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Maker in Focus – Liz Valenti

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… Continue reading →

Maker in Focus – Celestino Valenti

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… Continue reading →

Maker in Focus – Helen Foot

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… Continue reading →

Maker in Focus – Jan Knibbs

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… Continue reading →

Maker in Focus – Jenny Bicat

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… Continue reading →

Maker in Focus – Christopher Noble – Printmaker

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… Continue reading →

The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen’s 2019 Maker’s Mark Award

The Gloucestershire Guild of Craftsmen is thrilled to have given our Makers Mark Award at Made by Hand Cheltenham 2019 to Tanja Ufer. The award looks for “a maker with a… Continue reading →

James Campbell 1942 – 2019

I was very saddened to hear of the recent death of James Campbell. He was a true example of a polymath. His interests ranged from jazz to poetry and his… Continue reading →

Guild Member Sarah Pulvertaft and LOT at COLLECT Feb 27 – March 1, 2020

LOT is a collaborative project between three makers: Guild member and jeweller Sarah Pulvertaft, Jed Green (jewellery) and Beatrice Mayfield (embroidery). Their work as individual makers is connected through the… Continue reading →

Inspiration from many sources – Cate Fox explains

Guild member Cate Fox has been working part time at a local auction house for a number of years and has found it to be a never ending source of… Continue reading →