Charlotte Meek

Meet Designer/Maker Charlotte Meek

Charlotte has a background in marketing, textiles and design and has successfully turned her passion for piles of remnants into the fabric of her working life. The Stitch Society launched whilst she was recovering from Cancer 4 years ago , and chose to follow a path she knew would make her happiest – designing and creating. The Stitch Society is …

Casey Allum

Meet the Artist Casey Allum

Casey Allum is a self-taught artist and illustrator based in The Peak District,
 specialising in animal portraits. She draws in pencils, inks, pastels & coloured pencils and paints in oils, acrylics & inks. Casey was born at the heart of The Lake District in Langdale Valley and feels extremely privileged to have grown up in such a beautiful part of …

Meet the Artist Mary Thorp

Mary Thorp has always been driven by the need to make things and she is so impatient that the minute she thinks of a project it has to happen ‘now’ – in every area of her life! Digital photography, modern printing techniques and responsive computer packages are therefore the ideal medium for her. It is not the photograph but the …

Benjamin Partridge - The Owlery

Meet printmaker Benjamin Partridge

Created by Benjamin Partridge, The Owlery focuses on the development of surface pattern design, developing complex or interesting surface patterns from single motifs. The Owlery produce bold and individual home and giftware using lino cut and screen print surface designs featuring animal based designs. Print designs are predominantly inspired by the British woodland and current affairs relating to the protection …

Emerge

Last few days of EMERGE

Well, what a lovely exhibition EMERGE with the DESIGN FACTORY has been; we are all really sad it will be coming to an end this Sunday, 8th October. We featured all 15 designer/makers here on the blog (little reminder below for you) and half of them were with us on Sunday 20th August to chat to our customers about their …

Meet Ceramicist Katie Lowe

Katie Lowe is a contemporary maker in the field of slip casting ceramics. Katie graduated from NTU in 2015 after completing the Decorative Arts BA (Hons) course which is one of the most established 2D and 3D design and craft-based courses in the UK accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers. With a focus on simplicity and the beauty within …

Judit Esztergomi

Meet Ceramicist Judit Esztergomi

Judit makes wheel-thrown and press-moulded tableware from high-firing clays: functional and simple pots, which are meant to be used every day. Eating, drinking and sharing are those moments which create an intimacy between the pot and its holder, and change the average into special. Judit considers herself an honest craftswoman: her pots lack philosophical and deep artistic thoughts, but they …

Nicola Cliffe Madder Cutch & Co

Meet designer/maker behind Madder Cutch & Co, Nicola Cliffe

A chemistry teacher with a lifelong love of textiles Nicola left the classroom to follow a childhood dream of going to Art College. Triggered by a strong desire to redress the careless use of synthetic dyes worldwide, she completed an MA with distinction in sustainable textile design at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Nicola has continued to pursue a desire …

Kate Welton

Meet Ceramicist Kate Welton

Kate Welton gained her 1st Class BA (Hons) Design Crafts at De Montfort University, Leicester in 2015 and immediately won Potclays Graduate Award 2015.   Potclays is a 4th generation, family owned and managed business operating primarily as a clay manufacturer and a supplier of a wide range of materials and equipment for ceramic. They have been in the clay …