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 …

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 …

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 …