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 …

Sunday Best

Sunday Best 13th August 2017

Morning folks! Here is today’s Sunday best for you featuring another 6 new designer/makers taking part in our Summer exhibition with Design Factory, EMERGE. EMERGE runs until 8th October with our fabulous MEET THE MAKER event on Sunday 20th August where most of the 15 designer/makers taking part will be with us from 12 – 5pm. Emma Goward- Jewellery Holly …

Diane griffin

Meet Ceramicist Diane Griffin

The inspiration for Diane’s work stems from a trip to Jerusalem she made many years ago. Diane visited the Wailing Wall and was intrigued by the thousands of wishes and prayers written on paper and crammed between the stones in the wall. She loves this idea of leaving something of yourself, perhaps something very personal, in a public place. She …

Caroline Draper

Meet Jeweller Caroline Draper

Caroline draws on her extensive travel and life experiences in India to explore a fascination with geometry, symmetry and repetition. Fifteen years ago Caroline left a full time career as a nursing sister to relocate to New Delhi with her family. Bombarded on a daily basis, the rich colours, exotic scents, eclectic tastes, cacophony of never ending noise, diverse cultures, …

Sunday Best

Sunday Best 6th August 2017

Morning folks! Here is today’s Sunday best for you featuring another 6 new designer/makers taking part in our Summer exhibition with Design Factory, EMERGE. EMERGE runs until 8th October with our fabulous MEET THE MAKER event on Sunday 20th August where most of the 15 designer/makers taking part will be with us from 12 – 5pm. Caroline Draper – Jewellery …

Rag Makers

Meet Rag Makers – a mother and daughter practice

Rag Makers is a mother and daughter practice, inspired by the women in their family who spent their lives working in the rag trade, recycling woollen cloth in Ossett, West Yorkshire. Throughout the 19th century Ossett was a town that specialised in recycling cloth, sent there from across the UK and Europe. At the start of the recycling process skilled women …