Makers in Focus

Maker in Focus – Elaine Day

By Val Michael / 10/05/2022

Elaine Day is a jewellery designer and maker. She creates a new collection of jewellery every year for the summer inspired by nature and particularly the animals she sees in…

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Maker in Focus – Alison Dupernex

By Uschi / 10/05/2020

Alison Dupernex designs and makes knitted textiles.  She says her aim is to make a work of art to wear, with the choice of colour and yarn texture being vital…

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Maker in Focus – Rhian Wyman

By Uschi / 27/04/2020

Rhian Wyman is a hand woven textile designer based in the Royal Forest of Dean. All her products are designed, hand woven, darned, washed and and tentered by herself, using…

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Maker in Focus – Liz Valenti

By Uschi / 27/03/2020

I studied Fashion at the Royal College of Art and was a fashion designer in industry in New York and London for 15 years. In London – principally for Mary…

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Maker in Focus – Celestino Valenti

By Uschi / 17/03/2020

Celestino Valenti became fascinated by period decorative wirework having bought an original hanging basket from an antiques shop. In the early 90s, he started working in three dimensions, exploring the…

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Maker in Focus – Helen Foot

By Uschi / 24/02/2020

With a strong sense of colour and a passion for keeping traditional skills alive, textile designer Helen Foot’s work is all about juxtaposing nostalgic handicrafts with rebellious contemporary aesthetics. When…

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Maker in Focus – Jan Knibbs

By Uschi / 10/02/2020

Jan Knibbs specialises in embroidered bridal wear, and won the Embroidery category in the British Bridal Awards in 2001. Jan continued to improve her couture embroidery skills by studying for…

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Maker in Focus – Jenny Bicat

By Uschi / 27/01/2020

I have been designing and making textiles since doing a Masters in Fashion/Textiles in 1993. I create individual garments, accessories and décor pieces using non-digital screen printing techniques. My background…

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Maker in Focus – Christopher Noble – Printmaker

By Uschi / 12/01/2020

Since 1976 I have been an artist printmaker, which means I produce signed original limited-edition prints. Initially I worked with screenprinting processes, which involves using layers of stencils by which…

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