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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

Amy Leigh

Meet Jeweller Amy Leigh

The essence of Amy’s work is a fascination with materials changing state from liquid to solid. Amy graduated with First class honours in Design Crafts from De Montfort University (DMU) in 2014, specialising in Jewellery Design and Metal Work. Her degree show collection of contemporary jewellery sculptures  gained her a space exhibiting at New Designers 2014. Following this, Amy then …

Sunday Best

Sunday Best – 30th July 2017

Morning folks! Here is today’s Sunday best for you featuring 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. Amy Leigh – Jewellery Diane …