Featured Designer: Alexander Garnett

Alexander Garnett Ceramics

 

Alex Garnett is an independent designer who produces quirky fun ceramics with an emphasis on originality like all our designers. A self-taught ceramicist and experienced prop maker with a passion for visual art, he prides himself on products hand made in the UK. Perhaps his main forte is subverting mundane everyday items into unique, quirky collectibles.
Graduating from Goldsmiths in 2003, Alex co-founded the design studio MIXKO. In 2010 he established himself independently under WWW.ALEXGARNETT.COM where he continues to produce visually striking work ranging from interior design to fashion accessories and modern sculpture.

Past clients include Bloomberg, Dirk Bikkembergs, Fiorucci, IKEA, Paul Smith and Top Shop. His work has also featured on The One Show and Noel Fielding’s “Luxury Comedy” series. Read more

Featured Designer: Mark Eames

Featured Designer: Mark Eames

mark eames womens jewellery

Mark’s work is inspired by his enthusiasm for graphic novels, science fiction and architecture. His pieces are either hand carved in wax using the lost wax casting method or prototyped using 3D modelling software. During this process he is able to create pieces of jewellery each with a unique sculptural quality.

Although fairly new to the industry after a career in media, Mark not only creates his own range but has also worked alongside fashion designers, creating dynamic catwalk ranges and bespoke one-off commissions.


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http://www.markeames.com/

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Featured Designer: Esoteric London

Featured Designer: Esoteric London

esoteric london jewellery

Esoteric London is a cutting edge urban lifestyle brand specialising in hand made clothing, jewellery and accessories. Established in 2012 by London College of Fashion graduate Chloe Hope King, who wanted to create something fresh reflecting her love for hands on design and manufacture.  Creating  collections that allow her customers to make a statement, stand out, and be generally more awesome than the rest of the general public.

Esoteric London will feature limited edition pieces as well as launch a new pieces at Intrigue Emporium’s Autumn Show.


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See the whole shiny back-catalogue here:

http://esoteric-london.com/

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Featured Designer: Lisa Slinn

Featured Designer: Lisa Slinn

lisa slinn ceramics

A Staffordshire based designer, Lisa Slinn has a passion for Illustration and Ceramics. In combining the two she has created a collection of work that shows her idiosyncratic illustrative style and her love of 19th Century British ceramics. Her dishes are highly decorative pieces of art that playfully fuse images found on traditional British tableware with contemporary ceramic design. The inspiration behind her work came after visiting the V and A for the first time this Spring and spending three days sketching their ‘Made in Industry ‘ tableware collections.

I became fascinated by the way 19th Century designers used gold lustre brushstrokes to create Renaissance inspired curly edges and floral motifs that we would now associate with china found in our great grandmas best cabinets. I played around with creating my own versions of ornate handles but painted them flat onto the surface so that they would look like they’d been placed on at the last minute. In complete contrast to the hours it would have taken hand painters back then. I mean for my pieces to have a fun feel and to reference Museum China ware but for them to also have a contemporary twist”.

 


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http://www.lisaslinn.co.uk/

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Featured Brand: Yadaina Aisha Fine Jewellery

Featured Brand: Yadaina Aisha Fine Jewellery

Yahida Aisha Jewellery Rings

Yadaina Aisha is a new independent label specialising in fine, luxury and exclusive jewellery. Designs ‘play with’ and draw a heavy inspiration from nature and possess an ‘exotic beauty’ through the use of a carefully selected wide-ranging colour palette. Coupled with a personal creative vision and a signature style, each design is carefully crafted, highly artistic and contains various elements of abstraction from the subject in focus.

Founded by Cass Jewellery & Silversmithing graduate Yadaina Watson in July 2014, the label strives to ‘deliver with a difference’ whilst maintaining and supporting ‘the handmade craft’. As a highly creative label, this is paramount, especially in today’s ‘saturated mass and machine-led’ jewellery market.

As a label that stands for a ‘hands-on’ approach to making, no two pieces are the same, ensuring authenticity.

The ethos of the label is ‘to encourage individuality’, ‘promote the fashion-focused individual’ and ‘embrace a unique sense of style’.


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You can visit the website here:

http://www.yadainaaisha.com/

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 Yahida Aisha Jewellery Rings

Featured Designer: Ros Shiers

Featured Designer: Ros Shiers

Ros Shiers

Ros Shiers is an illustrator who designs typographic and illustrative prints and stationery. Her designs are available on a range of art prints, greetings cards, wrapping papers, wrapping tapes and notebooks.

Ros is inspired by uplifting words and phrases which she brings to life in her playful typographic prints. 
Ros’ love of drawing is clear in her detailed pencil studies of ice creams, cakes, perfumes, vintage cameras and her signature dog portraits collection. Her prints work beautifully alone and also look lovely hung in a group as your collection grows.

Ros works from a studio in her West London home with her beloved Puggle Bailey at her side. Her products and prints have been featured in various publications including Elle Decoration, Easy Living, The Telegraph and The Independent.

Her products can be found in stockists both in the UK and internationally and she can often be found at boutique markets and lifestyle events around London.

All Ros’ products are designed, printed and manufactured in the UK. The digital prints are printed by Ros, the Giclee prints by a small printer in Essex, the wrapping tapes are made in Lancashire, the wrapping papers and notebooks in Sussex and the greeting cards printed in Devon.

Ros also works on commercial and private commissions and has worked as a freelance illustrator since graduating with first class honours from Brighton University. Her clients have included Nokia, Ford, M&S, Stella McCartney, Quadrille, Hodder & Stoughton, John Murray Publishing, ES Magazine, 125 Magazine, Cent, Lula Magazine, Russian Glamour Magazine, The Big Issue and Quintessentially.


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See the whole collection on her website: http://www.ros-shiers.com

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Ros Shiers

Featured Designer: Harriet Rose Knight

Featured Designer: Harriet Rose Knight

harriet rose knight

Harriet Rose Knight describes herself as having “the rough hands of a maker and the imaginative mind of an artist”, combining her quiet aesthetic with the raw conceptual roots which drive her designs.

This collection, ‘A Portrayal of Composure’ captures the silent concealment of anxiety, combining a quiet controlled oval exterior, with layers of intricate restrictive grid work. It visually describes the escalation and constrained, trapped feeling of fear, emulated through layering and precision cut caged designs.

This raw emotion however is disguised through gentle curves, accurate intricacy and a muted colour palette forming a quiet, calm and reflective aesthetic deceiving the viewer. Within each piece, differing stages of portrayal are depicted through the breakdown of grid work.

Harriet is drawn to the intricate subtle details both conceptually and aesthetically. This is evident not only within her designs but also within her material choice, using birch wood she carefully hand treats each layer to gain specific tones, as well as to highlight the subtle natural details within the grain. These layers are combined together using sterling silver or yellow gold rivets adding further delicate detailing to each piece.


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http://www.harrietroseknight.com/

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@HarrietRKnight

Harriet Rose Knight

Featured Designer: Jasmine Simpson

Featured Designer: Jasmine Simpson

Jasmine classes herself as a contemporary ceramicist, illustrator and artist. She creates evocative illustrations of animals in an expressive, free hand style. They are influenced from her environment and the fables and mythical stories she was told as a child. She then translates her 2D work onto the ceramic bodies of her animal figures, which act like a 3D canvas.

She likes to take a fresh approach towards industrial processes, creating batches of animal figures using slip casting with earthenware clay, very much like the traditional Staffordshire Flat backs prevalent around the 1800’s in Stoke-on-Trent. Even though the base of each figure is replicated she tries to give them each an individual character by exploring surface application techniques such as scraffito with coloured slip. She then layer up a variety of glazes and over glaze enamels to hand paint illustrations onto the figure and to finish she adds gold lustre to highlight certain areas and give a luxurious feel to the piece.


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Check out more of her work here:

http://jazzcreative.wix.com/jsimpsonartist

Jasmine Simpson

Deatured Designer: Lorna Boyle

Deatured Designer: Lorna Boyle

Lorna Boyle

Lorna Boyle is an independent jewellery designer and maker from Dublin, Ireland, who lives and works in London. Lorna’s designs are inspired by the decay of our urban landscape. She searches for the beauty in the mundane, focusing especially on cracks in pavements and walls, recreating the negative spaces to make precious what is usually overlooked or unseen.

She combines electroforming with 3D printing and found objects to create unique and beautiful wearable rings, brooches, bangles and neck-pieces.

Lorna graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2014 with First Class Honours in Craft Design, Jewellery and Metalwork. She also received the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland’s Future Makers Innovation Award for her degree show collection and is currently studying an MA in Design at Goldsmiths University.

 


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You can check out her whole collection here:

lornaboyle.carbonmade.com

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Lorna Boyle

 

Featured Brand: The Eternal Landscape

Featured Brand: The Eternal Landscape

The Eternal Landscape

The Eternal landscape began as a journey in paint and poetry that continues to evolve into a range of products and unique bespoke gifts. The signature product of the company is the range of luxurious scarves in a variety of styles and weights.

Images of original paintings are digitally printed onto 100% silk before being lovingly created into beautifully finished garments. Rather than termed as accessories they are the focal point of any outfit. The meandering aim of the label is to create an ever evolving and transient collection. The designs ebb and flow through the seasons and respond to individual customers wishes with the option of unique bespoke creations.


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Featured Brand: GKJ Jewellery

Featured Brand: GKJ Jewellery

Gemma’s graduate collection ‘Twisted Elements’, is based on the four elements and the Aurora Borealis. Speaking of the material choices for her collection, Gemma says “The most interesting material I have found to use is most definitely the pipe cleaners. I initially felt that the colours fitted the theme perfectly, but when I discovered the versatility of them, and how perfect they are as rings, it opened up my creativity even more.

Discovering the alternative ways of setting and utilising gemstones, in this instance by crushing them in different ways and setting them in silicone, has created a twist to the traditional ways of setting stones. Each of these elements combined have created unusual, fun and playful jewellery, which I hope that the public will love as much as I do”.

Gemma describes her approach to designing and making as experimental. She states, “After gaining inspiration from themes that appeal to me, such as ‘the four elements’, I let experimenting with materials guide what path they will take. I enjoy experimenting with different materials and pushing the boundaries as far as they will go, which leads to a new and exciting way of looking at them.”

 


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Featured Designer: Abigail Heath

Featured Designer: Abigail Heath

Abigail Heath

The concept of Abigail’s work is to draw the audience in and trigger their response of wanting to handle the pieces, creating an individual narrative to each form.
Being deaf all her life, it has caused her other senses to become heightened, especially touch. As a result, her work is informed by textures that she experiences in the world, and it is this different way of experiencing the world that she would like to share with us all.

Due to technological advances, our sense of touch is getting lost. The touch senses are being reduced to keyboards and touch pads. Increasingly, interactive and stimulating art pieces are becoming more common, appealing to other senses, not purely sight.

Abigail loves to be tactile with objects around her and get her own narrative from them. Remembering what the object felt like stands out to her more than seeing it behind the glass. Ceramics opened the doors to another world. Clay and plaster is essentially a blank canvas, allowing the maker to manipulate it in many ways.

Organic forms inspire her and to achieve this, she uses tights and other organic inspired materials to create varying ranges of surface textures.


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http://abigailheath.weebly.com/

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Abigail Heath