscape or the tree or the clouds untethered on the horizon. It is a unique and binding alchemy that rings out from the work with a gentle authority and a silent integrity. Joe Webster is such an artist. He stands strong in the throes of the natural world and dares himself to withstand it, to capture it, to somehow hold it to him, so he can offer it to you. His art is a way to come home to the truest place of belonging, nature. His is an ethos that says ‘be here, now’.” Heather Burnett-Rose 2017
Wreckers Retreat Sunset, Hartland Quay, North Devon
Caught in a Hail Storm, The Strangles, North Cornwall
Frozen Figures, Long Cow Field, Halstow, Tedburn St Mary, North Dartmoor, Devon
Tilly Willis Portraiture is of particular interest to me I paint quickly to capture the essence and likeness of my sitter. I often work to commission but equally enjoy painting friends, family members (particularly my teenage daughters) and self-portraits. Born into a family of artists, I was brought up in Somerset, England. Growing up in an atmosphere of creativity, my father sculpting and painting, occasional visits from my cartoonist grandfather HM Bateman, and my elder sister forging her career as a painter, all contributed to my own interest in art. Throughout my adult life, I have taken every opportunity to travel, preferably well off the beaten track. As a consequence my wanderlust is reflected in much of my work. In 1996 I became a fellow of The Royal Geographical Society and have since exhibited there. I’ve been particularly drawn to Africa and when travelling use my artistic skills, such as sketching quick portraits or painting outside, to meet people and to gain a deeper understanding of the places I visit.
Phil the Sawmiller (Oil on Canvas) Self Portrait (Oil on Canvas)
To commission a portrait by Tilly Willis visit https://www.tillywillis.com/commission-a-portrait
At home in my Somerset studio, working in oil or watercolour, I produce an eclectic range of work, frequently confusing visitors who assume they are seeing the work of at least 3 different artists! The beautiful local landscapes are a constant source of inspiration, and during the warmer months I’ll be found painting in my garden or a field, trying to capture colour and light. I also paint still life and enjoy juxtaposing unlikely objects to add narrative and a touch of humour to the composition.
Early Morning (Watercolour)
Antonia (Oil on Canvas)
Quantock View (Watercolour)
Charles and Susan (Oil on Canvas)
Sophie Willoughby Prints are inspired by architecture and the human body. They are made on paper, enamel and metal using multiple processes including screenprinting, collage, photography, enamelling and mark-making. Sophie Willoughby is an emerging artist who lives and works in Bristol. Her work is motivated by an interest in architecture and its relationship to the body. The idea of anthropomorphic qualities in buildings that resemble human structures, such as the skeleton and how architecture often mirrors the body, in particular the way the human body informs our urban space and the tension between the organic and the man-made. The formal qualities of architecture are her starting points; geometric structures, light and shade. Captured initially with photography, images are broken down and fragmented through the process of screenprint, to form ambiguous prints, verging on abstraction.
Architectural Fragment 1 (Three colour screenprint)
Reflections, 2016 (Duotone screenprint)
Architectural Fragment 2 (Three colour screenprint)
Architectural Fragment 3 (Three colour screenprint)
The subjects of architecture and the human body are the driving forces within Sophie Willoughby’s artwork. Using photography, inspiration is taken from her immediate surroundings. Images of street scenes, buildings, and people are captured then broken down, collaged, fragmented and taken through a creative process to finalise in her dynamic print works. The idea of revealing and concealing are expressed through layers of colour, texture and multiple images, which are built up within her work to bring a mysterious quality to the forefront. The work encourages an interplay of human and architectural form whilst encouraging an awareness of the mysterious sense of space the city can provide. The images, ghostlike in appearance, are designed to encourage us to celebrate the often overlooked subtleties that surround us in the urban environment and to remind us of the importance of observation of our immediate surroundings. In this sense, the magnitude of the monuments of the city represents a quiet confidence that defies the chaos and confusion that we tend to associate with it. The focal point of the imagery is the architecture, symbolic of the traces we leave behind. The figures reduced to the background as a subtle reminder of the presence of this meditative space.
Having recently completed a Masters degree in Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking, Sophie has embarked on a scholarship at Spike Print Studio, Bristol, where she now works. Prior to this study, Sophie has undertaken several internships within arts organisations including a three month internship at the head office of the Bridgman Art Library, London, three months at Picture This, Bristols’s platform for artist’s video and moving image, three months at Take Art, a community arts organisation and work experience at the Royal West of England Academy (RWA). She holds a first class degree in Fine Art and regularly exhibits her work within the South West of England. Sophie feels committed to progressing in the world of fine art printmaking. She aspires to develop her art work through practice and undertaking residencies in the UK and beyond, and to exhibit her art work widely.
Cities, 2017 (Seven colour screenprint)
Apocalypse, 2016 (Two colour screenprint)
Dome Reconstruction, Berlin, 2107 (Enamel screenprint with enamel brushwork on steel and birch plywood)
The Bear Pit, 2017 (Enamel screenprint with enamel brushwork on steel and birch plywood)
Melanie Young Young’s work explores memories both recent and distant, as she covers then reveals a figure often standing in for herself. Rediscovering something halfforgotten through sanding, scratching and removing part of the painted surface. Originally from Manchester, Melanie moved to Cornwall 15 years ago to bring up her 2 boys and lives on a small holding near Gweek where she has her studio. She trained in the early 1980’s as a painter at Bretton Hall – a rural setting in Yorkshire. Melanie exhibited widely in the UK and also in Europe during the 80’s and 90’s but took a break from exhibiting when her children ( who both have Tourette syndrome) were small. She did however continue creating work and this new body of work is something she is keen to show.
The Keeper Of Secrets
Growing Pains (Mixed media on paper)
Young’s work is a delicious mix of both serious and playful. Universal themes of love, loss, isolation, frustration and hope are explored in a rich and patterned surface that is immediate and primal. A break from exhibiting has allowed her to develop her paintings with freedom and create an exciting body of work that she is ready to showcase. In the past Young’s work has been particularly well received in Germany and France and the richness and depth of this work will suit an international market.
Girl with Gold Background
To Keep Her Safe
Man (Mixed media on board)
Martyna Zoltaszek Martyna’s works are inspired by wild exotic nature & folk narratives. She constructs detailed, joyful worlds, vibrant with colour and inhabited by neon wildlife. Martyna works from a large artist-led studio in Stokes Croft, the artistic hub of Bristol. With a diverse practice comprising painting, illustration, drawing & design, she moves fluidly between the worlds of traditional and digital media. Her medium of choice to construct paintings is oil on canvas, but occasionally her works are created using acrylic paint or watercolour.
Rainbow Tiger (Oil on Canvas) Blackcurrant Jungle (Oil on Canvas)
The key inspiration for Martyna’s artwork is nature, with its fantastical shapes, patterns and colours and bewildering alien-like characteristics, when things are examined from up-close. She is also influenced by folk narratives, often reaching back to her Eastern European roots. Having been born into a grey and grim communist regime, in her adult life she is seeking the opposite – the lushness, colour, exuberance and exotics.
White Tiger (Oil on Canvas)
As time progressed, the design and illustration practice developed alongside the fine art painting. The artistic process here is creating the elements using traditional media, like watercolours or pens, and then assembling the composition digitally. Her designs can be found in publications, on products and brand collaborations.
For You (Oil on Canvas)
Overgrown Forest (Oil on Canvas)
Living the Colour (Oil on Canvas)
Basking in Teal (Oil on Canvas)
Martyna has an MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland, and was awarded a scholarship residency at the Fine Arts Department at the University of Tennessee, USA. These two institutions provided a vastly different approach to the painting practice development. One focused on developing formal skills and technical proficiency, whilst the other aimed to hone the conceptual approach & uninhibited thought. Pretty Danger (Oil on Canvas)
The neon –like, bright works bring fun, magic and colour to interiors and publications.
FEATURED JEWELLERS Hannah Batstone Abigail Brown Ann Bruford Lucy Campbell Cath Coffin Forest & Fawn Karina Gill Sue Gregor Michala Heaton Elin Horgan Kit Heath Cecilia Leete Harriet St Leger Claire Lowe Clare Mason Katy Mullally Wendy Nut One & Eight Caroline Parrott Penny Price Rachel Reilly Lucy Spink Jewellery Stephanie Stevens Victoria Walker
Hannah Batstone Handcrafted Silver + Gold jewellery characterised by geometric shapes and set with semi-precious gemstone. Hannah Batstone is a Contemporary Jeweller based at Old Bank Studios, Penryn Cornwall. Hannah Batstone graduated from Falmouth University with a First Class honours degree in Contemporary Craft in 2012. Since then she has been working continuously to develop her knowledge and understanding of jewellery making. In 2016 Hannah and 2 friends set up Old Bank Studios, which doubles as their studios and shop, and has been working full time as a jeweller since the summer of 2017. She sells throughout galleries in Cornwall and the South West, and has recently been part of the ‘MAKE’ Christmas exhibition at The Devon Guild of Craftsmen. Hannah’s work is inspired by the landscape that surrounds her. Jagged granite rocks, rippled sand and opalescent colours are represented in her use of unusual gemstones, and distilled into her designs using geometric shapes, texture and subtle details. Each piece of Hannah’s jewellery is handcrafted using traditional silversmithing and gem-setting techniques.
Hannah has a sophisticated eye for design that assists her in making striking and attractive Contemporary jewellery. Her pieces are inspired by the jagged granite rocks and quarries that are so prevalent throughout Cornwall. By taking these shapes and forms and recreating them in Silver and Gold, she refines them into asymmetrical designs within her jewellery. Hannah takes great care in choosing the right gemstones to echo the colours of the landscape around her. These often take the form of Rose Cut Freeform gemstones that each have their own character, along with carefully chosen regular cuts. She takes pleasure in stones that have purposeful inclusions, imperfections and patterns, and sees them as a reflection on our ever-changing landscape.
Abigail Brown Abigail produces work predominantly in silver using traditional methods. Abigail has been making contemporary designs in Jewellery and Silverware for over 15 years. She trained as a Jeweller and Silversmith at Loughborough University School of Art and Design, and went on to further train at Bishopsland Workshops and as Artist in Residence at Edinburgh College of Arts under Prof Dorothy Hogg. Abigail has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and internationally. Venues and exhibitions include Goldsmiths’ Fair at the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths’ in London; The Saatchi Gallery; The German Goldsmiths’ House, Hanau; The Victoria & Albert Museum; and Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco. Abigail’s work is deeply rooted in her relationship with the land and a life long interest in the ancient monuments of Britain and Eurasia. The jewellery collections began life as a diversion from her silverware, and based upon the folds, forms and sensuality of the female form. This has since evolved into ideas about the land as female, ancient monuments and other archaeological artefacts, to become statement jewellery pieces that are iconic, sculptural and sensual.
Round ‘Folds’ Earrings CAD scanned and rapid prototyped from original handmade item, hand finished (Sterling silver) Round ‘Folds’ Pendant on chain CAD scanned and rapid prototyped from original handmade brooch, hand finished (Sterling silver)
‘Folds’ Bangles, Hammer formed and fabricated (Sterling silver)
Alternating Square Chain Necklace and Bracelet, fabricated and hammered (Sterling silver)
Abigail’s jewellery collections include large hand beaten or fabricated, one-of statement pieces of jewellery to be worn as sculpture, or displayed in the home. From this a range of classic designs has evolved for more every day wear or to be dressed up for a chic evening look.
Rectangle ‘Folds’ Brooch. Scored, folded, and fabricated, hammer formed top (Sterling silver, oxidized)
Many of the jewellery pieces are designed to also be displayed as sculptural forms to be equally appreciated when not worn. ‘Crest’ Rectangle Ring, Scored, folded and fabricated, hammer formed top (Sterling silver)
Alternating Square Chain Necklace and Bracelet, Fabricated and hammered (Sterling silver)
‘Folds’ Backpiece, Hammer formed (Fine silver) Inspired by Bronze Age armour, weaponry and torqs
‘Feather’ Neckpiece Hammer formed (Britannia silver)
‘Folds’ Necklace Hammer formed, fabricated (Sterling silver)
Ann Bruford Contemporary jewellery in precious and semi-precious materials created using traditional goldsmithing techniques. Born in England and raised in Hong Kong, I have been living and working in East Devon since studying 3D-Design (Metal) in Brighton. I am a full member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and I regularly exhibit at juried shows and independent galleries throughout the UK and participate in collaborative open studio events each year.
Eroded Copper Earrings
Working as a full-time jewellery designer/maker in my workshop in the valley of the River Otter I am blessed with parkland and farming views and only a short walk or drive away from open heathland and the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. My aim is to create objects to be worn, touched and treasured within peopleâ€™s daily lives, totemic objects of desire and memory. Commissioned pieces focus on encapsulating the clientâ€™s memories and experiences into unique items of precious jewellery. I am currently working on designs that explore the passage of time and the associated erosion and corrosion which has resulted in a series of sculpted forms layered with textures and patinas, one upon the other.
Dark Limpet Necklace
Wave and Wort Patinated Copper Pendants
If I must be shoehorned into a box, I fit best into the Slow Art category, with a carefully considered design process, laborious hand fabrication and finishing techniques and a close eye on sourcing materials responsibly as well as minimising waste.
I work from an imagination fuelled by the stories and scenes that surround me as well as a visual memory enhanced by drawing and photography. Textures created by forging, chasing, punching and etching encourage the wearer to interact with a piece and this constant handling changes the surface over time.
Dark Limpet Brooch
Open Limpet Necklace with Ruby
Wave and Wort Patinated Silver and Copper Earrings
Lucy Campbell Contemporary handmade jewellery inspired by the beach and sea on the Dorset coast. I studied ‘Silversmithing and Metalwork’ at Camberwell College of Arts in London and gained a BA Hons degree in 2005. Since then I have steadily built up my jewellery business, showing and selling my work at exhibitions, events and independent galleries around the UK. I now work as a full-time jeweller and silversmith from my shop in Lyme Regis, Dorset, which I opened in 2012. The shop showcases my work but is also my workshop, where people can see each piece created by hand. I also sell online through my website and show my work at exhibitions and fairs each year around the UK. Having spent many childhood holidays in Lyme Regis and then later moving there in my teens, I have a great affinity with the seaside and that part of the coast in particular. Throughout my life I have drawn inspiration from the sea and beach, finding myself returning to the subject countless times. My jewellery collections are primarily concerned with triggering thoughts, memories and feelings through surface textures, colours and shapes. I try to capture patterns, textures and found objects and translate these into metal; primarily working in silver but more recently in gold too.
Tampa Studs (9ct yellow gold)
Rock Pool Dangly Earrings
Scallop Studs (Silver)
Tampa Studs (Silver)
Scallop Studs (9ct rose gold)
All of my work is handmade from start to finish; from design sketches, to making, and then selling, every piece is a unique one-off handmade item. Many hours of work and care go into each piece made in my little shop on the Dorset coast. My collections are inspired by the sea and beach where I live and often involve the use of shells and fossils which I cast into silver and gold. My work has a quality that is handmade, leaving the ‘maker’s mark’ still beautifully visible. I feel this is important in handmade items; that they have a finish that a machine could not create.
My latest collection involves silver and gold shells and fossils clustered together with pearls, hung as charms on pendants and bangles or made into studs. Each tiny shell has been cast from a real shell; the clustered effect is reminiscent of the random collection of shells and stones found in rock pools. Rock Pool Bangle
Rock Pool Pendants
Rock Pool Bangle
The Coastal Creativity range of jewellery is handformed in hallmarked Sterling silver and, from time to time, incorporates highlight features of other metals: gold, copper and bronze.
My Coastal Creativity Collections feature timeless pieces of beauty that will evoke memories of happy, carefree days when we walked at the water’s edge, picked up shells from the beach and wrote our names in the sand.
The Rockpool Collection of pendants, earrings and cuff links feature cast limpets and my popular mussel shell designs. Quayside: a series of wire-worked earring and neckwear designs, my interpretation of lobster pots and beach-huts.
From my studio in Bath, I work as an artisan jeweller, inspired by the Somerset and Dorset countryside. Having studied for a Biology degree, part time and working at Bath University, I embarked on a silver-smithing course in adult education, whilst developing a career in IT and raising a young family of four. Time spent living in Europe allowed me to explore other traditional crafts: knitting, crochet and weaving and employing wire instead of threads. During this time I qualified as an adult tutor and started to teach all aspects of jewellery making; my experiments in wire-work featuring, later, as a specialised class at Arts University Bournemouth which I developed and taught part-time.
Shoreline features a beachcomber’s collection of delicate shell and driftwood designs in earrings, neckwear and bangles. Jellyfish Pendants
Beach Hut Necklace
The Keepsake Collection combines forged designs with objet trouvé such as sea glass and pottery to create highly personal mementos. One of my newest designs is the Coastal Portrait: pendants and earrings which are hand-painted in resins over Sterling silver, each creating a colourful interpretation of favourite and treasured coastal settings.
Today, I remain just as inquisitive, across all avenues of art and craft and I’m always looking to expand my skills and knowledge through local art and design courses. My work springs from a deep love of the coast, its textures, forms and colours, and will be found in galleries and shops across the South West of England. I enjoy exhibiting at artisan fairs, garden festivals and nationwide events where I can spend time listening to customers and learn what life on the coast means to them. I am delighted to undertake private commissions, to create unique heirloom pieces that bring together all the wearer’s fond memories.
Coastal Portrait Pendant and Earring
Intricate sea-life, in the shape of Jellyfish and seahorses, seem to wriggle as earring and pendant designs in the Aquarium Collection.
Double Mussel Shell Pendants with Pearls
Small Cockle Shell Collection
Lobster Pot Pendant
Forest & Fawn A contemporary jewellery and accessories brand, based in Bristol. Forest & Fawn is run by Emily and Lauren, who first met in Cornwall, where Emily studying photography at Falmouth College of Art and Lauren was visiting her now husband and spending her summers at the beach. They became firm friends and 10 years later; live down the road from each other in Bristol. They first came up with the idea of Forest & Fawn 4 years ago, from a shared love of design and the desire to create ethical, well-made pieces that are made to last â€“ the very opposite of fast fashion, which they have both grown to dislike.
Each piece of jewellery is created by hand using recycled eco-sterling silver, recycled brass and 9ct eco-gold. We also work with responsibly sourced diamonds and stones.
Our leather accessories are made from vegetable tanned leather, and responsibly sourced in the UK with solid brass hardware from a traditional British foundry.
From sketching designs to silver-smithing, and from stitching leather to photography and marketing, they are proud to create everything in their home studios.
Everything is created by us in our Bristol studio; from design to silver-smithing, and from stitching to photography.
Lauren and Emily are both hugely inspired by the natural world, and contemporary design. Spending their spare time at the beach or up mountains, they enjoy visiting exhibitions and contemporary architecture, which all influence their designs. Their love for unusual stones is evident in Forest & Fawns most popular designs. Years ago Emily discovered some incredible crystals at a French market which hugely inspired the stones collection and made it what it is today. Lauren and Emily share a love of flea markets and second-hand treasures and are equally inspired by vintage design.
Stones Set in Ring
Emily often creates a distinctive aesthetic in her jewellery by using metals alongside each other. A gold setting on a faceted silver band or chain has become an important part of Forest & Fawns signature style.
We get a huge thrill from seeing people wearing our designs, creating pieces to be worn for a lifetime - we are firm believers in slow fashion.
Creating items that are made to last is important to Forest & Fawn. This can be clearly seen in Laurenâ€™s attention to detail sourcing solid brass hardware, and leather that ages naturally and beautifully over time.
Eco-silver Chain and Lapis Lazuli Beads
Karina Gill Distinctive etched silver bowls and jewellery.
Karina Gill studied at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in Farnham where she gained her BA (Hons) in 3-Dimensional Design in metal work. Since completing her degree, she has built up her business from her workshop in Dorset where she designs and makes her etched silver bowls and jewellery. Karina’s work has been influenced by colour, texture and repetition. Her organic and geometric forms are hammered and manipulated by hand in silver. Free-hand acid etching creates a unique, heavily textured yet delicate surface, giving each piece a tactile quality. She enjoys creating warm decorative items from cold, hard sheet metal.
Marble Cone and Urchin Bowls
Karina Gill designs and makes a range of contemporary silverware and Jewellery. Silverware price range £200.00 - £4000.00 Silver jewellery price range £25.00 - £450.00
Sue Gregor Contemporary Art Jewellery made using real flowers and leaves from 100% recycled materials. Sue started her current business in 2005 after studying for her MA at UWE in Bristol. Since then Sue has come a long way, exhibiting her work all over Europe. She has a large number of galleries that she regularly supplies and her work has be bought for several museum collections. She has been asked by The Crafts Council to give talks for them and has been selected to attend their injection scheme. Design Nation honored her work by asking her to be a fellow. Lemon Yellow and Green Conifer Cuffs and Chain (100% Recycled Acrylic)
Arm of Ginger Colored Cuffs (100% Recycled Acrylic)
1970’s Design Cuff (Orange Turquoise & Black) (100% Recycled Acrylic)
Sue Gregor makes handmade contemporary Art Jewellery. Every piece, whether it’s a necklace, earring or cuff, is individually handmade using real flowers and leaves. She collects, dries and presses the foliage and then uses them to create the designs. The leaves and flowers perish in the process so each piece is unique. The surface is embossed with the fine details of the foliage. They are a memory or a ‘fossil’ of each individual plant. Sue’s work changes with the seasons as plants grow up and die down. She has finds that observing how beautiful the world is at this moment has got her over many things. So, she wants to share this with the people who wear her jewellery. Made with 100% Recycled and recyclable Acrylic It is important to me that I am not contributing to the increase of plastic waste but am doing something to re-purpose some of it. All the acrylic I use is made from 100% recycled materials. It is also free from volatile organic compounds and hydro-fluorocarbon making it more environmentally friendly
Group of ‘Ghibli’ Cuffs (100% Recycled Acrylic)
Gold Conifer Long Drop Earrings (100% Recycled Acrylic and Silver)
Group of Green Whitebeam Cuffs (100% Recycled Acrylic)
Red Vetch Earrings (100% Recycled Acrylic and Silver)
Black Vetch Statement Collar (100% Recycled Acrylic and Oxidized Silver)
Michala Heaton A mix of contemporary and vintage inspired accessories, individually handmade using repurposed steel and gilded mechanical watch parts. Michala’s accessories are a fantastic combination of Steampunk and ‘Alice in Wonderland’ styles, which are popular for themed weddings and parties. Even classic or vintage themes are uniquely complemented by her pieces.
Pocket Watch Dial and Movement Necklace
Michala loves to create bespoke accessories for her customers, working closely with them to tailor to their ideas and colour schemes. Working for many years as an in-house designer for a family run jewellery shop in Exeter, along with achieving a professional Jewellers Diploma in 2017, has all influenced her love of fine craftsmanship and micro-engineering.
The Secret Garden Keyhole Decoration
Repurposed MuDu Movement Tie Pin
Michala studied Fine Art at Bath School of Art and Design, where she specialised in sculpture, combining and repurposing various materials to create bold and colourful pieces. This passion for remaking goes hand in hand with her business concept today. In a world which is becoming increasingly aware of, and influenced by the waste we produce, Michala is doing her bit to help the planet by repurposing discarded items that are no longer repairable, into unusual and beautiful accessories.
Purple Rose Hair Clip
Rustic Rose Watch Part Hair Clip
Antique Gilded Pocket Watch Balance Cock Necklace
Pocket Watch Dial with Roses Hair Clip
Michala loves to work with vintage and antique pocket watches, as the components are very well made, the dials are beautiful, and the movements often bear interesting and intricate engravings. The increased popularity for all things vintage, especially in watches is a big topic of interest for Michala, and while not all of them can be repaired, she gives them a new lease of life in her accessories.
19th Century Fusee Movement Pendant (A current project in Michala’s workshop)
Elin Horgan Modern, minimal-luxe handmade jewellery in gold and silver. Inspired by abstract art, architecture and the urban environment, Elin Horgan is a Bristol based maker producing design-led contemporary handmade jewellery in gold and silver. Largely self-taught she has also attended part time courses at Central St Martin’s in London and City of Bath College. Her work is stocked in independent shops and galleries across the UK and in 2015 she was selected to take part in the Royal Academy’s RAted programme, aimed at supporting emerging makers.
Vostock Earrings and Galaxy Ring in silver
Single Orbit Hoops in gold plated silver
Elin’s new Supernova collection draws inspiration from the futuristic accessories of Pierre Cardin and Andre Courrages, fusing space age design motifs with her signature clean lines and geometric shapes.
Double Orbit Hoops in gold plated silver
Explaining the thinking behind the new collection, Elin said “I love the sleek, streamlined look of 50s and 60s design, but wanted to give it a modern twist. My brand ethos is very much about beauty in simplicity and this collection reflects that idea, but with a healthy dose of high octane glamour” The pieces range from simple everyday studs and necklaces to seriously statement earrings and neckpieces, all beautifully hand crafted in Elin’s Bristol studio. Featuring versatile and wearable pieces in silver and gold this is minimal-luxe jewellery with maximum impact.
Atomic Necklace in silver
Large Atomic Hoops in silver
Vostock Earrings in gold plated silver
Kit Heath British Designed Sterling Silver Jewellery Kit Heath is a trusted and respected British family company, based in Devon on the South West coast of England. It was founded in 1984 by siblings Kit Heath and Katie Nickell (nee Heath). Kit had melted down his mother’s silver candlesticks to make jewellery. Jewellery that proved so popular they started making it and selling it on the road from a VW campervan. Katie lead the design and Kit drove sales. Today they have an enviable reputation and a desire to grow in the North American market, where quintessentially British design is loved.
EdenBangle (Rhodium Plate)
Pebble Stone Necklaces Pebble StoneRange
Design is Kit Heath’s passion and at the heart of all that we do. We take inspiration from the stunning Devon coastline and from trends that excite us and delight our wearer. The ‘Kit Heath Woman’ loves unique designs that are timeless, classic and inspired by the trends and styles of the moment. The weight and quality of Kit heath pieces are our signature. Kit Heath offer beautiful sterling silver jewellery in a range of styles and price points.
Eden Bracelet (Rhodium Plate)
EdenToggle Bracelet (Rhodium Plate)
Pebble Stone Bracelets
Award winning British Silver Jewellery renowned for its high quality, understated yet distinctive original designs from $30 - $425.
Pebble Stone Rings
Stones Amethyst (AM) Green Agate (GA) Black Agate (BA)
Eden Necklace and Drop Earrings (Rhodium Plate)
Eden Range (Rhodium Plate)
Pebble Stone Range
Pebble Stone Stud Earrings
Beautiful, bold, simple organic forms of soft polished silver, sometimes decorated with surface pattern or gemstones. Comfortable and sensuous. Growing up in East Africa and being exposed to traditional tribal ornament has had a lasting influence on my work. From trading glass bottles for brass bangles as a child in Ethiopia, to scouring the souks of Omdurman for Bedouin jewellery as a teenager, I was deeply impressed by how jewellery was such a powerful cultural statement. Its visual impact was unashamedly bold, despite poverty or age. I developed a deep appreciation of the spiritual, social and psychological power a strong, beautifully made piece of jewellery can have for its wearer, and a love of its aesthetic capabilities. I aim to create pieces in this tradition. I began my own professional journey at Central School of Art in London in the 1980â€™s, and came away with 1st class honours degree. I remained in London over the following decade working and collaborating within the jewellery trade and developing my style and ideas.
Arabesque engraved domed silver oxidised Ring Hinged silver oxidised Pomander Pendant
Imbued with rich curves and patterns, my jewellery blends traditional, decorative elements with contemporary clean lines. I make my pieces with care and a respect for the preceding traditions that have gone before and when I am working, I am aim to express strength, sensuality, and a sumptuous quality that does justice to the beauty of the metal and gemstones.
Sterling silver Ribbon Necklace
The cultural and aesthetic differences could not have been greater, but I endeavoured to marry the raw beauty of my early influences with the western technology, materials and parameters of contemporary fashion in order to create something unique, lasting and personal.
Sterling silver Loop Pendant on leather cord
I strive to create something that is compelling and desirable to those unique, expressive women, and men, who have a discerning taste and wish to stand out from the crowd. My pieces claim to be worn, to adorn and be enjoyed, before being handed on to another generation who will do the same.
I was drawn back to Africa in the 90â€™s and continued to consolidate my practice there for the next 15 years, exhibiting privately and at local exhibitions and fairs. Three years ago I moved to the beautiful wild landscapes of West Somerset, and have exhibited with Somerset Art works, and other regional shows and fairs.
Sterling silver stack of Wrapped Rings
Twisted loop chunky sterling silver Chain Bracelet
Sterling silver Wrap Cuff
Large aquamarine cabochon in raised silver Signet Ring
Harriet St Leger Bold colourful jewellery in precious metals with enamel and semi precious gems and pearls, inspired by natural forms.
I trained at Central School of Art gaining a 1st class degree and set up my workshop with the help of a Crafts Council New craftsman grant.
Cufflinks - Silver set with enamel and gold foil
I have taught jewellery and enamelling classes in Bristol where I live, for over 20 years. I am a member of The Designer Jewellersâ€™ Group, The Devon Guild, The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen and the Guild of Enamellers and I have shown and sold work at The V & A, The Barbican London, Goldsmithsâ€™ Hall and Libertys. I also love working on private commissions and regularly show at The North Bristol Art Trail.
Brooch - 18ct gold & silver with enamels
My work is inspired by nature, particularly buds, pods and leaf shapes which I stylise to produce bold graphic designs. I love to work with colour and I frequently use enamel on both silver and copper often incorporating gold foil. This combined with semi precious gems and pearls gives my work a beautiful vibrant rich quality.
Colour features predominantly in my work in the form of enamel on silver, gold and copper. This often incorporates gold foil and combined with semi precious gems and pearls, gives my work a beautiful vibrant and rich quality. My inspiration comes mostly from plant forms and buds, pods and leaf shapes provide a constant source of new ideas. I like to stylise these shape to produce strong striking graphic designs. I find that my designs can suit men, in the form of cufflinks and pins, as well as women. I have produced matching sets of cufflinks and earrings for couples and also cufflinks for the groom and best men at weddings. I love the challenge of commissions, which inspire me to use materials in a different way. To produce a piece that is unique and personal is deeply rewarding for me as well as the customer.
Necklace - Enamel with gold foil set in silver with keum boo applied gold on chunky silver snake chain
Earrings - Enamel on copper with gold foil & silver hooks
Necklace - Amethyst beads with silver bead set with enamel and gold foil. Hand made silver catch.
Ring - Silver, 18ct gold, amethyst, moonstone & garnet
Brooch - Enamel and gold foul set in silver with keum boo gold applied
Pendant on choker - Silver & enamel
Claire Lowe Mixed media contemporary jewellery made with silver and resin, simple elegant shapes. I am a jewellery designer maker based in Exmouth Devon, I graduated from Sir John Cass department of art at London Metropolitan University in 2005 with a degree in Silversmithing, jewellery and Allied crafts. Since graduating I have continued to explore materials and made jewellery for galleries, shops and exhibitions alongside selling through crafts fairs and online. I have taught evening classes to adults and also family learning packages to schools. My jewellery develops and progresses best whilst making, ideas move forward as new pieces are made in my home studio.
Contemporary mixed media jewellery handmade to a high quality. Each collection has a theme and a continued through to connect the pieces making them work fantastically in a display environment.
The Mustard collection combines brushed and oxidised silver alongside a small colour pallete of mustard yellow, white and grey resin. The organic teardrop shape is very wearable.
White Tea Pendant
The Tea collection combines silver, white and clear resin embedded with a variety of tea leaves, the tea theme continues with details such a silver teapots and cups and text to represent traditions of tea drinking.
Clare Mason Ethereal and sumptuous designs in precious metals, stones and fresh water pearls. Cornish based artist Clare Mason grew up in the Worcestershire countryside and has always been inspired by the wonder and beauty of nature. An independent and talented artist from an early age; she left home at 15 putting herself through college and University studying Art and english Literature and then moved to London to start her own business. Within 3 months of making her first piece of jewellery she had it for sale in The Designer Gallery amongst names such as Gucci and Dior in the illustrious Oxford Street Selfridges, and continued to sell in there for nearly 10 years. In the Summer of 2003 Clare was approached on her stall at Camden Market by the costume designer Ruth Myers on behalf of Miramax Movies, declaring that one of her Tiaras was absolutely exactly what she was looking for to be adorning Block Buster movie star Anne Hathaways’ head in the up and coming movie Ella Enchanted!! Clare also made necklace and earrings for Miss Hathaway as well as tiaras for 2 other main characters in the movie therefore making her signature statement on the big screen!
Rainbow Ring Midnight Gold Necklace
Every day of selling my work I hear a prospective customer say, “ this jewellery is very unique”, or “this jewellery is very different”, and “what wonderful colours she uses!”
Ceylon Sapphire on 18crt gold
The next 16 years would see her work in galleries and boutiques all over the country as well as having a regular clientele buying directly from her boutique stall at Camden market. This also bought attention to her creations from Channel 4 where she was featured as, ” The Pearly Queen of Camden” in a documentary called “The Market” where she was set against other designers in the bid to being successful in the competitive world of market trading and where on she was declared a “star!” Clare now sells her work mainly through exclusive galleries all around the country and at her own gallery in St Ives and Perranuthnoe in Cornwall along with her artwork and exclusive photography.
Rose Champagne Necklace
After creating my designs for the past 20 years that is my main selling point. All of my designs are unique to me... I did not train to become a jeweller, I create from imagination and inspiration from my artwork and photography pieces that are carefully constructed; collaborating the beauty of Fresh water pearls with semiprecious stones and Swarovski crystals to create what I like to call “wearable art”.
In my mind nature cannot be wrong and my colour ways reflect this.
I developed my own technique to allow the stones in each piece to be the main focal point...I use fishing line for necklaces and matching bracelets; this gives the illusion of delicacy but in fact makes each piece super strong! I also developed an original wirework style with all precious metals woven with the same stones, creating 3 dimensional gems that become collectable wearable treasures! I make all the components, the clasps ear wires and chain all being my signature to finish off each piece.
Midnight Stars Studs
There is something for every taste within my collection: from elegant and classy pearls, to fun and funky rainbows in semi precious stones, to grand statement piece tiaras to delicate single pearl wire rings.
Jo Evening Statement
Silver and gold plated on silver jewellery predominantly necklace charms that can be stacked together. Made in the UK and all charms are hallmarked at the London Assay Office with the KMM exclusive hallmark. Katie Mullally is a British jewellery designer, concentrating predominantly on collectable necklace silver or gold plated that can be easily stacked together. All the KMM charms are made in the UK and sent to the London Assay Office to be individually hallmarked with Katie’s exclusive hallmark ‘KMM’. Katie’s inspiration for the designs comes from her love of antique markets, she started working in her Grandmothers Antique Shops when she was about fourteen. It was from her Grandmother Katie learnt the importance of a hallmark. Katie’s Irish heritage is very important to her and some of the collections are inspired by Ireland also designs are vintage inspired with a quirky modern sometimes playful twist. Most of the charms have over sized bails ideal for stacking together.
Double Irish Coins (Silver 925 22.5 carat yellow and rose gold plating)
Dragonfly (Yellow gold plating on silver 925)
Anchors (Silver 925 and 22.5 carat yellow gold plating on silver 925)
The KMM charms are popular with all ages and appeal to both men and women. They are made in the UK in the Birmingham Jewellery quarter and the gold plating is done in Hatton Garden London. In the UK it is only necessary to hallmark silver above 7.78 grams, however, I believe a hallmark is adding value to the customer and therefore hallmark all my silver charms with the London assay marks and also my exclusive KMM hallmark.
Katie has a strong loyal customer following in the UK and Ireland. The brand has been popular with bloggers, celebrities and press in the UK, Ireland, Japan, America and Australia.
The charms are stackable and generally customers return to add to their collection. We work with many influencers and have a very good social media following. The most popular collections are the Irish Coins and the Hallmarking collection. 30% of online sales are to Ireland. America is a growing market for us, especially with the Irish coins; there are seven times more people in America with Irish heritage than there are in Ireland. The KMM charms are sold on ASOS, House of Fraser, Fenwick and also HP France in Japan.
3d Irish Charm (Silver 925 22.5 carat yellow and rose gold plating)
3d Irish Charm (Silver 925)
Wishbones (Silver 925)
Wendy Nut Contemporary Silver Jewellery Since childhood Wendy has always had a love of jewellery making. Which at the age of 17 led her to attend her first Silversmithing evening class and making her first piece of silver jewellery. It was here that she caught the jewellery bug! After attending the evening classes for 4 years, Wendy decided that she wanted to take it further and gained a place at Plymouth College of Art and Design, on their HND Design Metals course. She was in her element at college exploring new techniques and designs, so she decided to stay on for an extra year to top up her HND to a Degree in Applied Arts, graduating in 2000.
Baroque Cufflinks Mix and Match Chain Bracelet
Daisy Chain Necklace
Currently Wendy’s work evokes her love of the natural world, taking inspiration from the wildlife that surrounds her in her garden workshop in Dorset.
Since graduation Wendy’s designs have evolved, but one element always stays constant and that’s her love of simple elegant patterns. She achieves this by using negative space in her work, with techniques such as photo etching, fretwork and texturing to create crisp timeless pieces of jewellery.
Wendy has exhibited her work in galleries and exhibitions across the South since graduation, as well as taking part in Dorset Arts Weeks and being a member of the Wessex branch of the Association for Contemporary Jewellers.
Flower Studs Lavender Earrings
One & Eight One & Eight is a UK based contemporary jewellery brand. The collections offer a fusion of handcrafted porcelain and fine metal jewellery; displayed in our unique, elegant packaging. One & Eight was founded in 2015. Following a career in Product Development, I moved from London to the coast to raise my young family. This created the opportunity to try something new and it was a ceramics course that inspired my love of working with porcelain. After creating a collection of jewellery for myself, One&Eight was born. All the pieces are designed and created in our sunny (well sometimes) studio in the green, rolling hills of Devon. Supported by a wonderful team, we have developed a number of techniques to craft jewellery that is unique and stands out from other designers. At One & Eight our packaging is really important to us. We like to have fun with the presentation and be ‘just a little bit different’. One & Eight jewellery is sold in over 30 outlets across the UK and has won awards for inspired gifts and ‘Best New Brand’. ‘The jewellery is a reflection of all the things I adore; unique, quirky and inspired by nature. Each piece is made with love’. Susie Dorman
One & Eight Jewellery Collections offer a fusion of handcrafted porcelain with fine metal. Our unique signature packaging; miniature glass bottles and elegant tins ensure every item displays beautifully. Inspired by our coastal location and rolling hills; smooth curves and natural form define each collection, creating a minimalist, timeless look! Every porcelain charm is crafted in our studio and hand finished to the highest quality using sterling silver, filled gold or gold plated sterling silver components. Our ethos is to ensure the jewellery and packaging have minimal impact on our environment. The tins and glass bottles are reusable and the jewellery is designed to weather time with you. The beauty of simplicity defines our ethos and brand.
Caroline Parrott Hand printed and dyed anodised aluminium contemporary jewellery. Following a career in graphic design, Caroline attended Bournemouth University as a mature student graduating in 2010 with a First Class Honours degree in Applied Art and Design, she began working in her chosen medium of anodised aluminium in 2007.
Dome and glass bead necklace (Anodised aluminium)
Caroline hand prints with her own unique designs cut into small printing blocks using a lino cutter. She then dyes using industrial dyes and powder paints to vibrant effect to create a range of jewellery, home and garden accents and sculpture.
She has exhibited both in Dorset and Nationally and sells her work in galleries around the United Kingdom. Her work is constantly inspired by the colours that surround her in Dorset, both over the varied landscape and the coast. Caroline teaches all ages to work with aluminium, creating vibrant installations in community spaces, childrenâ€™s hospices and schools. She also leads regular adult workshops in creating vibrant contemporary jewellery.
Dome Drop Earrings (Anodised aluminium and sterling silver).
Caroline is constantly inspired by the beautiful Dorset Countryside itâ€™s flora, fauna, insects and animals. Recently she has been developing a brand new range of jewellery using domed segments of her anodised aluminium, she is planning to develop this further and will be including additions such as semi precious stones and natural found objects, as well as having some of the pieces flocked to vary the textures within the work.
Three tier Fire Necklace, with pearls and driftwood (Anodised aluminium)
Quarter Dome and Bead Necklace (Anodised aluminium)
Dome bracelet with wooden beads (Anodised aluminium)
Lily and Dome Bracelet (Anodised aluminium)
Dome three tiered necklace (Anodised aluminium)
Torc Bangles (Anodised aluminium)
Penny Price I make strong structural pieces of jewellery with a distinctive minimal style in a limited palette using mostly silver enhanced with oxidisation and occasional other additions. Born in Kenya where my father was government architect, raised in Kent and then studied Jewellery Design at Central school of art. I have always worked as an independent artist, sharing workshops in London before running my own in the Midlands and now in Somerset. I have exhibited at The Goldsmiths Hall, The Design Centre, The Business Design centre, Birmingham Society of Artists and many independent galleries.
Terrain Brooch (Silver) Trio Bangle
My work is heavily influenced by architecture, natural forms and the human body. When not constructing and forging pieces I enjoy carving wax and casting. I am currently working on a series of endangered species featuring pendants earrings and small sculptures. My workshop is a converted Georgian coach house at my home in a rural Somerset village. Every few years I participate in an open studio event welcoming the public into my workshop gallery.
Silver Pyramid Earrings (Silver)
Mixed Stones Necklace
â€˜Sailâ€™ Necklace (Silver wire and beaten sheet)
Ring with Coil
Sculptural minimal pieces concentrating on structure and simplicity of form using silver with very occasional additions of gold, brass, slate, brick, enamel and semi precious stones.
Lucy Spink Jewellery Contemporary jewellery, handmade in silver and gold using ancient artisan metal smithing techniques. I have been working as a jeweller for 7 years and have a BA Hons from Glasgow Art School as well as 2 years of practical experience working in a jewellery studio in Trinidad. In 2017 I was awarded a place on the Kickstart stand at International Jewellery London and was short-listed by the National Association of Jewellers for Kickstarter of the year 2017. I exhibit my work widely across the UK in galleries and craft festivals.
Lichen Stud Earrings (Sterling silver and 18ct gold)
Lichen Stud Earrings (Sterling silver and 18ct gold)
Every piece of jewellery is hand crafted by me in my small workshop in Cornwall. The techniques I use are ones that have remained unchanged for hundreds of years and I prefer to use traditional tools from Granddadâ€™s workshop to help keep me anchored to my inspiration.
My inspiration comes from the wonderful ancient landscapes I am surrounded by in Cornwall, the monolith standing stones and from naĂŻve cave drawings I have seen on my travels. I am fascinated by how closely our lives were once bound to the rhythms of nature and use a small element of gold to represent the importance of the natural environment.
Lichen Bangle (Sterling silver and 18ct gold)
Monolith Bangle (Sterling silver)
Monolith Stripe Studs (Sterling silver and 18ct gold)
Synthesis Earrings (Either silver or a mixture of silver and 18t gold)
Monolith Necklace No 1 (Sterling silver)
My hands on approach means my work feels organic and I allow marks made during the process to remain as an integral part of the surface, giving the owner a feeling of how each piece has been formed and the time involved in creating it. Hand beating gives texture to the silver and gold so it catches the light, ensuring that every piece of jewellery has its own identity and organic form.
Synthesis Necklace (Sterling silver and 18ct gold)
Stephanie Stevens Simple elegant bespoke Cornish Jewellery, handcrafted in St Ives Cornwall. Born and bred in St Ives Cornwall I am inspired by my surroundings of the Cornish coast, flowers and heritage. Each of my collections are named in the Cornish language and has an inspirational story of why they are made. After completing a city and guilds jewellery course in 2010 I worked alongside a jeweller where I learnt a wealth of knowledge to continue my journey into completing another city and guilds to being able to start up my own business.
Kara Sterling Silver 3D Heart Necklace
I am a member of some very reputable associations, including; Made In Cornwall, Cornwall Crafts Association, The Guild Of Jewellery Designers and Cornwall Art & Crafts Directory with my collections being displayed in two hotels, three wedding studios, and three galleries.
Arghantell Sterling Silver & Freshwater Pearl Bracelet
Specialising in simple and elegant bespoke designs, Stephanie Stevens jewellery is handcrafted from my workshop in St Ives, Cornwall. Inspired by the natural beauty of Cornwall.
My passion for making jewellery is that â€˜jewellery is made with a meaningâ€™. Sterling Silver Flower Studs with a Cultured Fresh Water Pearl
Bleujenn Sterling Silver Flower Necklace
Perl Sterling Silver Twelve Cultured Fresh Water Pearls Bracelet
All of my collections are named in the Cornish Language and has a background inspiration of why they are made. Each collections has its own style, which is great for different galleries to be able to pick one that is best suited for them.
Kara Sterling Silver 3D Heart Bangle
Havas Sterling Silver Moving Flowers bangle with a 9ct Yellow Gold Middle
Tresorya Sterling Silver, Swarovski Crystals & Cultured Fresh Water Pearls Bracelet
Victoria Walker I specialise in fine kinetic jewellery inspired by natural forms, handmade in precious metals and diamonds. My signature seed-pod lockets feature tiny articulated flowers that open into bloom when revealed by the wearer. I completed my degree in jewellery and silversmithing with a first in 2009. Whilst studying I worked for three established jewellers, taught jewellery making to adults in the evenings, and won an award from the Goldsmiths Company for my kinetic designs. Over the past 8 years I have exhibited my work at many high-end design and craft shows in the UK, including four times at Goldsmiths’ Fair. I grew up in the countryside in the north of England and moved to Cornwall 15 years ago. My love of the outdoors and exploring both beautiful rural locations have definitely influenced my work and provided endless supplies of inspiration. I work full time from my workshop in a beautiful Georgian town house in the centre of Truro, Cornwall.
Lotus Ring Heather Drop Earrings
Customers often comment on how the intricacy of my work gives it an ‘heirloom’ feel. For this reason, my kinetic work is often bought to mark special memories and milestones; anything from births, wedding anniversaries, graduations and 21st up to 70th birthdays. These special gifts are bought with a view to passing them down through generations.
The moving elements of my work create a sense of intrigue and theatre. Customers enjoy wearing a piece of jewellery that is not just beautiful, but also holds a beautifully crafted secret. Lotus Eternity Ring Daisy Locket
Peony Locket Gold
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Geraldine Jones Basketry in abstract forms, weaving with all materials from willow to wire. Gypsy basketmaker,Tom Aldridge, was my first teacher over 30 years ago. I then learnt the tricks of the trade from retired maker, Richard Moon, who had been one of the last practising professional basketmakers in Cornwall before the industry collapsed in the 1960â€™s. I served a long apprenticeship in local and traditional basketmaking, which in reality is never ending, and co-founded Salt Cellar Workshops along the way - a group of makers working in their own studios in the same harbourside building in Porthleven, Cornwall. My workshop is on the top floor of this building, overlooking the sea.
My work uses techniques and skills acquired from basketweavers the world over.
Squashabowl squashed flat
I also work with Hilary Burns in a not for profit organisation that we co-founded, Basketry and Beyond, to promote the craft of basketry through fairs, events and courses both locally and internationally. We run courses taught by local makers and are particularly attracted to islands.
Available resources will dictate the traditional basketry of a region and, for me, travelling offers a rich source of inspiration. I like to develop work which combines unusual techniques and materials and find that a serendipity often occurs when the qualities of the material are allowed to define the weaving or when the weaving takes on a life of itsâ€™ own. I simply follow a pattern that is developing. I use a looping technique attributed to Yemeni weaving in the stainless steel wire rope pieces from interactive, squashable wire baskets to spiralling fiboncci experimental sculptures. Willow remains a good friend and I grow and harvest much of my own material these days mainly for use in sculptural or structural work.
The most recent project that I have been engaged with has been Knowing from Within, which has taken me to the Universities of Aberdeen and St. Andrews to describe my work and form connections with mathematicians and anthropologists.
Living Willow Heart
Angel- collaborative work with sculptor Annie Henry
Birds Nest deconstructed basket
Oyster Clutch Bag
Bellacouche (Yuli Somme) Carefully selected Shetland wool from organic farms, needle felted and made into useful household products such as pillows, tuffets (seat pads), hotty covers, cosies and insoles. Designs accentuate the beauty and simplicity of wool, often using stylised motifs in naturally dyed felt on natural background. Yuli originally trained as a weaver (Bradford) and worked at Coldharbour Mill Working Wool Museum as a weaver, researcher and teacher. She switched to felt making in the late 1980â€™s, preferring to work exclusively with wool and developing a range of useful products for the home. She completed her MA (Textiles) at Bathspa University and is a member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. She continues to hone her designs, drawing on her Norwegian and Devon heritages. Yuli was born in Norway and still feels her roots and connections very strongly, enjoying visits to museums (especially folk museums) and spending time with her family and in Nature. Living the last 30 years on Dartmoor has connected her closer to her English ancestors who were sheep farmers and wool merchants, and this is also of deep inspiration.
Hot Water Bottle Cover
Tuffet Seat Pad - 100% Wool Felt
Yuliâ€™s work is deeply rooted in the land, the environment and heritage. Her work is imbued with a sense of simple living with practical objects that bring integrity, beauty and a comforting feel to the home. Practical designs make best use of the natural breathability and insulating properties of wool. Meditation Mat - 100% Organic Wool Felt
Constantly reading about farming and wildlife raises questions that she seeks to address, such as welfare of both animals and the land. For her, it is not enough just to buy the wool! There has to be a visit and a conversation as she believes she owes it to her customers to know the origins of her raw materials and to fully understand their ecology. The wool is organically scoured and felted to her specification to ensure a durable product. Wool rarely needs washing, but instructions for care are provided with each item. Any dyes used are natural and should be kept away from direct sunlight.
Tuffet Seat Pads - 100% Wool Felt
Dreya Bennett Fused Glass wall art hugely influenced by my amazing surroundings in Cornwall. Dreya as born in Africa and lived in Lagos until her 9th birthday when her family moved back to the UK and more specifically Cornwall. Moving to Cornwall at such a key age shaped her passions and future in so many ways. Having always been in swimming pools and the sea in Africa the love of water intensified on the beautiful beaches and in the crashing Atlantic surf of the Cornish Coastline.
Waves and Sea
Being a keen surfer in her teens her love of playing in and with the elements became all-encompassing when she discovered the thrill of kitesurfing. A pioneer in the early days of the sport she set up one of the first schools in the UK and competed on the world circuit with her highest ranking being 3rd in the world. She also enjoyed other kiting challenges and set a world record by kitesurfing 144 miles from Cornwall to Ireland (under her maiden name Wharry),
Cornish Wave (Detail)
“WAVES “ I have tried to show the many different colours and moods the sea has. I start with a clear glass as the sea itself it is clear. Its colours come from the reflection of the sky and seeing the sand and rocks though the water. So I use frits and enamels to add those colours. I have deliberately mounted the waves on the front of the frame so that they twinkle at you and change as you or the sun passes over or past the work the same way the sea changes constantly throughout the day. “OCEAN CURRENTS” A little section of sea illustrating the depths of the ocean and the layers, movement and ocean currents.
The sea and its different moods have always been in her life. Especially the sound, which can be carried many miles inland on the wind, it is a constant background noise to life in Cornwall. She discovered Glass by accident, through her landlady whilst studying at Falmouth art college, falling instantly in love with the look and the process of working with glass she decided to specialise in Architectural Stained Glass at Swansea. Though not actively working with glass during her sporting career, the fascination never left. Now retired from competition, glass is back as the focus of her passion.
ANEMONES AND MACKEREL Bringing the beauty of sealife to the surface for you to enjoy. Anemones
Dreya Glass in Gallery
“The sea is all encompassing its colour, sounds and smell, its reflections, translucent quality and constant movement can hold your attention like nothing else. To me glass has a similar quality to water and is the perfect medium to express it. It is enigmatic you can look at it, or through it. It is there and not there.” Dreya
Bookshell Bindery Hand crafted leather gifts and stationary items. Bookshell Bindery is located in Redruth, Cornwall, on the South West tip of England, and was founded by Zoe and David Dodd in 2014. The team at Bookshell are passionate about combining traditional bookbinding techniques with quality materials and fresh ideas. The result is a beautiful range of unique leather gifts and stationary items perfect for those hard to buy for.
Set of 2 Travellers Notebooks
Each Bookshell product is lovingly hand crafted with many of the same tools and materials used by master bookbinders for centuries. A press that dates back to the Victorian era sits at the heart of the bindery. Working in this way with top quality raw materials results in a highlytactile end product which is built to last and a joy to use. It’s hard to resist rich leathery scents and shimmering gold foil!
“We believe gifts should be one in a million, not one of a million.” “Cornwall is such a beautiful place to live and work, you can’t help but feel inspired.”
The current Bookshell range includes hand-sewn leather journals, travel notebooks, hardback guestbooks, keyrings and pencils. Every item is beautifully packaged and ready-to-gift. ‘Doodle time’ Pencils in Gift Box
Having swapped city life for coastal Cornwall a few years ago, both Zoe and David’s skills from previous professional lives have come in handy on their Bookshell journey – David is a successful digital video producer and marketeer, and Zoe is a professional graphic designer with a background in publishing and digital marketing.
Hardback Wedding Guest Book
Pocket Notebook Embossed with a Nautical Gold Foil Illustration
Hand Stitched Leather Journals with Personalisation
Mim Brigham Art meets Science â€“ Glass inspired by microscope slides. Hot glass gathered from a furnace, coloured and pulled into cane which is subsequently cut and fused. Six years ago, I decided it was time for a change. Children left home and a lifetime of social care behind me: It was time to be creative. I embarked upon a degree in contemporary craft and learned a new set of skills.
My first degree in Biology led me to study and draw many images of marram grass cross sections, seen through a microscope. The beauty I saw in these has remained with me ever since and has influenced my current body of work.
Since Graduation this year I have had my work exhibited at: The Glass Biennale London Design Week Teign Valley Glass
Glass is primarily made from sand and the marram grass grows on the sand dunes prevalent around our beautiful coast.
I have been fortunate to be awarded the Devon Guild of Craftsmen award and highly commended in the Contemporary Glass Society Graduate Review. My pieces have also been featured in Devon Today, Cornwall Today and Neus Glass. Marram Glass - A fused 25â€? diameter disc (Made of many different sized hand pulled murrini - Framed with aluminium and hung)
This collection represents a lifetime of diverse and sporadic influences, with endless possibilities to evolve but also enough variation to continue to create these pieces each one unique, as with nature itself.
Eleanor Crane My ceramics take inspiration from the colour, patterns and textures that are found throughout the Cornish coastline. My work is produced using porcelain, this is due its smooth, white and translucent qualities. I find that it acts well as a canvas for colour and helps to create tactile objects when left partially unglazed and polished. Having worked a 9-5 job as a letting agent, Eleanor decided to hand in her notice and pursue her true passion of creating ceramic arts and wares from her home studio in Cornwall.
Lidded Vessels (Porcelain, recycled fishing line)
Cobalt Lidded Vessels (Porcelain)
Formerly achieving a BA in design as a student of Plymouth University, Eleanor now puts her skills to use to create coastal inspired contemporary ceramics. Eleanor Crane focuses her ceramics from inspirations of the coastline of her home county of Cornwall. From childhood Eleanor has been surrounded by inspiring coastal art, observing her father as he painted the local Cornish coastlines and headlands on family walks; much to the dismay of the then impatient eight year old!
Cobalt Swirl Lidded Vessel (Porcelain)
There is a design for everyone within Eleanorâ€™s range. The coastal inspired blue colour palette combined with the pure white of the fine porcelain is truly timeless. As a designer maker of hand made pottery, Eleanor feels the uniqueness of design is important and as such her wares are only available in a select few galleries.
The deep blue of the Atlantic Ocean and the theatrical display of white foam topped waves play a starring role in the works. The contemporary creations often make use of the contrast of a glassy translucent glaze against a smooth porcelain finish, mimicking the lapping shore line smoothing off pebbles creating truly one off and special forms from a once raw and untamed material.
Lidded Vessels (Porcelain, recycled fishing line)
Cobalt Lidded Vessel (Porcelain, recycled fishing line)
Lidded Vessels (Porcelain, recycled fishing line)
Cobalt Bud Vases (Porcelain)
Lidded Vessel (Porcelain, recycled fishing line)
Driftwood and Clay Hand built using clay sculpted around a driftwood and wire armature. The piece is then hand painted to form the markings of Oyster catchers, Avocets, Herring and Black-headed gulls, and the reclusive Cornish Chough. Finally each bird is paired with a unique driftwood stand, tumbled by the sea to complete the piece. Driftwood and Clay are a husband and wife artisan duo, who create one of a kind driftwood sculptures of resident, coastal, Cornish birds. They hunt through the strand line at each new tide, collecting the driftwood that finds its way to Cornish shores. You can find our work in numerous galleries throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Pair of Oyster catchers on driftwood block
Pair of Black-headed gulls on driftwood stand
Group of Oyster catchers on driftwood block
Single Black-headed gull on driftwood stand
Cornish Chough on driftwood stand
Single Herring gull on driftwood post
Single Oyster catcher on driftwood post
Pair of Avocets on driftwood block
Teresa Dunne I am a hand weaver and textile designer living in North Cornwall. It is here in this rugged and often windswept landscape that I create colourful, hand woven cloth which is transformed into scarves and cushions. My studio overlooks the cliffs and sea and this is a constant reminder of the inspiration that surrounds me. I find the process from choosing the colours, working out the measurements, warping, dressing the loom, weaving and finishing very therapeutic.
I like to work organically adding random bursts of shocking pink next to a burnt orange to create interest or a natural oatmeal with a mustard yellow to soften the colours. Because of this my pieces are unique. I use 100% lambswool in my work because I love the transformation of the yarn from the loom to a finished piece. The wool is oiled so that when I hand wash it the fibres tighten and fluff up. This creates a beautifully soft tactile product which is lightweight and can be used all year round.
I specialise in handmade kiln formed creations, including exquisite sculptures and unique vessels. I was born and brought up in Cornwall, I am a designer/maker working predominantly with kiln formed glass. My work with glass is influenced from a lifetime spent in and around the sea. It calms and orientates me, giving me a sense of balance and tranquillity. The emotional response transmits through to my designs and influences what I make. I love to look at a piece and be transported back to a memory or imagine a breaking wave, a rock pool or a beach.
Mermaids Wineglass Collection
Sounds of the sea and cawing sea gulls accompany me whilst I work out of my studio at the bottom of the garden in Newquay. Here I utilise various glasses, kiln forming techniques and handmade molds.
My main focus of work is finding that perfect fusion of strong design, innovative style and spontaneity. I love unique handmade things that hold a simple but powerful expression. I enjoy working with powdered glass as it feels like handling sand. Working in this way has resulted in me having an easily recognisable style unique to myself. I make my own molds, which have a limited lifespan, adding further to the uniqueness of the work produced. I have exhibited regularly including: in Cornwall, online and at The Peter Layton London Glassblowing Studio in connection with The Contemporary Glass Society in 2016. The exhibition was â€œBlack to White and Back Againâ€?.
Ebb and Flow
I manipulate heat, time and gravitational forces to accomplish the final product. To do this requires multiple firings.
Mermaids Wineglass Collection
Bowl, Mermaids Wineglass & Strawberry Anemones
The firing processes often require physical interventions, varying from a quick peek, multiple glances, a change in temperature or a reposition of a mold. This is often carried out in temperatures in excess of 700 degrees and can take more than 18 hours to complete the programme. After the kiln stages, the vessels and sculptures require cold working which can include hand lapping with diamond pads, engraving, drilling and sandblasting.
Strawberry Anemone Collection
Utilising cold working processes gives me the opportunity to decide the final aesthetic of each piece ensuring each is unique and a one of a kind. I love what I do.
Mary Kaun English Mary Kaun English is a ceramic artist who specializes in pit-firing ceramics Mary Kaun English was born and raised in Southern California, where as a young girl she spent extensive periods of time exploring the then undeveloped San Rafael foothills. Feeling at one with the natural world; the red clay soil beneath her bare feet and the sense of earthly spirituality filling her soul; Mary has always felt the desire to be at one with nature. After studying Architecture in Los Angeles, Mary moved to England, and received a BA (Hons) in the Practice and Theory in Fine Art and Design, from Wimbledon College of Art (University of the Arts London) alongside studying ceramics at Putney Art College. Mary’s relationship with the natural world is mirrored in her experimental ceramic firing practice. Using this sustainable and traditional method, which is unpredictable and refuses to be controlled, Mary connects with nature. The second firing of her ceramics occurs in an open air pit-firing at her studio which is located near the iconic Cornish North Coast, exposing the porous clay to the smoke given off by the organic materials used in the fire. The results are organic ceramic sculptures painted by nature. Mary won the ‘Marsh Heritage Craft Trainer’ of the year in 2015 and was the first artist to win the National Trust UK Open Call for their Artisan and Craft Collection in 2016. Mary exhibits here work in the A2 Gallery, The Albany Gallery, Joie de Vivre, selected National Trust Galleries, Artparks Sculpture Gallery, various annual exhibitions/demonstrations and from her studio.
By using the sustainable method of pit firing ceramics as her medium, Mary Kaun English’s work is absolutely unique – The patina on her pieces is created as the flames and the smoke penetrate the clay; in this union no two pieces are the same. The artist’s connection with nature is ongoing and vital to the process.
Jennie Hale Hand built, Raku fired, ceramic sculptures of birds and animals. Earthenware tableware and large vessels, decorated with birds and animals. I have lived and worked in remote rural areas all my working life, and travelled to many more, it is in these environments that I find the creatures that inspire me. I make drawing and take notes, this is what informs my work in ceramics.
Green Woodpeckers (Raku)
I now live on Bodmin Moor at East Colliford, where I am surrounded by wild areas that I explore and document, in writing and drawing. My ceramics relate to these drawings made direct from life, with the sculpture I hope to capture the movement and essence of the creature. These are Raku fired a method I having been using for over 35 years, which gives a varied and beautiful texture to the simplified forms.
Snowy Owl (Raku)
The vessels and tableware are decorated with the images I collect in the countryside throughout the year using watercolours and I have been experimenting with colours and glazes to get similar effects in earthenware. A Hedge Full of Fieldfares (Raku)
Since childhood, a fascination for the natural world has led me to explore wild places. I have wanted to catch some essence of wild creatures and their lives through my drawings and ceramics. I hope to share this passion that has inspired me throughout my working life with the pieces I produce by hand building a range of unique, Raku fired, ceramic sculptures, that capture the qualities of the birds and beasts that inspire me when making the collection of delightfully decorated earthenware tableware and large vessels using lively and colourful bird and animal motifs. Photographs by Louise Darby
Fox Jug (Earthenware)
Long Eared Owls in Pine Tree (Earthenware)
Fieldfares in Winter Hedge (Earthenware)
Canga-Caroline Hall Velvet, devore and some UK wool scarves: designed, screen printed and dyed in Totnes. Devore only is commercially printed. I qualified as a painter and art teacher in London, then worked for some years in Lesotho and Botswana, where I set up a cloth printing and garment making enterprise now run by one of the women I trained. My print workshop in Totnes started in 1986, it is set in a walled garden where I am surrounded by plants including a large flowering loquat tree grown from a pip. My interest in archaeology led me to explore ancient decoration, including rock paintings and carved stone, whilst African craft and patterns are a continuing influence - Botswana baskets and threshing floors, Congolese raffia velvet and an Igbo carved wooden door have all played their part.
Crepe Silk Devore Scarf - Mimosa
Double Velvet Scarf - Myrtle
Printing Iroko on Velvet (from Igbo pattern)
Double Velvet Scarf - Kelim
Voluptuous velvet scarves in vivid colours which sparkle and catch the light with every movement. These generously sized double scarves show off bold patterns to good effect. Delicate devore on crepe silk with viscose pile is used to make large shawls or smaller neck scarves. They have machined edges, only the devore is printed commercially but the design, dyeing and sewing all happens in Devon, where we love bright exciting colour!
The Igbo door was one of the first patterns I devore printed (many of those scarves were bought by Selfridges) Iâ€™m now using the same pattern in different ways to print on UK wool and also velvet. The wonderful qualities of silk-screening allow manipulation and interpretation of a pattern that has taken months to prepare. Velvet is a combination of protein and cellulose fibres (which combust at different temperatures during the devore process) this enables various dyes to be used which react differently, depending on the fibre, to achieve depths and contrasts that still surprise me.
Double Velvet Scarf - Clematis
For a very special effect on open devore scarves, I have used my loquat pattern with touches of colour to highlight the sculptural leaves, and discharged the blossom (with formaldehyde) in paler shades and white.
Open Devore Scarf (discharged) - Loquat
Double Velvet Scarf - Clematis
Wool is a work in progress and sourced in the UK. I envisage fringed squares, with plain borders that I have masked while printing, I manipulate the geometric patterns to give symmetry and interesting over prints. Finally all scarves are over-dyed.
Crepe Silk Velvet Scarves and one discharged Loquat
Contemporary Porcelain Tableware. A collection of porcelain for the table, a gathering, where time and occasion are valued. A warm, soft satin glaze envelops the calm but strong forms in a smooth, rich, tactile surface. Form and function come together with subtle traces of the hand that are left when the porcelain is soft, creating an intimate engagement with the objects through use. The objects reflect and absorb the ever-changing atmosphere that emphasizes the porcelainâ€™s sensitivity to light and a translucent quality of fine edges. Concerns of function and form inspire these objects, thinking through making identified within an applied art context.
Trio of Bowls
Tea for One
Paul Jackson Paul Jackson is an experienced studio potter with a particular interest in form, pattern and design. His expressive use of colour is synonymous with his style, as is his ambitious construction of unusually shaped earthenware vessels, bowls and vases. Paul Jackson qualified in Studio Ceramics in 1977 at Harrow School of Art. Following a short period teaching in London, he relocated to Cornwall, where he established his pottery in 1979. He moved to his present home at Helland Bridge, where he works in a studio converted from an old chapel, in 1989. He has exhibited regularly and widely in both the UK and the US, and his work can be found in many major galleries.
Nude Series 2 Nude Series 1
The unique character of Paul Jackson’s work derives from two interrelated processes. Each piece is first thrown on the wheel, then subtly altered in form – giving the pot an individual character and strength defined by a journey of discovery. The journey continues during decoration, where the pot’s elegance and sense of balance grow directly out of Paul’s concern for harmony between form, colour, and the painted surface.
Paul is the chair of the Cornwall Craft Association and he regularly exhibits with Amanda Aldous Fine Art and Porthilly Gallery, Cornwall. Paul is currently the Maker in Focus at Trelissick House Gallery.
Paul uses white earthenware to construct his energetic and sinuous forms. The clay allows for the dynamic shaping of the pieces which form the vessels which go on to be given diverse and colourful decoration.
Madrugada Rocking Jug
Madrugada Earthenware Vessel
Recently Paul has diversified in his working methods, using local stoneware and porcelain in a salt glaze kiln. This has given rise to the new porcelain series which celebrates the glaze effects in their own right, albeit with some references to the coastline and rock formations of North Cornwall.
Large Madrugada Jug
Contemporary Cornish stoneware ceramics, inspired by folklore and the everyday. Having completed both a BA & MA in Design at Plymouth University, Laura specialised as a Designer Maker, working in ceramics. At the heart of her work is the exploration of site specific folklore in Cornwall, where she lives. This is expressed through choice of materials, pattern & illustration. Folklore is about the everyday and being reachable. The stoneware clay comes direct from an ancient pit in St Agnes just a few hundred yards from the sea, along with the some of the key glaze ingredients of china clay and tin which played such a vital role in Cornwallâ€™s mining history.
Cornishware Salt Pot
Decorated using slip & sgrafitto with a sense of fun. The work is hand thrown, brushed with the dark slip & then decorated using a sgraffito technique, before being dipped in a white tin glaze. These layers and brush marks that you can see represent the idea of storytelling being passed down through the generations, much akin to Chinese Whispers, some parts are brushed over and lost whilst other marks are clearly there for us all to see. The slate/blue colour is a reminder of the moors, skies and sea. All of these separate elements are pulled together with a pinch of fun using functional vessels as a canvas. Cornishware Mug
Pure Collection Mugs
White Hare of Looe
Peter Lanyon Sustainable furniture for a more beautiful world. Chairs, tables, desks and lamps cleaved and shaved from carefully selected local coppiced hardwoods. Peter Lanyon trained first at Rycotewood College, then completed an MA with distinction at Buckingham University - the heartland of British Furniture production. Returning to his native Devon,he shook off the confines of working with planed, seasoned wood, after spending time working in the woods with renowned green wood furniture maker Mike Abbott. He now brings his unique and quirky vision to life, combining the natural shapes of the trees he carefully selects with other contemporary materials and techniques. Peter’s work draws on the ancient methods of splitting and shaving wood using traditional tools such as side-axe, froe, and draw-knife. His interest lies not in the heritage aspect of his craft, but in its relevance in addressing the pressing needs for a sound ecological, sustainable manufacturing process, and in celebrating the abundance of beautiful materials on his doorstep on the edge of wild Dartmoor. His decision to base his work on such labour-intensive methods is due to his insistence that wood should look and feel like wood, that it should be worked naturally and honestly, and that straight edges and flat surfaces are over-rated!.
Triple Stem Clump Lamp
Peter’s work is a reflection of his love and deep understanding of his chosen material. There is something immediate about cleaving and shaving wood which connects to the subtle and graceful charms of grain. Components are split and rough-shaved before being seasoned for several months. They are then carefully re-worked and “composed” into finished furniture, or lamps. Whenever possible his work is left unsanded, the tool marks forming facets which catch the light beautifully, and are delightful to the touch. As well as capturing the beauty and essence of the original tree, Peter’s work addresses the need for a sustainable methodology. Far from being a harking back to a bygone day, he finds relevance in the low energy, simple technology of green woodworking. He passes on his passion and skills through his highly-acclaimed courses and community projects. He works from a lovely old farm building by the sea in the glorious South Hams. Double Stem Standard Lamp
Peter is an award-winning member of the Devon Guild, and he regularly exhibits his work in exhibitions in London and the rest of the UK. He stocks a select number of highly regarded galleries.
No4 Shelves (Brown oak)
Trefoil Table (Brown oak and ash)
Triple Standard Lamp
Moving to Cornwall had a profound impact on Catherine’s ceramics and led to the creation of the Landscape Series which takes inspiration from the stunning land and seascapes of far West Cornwall. Her signature turquoise glaze reflects the vibrant colour of the sea whilst the smoked crackle pattern is reminiscent of the rugged cliffs.
Catherine Lucktaylor Hand built Raku fired ceramics. Exquisitely crafted one of a kind pinched and coiled bowls and vessels embody the wild beauty of the Cornish landscape. Catherine has a BA (Hons) in Ceramics from Wolverhampton University. She had a studio at the Phoenix Gallery in Brighton for many years and was a member of Earth Kilns, a group of friends who got together to do Raku and smoke firings, build kilns and support each other in exploring a range of low fired ceramic techniques. In 1999 Catherine was awarded a Travelling Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. She travelled in west Africa & Brazil researching traditional religion and sacred art. On her return she was artist/curator of Sanctuary a group exhibition funded by Arts Council England South East. The journey also enabled her to find her Ghanaian father and connect with her African heritage. In 2009 Catherine relocated to west Cornwall and made the decision to specialise in Raku fired ceramics. This is an ancient Japanese technique which basically means ‘Enjoyment’ and was originally used as part of traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. Raku has evolved in the West to become a vibrant and exciting technique to glaze studio ceramics with stunning and unpredictable results.
In her large studio at Bejowans Farm near St Buryan, west Cornwall, Catherine uses ancient hand building techniques such as pinching and coiling, with many surfaces burnished to a smooth sheen using her favourite beach pebble, to create stunning contemporary ceramics. Exquisitely crafted one of a kind pinched and coiled bowls and vessels embody the wild beauty of the Cornish landscape.
Pebble Pots (Raku Fired Ceramic)
Fluted Landscape Pot (Raku Fired Ceramic)
Glazed pieces are fired to around 950 degrees centigrade and carefully removed from the kiln whilst red hot. The cool air causes the glaze to crackle and the pots are plunged into sawdust and smoked for about 20 minutes. Once removed from the sawdust, cooled in water and carefully cleaned the pieces reveal their vibrant glazes and gorgeous smoked areas. A piece from Catherine’s Wild Cornwall Collection was recently featured on the BBC’s The Great Pottery Throwdown as a ‘perfect example of Raku’.
Wild Cornwall Pots (Raku Fired Ceramic)
Catherine’s Raku ceramics are available through galleries in Cornwall & London and she has regular open studio events where she demonstrates her Raku firing process. Sea and Cliffs Pots (Raku Fired Ceramic)
Micro Landscape Pots (Raku Fired Ceramic)
Tall Wild Cornwall Pot (Raku Fired Ceramic)
Large Wild Cornwall Pots (Raku Fired Ceramic)
Wild Cornwall Jug (Raku Fired Ceramic)
Paper Birch Nature inspired, creative lifestyle products. Including botanical cyanotype prints, notecards, stationery and creative tools including wooden pens and pencils. I’m a Graphic Designer, working across different fields of design. After graduating from Falmouth University in 2008, I spent several years working for design agencies in Cornwall. In 2016, I decided to pursue a new venture, working for myself and creating Paper Birch. It was a natural fit for me to design products that as a designer, I would personally use and surround myself with - especially with the art prints and creative tools. I draw inspiration from my surroundings in Cornwall, including its sub-tropical gardens, natural patterns and textures and ever changing coastline. With the art prints I produce, I directly use plants found in the Cornish landscape to create a strong botanical imagery.
Pencil lead holders made from different woods, including olive and walnut
A collection of Giclée art prints made from original cyanotype artworks. The cyanotype process uses a solution of iron compounds to create beautiful indigo blue images. Plants are placed directly onto a sheet of paper which has been coated with cyanotype chemistry, then exposed in the sunlight to create a silhouette impression. The artworks featured use Cornish botanicals and are printed as giclée prints, onto natural white quality watercolour paper from Hahnemühle. The quality mould-made art paper features a distinct textured surface in both look and feel. Krystal Fanning
Giclée art prints made from original cyanotype artworks using Cornish botanicals
Pewter Sky Hand cast pewter homewares inspired by the Cornish coast. Growing up in Sheffield, I was always fascinated by molten metal, and an early career in computer graphics gave me a strong technical expertise in 3D design. When a quirk of fate led me to study with one of the UK’s leading pewterers, I immediately found myself drawn to gravity casting, the most traditional of pewter techniques.
Clam and Oyster Set
Gravity casting is a labour intensive process that connects me strongly to both the earth (tin) and the sea (shells), both of which are very much part of Cornwall’s spirit of place. I live and work near the sea, on Cornwall’s beautiful Roseland Peninsula. My work reflects the natural elements of the Cornish coastline: smooth sandy bays, rugged slate outcroppings, pounding surf and quiet tide pools. I create the moulds for my hand-cast pieces from carefully selected shells I discover on my beachcombing expeditions. I also cast occasional pieces from exotic shells given to me by friends who know of my passion for pewter. All of my work is made entirely by hand. For each piece, I create a hand-made rubber mould and then hand pour molten pewter into it. Every item is then hand finished and polished to a mirror shine. Many of my designs are practical (e.g. pewter salt and pepper sets), which are easy to maintain but also sturdy enough to be used every day. My goal is to make beautiful handmade objects a part of people’s everyday lives.
Coastal Candle Holder
My work can be seen at fine shops and galleries throughout Cornwall including: Artisan@Tremenheere, The Byre Gallery (Millbrook) Create Cornwall (The Bedruthan Hotel & Spa), Fowey River Gallery (Fowey) and the Waterside Gallery (St Mawes). I have been selected to take part in juried shows such as the Bowood Christmas Extravaganza and the American Museum in Britain’s Christmas Craft Fair and was recently shortlisted for the National Trust and Craft Council 2017 Open Call.
Cornwall Salt and Pepper Set
All of my work is made by hand from modern pewter, which is more than 95% tin. Tin has been mined in Cornwall for thousands of years and I am proud to be carrying on the Cornish metal-working tradition. Modern pewter is lead free and food safe, with a warm and lustrous glow. It has all of the beauty of silver but none of the maintenance, making it the perfect material for modern living. Modern pewter also makes the perfect 10th anniversary gift, which is traditionally associated with tin. Shells are one of nature’s most amazing creations. Their beauty appeals to everyone - who hasn’t brought a special shell home from a trip to the beach? I have been told that people buy my pieces not just because of their artistry, but because they evoke happy memories of days by the sea. The wonder and joy of nature are my inspiration, and I aim to bring that same sense of joy to people through my work. Phil Atkin
Shell Place Card Holders
Vivien Prideaux Dyer and Embroiderer. My creative process combines cloth and colour and the fascinating Japanese techniques of Shibori (shaped resist dyeing) that is based on faith, fantasy, and the wish to translate my feelings and observations into visual, tactile art forms. I work intuitively â€“ inspired by simple images that I encounter in my beautiful native Cornwall, on my travels, and working with inspiring friends around the world. I record marks, lines, of often unrelated shapes and patterns in a sketch book and mull over the ideas that they give me.
Silk Indigo Kimonos
Hand Woven Japanese Silk (Dyed with Indigo)
There can be five or six separate processes to a finished piece of work, so the original concept will grow in the making, taking on its own finished identity.
Over the past forty years I have developed my own style of dyeing, related to sustainable practices, researching dyeing techniques, natural mordants and surface decoration using fibre reactive dyes and Indigo and other natural dyes.
Vintage Japanese Silk (Dyed with Japanese Rhubarb)
Vintage Japanese Silk (Dyed with Madder and Indigo) Finished Wool Cloth
Each Art piece has a history within them and a new journey ahead.
Each piece has been sustainably reconstructed and reborn using a variety of ethically sourced material including off cuts from British Tweed Mills, organic cotton hand woven cross weave fabric, limited production fabrics and pre-loved or waste fabrics where the fibres that have been weaved or created already holds an imprint of someone’s creativity or historical living.
Season less, timeless, ageless sustainably reconstructed unique, sculptured wearable pieces of art, made in Britain. Hayley Trezise studied Fine Art exploring space, shape and form in various media and this is where her passion for sculpted Art and uniqueness for quirky couture lead her self taught path to create empowering, sculpted wearable Art.
Hayley’s current collections include: Sketchbook - A formed pattern range, using off cuts from British Tweed Mills. Although this is a rolling pattern each creation is unique due to the mix of off cut fabrics sourced.
Hayley’s creations have been featured in ‘Refashioned’ book author - Sass Brown. She has shown collections at both London, Brighton and Oxford fashion Week and interviews and information about her work has been featured in many online ethical websites, and blogs. Hayley currently exhibits her Art at selected contemporary art fairs, exhibitions, in selected independent shops within the UK and through her online website.
Roots - Completely unique wearable art created intuitively, created from a mixture of ethical fabrics, up-cycled, British tweed and organic fabrics.
Pure - A formed pattern range using organic fabrics, hand woven cross weave fabrics, limited production fabric. Hayley also welcomes bespoke commissions.
Creations start their new journey within a beautiful re-purposed silk mill studio within the heart of Frome, Somerset, UK.
Roots Jacket and Pure Dress
Hayley’s new journey has been creating a collection of bespoke art garments that are created with a purpose, a deep meaning and internal intention with a protective element to the wearer.
Hayley questions where freedom for our unique individuality has gone and hopes to inspire us to show our deeper selves though the wearing of Art and bringing shape and movement to our bodies.
These high-end beautiful pieces of art have been and will be created with an intention that is then infused stitched within the garment in a ritualistic way of calling in the ancestors and may reveal stories and meaning for the wearer.
“Why allow fear to rule and why not see instead that we are all beautiful unique beings”.
Water Journey Kimono
High Waisted Trousers
Rachel Reilly I knit fine copper wires, to form a fabric that I fold and shape into wearable pieces. The material is colour fast, non tarnish and waterproof. After graduating from Sir John Cass, London, I have used my jewellery degree training to develop my wire knitting technique. Over the last twenty five years I have run Facets of Avalon in Glastonbury, my gallery and workshop space. Working with photographers, fashion designers and the general public keeps the work fresh! I love working with colour and particularly the blending…it’s like painting. The forms I achieve are always organic, spiralling, natural shapes which sit on the body well. Over the years I have shown internationally and in the UK, winning awards in the U.S. and most recently two pieces were selected by the U.S ‘Wearable Expressions’ event.
Courtesan Cape (Knitted wire and velvet) Flare Collar
Steampunk Cape and Gauntlet cuffs
Courtesan Cape and Rose hair clip (Knitted wire and velvet)
Circlet, Cuffs and Rope bracelet (Knitted Wire)
Rose Taper and Scallop circlet (Knitted wire)
Chris Roddick Functional pottery to please the senses. I flew commercial aircraft for many years and somehow couldnâ€™t keep my eyes from feasting on the marvellous views I encountered daily. Blues, greens, indigo, pinks and yellows forever changing. When I finally quit, I tried my hand at throwing clay on the wheel with variable results! Time for some training and reading I realised. Several full time courses, evening classes and practice followed with much trial and error of course! I tried to bring the sky colours to pottery that could be used daily and would impart pleasure to the user.
Stoneware Bowl (16cms diameter and 8cms tall) Our Market Stall in a sunny Queen Square, Bath this summer
A selection of Large Tea Mugs (finished with a crystalline glaze)
This is stoneware pottery, hand made in the Somerset countryside. Eye catching and functional, these pieces reflect a passion for the earth and sky. The crystalline glazes are used on the decorative dishes and only on the outside of functional pieces. Being hand made individually, each piece is essentially unique. I source most of my clay from Cornwall. Itâ€™s still mixed pretty much by hand in a corrugated iron shed situated on a windswept hill. The multi coloured swirly effect is achieved by throwing together different colour clays. The crystalline glaze is a result of much experimentation!
Serving Dish (28cm diameter mulit-coloured clay)
Tall Vase finished in a crystalline glaze (40cm tall)
Tall bottle with pourer (coloured clays finished in a clear stoneware glaze, 28 cm tall)
Lidded Jar (multi coloured clay marbling technique)
A group of Crystalline Glaze Decorative Dishes
Stoneware Jug (finished in an exciting cobalt blue glaze)
Tiffany Scull Ceramics Ceramic thrown forms decorated with clay slips, carving and the technique of sgraffito. Designs inspired by the natural world. After spending five years at different art colleges in the south and specializing in ceramics for the last two I moved back to my child hood home on the Isle of Wight to work in a pottery for two years where I learnt to throw. In 2002 I moved to my present home and studio and began to specialize in thrown forms decorated with clay slips and the technique of sgraffito. I have exhibited in many galleries around the country including Cambridge contemporary Art, the John Nootts, Devon Guild, Bluecoat display centre and the Bevere Gallery I have also taken part in the ceramic art event Art in clay at both Farnham and Hatfield house
Swallow Tailed Butterfly Vessel
I am a selected member of the Craft Potters Association and the Devon Guild as well as The Society of Designer Craftsmen
Sgraffito translated from Italian means â€˜to scratch awayâ€™ and has been used by many cultures to decorate buildings, paintings and pottery. It was first used in china during the 11th and 12th century AD and in Europe during the 16th century as relief decoration on buildings.
I have created many unique pieces for clients in this country and internationally The images of my work have been used to help promote many shows and events and I have also had a number of interviews published in print and on line. My work continues to develop and change and this is what keeps me excited about this beautiful technique.
Hummingbird Wall Art
Ryukin Fancy Fish Vessel
Discovering and specializing in the beautiful technique of Sgraffito has allowed me to pair up my two loves of drawing and clay work. I am passionate about this time consuming process and have developed a distinctive and unique style, with each piece being made, and meticulously decorated by hand. Over the years the way in which I carve, use colours and sgraffito has developed to become very different from the usual and I am now painting with my slips trying to recreate the true colour and detail of each creature. Telling a story and trying to capture a fleeting moment in time I find very fascinating. Birds and fish are particular favourites and being such nervous creatures I hope to give the impression they may take flight from a vessel or dish at any moment. My forms and designs are ever changing and I have numerous sketch books waiting to come to life.
Sea of Grass A growing range of natural, handmade art materials, including watercolours, beeswax crayons and sketchbooks. These handmade products are made with care by myself in my studio in North Cornwall, all the materials are responsibly sourced and the suppliers are small eco-friendly businesses. The Sea of Grass was a prairie on the plains of the Ukraine many millennia ago. An area where Asian, Celtic and European cultures came together.
Handmade Watercolour Paint in a Jar, Giallo Earth
I love the idea of this, as I was born into the cultural melting pot of Singapore, with Scottish, Romany and Italian ancestry. I have been making all my life, working with paper, stone, glass, metal and textiles. My creativity has been inspired by my background, a love of the natural world and the sustainable, natural materials I have explored for creative projects with my children.
6 Watercolour Jars in a Handmade Wooden Box, Earth Colours
The Sea of Grass studio is a love of colour, and a love of quality, natural materials sourced from all corners of the earth. It is a union of modern, sustainable technologies and simple craft processes. 3 Watercolour Jars in a Cardboard Tube, Bright Colours
The Sea of Grass is a contribution towards a simpler, more sustainable, slower way of living.
3 Limited Edition Tubes in a Tin
Small Artistâ€™s Sketchbook
6 Natural Beeswax Crayons in a Bag
Natural Beeswax Crayons in a Bag
Naomi Singer Naomi is a fused glass artist who creates unique wall art, bowls, plates and more by combining digital images of flowers and traditional glass techniques. Naomi first starting working in glass while studying for her degree in Contemporary Crafts at Falmouth College of Arts. It was during her time at university that she first discovered the technique of fusing her own digital images into the glass, a process that she has continued to use to create her distinctive designs.
Dotty Collection (Fired Glass) Bespoke (Fired Glass)
After graduating Naomi set up her business, Naomi Singer Glass Design, selling to local small shops and galleries before expanding to provide pieces to galleries nationwide. Naomi has been selected to be a member of both the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and the Cornwall Crafts Association and she sells regularly in their shops and has been invited to exhibit in solo focus exhibitions several times with both organisations. Alongside her regular pieces Naomi also creates bespoke wall art for private homes and businesses. Naomiâ€™s work is inspired by the landscape and plants that grow around her Cornish home. Her work contains images of many favourite Cornish flowers and the blues and greens of her pieces echo the nearby sea and rugged coastline.
Mini Dish Group (Fired Glass)
Dotty Collection (Fired Glass)
Cornflower Collection (Fired Glass)
Wall Art (Fired Glass)
All of Naomiâ€™s pieces start as a digital photograph taken near her home, which are then manipulated on the computer until she has created the final design. Once printed, the digital image is fired into a hand cut pattern of coloured glass to create the final piece. Along with her individual pieces Naomi has also designed several collections based on popular flowers. These collections include a range of Naomiâ€™s work from small gift items to larger feature pieces.
I grew up in rural Scotland and now have a workshop in Cornwall, the surroundings and wildlife of both places are a constant source of inspiration. Walking in the British countryside offers up beautiful scenes to recreate, whether that be a simple running hare which becomes a statement pendant or a wildflower meadow that becomes an automata. I also like to delve into folk songs and storytelling for ideas, even using excerpts from the very evocative Shipping Forecast.
Esther Smith Collections of hand-crafted silver jewellery alongside automata and small scale sculpture made in patinated copper, brass and silver. A strong sense of storytelling and fun pervades my work. I am influenced by the natural world and aim to capture some of the tiny moments in life that are so precious. I gained an honours degree in jewellery design at Birmingham School of Jewellery in 1990. I have made and sold jewellery throughout the UK and abroad since then. A move to Cornwall introduced me to the exciting craft of automata-making and I couldn’t resist giving this a try. I now make a collection of automata and small scale sculpture, some of which incorporates wearable pieces of jewellery. Making larger pieces has given me the opportunity to explore a wider range of subject matter. My work is in the collection of the National Trust at Trelissick House and is regularly exhibited through the Cornwall Crafts Association.
Walkies (Silver and copper) A brooch which celebrates the simple joy of walking the dog Snow Geese (Silver) A pendant that envisions the ‘V’ formations of migrating geese in northern Scotland
Whale Studs (Tiny silver stud earrings)
Companions (Patinated copper, silver, reclaimed oak) In this automata the whale can be removed and worn as a brooch or simply left as it is to keep the albatross company on its flight across the sea.
Arboretum (Patinated copper, enamel and bell jar) A pastoral scene which reflects on a peaceful moment in Cornish woodlands
My jewellery is hand-crafted in silver while the automata and small scale sculpture combine silver with patinated copper and brass. Touches of enamel and recycled tin allow me to add some intense highlights of colour. Each piece sits on either a reclaimed wooden base or a section of Cornish branch taken from locally coppiced trees. I use traditional hand crafting techniques to achieve a three dimensional picture. My work is often bought as a reminder of a happy memory or as a celebration of the simple things in life.
Washing Hens (Patinated copper, brass, enamel and bell jar) A scene which evokes a happy memory of feeding the hens on a blustery autumn day
Mystery at Elginshill (Silver, patinated copper, brass and reclaimed mahogany) An automata that was inspired by an enchanting encounter with a group of circling hares in the depths of a beech wood.
Fox Went Out (Patinated copper, silver, metal leaf and rhododendron section) This automata was inspired by the old folk song “Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night”
Jane Smith My artwork combines glass and ceramic in order to emphasise the beauty and contrast of both materials. I studied at Dartington College of Art and then Birmingham City University gaining a BA (Hons) in Ceramics and Glass. I have taught glass and ceramics for over 20 years with social services, in schools, colleges and Adult Education as well as producing both public and private commissions. Connections (Glass and Ceramic)
My current work explores the different qualities of two kiln formed materials; ceramics and glass. The aim of the work is to create balance between the two materials both physically and aesthetically. My work emphasises the importance of balance and harmony, both aesthetically and physically and I currently enjoy combining the materials and techniques to create pieces that emphasise the importance of this balance.
Pebble Pots (Ceramic and Glass)
Equilibrium (Glass and Ceramic)
Deconstruction (Glass and Ceramic) Standing Stones (Ceramic)
Fiona J Sperryn Luxury handwoven ponchos for women in a range of weights and styles. Limited edition, unique or bespoke, these exclusive designs are developed from original drawings, woven by hand in fine yarns on a digital jacquard loom and meticulously hand finished. It was during a Masters course that Fiona J Sperryn MA RCA discovered the piece of equipment that allowed her to combine her love of drawing and her love of weave â€“ a jacquard loom. With several drawing and design prizes, commissions and sponsorship from the Worshipful Company of Weavers, Fiona decided to launch a creative career.
Orangutan poncho in supersoft cashmere, merino wool and linen
A high degree of technical knowledge underpins the design process. Fiona has developed her skills working as a freelance textile designer for weave, selling samples for industry in the UK and US (clients include CK home, CK menswear, M&S, Boden). She has designed in a New York studio and as a lover and keen learner of languages, has enjoyed working at mills in Guatemala and Italy. She has lectured in Textile Design at Falmouth University for a number of years. Having studied in Cornwall, she is now back and is inspired by her local environment, Bodmin Moor, and wider themes of sustainability and biodiversity. Fiona has a hands-on approach, drawing in various media, choosing colours and sustainable yarns before translating the ideas through digital media into files to be handwoven on a state-of-the-art jacquard loom. A love of the technical processes, construction and finishing of cloth allow her to create a unique product. Every project is filled with new design ideas and fuelled with technical challenges.
Detail of the Johann poncho available in a range of pinks and blues
Detail of the textured Semita poncho, cashmere, wool and cotton
Fiona J Sperryn is launching a new range of luxury ponchos for women, handwoven in her Cornwall studio from sustainably sourced merino wool, cashmere, silk and other fine yarns. Whether youâ€™re looking for a glamorous layer to complement a special outfit or an elegant touch of warmth for an informal occasion, these soft luxurious pieces are the answer. Easy to wear, they are also perfect for travel. These contemporary versatile garments are skilfully designed and digitally crafted with a keen attention to detail and finishing. Each piece is carefully handwoven taking several days to complete. As heirloom pieces, these beautiful ponchos are for discerning customers who appreciate skilled craftsmanship and are willing to pay a little more for it. The range includes one-off articles and limited edition pieces. The perfect gift for a stylish person. Inspired by the sea, the Istio poncho, fine merino wool, ecowash wool and linen
Fiona also creates handwoven tapestry-style art pieces from her studio in Cornwall. She is represented by Circle Contemporary gallery and has exhibited in Cornwall, London and Berlin.
A contemporary take on a traditional pattern, the Johann poncho, merino wool
This beautiful Flosa poncho grew out of loose colourful drawings
Detail of Flosa poncho, merino wools and silk
Rachel Stowe I specialize in Devore, which is a technique, which enables you to burn out the pile of fabric leaving a raised area and a flat area allowing me to dye another colour underneath, dyed often in contrast to the top pile. This process begins with me hand cutting a stencil and then printing with an acid paste which I mix once this is dry I have to heat the fabric to enable the fibres to fall away. The last stage of the process is to hand paint or dyes the fabric and then stitch the fabric into it’s finished product. Produce luxurious printed silk and silk velvet fabric accessories for fashion and interiors. Rachel began her training at Herefordshire Art College and completed a HND in Textiles and Fashion, then in 1997 she started her own business where she produces unique hand painted and printed silk and velvet accessories, experimenting with various techniques including devore, dye reduction, wax resist, screen printing and hand painting. She gained an MA in 2001 at Birmingham University in Textiles and followed that with a Cert Ed in 2006. Rachel is constantly developing her work which is widely exhibited through galleries and the Guild of Gloucestershire Craftsman and recently the Cornwall Craft Association.
After celebrating 20 years as a professional textile artist & tutor I would like to push the boundaries and establish new relationships with galleries and other markets for my work. I am regularly producing new Collections of scarves and accessories. Either commission for exhibitions for sale in galleries. I get inspired By everyday scenery living on the cliffs and seeing amazing colours and textures changing in the season, so my work always stays fresh and exciting. I am very interested in fashion & interior design and it does have an influence on the colours I choose in my work. I generally create swatches of work over a Couple of months with a common theme which Works well when shown together but each Work will be unique in its own way. My aim is to Create “ beautiful” pieces of wearable art.
ToucanToucan Ltd Fairly genderless mini jarmies. My husband John and I have two children; one of each. We founded ToucanToucan because I found it really difficult to find sweet, traditional style jarmies for my little people which were gender neutral, soft, organic cotton and not going to cost the earth! We currently live in Salisbury, UK, but our family started in a tiny country in Africa called Malawi.
We believe that children should be free to define themselves. We’re about non-gender defining prints, patterns and colours. Even the cut of our clothing is fairly genderless. You won’t find any frills, or lace with us. What you will find is hand painted illustrations digitally printed onto gorgeously soft Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified cotton. We have also teamed up with a women’s cooperative in Zimbabwe. Zimzalabim is a small, socially responsible women’s co-operative, operating in Domboshawa, Budiriro and Makanye. Each animal is made from 100% Zimbabwean cotton and stuffed with polyester. The animals come CE marked so they’re safe from newborn upwards, with no detachable parts or choking hazards. Each purchase helps to support struggling families in the rural areas of Zimbabwe. Thanks to your order, the knitters will be able to afford schooling, medicine and health care, as well as helping towards their day to day living costs. Having started our family in Malawi, we are passionate about giving back to the communities who helped us along the way to find our happiness.
Hugh West I make individual hand-thrown pieces in porcelain. My limited edition prints are altered and enhanced photographs of the Cornish coast. After studying art and ceramics and after work experience with several established potters in Cornwall, I opened my first pottery in Newquay in 1971. I have spent 17 years over two periods working in France in the pottery village of La Borne. My present studio is just outside Truro.
Fluted Bottle Vase (Porcelain)
I have worked with various clay bodies from stoneware to raku and now exclusively use porcelain, the clay which responds best to my love of throwing. Porcelain demands respect but allows delicacy of form. I enjoy taking it to its limits and exploring its endless possibilities.
Bottle Vases (Porcelain)
My second love is photography. Walking extensively in Cornwall, I have all I could wish as subjects: the coasts, of course, wildlife and fishing villages. Using exciting modern technology, I play with images which are professionally printed on archival museum quality textured fine art papers.
Red Fishing Boats Vase with Chattered Rim & Base (Porcelain)
Bowl with Chattered Rim (Porcelain)
Glazed Bottle Vase (Porcelain)
Franca Westaway Original design Interiors fabrics and ‘ethical works’ textile products. Ethically sourced printed fabrics for all your interiors and upholstery needs and beautifully finished, handmade textile products including cushions, bags and table linens. Surface pattern design for apparel and interiors for license/sale. Seasonal collections, extensive portfolio and custom design projects for private clients, interior designers and manufacturing. Franca’s background in Fashion and Textiles, work in the fashion industry and extensive experience as a teacher, visiting artist, workshop facilitator and community artist, together with a love of decorative detail, colour and fabrics have combined to find a natural outlet in surface pattern design and her own range of fabrics and textile products.
Cushions and Fabrics Mark and Monstera
Beautiful, eye-catching design combines with a focus on natural fibre fabrics and ethical production and business practice. British linens, organic and unbleached cottons, bamboo fabrics and handmade, beautifully finished home textile items.
With a central focus on ethical and environmental issues in sourcing, production, manufacture, supply and consumption as well as business practice, Franca is driven by the desire work with these considerations at the fore. Building productive and creative working relationships with like-minded customers and businesses is where she is most inspired and excited. She lives with her husband and children on the beautiful North coast of Cornwall in the South West of England, drawing inspiration from the glory of the natural surroundings and her garden. A passion for plants and flowers as well as diverse influences from the built environment, abstract art and mid 20th Century design can be seen in her bold aesthetic and use of colour and line.
Peace Lily Monochrome
Ethical Works Cushions (Pineapple Head, Plantlife and Mark in Natural, Teal and Ochre)
Franca Westaway produces her own seasonal ranges of interiors fabrics and the ‘ethical works’ range of textile products to order, as well as an extensive portfolio and custom design work for private and industry clients. Her work is a celebration of the beauty of the natural world through line and colour. Surface pattern design and illustration from her extensive portfolio or custom produced to client brief is available to private and industry clients for license or sale. Ethical Works Cosmetic Bags (Pineapple Head and Poppygosh)
Leaf Terrazo and Leaf Tumble
A range of recent and archive work can be seen at www.francawestaway.com (portfolio password available upon request). Clients include; Nomads Clothing - Fair Trade Fashion, Pacsun (LA), Torrid (LA), Topson Downs (LA).
Fabrics by the Metre (Pineapple Head, Poppygosh and Inky Link)
Cushions (Seedhead Charcoal, Seedhead, Leaf Tumble and Leaf Terrazo)
FEATURED FASHION Jill Blackie Farnworth & Cole Milochie AnaĂŻs Renaud Krishnaa Shyam Sundar William and the Wolf
Colourful, eye-catching designs created using mixed media. Jill graduated from Exeter College of Art with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art Printmaking. Her work encompasses a wide range of media, from her early etchings and lithographs to more recent silk paintings and designs created using computer technology. Using the Serti method, many of Jill’s original designs are painted on silk. Steam-fix paints give the finished piece a vibrancy which she finds ideal for reproducing in other media. Her silk paintings have been exhibited widely in the South West and she has received commissions from clients in France, Bermuda and Australia.
Peony Scarf (Hand painted silk) Foxglove Scarf (Hand painted silk)
Although my art and designs have been exhibited and sold locally, commissions received from overseas clients indicates it has a wider appeal. The ability to work across a broad spectrum of media gives me the versatility to produce designs suitable for reproduction on a wide range of end products either as ‘one offs’ or on a commercial scale.
Aquilegia Design Tote Bag
Jill’s fascination for Japanese woodcuts is reflected in the flowing lines and colour which characterise a lot of her work. Inspired by the beauty of the South West, Jill is never short of inspiration and rarely goes anywhere without one of her cameras or sketchbooks.
Lilies Design (Ink on paper)
Aquilegia Design (Hand painted silk)
Magnolia Scarf (Hand painted silk)
Tree Peony Design (Hand painted silk)
Peacock Scarf (Hand painted silk)
Tile Design Tote Bag
Tile Montage Design (Source image for bags)
Farnworth & Cole Silk scarves lovingly designed in England and made in Italy. From a very early age, Alison loved to paint and draw and took her inspiration from nature and her surroundings in Somerset. In her mid-twenties she completed a Fine Art degree specialising in painting. A few years after graduating she was given a bag of tapestry wool and canvas by a neighbour and was immediately drawn to the rich vibrancy and warm texture of the wool. She began to stitch. After years of stitching and unpicking Alison eventually perfected a pointillist way of stitching which meant she could create a 3-dimensional tonal effect to her work. She also captured a unique quality stitching colours so close in value next to one another that the work glows. It is achieving this quality which now makes wool her medium of choice. In 2013 Alison was delighted to be commissioned to produce a series of pieces for Ehrman Tapestries. These commissions rekindled her interest in the natural world often choosing subjects unseen or unknown, but finding a beauty in them and translating this to needlepoint. In her research for her stitched pieces, she also discovered the plight of so many creatures, many of them under threat, or facing extinction. Raising awareness of threatened creatures has also become a theme in her work and it will be developed further with Farnworth & Cole.
The Open-Winged Jewel Beetle with Border Scarf
The Adonis Ladybird Scarf
The story of our silk scarves begins and ends in a single stitch. Each scarf originates in a intricate needlepoint design, which is then carefully photographed and edited and translated into pattern and digital print. The scarves are made to the very highest quality in Como, Italy using both generations of expertise and the very latest print technology.
Becoming increasingly aware of the creative potential of technology, Alison recently began her exploration into extending the creative process of her work into print. The challenge was to be able to reproduce her work without compromising the integrity of the original stitched piece. Early in 2017 she discovered the silk industry and print expertise in Como, Italy. She founded Farnworth & Cole and began to work on producing her first range of silk scarves.
The Glossy Starling Scarf in a Box
The Green and Blue Beetles Scarf
Because of this story, the print is completely unique. The vibrancy and integrity of the original embroidery is enhanced by the natural qualities of silk which results in beautiful, unique, wearable works of art.
The Glitter Weevil Scarf
The Shrill Carder Bee Scarf
The Parenthesis Ladybird Scarf
Milochie No compromise, more action. Milochie is an activewear brand with a difference; creating fitness gear that is ethical and eco-friendly, made from natural fibres. After all, recycled plastic is still plastic that ends up in the eco-system. Introducing the Wanderlust collection exploring the heart of four fascinating cities. Our new range is made with our own developed fabric, Miloflex®. Made from 92% Tencel®, Miloflex® is incredibly sustainable and great for your skin. Tencel® is created from wood-pulp which comes from sustainably harvested trees that are turned into fabric using a super-efficient closed loop system, that re-uses 99% of its waste. Tencel® fibres are naturally anti-bacterial, sweat-wicking, biodegradable and luxuriously soft! Your skin will thank you. We aim to spread awareness and empower customers to participate in ethical and environmentally sustainable solutions. Get fit and care for the planet.
Jaipur Print 2
Jaipur Print 1
Stockholm Print 1
We are living in a wasteful society, where nearly everything we own is ‘disposable’. Many items are cheap in production, cheap on our wallets, but expensive for our environment. Most yoga wear is made of synthetic materials and often produced in unethical factories. More natural products are often poorly designed and uninspiring. The Milochie ethos is to create stylish and functional yoga and activewear which is sourced from manufacturers who treat employees fairly and are crafted from natural materials wherever possible. Kyoto Print 1
With high quality clothing, made to last, we go against the throw-away culture, providing a ‘No Compromise’ deal; Get the technical feel, but with the natural benefits. From fabric innovation to stunning prints, our premium activewear offers something that stands out from the crowd…showing that natural materials and an ethical production line are the superior choice. By 2020, activewear is predicted to represent $83 billion in sales in the US alone. Let’s make sure it’s earned the right way. We currently sell through the UKs largest online yoga retailer, our own website and other online retailers. We have also sold wholesale to various European countries and kitted out several UK yoga studios.
Bali Print 1
Bali Print 2
Kyoto Print 2
Stockholm Print 2
Anaïs Renaud Anaïs Renaud creates niche silk scarves for the wanderlust, which are designed in the UK. Every print is unique and meticulously created, exhibiting bright bohemian colours and distinct floral motifs. We have designed a vibrant collection of scarves around Cala Gonone and Porto Cervo in Sardinia. It is these wonderful coves and ancient graphics that have been recreated.
Palau Carré Scarf
We care about the quality of our silk prints whilst integrating patterns and colours in the most refined way. Our core values are rooted in the way we treat great fabrics mindfully and integrate the right colours. Spain, Italy and France inspire the use of a strong palette of colours in our work. Using our signature colour greens, golds and whites, our flagship scarf is Ricotta; which results in beaming, classic, dazzling and eclectic scarves. Our stockists are based in Chelsea in London, Mumbles, Swansea and Clifton, Bristol. We are creating our next collection with our Italian manufacturer.
Palau Carré Scarf
Regatta Carré Scarf
Regatta Carré Scarf
Anaïs Renaud, trained in London is designing luxurious patterns. Traveling and discovering new places often means unsettling and re-adapting to the new country and we want our scarves to be the familiar accessory. Scarves are always a great companion to bring along dazzling prints. Every collection is unique and meticulously created in our design studio and our bright colours and distinct floral motifs bring uniqueness to your personality.
Rosé Ricotta Scarf
Ricotta Carré Scarf
Ricotta Carré Scarf
Ricotta Carré Scarf
Krishnaa Shyam 100% Silk and Cashmere-Modal scarves designed in the World Heritage city of Bath and printed in a small design workshop in India. My art is inspired, in equal measure, by the beautiful city of Bath where I live and the great folk traditions of India, where I grew up. This cultural blend has resulted in a unique style that is at once modern and deeply rooted. I primarily draw freehand and then digitally assemble my drawings in repeat patterns. These patterns are often hard to disentangle, making them visually compelling and ideally suited to large surfaces. I initially trained at home, learning the traditional Indian technique of Tanjore Painting from my grandmother. My deepened interest in the history and theory of art led me to degrees in the History of Fine Art from Stella Maris in Chennai and then a BFA in Illustration from the renowned Savannah College of Art and Design. However, it was my masters project at Bath Spa Universityâ€™s MA in Brand Management that set me on my current path to become a surface pattern designer.
Mosaic Kumkum Red
I came to see scarves as a modern embodiment of the traditional Indian silk saree - which is womenswear comprising of a single 6m long piece of cloth - as the ideal surface for my designs. This resulted in a unique Kickstarter project where every backer of my specially designed scarves would automatically support the livelihood of woman artisans in India. Through this successful campaign, I have shipped my scarves to happy customers all over the world.
Mosaic Rose Pink
My luxurious scarves create a unique west-to-east aesthetic that appeals to fashionable women who like a twist of colour and pattern in their lives. The scarves are printed on beautiful 100% crĂŞpe silk or a unique blend of cashmere and modal in a small design-led workshop in India. The silk is carefully selected, precision cut and machine-edged. The cashmere-modal is woven specially to carry my fine lines and vibrant colours. It is raw edged, and light to the touch but warm and snug when worn. Palmyra Dark Mauve
Spice Garden Green
Spice Garden Green
Both materials are loved by my customers and are available at highly competitive wholesale prices.
Mosaic Rose Pink
Bougainvillea Wistful Pink
Bougainvillea Chilli Red
William and the Wolf
William and the Wolf’s style focuses on blending classic style with more fun and quirky elements, making them unique and still completely suitable for little cubs. Having never sewn before, being accepted to study Product Design at A Levels provided both her (and her teachers!) with a challenge. Becky rose to the occasion, spending many lunch breaks and after school sessions in an attempt to learn to create the most difficult clothing; her first sewn garment was a fully lined and boned corset. Never one to shy away from a challenge, her next project took her into the world of Parents and Children, and she created a modular changing bag which transformed into a toddler backpack and changing mat.
Blue Pandas Tee
Grey Pandas Tee
Seafoam and Grey
The research she had done into this market opened her eyes to the lack of diversity within childrenswear, especially handmade clothing. A lot of the clothing felt patronising and juvenile; Becky decided to start creating a range of solid colour bibs to add interest but still compliment every outfit. She then expanded the range to include clothing and now has a range including dresses, t-shirts, leggings, rompers and bloomers.
The design aesthetic for William and the Wolf come from the majority of Becky’s childhood spent watching old movies with her mum. The eternal style of the 50s and 60s was emphasised, with icons such as Grace Kelly and Hitchcock’s blondes inspiring the sophistication that is present in the design. Fun and quirky elements are added in to made it suitable for a younger market. All items are hand sewn to make them as long lasting as their design. Amy Bloomers
Little Pup Romper
FEATURED HOME & INTERIORS Kinsley Byrne Cornish Pots DOR & TAN LIGA Particle Press Kaitlyn Pearson Purmoren Crafts Heather Scott Emmeline Simpson zero12photography
The original ideas are carved directly from a single wooden block or two pieces joined together to create a hollow form, in the case of the vessels, usually in oak. Starting from a sketch it can take months to carve a single piece especially when working with green wood as it has to be dried carefully and slowly to avoid splitting.
Kinsley Byrne Sculptural furniture and objects from wood and bronze. Born in Yorkshire, I studied furniture making at Leeds College of Art and Design, which included two work placements at Ecole Boulle in Paris. I went on to work as a cabinetmaker for David Linley, making many pieces for his shop in London. After a period of working on wooden boats, and restoring and sailing my own gaff rigged cutter, I settled in Cornwall and continue to develop my own ideas in Art and Design. I am fascinated and inspired by the beauty and simplicity found in nature. In science and the history and development of humanity over millennia.
Venus Stool Bronze Sonin Vessel
My work has been exhibited at the Millinery Works Gallery in London and as part of the Cornish Craft Association at Trelissick and Trelowarren.
Venus Stool with Feet
The Venus stool has been carved from a single block of tulip wood and then coated with jesmonite and black pigment to check the shape, without the grain and features in the wood throwing the eye. It can then be shaped again and recoated several times to perfect the form before being sent away to the foundry to be lost wax cast in bronze. The bronze can then be polished and/or patinated to the clientâ€™s preference.
Sonin Vessel in Oak
Cornish Pots Cornish Pots is a collection of ceramic tableware inspired by the traditions of pottery and the landscape of Cornwall. A range of ceramic cups,mugs,pourers, bowls and vases. Created in a studio in the countryside of Penwith, Cornwall. Designs are inspired by Cornish natural beauty, floral hedgerows, blue skies and white-crested waves. Exhibited both Nationally and Internationally. Ceramic work can be found in both public and private collections.
Cornish Pots Display
Cornish Pots Collection
The pots are individually thrown using white earthenware clay, decorated with a coloured slip on the potterâ€™s wheel, glazed with a transparent, soft glaze and then fired. Each pot belongs to the collection but is subtly unique. Rebecca Harvey Cups
DOR & TAN Minimal and environmentally mindful, hand-thrown ceramic tableware. Made to be used every day and cherished. We are a ceramic design studio quartet based in St Ives, Cornwall with Sharron Page Stocks as our head potter and designer. She has a qualification in 3D design from Loughborough University and has been creating ceramics for over 40 years. The Cornish environment is our muse and inspires the way we work and think. Hues, textures and forms from the coastline we’re nestled in are reflected in our ceramics. We believe that design and function isn’t only skin deep, it’s also about making mindfully and for causes you feel deeply connected to. We source most of our clays locally, which means we can keep Co2 emissions down, but also help support businesses close to home. All our ceramics are hand thrown on a kick wheels using no electricity, just human kinesis. Every kiln runs on green energy, and all our packaging is recyclable. Collaboration is a key part of our studio, we’ve created many coffee specialised ceramics for Origin Coffee Roasters. As well as developing bespoke glazes especially for them, we’ve sponsored and are still sponsoring UK barista champion Dan Fellows and Italian Barista Championship finalist Fred Cuccato (event to be held in the coming year). Sharron earlier this year also collaborated with Eco Chef and writer of “The Natural Chef” Tom Hunt. Together they created a collection of tableware bespoke made for his Chinese five element inspired feast.
Strata Plates and Tumblehome Bowls
Black Strata Serving Plate with sgraffito decoration from our SPSC X Tom Hunt collection Small Black Tumblers and Carafe from our SPSC X Tom Hunt collection
Marran Green and Lava Fleck Espresso Cups from our Sea Of Greens collection
Minimal, thoughtfully designed ceramic tableware made sustainably. When we are designing new items, we first bring them into our home. We put them on our shelves and use them in our daily rituals. We wear them in and see how tactile and functional they are. To see which colours, forms, and textures we subconsciously migrate to time and time again. These items we bring into the studio to refine and develop into what eventually makes it onto our store. The process of making is slow and thoughtful, taking care to choose the proper way over the easier way. Each object is thrown by hand from clay found locally and fired using green energy. These traditional processes make every piece unique; no two objects will be identical, sisters not twins.
We sell to a series of boutiques and coffee shops based in Cornwall and London; the list can be found on our website (dorandtan.com). Strata Pinch Dish and SPSC X Tom Hunt Chawan
Coffee Pourer and Charcoal Tumbler from our Tumblehome collection
Carafe and Shallow Footed Bowl from SPSC X Tom Hunt collection, food by Tom Hunt
SPSC X Tom Hunt and Strata Plate collections
LIGA We design Eco Homewares for everyday living inspired by the natural world. We use recycled, organic and sustainable materials in recognition of our personal responsibility for our planet. My background is in Retail and Interior Design. We trial new designs in our own shops in Cornwall. We have been wholesaling our products for under twelve months to over one hundred stores, mostly in the UK. Swallows Cork
We are loving working with Cork - designing our range of tableware and homewares. Cork is harvested every nine years, the bark is extracted from the Cork Oak without any harm. Cork trees can live for more than 200 years and the more cork we use, the more trees will be planted. Cork is sustainable, renewable and recyclable - practical too, water impermeable and easily wipe clean and insulating. Our Tide Clock is made from recycled plastic milk bottles and looks a like slate, but warmer to the touch. Our Oyster Candles are from made from real oyster shells with hand poured pure white wax. Our family run business is based in Cornwall where we design, manufacture and finish all our products.
â€˜Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything betterâ€™ Albert Einstein
Particle Press I design and make homewares and gifts, inspired by nature. My images start out as drawings and paintings, and develop in to patterns for fabric printing and screen printing. Born in Elgin, Scotland in 1983. I studied for a BA in Printmaking at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, and went on to study for a Masters in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art in London in 2004. After graduating from the RCA, I continued making work from my London studio, and I also went on to teach printmaking at London Print Studio.
Cornish Garden Birds Lampshade Wild Flowers Weekly Planner
I exhibited in various exhibitions, including the Royal Academy Summer Show, Mall Galleries and the Royal Scottish Academy.
From my beautiful studio nestled in the countryside, I produce homewares and gifts inspired by the rambling hedgerows, wildflowers and garden birds. My work starts out as either paintings or drawings of things that I have collected or spotted around our Cornish fields.
I set up Particle Press after discovering a love for fabric printing, and have recently rediscovered painting which has allowed my work to be translated in to full colour fabric designs. Screen printing still remains at the crux of my practice, and I enjoy making small collections of prints to sell alongside my digitally produced fabrics.
They are then translated in to bright uplifting patterns, which I turn in to lampshades, cushions, tea towels and stationery.
I am now based in the countryside, just outside Falmouth in Cornwall, where I design and make my work. I also run a programme of workshops throughout the year, teaching my love of screenprint to all ages.
Fiona Leighton Cornish Garden Birds Lampshade and Cushion
Cornish Garden Birds Tea Towel
Blue Tits and Poppies Lampshade
Screen Printed Pink Flowers Zip Purse on Linen
Flying Song Thrush Lampshade
Song Thrush Cushion
Kaitlyn Pearson I am a mostly self taught illustrator/designer who has a love of colour, the sea, nature and animals. I live in Cornwall with my boyfriend and 13 little dogs. I studied Graphic Design but then lacked the confidence to pursue it as a career so went to work in an accounts office for many years. I would still draw cartoons and make various things but never dreamed it would one day become my career. A chance encounter at one job led me to experiment converting my cartoon style into a computer generated image using the shapes in Publisher. The only program I had used at the time which would allow me to be creative. It was a success and that led me to create many designs which are still very popular today.
Harbour View Coaster
I then started attending fairs and landed a contract to design a brochure for Trebah Garden. After working with them for a couple of years I decided I needed to learn a more flexible computer program to move forward with my work.
I print a lot of my own homewares and gifts after learning the sublimation process. These are all made in a static caravan next to our home and I use the spare room as my office and printing room.
This led to a 10 week evening class in Illustrator. I still only know the basics but it has allowed me to elevate my style which has now become quite distinctive.
I have recently had some designs licensed for Coast & Country giftware and my prints are sold through Whistlefish Galleries which are tailored to suit their colour palette. I also have my own gift shop in Redruth, Cornwall where I sell my own work and that of approximately 40 other makers and artists.
Nearly Home, Lifton Trees
Sea Dawg 2
Can of Mackerel Mug
Purmoren Crafts Purmoren Crafts is based in Cornwall and produces handmade stoneware ceramics with the essence of Japan. So named after the Cornish translation for Kathryn – ‘Pure Maiden’. Originating from London, Kathryn has gradually moved further south; settling in Cornwall in 2001. Kathryn returned to education following several years of working in the banking industry, choosing Truro and Penwith College to complete a BTEC in Art and Design with a triple distinction. After 5 years of creative studying and graduating from Falmouth University, in 2013, Kathryn focused on being an established crafts person and a member of the creative family at Krowji, Redruth.
Stoneware Jar (Willow Copper String Brush Detail)
Porcelain Chopstick Rests
Currently entering her next chapter, Kathryn has relocated to work in a new space and focus on some new projects. Having exhibited her work at various places around Cornwall, Kathryn is currently part of the Poly Guild (Falmouth), Truro Arts (Truro), Herringbone (Polperro) and The Lane Gallery (Truro).
Kathryn Watson’s work is mostly made from Cornish Stoneware and is mainly depicting a Japanese essence i.e. sushi platters, teapots, tea bowls and sake sets. In addition to these stoneware items she also produces porcelain rice bowls and chopstick rests from porcelain slip and other functional everyday items such as mugs, bowls and pots.
Kathryn also exhibited her work at Carcadden Gardens in Trellisick, Feock, a National Trust property. The ‘Dancing Willow’ sculpture was there for over 3 years. There are still times when willow is incorporated in her work i.e. handles for her teapots. Kathryn’s work is inspired by the simplicity of a range of Japanese ceramics which was introduced to her when studying her BTEC in Art and Design. The work she produces is an emblem of Japanese subtlety and transience, and although she is a perfectionist sometimes likes to work outside of her comfort zone.
Porcelain Rice Bowls
Matt Black Stoneware Teapot
Most of the glazes used are lead free and her work is original and handmade.
Satin White (Willow Copper and String Brush Detail)
Satin White Stoneware Tea Bowls
Black Red Stoneware Sake Set
Matt Black and Red Stoneware Sushi Platter
Small Blue Stoneware Teapot
Heather Scott Iâ€™m a woodworker and metalworker, based in Cornwall, creating furniture and homewares that echo the simple beauty of Japanese and Scandinavian design. Itâ€™s all in the detail - the craftsmanship, the honesty and the functionality of products that make more of your everyday. After studying a year of Contemporary Crafts BA at Falmouth University I decided to focus solely on woodwork, taking up a carpentry apprenticeship for two years and then finding myself a workshop locally. My workshop is based on a farm in West Cornwall, surrounded makers and artists. My environment has inspired me to look at other materials and encouraged me to learn to weld and explore metalwork. This ability to combine materials has been the basis for my new furniture collection. I have exhibited across the UK at London Design Fair, The Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey and Newlyn Art Gallery and the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.
My work is strong in style and elegant in form. I work with both timber and steel, from planing to welding, sanding to grinding. I combine materials to create elegant structural forms. My pieces are made to last and made to be used, time and time again.
Emmeline Simpson Emmeline Simpson is an artist/designer producing unique contemporary souvenirs and gifts inspired by British cities and made in Britain. In her home town of Bristol back in 2009, Emmeline felt that her city wasn’t being celebrated enough. She began to see a demand for high quality contemporary souvenirs inspired by the city as well as functional products for people’s homes which celebrate their own personal memories of landmarks that are special to them. After selling her greetings cards to gift shops in Bristol, she began to incorporate her iconic collage images into a range of products including tea towels, mugs, stationery, as well as high quality melamine placemats and coasters, all produced in small factories in the UK.
Borough Market Placemat
Parliament Square Padblock
Emmeline’s designs begin with a line drawing which is embellished with elements of collage taken from magazines, newspapers and fabric, and then paint is added. ‘I am passionate about collage... it always brings something new and exciting with so many and varied patterns and textures it brings to a landscape.’
Clifton Balloons Bristol Placemat
Set Of Six London Coasters
Her collections include a number of British cities; Bristol, Bath, Oxford, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cheltenham and London. Her London range brings together the well-known tourist sites of Tower Bridge, Parliament Square and Piccadilly Circus, as well as featuring well loved and favourite haunts of Londoners themselves such as Kew Gardens, Hampton Court, Borough Market, and Carnaby Street. She hopes that her work will be enjoyed as much by those who live in the cities she depicts as those who are passing through or have moved on. People have a strong connection with the cities and places where they live, and by giving a gift to someone featuring that place, they are celebrating a memory they had together, The idea behind her products is they are functional objects, so rather than having a piece of artwork on your wall, it can be incorporated into a product that can be used in everyday life.
Piccadilly Circus London Coaster
Buckingham Palace Placemat
zero12photography.com Homeware products based on my artwork and photography. After falling in love with photography and art at an early age there was no question on what I was going to study. After going to university and receiving my BA in photography, I decided to set up my small business zero12photography from my own home where I could indulge in mixing art with photography. All products are handmade by me and are based on my work, which is inspired by my love of travelling and colour.
Glass Coasters 4
Glass Coasters 2
Glass Coasters 3
I am based in Wiltshire and have exhibited my work at the Old Truman Brewery Art Exhibition in Shoreditch, London.
My work is based on colour, emotion and what I find inspiring. All my products are based on my artwork and photography and come at an affordable price, allowing everyone to have a piece of art in their home. Glass Placemat 1
Glass Coasters 5
Glass Coasters 1
Plush Velvet Cushion 1
Plush Velvet Cushion 2
FEATURED STATIONERY Hattie Buckwell Caroline Cook Fivebargate Poet and Painter The Pattern Book Laura Stoddart ChloÃ« Tinsley
Hattie Buckwell Illustrations of times of adventure. Trained in illustration and textiles print design, I am based in the vibrant city of Bristol, UK. I sell my work through more than 50 shops and galleries throughout Europe, including co-owning my own Gallery Shop in Central Bristol. Original paintings using watercolour & ink. Prints are high quality Giclee Prints produced using archival inks & fine art paper.
Seasonal Flowers Explore
Fill your walls with prints & cards to remind you of all the Mountains to climb and Oceans to Swim. Illustrations of times of adventure playfully populated with snow-capped mountains, tessellating shoals of fish and wildlands from across this illustrated world. Look closely into colourful dreamscapes to see the tiny surfers amongst inky turquoise waves and secret pools perfect for wild swimming. â€œI love the storytelling in each illustration and the prints are hard to distinguish from a painting. So easy to buy as presents and never give away!â€? - L White 2018
Caroline Cook A West Country artist Caroline Cook specialises in equestrian art and other animal portraits. She has been painting since she was old enough to hold a paintbrush. Self-taught her paintings capture mood, light and action, whilst retaining accuracy and attention to detail.
Making a Splash
Barn Owl in Winter
I Love Whippets
Although originally known for her equestrian art, Caroline Cook also paints a wide range of different subjects. Dogs, wildlife, country scenes, and horse racing are all captured by this versatile artist. She paints the things she knows and loves best and this is apparent in her stunning artwork.
A Near Miss (Fox and Pheasant)
Big Orange Defeats Order of St George
Graphic prints and cards. Fivebargate is the brainchild of Andy Goodman a designer, illustrator and London escapee who works from his home just outside the city of Bath. Andy’s work uses bold, geometric imagery and visual puns to underpin or subvert everyday phrase and language. His love of contemporary design and minimalism is evident in his use of both colour and form.
Informal Hedge Figure & Flute
Six Colours Under the Sun
Andy Goodman collaborates with design agencies and publishing companies and is currently working on graphics for three children’s wards at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. He continues to write and design graphic tales for children and is published by Edizioni Corraini in Italy and Princeton Architectural Press in New York.
A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse
When in Rome
Mouse in Convertible Clog
Red Herrings that Grow in the Wood
Poet and Painter Contemporary greetings cards and prints. At Poet and Painter British artists Lucy Creed and Bryn Dineen create strikingly original, witty cards and products, with an eye for the unnoticed in the every day. Their training in Fine Art brings a freshness to the work, which features a bold love of colour and wordplay, to create unpredictable and off-beat designs. Their range covers everything from parenting to pet ownership through to teenage trauma and life’s curve balls. While the studio itself produces a constant stream of current, and often snortingly funny, original writing, a selection of designs feature the brilliant poems of Trevor Parsons, a stalwart of modern British Poetry. So, whether they are cheerily illustrated poems, or beautifully created imagery, the cards have something to say to all of the people in your life.
FP427 Best Friend Lover
Poet and Painter Products
We are delighted to have been nominated as Finalists in the UK’s prestigious Henries Awards 2018 (Contemporary Trend Category.)
The Poet and Painter studio is located in the beautiful countryside just outside the glory that is Georgian Bath, and Lucy and Bryn are as much inspired by city culture as by the contemplative country life.
Customers love our playful humour, which is the inky fingerprint of the Poet and Painter brand; funny without being offensive, inclusive yet irreverent. One could say very British…
FP51 Those We Love
Our stockists include Paperchase, The Turner Contemporary, The People’s History Museum of Manchester, Shakespeare’s Birth Trust, Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum, Scribbler and hundreds of independent shops across the UK and overseas, with a thriving export business. Our cards are printed on FSC accredited stock, with a matte finish and are sold in packs of 6, with recyclable cellowraps. We are constantly updating and refreshing our range, and have produced a selection of our bestselling designs as high quality, Indigo Press prints, board backed and cello wrapped ready to be framed. Some designs are also available as gift boxed, dish-washer safe, bone china mugs; it’s immensely satisfying that people love the cards so much that they want them to have a life far beyond the mantelpiece...
FP112 Thinking of You Group
FP234 Still Smitten
FP456 Dad Star Unsung Hero
The Pattern Book
The Pattern Book curates vintage graphics from art, literature and science and re-purposes them into everyday greetings cards. Partners Nick Crowe and Neil Baber both have an eye for the unusual. With a passion for art history and ideas, they share the key tasks of curating, re-purposing and designing greetings cards for internationally recognised brands. Finding images they can adapt into cards not only requires painstaking research but a great deal of luck. They’re always looking for original images that might strike a chord with customers’ hobbies, interests and intellectual pursuits, and it can take days to strike it lucky in any particular archive or library. Their most prized designs often come from outof-print books. Some of their best selling cards explore the theory of colour, natural history and iconic product design, offering a new approach to greetings cards which resonates with the curious and creatively minded. This approach was rewarded in January 2018 when eighteen months after launch The Pattern Book was short listed for the Top Drawer ‘Spotted’ award for the best newcomer at the international trade show in Olympia, London. Before The Pattern Book, Nick was an arts writer for Prospect Magazine and former musician in the rock band Gay Dad. He is a contributing author to the Phaidon book Body of Art (2015). Neil Baber is a graduate in History of Art from the University of Manchester and was a book editor at the art publisher Phaidon Press for many years. As well as running The Pattern Book he is now a part-time lecturer in publishing at Bath Spa University.
The Pattern Book Mantelpiece
Standards of Hue
Since launching in 2016 with only a handful of cards, The Pattern Book now has a dozen ranges featuring over 100 designs.
Right from the outset the business wanted to define its own niche in the highly competitive greetings card industry rather than following seasonal or design trends, and Nick and Neil thought long and hard about their own interests and the kinds of cards they’d like to receive themselves. So they decided that designs should have a timeless quality, be beautiful enough to frame, and stimulate their intellectual curiosity. Naturally, bookshops, galleries, museums, stationers, framers and stylish gift shops are full of curious people, and now make up The Pattern Book’s growing customer base in the UK. Stockists now include the London Design Museum, the Conran Shop, Tate Britain, Tate St Ives, the Wellcome Collection, Scottish National Galleries, the Daunt Books chain, Blackwell’s bookshops, dozens of independent bookshops, stationers, framers and gift shops across Britain, as well as many council run public galleries and museums. The business is now ready to expand into new territories, and not just English speaking countries - many designs are readily translatable. All new stock is printed on a carbon neutral, four colour lithographic press using sustainably sourced, acid free Italian textured papers, and are packaged with recycled fleck kraft envelopes in recyclable cellophane bags. Each card is bar coded and sold in packets of six per design.
Chemistry of Birthday Candle
Laura Stoddart Laura Stoddartâ€™s distinctive and beautiful work has made her one of the most admired of British illustrators. Laura Stoddart was born in Liverpool in 1971. She grew up in rural Cheshire and always wanted to be an illustrator. After studying at Brighton University and the Royal College of Art she began her career with a commission from the Royal Mail for the 1996 Christmas stamps, the youngest professional artist ever to have designed a set of stamps. Since then she has worked for a broad range of clients, from Gardens Illustrated and Crabtree & Evelyn to Portmeirion and Unicef, in all areas of design and illustration.
Two years ago she set up a company to design, produce and sell illustrated products, her beautiful and distinctive work can be seen on stationery, china and giftware as well as a series of limited and unlimited editions of prints.
Laura now lives and works on the Devon/ Somerset borders with her husband and two children.
Ways to Die
She loves chairs, trees, china dogs and red shoes and many other things, and is very proud of being a third generation illustrator.
Storm in a Tea Cup
Bernard and Ethel
My cards printed onto quality, recycled paper from the South West, packaged in compostable packaging with a recycled envelope, really are the guilt free selection for many customers.
Chloë Tinsley ‘When it rains, knowing my paint will slide off the canvas, I retreat to my studio and draw in inks and gouache. I work on Wildlife and Botanics, inspired by things I see in nature. These originals are then turned into limited edition prints, and cards and packaged in compostable packaging.‘ Swimming in the sea every morning, I get that time to meditate on and connect with the natural environment. To be able to convey that sense of full life, of nature bursting forward, present and dynamic through the use of line and colour is wonderful. Starting the drawings in inks, it challenges my draughtsmanship, and allows a strength of voice to come forward. A fully contrasting media and technique to my plein air painting, although one often informs the other, existing symbiotically.
Standing out from the others on the market at the moment, there’s an array of over 47 different designs to choose from, all reproduced to a very high print quality, and remain very close to the original artwork. The style is free and dynamic conveying a sense of movement. The subject matter and their presentation, are all of the moment. They fill the gap for a thoughtful card, one that is for keeping, and for the more discerning individual. In particular my cards would suit a store that has customers with a strong ethical voice, an eye for nature and a love for the distinct.
Signed, limited edition giclée prints of these are also available, ready framed, perfect for the art collector or interiors industry buyer for large orders, (lead times applicable). More details of her work at www.chloegallery.co.uk.
Having put together large scale art exhibitions, worked on garden and interior designs and produced much graphic material; taking the drawings and working on them to create illustrative cards, combines my skills and allows me to make something entirely unique, accessible and definitely something to be shared.
An art scholar through my teens, I was fascinated by line; visiting Paris and Barcelona with my sketchbook and black pen, inspired me to never be without art or inspiration from such a young age. I studied the History of Art at Edinburgh and La Autonoma in Madrid; my grounding in art and its histories is full. After this I surrounded myself with many contemporary and award winning artists, those who had a lot to share. The Langham Gallery in London are currently showing my original inks and my cards can be found across the UK from Scotland to Cornwall, and my wonderful Falmouth is championing them very proudly to which I am very grateful for.
Pheasant on Parade
Chloë Tinsley Card Selection
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This eCatalogue showcases the diverse and incredible talents of South West art, craft & jewellery for international appreciation.
Published on Mar 1, 2018
This eCatalogue showcases the diverse and incredible talents of South West art, craft & jewellery for international appreciation.