Browse work from over 100 of the exciting artists and makers exhibiting at the Design and Craft Fair.
Chris Hawkins designs and produces contemporary collections of silver and gold jewellery from his studio in Brighton. With an eye for current trends, his work combines strong technical skills in sculptural edgy designs. The richly evolved forms of the nature are often the starting point for his designs. Over the years Chris Hawkins has become known for his original collections for both men and women. Chris Hawkins jewellery is always bold imaginative, allowing the wearer to express his or her individuality. Alongside his designer collections commissions are frequently undertaken. Bespoke wedding and engagement rings are designed and made to customers individual requirements.
Claire Moynihan hand embroiders threedimensional British insects and presents them as entomological collections. Her work aims to celebrate this important and diverse part of our ecosystem and she uses local and sustainable materials in their creation. Claire's highly collectable, work is exhibited widely, she has sold her 'Bug Balls' through Paul Smith and Liberty and was selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
The subjects of Darren's work are varied and crystalize as ideas over a period of time. His current collection is inspired by 1940’s Stitchcraft magazines. He produces framed pieces of machine and hand embroidered artwork using free embroidery and applique to construct stylised images, some of which are embellished to enrich the surface of the composition. Economical use of line and gentle humour are combined to create contemporary stitched pieces.
Diane is drawn to the beauty caused by the passage of time, exposure to the natural elements and the influences of man upon our natural spaces. Destruction, weathering and decay reveal interesting shapes, colours, textures and patterns, to fascinate and inspire. Photographic images are used to print directly onto silk or as reference for hand painting silk with silk paints. Hand embroidery and free machine stitching through a quilted layer, creates texture and raised areas in relief.
Eileen Gatt is a Scottish design brand, specializing in luxury handmade jewellery and silverware. Eileen draws inspiration from the Polar wilderness and Inuit culture, Scottish folklore, and the small fishing communities found along Scotland’s East Coast. Inspired by generations past, to be cherished by generations to come. All of Eileen’s jewellery and silverware is handmade her small team of highly skilled jewellers, and bear the iconic Edinburgh Castle hallmark.