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 …

Hayley Priestley

Meet jeweller Hayley Priestley

Hayley finds there is an enchanting beauty when the strength of nature dominates a physical structure over time. She is fascinated by derelict buildings and objects that may seem abandoned and unloved, yet nature is drawn in like a magnet. Hayley’s jewellery reflects this journey. The techniques she uses invite growth and distortion to pieces she has already spent time …

Katy Mai Webster

Meet artist and printmaker Katy Mai Webster

Katy Mai Webster is an artist and printmaker based in the beautiful Llŷn Peninsula, North Wales.   Since graduating, she has developed a range of ceramic jewellery, cards and accessories based on her original screen prints and illustrations. Her ceramic jewellery and landscapes are inspired by the coastal area around her home, especially the tiny details of nature such as fossils, wild flowers, pebbles and lichen. …

Kirsti Hannah Brown

Meet ceramicist Kirsti Hannah Brown

Kirsti hand builds ceramic vessels influenced by the sea, beaches and cliffs around Wales and Scotland and exhibits across the UK. The decoration on Kirsti’s pots evokes shorelines, waves and landscape featuring her distinctive vivid turquoise glaze.   Kirsti exhibits across the UK and delivers ceramic workshops in North Wales and the North West. Her shapes are either figurative featuring vivid …

Laura Bennett

Meet the Jeweller Laura Bennett

Since graduating from UCCA with a BA Hons (First Class) in Three Dimensional Design (Jewellery & Silversmithing), Laura has set up her practice in the heart of Southsea. Laura is involved in local art projects and exhibitions, including Making Space, Aspex and Strong Island aswell as stocking galleries and shops all over the UK. She also participates in annual selling …