fiona Kingdon working

Meet Fiona Kingdon, an artist with a scrollsaw and a shed!

Fiona Kingdon studied Industrial Design, Craftsmanship and Furniture Restoration in the 90s. She then dedicated time to family and supporting young people with behavioural difficulties, but couldn’t be kept from working wood. Making chairs, guitars, lighting and cajon drums. Now, Fiona works in native and rescued timbers. Over many hours of hand cutting with a scrollsaw, intricate landscapes, silhouettes and …

lucinda clark textiles

Meet Lucinda Clark

In 2017 textile designer Lucinda Clark-Wright launched her award winning contemporary brand Cinda Clark Design. Cinda Clark Design specialises in printed collections inspired by grand London Art Deco architecture, geometric form and tonal colourways. Lucinda studied Textile Design at the School of Textiles in the Scottish borders then worked within Design and Product Development for homewares and fashion for over …

Katrina Alexander

Meet Katrina Alexander

Following a hectic career in the events industry, in 2008 Katrina Alexander moved from London to Brighton to embark on her dream career as a designer/maker. Katrina specialises in making striking contemporary silver jewellery which is hand carved into organic sculptural forms using the ancient art of lost wax carving.  Her pieces are designed with edges that have different shapes …

Chloe Harrison outside her garden workshop

Meet the founder of British Brand Bright Corner – Chloe Harrison

Chloe Harrison founded Bright Corner after having her first baby.   Chloe searched for a simple, sophisticated and safe nightlight for the nursery and couldn’t find anything made from natural wood. So she started sketching ideas at her living room table to design her own. Her vision soon evolved to create a range of lights that were not only nursery …

Anna roebuck

Anna Roebuck – a recycling artist

Anna Roebuck, based at The Making House in Burton on Trent, is an artist who focuses on using recycled materials, in particular, recycled plastics; transforming waste in to unique jewellery and lighting and fun sculptures. In doing this, she hopes to encourage people to consider issues around waste, recycling and sustainability and to challenge people’s concept of value. Anna is …

Valérie Wartelle

Valérie Wartelle – a contemporary fibre artist

Valérie Wartelle is a contemporary fibre artist whose main fascination lies within the manipulation of fibres and textiles as an expressive art form. Taking the rural environment as her inspiration, she explores long-term interests of texture, colour, layering and process to create contemplative and ethereal wall hung artworks. Valérie’s primary practice is wet felting; a traditional craft technique using wool …

Jayne Middlebrook

Meet designer/maker Jayne Middlebrook

Jayne Middlebrook designs and makes contemporary lace anchored in a long tradition of Nottingham Lace-making. Jayne responds to changing demands of the interiors and fashion world, as lace-makers always have. Her original work includes wearable lace jewellery, gifts and homewares. In 2016, the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum approached Jayne to supply their gift shop with some lace items. Lawrence’s mother, …

Lucy Brasher

Meet self taught artist Lucy Brasher

‘The cat in the shoe’ is the creation of Lucy Brasher a self taught textile artist. Working from her studio in Dorset, Lucy’s work focuses on the animal form incorporating the human element. Her work has a touch of whimsy with a darker undertone, much like the fables and folklore that have influenced them. All of Lucy’s work is created …