Browse work from over 100 of the exciting artists and makers exhibiting at the Design and Craft Fair.
Annie designs and creates contemporary jewellery, inspired by the structural qualities found in organic forms. Particular thought has been given to the identity of the entire collection to emphasise a continuity of shape and design, juxtaposing a wide variety of pearls and precious stones with three-dimensional gold and silver elements. Apart from her set collections Annie is also commissioned to create bespoke work, tailor made to clients’ special requirements.
Barbara creates modern jewellery that combines circles, spirals and spheres in dynamic asymmetrical designs inspired by astronomy. The structure of the jewellery itself creates dynamic spacing and overlapping circular forms. Semi-precious cabochon stones and gold combine with silver brushed to a matte finish, bringing vivid colour and softness to the strong geometric designs.
The silverware and candlesticks that Brett Payne produces are all individually hot forged, by hand, in Sterling Silver. Traditionally silversmiths work the metal cold but if treated with respect and great care it can also be worked hot; the art of hot forging silver is not much practiced today but it does have a long tradition. Brett Payne has taken this tradition to a new level, developing the skill of hand forging silver to explore new applications. Brett Payne’s candlesticks are a synthesis of an ancient technique with his own very original and contemporary ideas of form. His understanding of the importance of simplicity leads to a refreshingly direct and uncomplicated way of making that produces timeless classics.
C F McEwan is the accessories label by textile artist Clare McEwan. Drawn from Clare’s creative projects, she presents a collection of luxury printed 100% silk scarves. Ideas are captured through Clare’s drawings, prints, 3D sculptural forms and macro photography. Launched at the end of 2012, these printed scarves have been described as: ‘walking the line between original artworks and fashion product’.
There is a sense of theatre; a feeling of the cabinet of curiosity to Caroline's work. A playfully dark, surreal side to some of her pieces, influenced by a fascination with natural forms, both living and decaying. She is currently working with the ideas of memory and fragility, using a limited, muted palette, incorporating a wide variety of materials and techniques including textiles, porcelain, silver, paper and found objects