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 …

Josephine Gomersall

Meet Designer Maker Josephine Gomersall

Josephine Gomersall is a Designer Maker based in Sheffield, UK. She studied Surface Pattern design and Textile Design, specialising in print, before doing a Master of Arts degree in Design, with specialism in Jewellery & Metalwork. She launched herself as an emerging maker at New Designers exhibition 2017 with Sheffield Hallam University graduates. As an emerging maker she shares a …

Sunday Best

Sunday Best 20th August 2017

Morning folks! Here is today’s Sunday best for you featuring another selection of work by designer/makers taking part in our Summer exhibition with Design Factory, EMERGE. Our MEET THE MAKER event with Design Factory is TODAY so do come along from 2-5pm and meet many of the fifteen designer/makers taking part in one beautiful space. Caroline Draper – Jewellery Katie …

Kate Kato

Meet Artist Kate Kato

Using recycled materials Kate Kato tries to capture the delicate detail and beauty found in nature. Kate’s work is influenced by plants, insects and found objects which she recreates as intricate, life-sized sculptures and arranges carefully into collections and dioramas. She has always been fascinated by the natural world and documenting what she discovers has become her main motivation for …

Rachel Butlin

Meet Jeweller Rachel Butlin

Rachel Butlin seeks to challenge the concepts of contemporary interactive and wearable jewellery producing a range of high end , mixed material wearable pieces.   Rachel loves to challenge the way in which people perceive a piece, by creating small scale sculpture that can be worn on the body, in a way chosen by the wearer. Carefully considering material combination …

Harriet Elkerton

Meet Ceramicist Harriet Elkerton

Harriet Elkerton would like to envelop you in a handcrafted existence. Her objects, with their unassuming simplicity, are designed for living, for enhancing everyday pleasures. Natural materials, plants and food play a key role in this lifestyle; Harriet uses these elements in her display, on hand-constructed shelves and tables, suggesting how easily these pieces will fit into a domestic environment. …

Emerge

Sunday 20th August 2017 – Meet The Maker Event

Fifteen designer makers are showcasing their work over the summer with us from 30th July to 8th October 2017 with our MEET THE MAKER event this Sunday 20th August from 12 – 5pm. We are delighted to be chosen by The Design Factory as the venue for EMERGE 2017.  Please join us to find out more about the inspiration and …

Holly Clifford

Meet Holly Clifford – Art Jeweller

Holly describes herself as an Art Jeweller, crafting pieces of delicate and detailed wearable art celebrating the curious attraction we have to plants and the natural world. Encompassing ideas from outside the realm of jewellery, her work draws from illustration, great painters such as Monet and Klimt, as well as from old dioramic books. Drawing and painting are integral parts of her …