Browse and buy unique pieces from 120 makers and designers. Once again, we've teamed up with MADE, (of the Brighton Art Fair and MADE London) to bring you the very best in quality and design. You can also explore the dedicated printmakers show for exclusive prints and artworks.
Drawing her inspiration from our hectic lifestyles of convenience and throwaway, Rebecca looks at the materials we take for granted and discard from day to day. Her tableware questions how using different materials can change our views on objects and their acceptance within society.
Sam Pickard trained as a printed textile designer at Camberwell School of Art in 1985, and gained an M.A. (Distinction) in Textile Design at Bath Spa University in 2008. Inspired by the pattern and colour details found in the Exmoor countryside, her screen-printed textiles bring her interpretation of this into the interior and built environment. The collection of large wall panels, scarves and interior accessories, are all screen-printed to order in her North Devon studio.
Having travelled the world, Sarah is now a full-time ceramicist, creating intricately glazed pieces which are influenced by the wild North Pennine hills that surround her. Sarah's style has also been greatly inspired by the loose and succinct quality of Chinese painting – this is partly due to having received instruction from the master ceramicists of the ancient Chinese city of Jingdezhen; viewed by many as the birthplace of fine porcelain and ceramics. "My aim is to create a sense of place; not a literal one; but one that conjures up an atmosphere or a feeling. I am constantly experimenting with different effects of layering, mark-making and colour diffusion, and the varying ceramic forms and surfaces act as a canvas. I try to paint intuitively with the glazes so that the end result lies somewhere between figurative detail and abstraction."
Sarah makes sustainable statement jewellery from found objects she collects (driftwood, sea-plastic, sea-glass, ghost-net and slate pebbles) combined with semi-precious stones and pearls linked together with chunky hammered eco-silver chains, delicate crocheted fine silver and fused eco-silver and eco-gold focal pieces. Her new collection of big statement rings features boulder opals from Queensland, Australia; and Cornish amethyst and aquamarine she finds near the local clay pits in St Austell.
Sarah's range of porcelain uses a range of fabric textures and techniques from sumptuous, deeply upholstered silk to thrifty patchwork. Having stitched, embroidered and quilted, she casts the fabric in plaster to press-mould and construct jugs, vases and lamps that combine her love of textiles and the domestic interior with wit and curiosity.