Maker in Focus – Liz Valenti

By Uschi | Mar 27, 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 | Mar 17, 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 | Feb 24, 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 | Feb 10, 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 | Jan 27, 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 | Jan 12, 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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James Campbell 1942 – 2019

By Uschi | Dec 18, 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…

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

By Uschi | Dec 13, 2019

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…

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