Artists

Jess Davids

Jess Davids is a designer-maker, specialising in glassblowing, based in South Manchester. She graduated from De Montfort University studying BA(Hons) Design Crafts in 2018 and has been working with glass for 5 years.

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Anne Farag

Anne comes from an exotic background, her father being Egyptian and her mother Swedish. Many collectors of her work insist that something of these influences show through in her work.

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Helen Theobald

Acrylic paint gives me the most freedom to experiment. I love to play with different textures and glazes, and to add collage, charcoal and oil pastel to create mixed media paintings with rich surfaces built up of many layers. This can take a long time, with many changes in the colour scheme and design before the image emerges as I want it.

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David Cobley

David has painted people from all walks of life and his work focuses on human behaviour. Two of his portraits have been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and form part of the permanent exhibition there. He has had solo shows in both Bath and London.

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Josie Walter

Josie enrolled on the Studio Ceramics course at Chesterfield College of Art. After three years of throwing, building kilns, visiting potters and generally being immersed in pottery, She opened a workshop in Matlock with a fellow student at Chesterfield, John Gibson.

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Andrew Bull

Andrew's small figures and animals depict the lighter side of life. Each piece is handmade in porcelain and fired three times; firstly in a bisque, then a glaze and finally a lustre firing.

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Caroline Finlay

Caroline works from her studio in a renovated fire station in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, UK. Trained at Grays School of Art, Aberdeen.Alongside teaching Caroline has exhibited her jewellery in the UK, Europe and USA.

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Simon Parr

From his studio in Bath, award winning artist Simon Parr makes contemporary paintings in response to his environment. Using bold silhouettes, layered colours and strong lines, he creates images that are both evocative and descriptive of these places.

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Clare Lloyd

I am a jewellery designer-maker who lives and works in Somerset and I make a range of cheerful, everyday jewellery from polymer and resin clays with recycled sterling silver. I love to make beautiful things.

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Linda Baxter/Black Fish Press

Having taught art and design in London and mid Wales we moved to Sheffield in 2012 and I began The Black Fish Press two years later. Sheffield is a great place to run a small creative business. It has a strong friendly network of artists and craftspeople, an abundance of makers’ studios and innovative outlets for showing and selling work.

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Emma Jelf

Emma draws inspiration from many artists including the work of Willem de Kooning, Ivon Hitchens, David Hockney, as well as contemporary female painters such as Chloe Lamb, Elizabeth Barnett and Nancy Gurskin.

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David Brown

Colour and texture are vitally important to me in making my own personal interpretations of the amazing natural world. In the making of my work, I employ a whole range of techniques, including throwing, turning and altering, pressing, slabbing and coil building. I also impress, pierce and apply clay and sometimes add other materials to the clay.

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Kevin Stamper

Kevin utilizes an exclusive process to hand-dye wood veneer and then uses the coloured veneer to create unique and beautiful boxes and small pieces of furniture.

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Vicki Ambery-Smith

Vicki Ambery-Smith creates delicate and ornate small-scale jewellery and boxes inspired by real and imaginary buildings. Especially attracted to the structural clarity and minimal ornament of Romanesque and Renaissance architecture, she also uses forms reminiscent of the modernist structures of Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Helyne Jennings

I see my paper jewellery as miniature paintings, wearable art. The papers are hand painted, gilded and embossed using various media and metal leaf then composed into abstract earrings and brooches. Each piece is individual and unique.

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Jack Durling

Jack Durling is a sculptural ceramicist who creates artwork that is emotively driven by his passion for conservation and love of wildlife. Inspired by the phenomena of the natural world his work is celebratory of the animals depicted focusing upon natural behaviours and animal congregation. Notably using decorative embellishments to subtly highlight environmental and conservational messages.

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James Bywood

James Bywood is an award-winning artist and illustrator who focuses on unique visual interpretations of the British countryside. Using the mediums of sketch and print James creates images that evoke a sense of place whilst also capturing emotional responses.

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Sophie Glover

Sophie Glover is an artist making drawings and paintings from her studio in South East London. Her drawings record the inner workings and activity of artists’ studios, workshops and restaurant kitchens.

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Misha Seelhoff

Misha, originally from California, is now living in Somerset, and is a jeweller who combines painting and design to make a stunning range of colourful aluminium bracelets necklaces and earrings in bright shades perfect for a bit of spring time colour . Techniques involve anodising a process which fixes the painting on to the metal. The jewellery is fun feminine and very affordable.

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Cathy Pearce

Cathy graduated from Central St. Martins with an honours degree in Textile Design specialising in printed textiles. Her drawing skills and art appreciation were developed as a child growing up surrounded by art books and paintings.

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Richard Wilson

Recently Richard’s work has explored colour and abstract patterns in strong forms that capture the ebb and flow of the sea and the landscape of South West Dorset.

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Judit Esztergomi

I make wheel-thrown and press-moulded tableware from high-firing clays: functional and simple pots, which are meant to be used every day. Eating, drinking, sharing create the intimacy between the pot and its holder, and change the average into special. I consider myself an honest craftswoman: my pots lack deep philosophical thoughts, but they offer the joy and love with which I made them.

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Ann Swan

Ann works primarily in graphite and coloured pencil. She is well known for her fine detail, vibrant colours and strong contemporary style. She favours the underdog or the unusual in the plant world, drawing our attention to their beauty through her striking compositions.

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Melissa James

Making jewellery started over 25 years ago in a small way but quickly grew, taking over as a business from painting murals, marbling, wood-graining, etc.

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Sarah MacCall

I work freehand so each sculpture is unique. Most start with a sketch which I "draw" around with wire, others are created by squeezing wires into shape. I love the effects different wires can produce from thick frameworks to delicate textures depicting feathers and hair.

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Anna Lane

I have always worked with colour and texture and this is very what attracts me to working with so many different beads and stones. Seeing how colours can work together and against each other to suit our many emotions.

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John and Dawn Field

John & Dawn Field, based in Yorkshire, England. We have been successfully exhibiting and selling our jewellery in prestigious craft centres and art galleries nationwide since graduating. Over the years we have developed a number of ranges of jewellery, working both together and individually.

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Karina Gill

Her work captures the transformation of hard metal into brilliant organic forms that mirror the geometry of nature. She has established a unique voice through the crafting of exquisite contemporary pieces that demonstrate her characteristic experimental approach.

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Jo Lilley

I sculpt intricate animals from wool, often placed on quirky objects giving them a life and character of their own - they can be quite mischievous!

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Helen Chambers

After graduating from Winchester School of Art in 1995 with a degree in printed textile design, Helen moved to London and worked as a freelance printed textile designer. Helen’s natural flair for colour and composition as well as natural instinct for trend led to a successful career for over 25 years. In 2020, inspired by her love of interiors she started to paint with an idea to create artwork for her own home. Her early paintings were spotted by an interior design shop and soon a new creative journey started to unfold.

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Les Grimshaw

Les specialises in contemporary jewellery and creates designs using metal of coloured gold, and silver, often incorporating diamonds in his work. He has fast developed a reputation throughout Devon and Cornwall as a jeweller with creative integrity and over the years has become renowned for his skilled craftsmanship.

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Hannah Duncan

Hannah is a Swansea based enamel artist and contemporary jeweller who works predominately in enamel, silver and copper. She graduated from Hereford College of Arts in 2016 with a BA in Jewellery Design.

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Sally Dorrity

In my studio in Oxford I am constantly experimenting with different shapes, new glazes and glaze combinations. I am very drawn to movement, form and texture in my work, taking my inspiration from traditional classical forms as well as from the lines, tones and textures of nature. My ceramics and skills are constantly evolving and progressing as I pursue my fascination with clay and its many possibilities.

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Victoria Jardine

After teaching Ceramics for some years, I completed a Theory/ Practice MA in Applied Art and Visual Culture at the John Cass School of Art, London. For me this was an opportunity to examine the ‘language of things’ and, in particular, ceramic things.

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Guy Routledge

My work consists of various brightly coloured vessels, bottles and a wide range of sculptural figurative ceramics, based loosely around the ‘head’ and ‘face’. These pieces are predominantly monochrome.

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Alison Stockmarr

Mary is a professional painter based in Devon and Wiltshire and her work is inspired by the land and sea. Her paintings explore the underlying structure of the land as well as its transient qualities.

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Kareen Jackson

Kareen makes beautiful Oak platters with hand burned pictures on them ranging from fish to flowers. She also makes unique artwork such as cottages, boats and fish from Cornish driftwood.

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Jennie Gilling

I was introduced to the art of making paper whilst I was teaching crafts in London. I had previously studied textile design and found an affinity with the process of constructing and manipulating the surface. After several years’ teaching, I had a period of working as a secretary in arts organisations and when redundancy appeared, I seized the opportunity to return to a creative life, and paper has been my artistic focus since 1983. Apart from being an artist, I am a professional gardener and write poetry.

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Caroline Chappell

These paintings express sensations, memories and responses to my world. Bridle paths and drovers’ roads, ancient burial sites and stone circles, tracks and holloways all whisper their story.

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Shelley Faye Lazar

Colour is my passion…and scarves are the canvases to allow me to enjoy the many ways I can express myself with the media of fabrics and dyes. I see my scarves as jewellery in textiles – and they are functional too!

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Elm House Studios

I am inspired by the constantly changing colours and textures formed in nature. The interplay of opposites, rough smooth, dark light, shiny matt. I use a variety of techniques, clays, oxides and glazes, to alter the surface.

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Jaroslav Hrustalenko

Jaroslav Hrustalenko is a British-based artist with over 22 years of international experience in teaching, designing and making art ceramics.

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Danni Bradford

Danni specialises in the Ancient Art of Verre-églomisé, the gilding of glass. Each piece of Danni’s work is hand painted onto the reverse of toughened glass with details added in inks, mica dust and lustre, then gilded in Metal leaf, such as 24 Karat Gold, Silver or Copper. Each and every piece is an original & no two pieces are ever identical.

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Karen George

I started painting in 2009 after almost 20 years working as a Landscape Architect. I work predominantly in acrylic and mixed media and am best known for my semi-abstract landscapes and seascapes with atmospheric skies. I work mainly from the studio, taking inspiration for colour and subject from a series of sketches and colour studies that I've done on long walks and holidays to wonderful wild places.

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Jennie Wilson

Following an Applied Arts degree, Jenni Wilson founded Jenni Wilson Jewellery in late 1999, and quickly established a lively and witty brand that appealed to a broad cross section of people.

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Bryony Cox

After completing her studies at Falmouth University Bryony has travelled extensively throughout Asia. Her travels initially took her to Sri Lanka where she spent a considerable length of time capturing small moments amongst the busy hustle and bustle of everyday life. Bryony then moved on to India and the corresponding experiences led her to produce works that bring small but poignant moments to life.

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Joely Clinkard

Joely graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2016 gaining a First Class Honours degree in Ceramic Design. Upon graduating, she was nominated for the Central Saint Martins MullenLowe Nova Award and the Great Northern Graduates Award and has since exhibited with Plinth UK, London Design Festival, Bevere Gallery and The Mission Gallery amongst others.

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Paul Dance

Paul has been working with wood for over 10 years, and is now developing his own individual style, experimenting with various ways of colouring and texturing, he is inspired by the purity of nature.

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Yvonne Leon

Yvonne explores different themes of comfort, nurturing, love, grief, joy and how they might affect us. The protection of oneself, emotional bonds and empathy with others are subjects that she returns to time and time again.

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Chris Dunn

Graduating in 2008 with an illustration degree from Bath Spa University, I began life as a freelance illustrator producing portraits and conceptual illustrations mainly for editorial clients. The commissions were varied in style and content, however, they were not in the traditional watercolour style that I wished to pursue, so I set about entering open competitions that specialised in representational art, preferably with a watercolour bent.

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Karen Howarth

My work is inspired by my love of nature and the outdoors; the lines and patterns within the landscape, the texture of grasses against a stormy grey sky, the subtle variation in colour of a vast open seascape.

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Gilly Whittington

I studied ceramics in Oxford UK before setting up my first workshop in 1993, when I also began teaching community education pottery classes in the Cotswold. I initially worked in earthenware with slip decoration, fired in an electric kiln. After a few years I moved to stoneware and succumbed to the temptations of firing in a gas kiln to explore stoneware reduction glazes using wood ash as a basic glaze ingredient.

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Josephine Doolan

I’m a fabric maker, I turn yarn into soft and warm wearable or functional designs. I design and make each item in my collection using the finest quality lambswool yarn. My aim is to create simple yet beautiful quality practical accessories which my customers will cherish.

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David O'Connor

Much of my work is not a single point of view image: it is constructed from different information including reference to the means of production in this case cartography, astronomy, surveying and perspective.

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Moira Hazel

I was born in South Wales and now live in Dorset having lived in East Anglia for nearly 30 years. Visual stimulation from different surroundings, colour combinations from nature or photographic images, or even a piece of fabric can create ideas for inclusion in a painting. The vibrant colours, light and brightness of the Mediterranean, Australia or the fascination of fishing boats in the West Country give me great pleasure and inspiration.

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Jitka Palmer

My work is figurative, narrative and expressive. I love using colour. I strive to create work full of energy and life. I work in clay, carve stone, paint and draw.

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Rowena Park

Rowena has designed and made jewellery since leaving Brighton art college in 1982 and has continuously exhibited her work both locally and abroad.

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Louise Mary

It has always given me great joy to make things, and when I first tried silversmithing, I very quickly felt a strong sense of connection to the craft. I love to use natural sources such as plants as inspiration for my designs and take great care over the detail of pieces. I have been an independent designer maker since graduation in 2005.

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Hannah Cantellow

It’s called ‘Plants and Places’ by Angie Lewin (Merrell Publishers Ltd; Illustrated edition 1 Oct 2010). I was a fascinated 16-year old, botany, landscape, drawing, pattern, print, textiles and design. It was all here, bound into a beautiful book. But, the image that has stayed with me ever since is Lewin's wood engraving print 'Black Island'. It's magical to me. This was the moment that printmaking chose me.

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Colin Hawkins

Colin studied glass at Sunderland University for three years. He then continued his training at The Royal College of Art where he studied for his MA in Glass; during this time he came into contact with, and learnt from, some of the countries most prestigious glass makers and designers.

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Kate Trafeli

Kate Trafeli is an American-British painter and curator currently based in London, UK. She makes her works in a north London studio held by arts charity Collage Arts.Colour synesthesia, new realism utilising symbols/shapes and visible brushstrokes evoke mood and narrative in Kate's works.

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Gail Klevan

I use a variety of techniques including cutting, heating, and moulding block, sheet and compounds to produce my shapes, while other pieces are cast, laser-cut or moulded. I have developed my own processes to decorate it. It can be coloured or clear, patterned or plain, smooth or textured, sculpted or engraved, matt or polished, in almost any combination to reflect mood.

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Josse Davis

I was born into a world of colour and form. My father was a full-time studio potter and his studio was an alchemist's laboratory to me; where dusty sacks of clay powder were dragged in and turned into beautiful treasures

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Carolyn Genders

Carolyn Genders is an established ceramic artist and printmaker based in the UK, well known for her individual ceramic sculptural vessels and forms and her unique relief prints. The essence of her practice is the relationship of form, line, brushstroke and colour, evident in both her works in clay and on paper.

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Sarah Hocome

Sarah is a Chelsea College or Art and Design graduate. She studied design, specialising in mural painting, and went on to teach technical design skills at Chelsea after graduating. She has painted murals in hospitals, such as Roehampton, as well as for jeweller Theo Fennell’s flagship store and private clients.

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Vicky Hageman

Most of my work is thrown on the potter’s wheel using porcelain clay. Form and function are kept simple. I use a restrained colour palette; graphic black and white lines of inlaid slip and sgraffito; smooth, tactile glazes in muted colours, mixed myself, from raw ingredients. Work is high fired in my electric kiln.

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Beertje Vonk

Beertje is a contemporary Dutch artist who finished her art degree in The Netherlands and moved to the UK in 1993. She has done many private commissions both in the Netherlands as well as the UK for both companies, galleries, interior designers and private clients.

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Glowood Designs

Every piece of wood is unique. Patterns within the grain tell its story, where on the tree it came from and how quickly the tree grew. Seasons when water was plentiful and times of hardship are all there to be seen.

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Pratima Kramer

A deep respect for all life forms is expressed through her sculptures and she draws inspiration not only from the human form, but also from the qualities she sees in them - determination despite abject poverty, optimism, kindness, inner strength and beauty.

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Carol Naylor

Carol is a contemporary textile artist who specialises in machine embroidery. She creates unique, one off textiles by stitching directly onto the painter's canvas using a variety of rayon, cotton, woollen and metallic threads. Her stitched textiles range from small intimate pieces to large scale hangings.

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M.Kala

M.Kala presents minimalist yet bold jewellery pieces. Her approach is guided by the observation that strong symbols come usually in simple shapes and repetitive patterns.

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Mary Wilkinson

Mary is a professional painter based in Devon and Wiltshire and her work is inspired by the land and sea. Her paintings explore the underlying structure of the land as well as its transient qualities.

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Jonathan Ellis

Jonathan’s is often concerned with the figure and depicting the human form in a lively, rigorous and intense way. 'We were created to look at each other, weren't we?' (Renoir said). He is concerned with using oil paint to make relevant and personal paintings that investigate human connections.

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Lucy Spink

Lucy’s work manifests her sympathy with nature and her understanding of its fragility. It is beautifully handcrafted, textured jewellery which speaks of the details of our natural environment and the deeply rooted human connection to landscape. Each piece feels as precious as that pebble you curl your hand around and slip into your pocket as a reminder.

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Emma Rosa

Emma Rosa is a self-taught embroidery and mixed media artist creating botanical studies, sculptures and decorative pieces from fabric and thread. She applies free motion embroidery techniques onto silk fabric and soluble material creating intricate botanical detailing down to the stamen, roots and moss.

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Ben Webeck

Inspired by the landscape, my photography takes on a wide variety of forms from panoramic vistas to more intimate and abstract scenes. I’m constantly drawn to capturing that magical moment in time and always follow what naturally attracts my eye no matter the subject or genre.

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David Chilton

David studied at Cardiff (formerly UWIC) graduating in 2001. He is based in Bristol & is a member of Westcountry Potters. David works in the medium of porcelain paper clay and stoneware; hand building figurative sculpture and vessels from sheets of clay.

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Natalie Bird

Natalie is a landscape artist who paints in oils, watercolour and pastel. Her aim is to create atmospheric paintings, based on observation, conveying a connection to a place she has recently visited. Light is her inspiration, and how it affects everything we see.

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Alan Parsons

Alan Parsons lives near London, England. He works in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and digital arts. His practice interrogates observed figurative starting points and subject matter - places and people - which he extends through combinations of media and technique, expressing alternative representations and conclusions.

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Helen Chatterton

Helen Chatterton was born in Bury, Lancashire in 1961. The seeds of a lifetime's obsession were sown when her Scottish mother taught her to knit and sew at the age of seven, and growing up in a textile-based town and household fostered a passion for all aspects of fabrics and yarns.

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Alexandra Barto

Why are we makers? There is something very special about clay. It is raw, elemental, and both the material and practice connects us to our creative ancestors. When soft clay is worked and then transformed into ceramic, the piece becomes a permanent object that contains the energy of the earth and maker combined. It is a wonderful thing to be part of.

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Susi Hines

Susi Hines makes strong and highly individual jewellery, drawing from rich sources often using spherical forms as depicted in the Renaissance and experimenting with fractured and decaying surfaces.

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Andrew Hazelden

Andrew has worked with Mary Wondrausch and Alan Caiger-Smith. He learned the technique of tin glaze earthenware and reduction fired lustre at the Aldermaston Pottery in Berkshire which he joined in 1984. Using a blend of Italian Duruta and a Valentines clay, Andrew hand-paints the oxides onto the tin glaze in the maiolica tradition.

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Mick Davey

I love colour and find slipware a wonderfully expressive and painterly medium. I use a terracotta, earthenware clay, fired at a lower temperature which allows the colours a special brightness and vibrancy.I find inspiration from my love of the natural world and from the various folk art traditions both in the UK and around the world.

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Nadege Honey

I am a contemporary Jewellery Designer with a love of strong bright colours. I personnally design and handcraft all my creations. Whilst my designs are bold, they are both uplifting and unique.

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Suzanne Breakwell

The inspiration for my work comes from an overwhelming love & fascination with the natural world & all its glorious flora & fauna. My paper sculptures are constructed from wire, papermache, relevant pages from vintage books and recycled cotton rag papers. Using recycled/reclaimed materials I aim to bring an environmental focus to my work. I use a variety of techniques to describe & build character to the subject bringing life & vibrancy to each piece. I also aim to capture momentary expression, mood, detail & narrative within my work.

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David Inshaw

David Inshaw is a British artist who sprang to public attention in 1973 when his painting The Badminton Game was exhibited at the ICA Summer Studio exhibition in London. The painting was subsequently acquired by the Tate Gallery and is one of several paintings from the 1970s that won him critical acclaim and a wide audience. Others include The Raven, Our Days Were a Joy and Our Paths Through Flowers, She Did Not Turn, The Cricket Game, Presentiment and The River Bank (Ophelia).

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Colin Robson

One of my first and most abiding magical memories as a young boy, is of seeing the sea for the first time as my father drove over the brow of a hill on a day trip to the Sussex coast. That first sight of the vast sea was pure delight and the sea has enchanted me ever since

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Chris Davey

In the early 1970’s I did a graphic art course at Salisbury Art College, followed by textile design at Taunton College of Art. Originally destined for a life in ceramics and a course at Redruth in Cornwall.

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Hathaway Scarves

HATHAWAY is ‘a mother daughter project.' A creative collaboration between a mother and her two daughters. Lyn Hathaway is a botanical artist, an expert in combining traditional and scientifically accurate botanical art techniques with contemporary compositional ideas. She draws inspiration from the plant world, delighting in portraying its infinite details.

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Faye Mayo

Faye’s vessels and figurative work present a sense of delicacy. Marks of the making process remain visible on the exterior where fine imprints of nature contrast with harsh marks - all referring to life’s experiences.

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Charles Rodwell

Charles Rodwell studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL 1974-78 and has continued to paint since then. He travelled in the U.S., Australia and the Far East in the early 1980s with a backpack and paintbox.

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Nancy Pickard

I was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1963. I grew up in the Channel Islands and then went to the Central School of Art, London and University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. I moved to West Cornwall in 2002 and made my home in a 200 year old converted Wesleyan Chapel. I now live and have my studio in Devon

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Jon White

Ever since I was young I have been fascinate by the human response to the beautiful. There is something ‘other’ about Beauty. Beyond reason and logic, beyond rational and utilitarian purposes.

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Kate Welton

I am a potter based on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, a beautiful area with gently rolling farmland, and the most magnificent skies. My collection of ceramics is wheel-thrown and decorated with coloured slips (liquid clay) in a variety of abstract designs.

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