Browse and buy unique pieces from these makers, designers and exhibitors during the Arts and Craft Festival.
Holly Bell makes functional stoneware ceramics on the potter's wheel. Her work is a response to the calm palette and sweeping, curved forms found in the coastal landscape. She uses glazes to describe the layers of colour found at the horizon; often experimenting with glaze combinations that overlap and react to create texture and depth in the glazed surface. The palette she works with is subtle, but an integral part of her design process. Each piece is handmade using a white stoneware clay and hand glazed, and so no two pieces are exactly the same.
Jason makes stylish, contemporary Windsor chairs, using traditional methods. Chairs are carefully crafted from 'green' timber that he selects from Sussex woodland. His processes are time honoured, and rely on the skilled use of specific chair makers hand tools - Travishers, Scorps and Adzes. Chair parts are 'turned' on a spring-pole lathe and curved pieces steambent onto forms. His chairs are attractive additions to both contemporary and traditional spaces.
I’m a young traditional furniture maker passionate about making beautiful pieces with a emphasis on longevity and process. My process is driven hand tools, not only to create truly handmade pieces but also as an effort to preserve craft. This collection is inspired by my research into Japanese aesthetic as well as culture and craft. With all hand cut structural joinery and hand planed surfaces these pieces bring a subtle, peaceful aesthetic to the household.
For Isabelle handmaking jewellery is all about trying out new ways of combining traditional methods of making with modern technology. Every piece is made in her London studio from start to finish including all the setting work. Her minimalist designs are strongly influenced by the school of Bauhaus. It is her strong believe that in order for a piece of jewellery to work it needs to be designed in a way that will keep it relevant for years to come. Simple understated elegance is key to Isabelle's designs, as is the use of precious metals and high quality gemstones and diamonds. As well as having a strong design it is important for a piece to be crafted to the highest standards and Isabelle draws on her experience of working for and with highly skilled master crafts people during her years in the industry.
James Dougall is a multi award winning silversmith who's innovative work bridges the gap between 21st Century design and traditional craft working. He seamlessly utilises other materials with silver to extra ordinary effect, glass, leather, and even brick, to achieve a unique synthesis and design vocabulary. Each piece is the cumulative outcome of a long period of engagement which the designer hopes will add to the rich canon that is the silversmiths art.