ARTISAN MADE UK
25 & 26 MARCH 2023
SKIPTON AUCTION MART BD23 1UD
A LITTLE TRINKET
The A Little Trinket range comprises of artisan lampwork glass and vitreous enamel in simple forms to emphasise the colour, beauty and tactile nature of glass. Whilst predominantly teamed with sterling silver to create wearable jewellery, the range also includes home accessories and ornaments. The individual collections cover a range of tastes, from the understated, elegant, frosted glass of the Harmony Collection to the bright, fun loving Polka Dotty Collection.
Adele makes jewellery and objects. She values practical hand making skills in the creation of her designs and she enjoys letting materials influence and dictate how pieces of work evolve during production. Adele is increasingly interested in pattern and texture as a result of a trip to Iceland where she found the linear texture and patterns in the vastness of the dramatic volcanic landscape inspirational, her work has been expanding and exploring landscape ideas.
Alchemi Art is the work of artist Mara Louvain who uses the Victorian Cyanotype and
Lumen photographic processes to create contemporary botanical art fused with a touch of
folklore. A sense of history and nostalgia, combined with the natural world’s beauty in prints and
gifts, is perfect for bringing a little peace into modern life through light-sensitive chemistry and a
pinch of magic. Mara is based on the beautiful Durham Heritage Coast
Gail Kelly makes hand stitched collages of her linocuts and woodcuts printed on Irish linen. These are inspired by the countryside where she lives along with the gorgeous gardens and beautiful landscapes she sees on her travels in Britain and Ireland.
Her Linen Prints are linocut designs of trees, gardens and wildlife printed on Irish linen, available framed and in mounts.
She also designs and publishes Algan Arts greetings cards.
Ali’s jewellery makes a statement. From minimalist pieces to those with a political, humorous or irreverent take, Ali believes how her jewellery is made is just as important as what it stands for.
Working in recycled silver, her precision with a saw blade and signature highly-polished finish show off both her skill and commitment to detail, with each piece being practical enough to be part of an everyday outfit but special whatever the occasion.
ANNA ROEBUCK ART AND JEWELLERY
Anna Roebuck creates unique contemporary jewellery and artwork using a variety of media.
Her first passion is for recycling; her ‘Nocean’ jewellery range is made from recycled plastic milk bottles which are then transformed into bright colourful designs. In contrast ‘Out of Line’ jewellery and artwork is created from etched metals and celebrates Anna’s joy of drawing, with a focus on nature and the environment.
Phil Jackson has been working as a self-employed craftsman for over thirty years. He is currently making pot stands, coasters, boxes and other gift ware from re purposed, locally sourced oak. Each item is designed in house and hand cut using traditional fretwork techniques. He also makes a range of textile covered birchply letters of the alphabet and supplies galleries and other retail outlets throughout the UK. He can also make bespoke items.
BETH CONNORS TEXTILES
Beth designs and makes colourful accessories using 100% Merino lambswool. Her products include snoods, wrist warmers, ponchos, scarves and ear warmers. They are beautifully soft and make stylish, practical gifts. All items are made on her vintage knitting machine in her studio in North Yorkshire.
BETSY & ELS DESIGN LTD
Helen from Betsy & Els creates hand drawn, laser cut, and hand painted British Flowers. Her collection is based on the flower year and the Victorian language of Flowers. A totally handmade,
British sustainable product, Her work is designed and packaged to be sustainable, environmentally conscious. She laser cuts her flowers in her studio from FSC certified birch plywood, before hand-painting each stem individually. Her products range from greetings cards to individual flowers and gifts.
BIG BLACK HOUSE/nDESIGN CO
Big Black House Design Co. is the work of artist-blacksmith Maxine Hunt. Working in both metal and wood, she produces contemporary, handmade collections of gardenware, furniture, sculpture and giftware, blending both modern and traditional techniques. She has been a prominent maker in the craft world for nearly twenty years, exhibiting at high profile events including Chelsea Flower Show, and supplying a wide range of galleries and independent shops.
Caroline Lee is a ceramic artist based in Bramley, Rotherham. Her wheel-thrown stoneware pottery and ceramic garden ornaments are the culmination of deep exploration of two green glazes giving exciting effects when used together in different ways. Caroline also creates fine porcelain jewellery, incense burners and ring trees, sometimes incorporating glass. She has a passion for making fine ceramic Christmas tree decorations.
Christine’s art is intuitive, has texture, colour as well as presence and drama. She is inspired by feelings, smells, nature, people, and the world around her and how they make her react.
Christine’s favourite media are acrylics, watercolour, pastels, all forms of paper, and interesting found things that she can re-use for collage.
Experimentation and play are at the heart of her creations. No restrictions and no boundaries give her work soul and endless possibilities.