Arrabella uses traditional silversmithing techniques to create contemporary jewellery working with silver sheet and wire. She combines clean simple forms with anodised aluminium or sea glass to add a burst of colour and movement to each design.
Bill produces terracotta earthenware country pottery which is thrown on the potter’s wheel and decorated in slips coloured with the addition of mineral oxides.
The pots he makes range from large flower pots for the garden to kitchen utility-ware such as mixing bowls, pitchers and platters.
Chesil Jewellery is a collection of sterling silver jewellery with touches of 9ct gold and a sprinkling of semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls.
All the pebbles, fossils & shells in her work are cast from actual shells, fossils & pebbles found on local Dorset beaches. The other pendants & charms are cast from hand-carved wax models.
Delphine’s subjects are beautifully observed, ranging from the botanical to figurative, she brings movement and vigour to everything she illustrates.
Delphine is based in Bridport in Dorset working out of her garden studio.
You can find Delphine on Instagram & Facebook @delphinejonesillustrator.
Designing unique and handmade hats, headwear and accessories, Fiona works from her studio in St Michaels in Bridport to create stylish new and updated vintage pieces for everyday and special occasions.
Gill and Rob’s glasswork draws on textures, features and colours from the landscapes that they love and, along with memories, provide a constant source of inspiration.
‘There’s nothing more thrilling than hearing the phrase “I have to have that!” because our work is full of feelings and memories and we love it when someone sees what we see and really connects.’
Their current work is exploring landscapes and features memorable places from all over the world.
Hugh Dunford Wood is an artist designer, classically trained at the Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford, in the early 1970s. Apprenticed to Peggy Angus she introduced Hugh to the applied arts and the influences of Bawden, Piper and Ravilious.
He works in mixed media including painting portraits, murals, engraving on wood, metal and glass, making lino cuts and hand printing wallpapers. Now living in Dorset, Hugh’s work celebrates a rich life and takes a sideways look at tradition while being innovative and in his words ‘quintessentially English’.
Her work is screen-printed using oxides, mainly traditional coral blue, and hand-built. After the first firing, the pieces are glazed and re-fired. It is through this second process that the colours of the oxides emerge. Most of Janine’s work is finished with extravagant gold lustre. The original print designs are based on vintage ‘Sunday Best’ tea sets and other domestic items. This is then overprinted to the extent where you are left with just a hint of the original design.
Based in Dorset, ‘Joanna’s Treasures’ is a collection of award-winning silver and gemstone jewellery that Joanna creates to offer you something really special for your jewellery collection.
Sea and Silver has been born of a love of the ocean and the sense of space and calm it brings.
Combined with the joy of working in precious metals, Katherine has been fortunate to have worked as a jewellery tutor, designer, and maker for many years. The jewellery Katherine designs and makes when she’s not teaching, is inspired by the natural coastal environment in which she lives and also by pattern and design that catches her eye.
Alongside her own work, she loves to design and create one-off commissions from pre-loved jewellery for others to be handed down to future generations.
All of Krystyna’s ceramics have been influenced by ancient imagery, Celtic and oriental artwork and philosophy and she creates the feeling of timelessness and spontaneity that comes from the subconscious as she tends to work very quickly. Since relocating to Dorset, she has been flooded with all this inspiration from the Jurassic coast which has immediately found its way into her work.
Inspired by the work of several renowned willow artists, Liz wanted to explore a more spontaneous and sculptural use of this wonderfully weave-able and perfectly sustainable material. She uses varieties of willow from local hedgerows and from the Somerset Levels.
The sea and beach along the West Dorset coast have always been a source of inspiration for Lucy. She spends many hours beach-combing and photographing the colours, forms and textures found along the coast to inform her work. Several collections within her work involve clustering things together, reminiscent of the random collection of seashore treasure found in rock pools.
Nick’s experience and expertise in silver and gold design is evident in his eclectic ceramic pieces. He has been inspired by Bill and fellow students. He has found it fascinating to create ceramics in mediums and using processes he has not experimented with before.
His work is inspired by living in the Dorset countryside and near the varied Jurassic coastline.
Nick works from his home garden workshop and studio. He is currently experimenting with Raku firing.
Her designs focus on enhancing natural stoneware clay through hand carved texture, breaking edges and a soft colour palette reflecting the natural earth materials and landscape around her Dorset studio.
‘I’ve always enjoyed the process of creating and I was instantly drawn to the slow gentle rhythm of making pots. Theres’ something quite amazing about using my hands, a few simple tools and heat to transform a humble lump of mud into a beautiful yet functional object that is tactile to touch, evokes a sense of well-being and will last for years. Most of all, I love making things that have purpose, that can be used and enrich the everyday’
Oliver’s involvement in photography started at an early age and has progressed through his A levels to completing a BA Honours degree in Digital Photography at Ravensbourne University, London.
Oliver’s specialisms are architecture, interiors and landscapes – specifically those of Dartmoor. Oliver splits his time between Dartmoor and London.
Plaxy is interested in form and texture. She is inspired by the natural soft colours of landscape, earth and rock. She loves to make things that are simply beautiful to have around and to touch and feel.
Plaxy uses primarily stoneware to create functional (wide range) and individual studio pottery. She works from her purpose built garden studio near
Sherbourne and is inspired by the soft blues and greens of the Dorset landscape and the textures of rock and earth. She mixes her own glazes in the Japanese tradition.
Rosemary makes a selection of wheel-thrown, earthenware pottery.
Influenced by traditional slipware and the harvest jugs from North Devon, and taking reference from the natural world around her home, her pieces are both fun and functional.
Quirky decoration of bird, animal and plant motifs using a variety of techniques, such as sgraffito, paper resist and brush work, cover her body thrown pieces. The application of oxides and underglaze colours give a subtle earthy quality which fit both country and contemporary.
Wendy’s work is strongly influences by the natural world, in particular sea and landscapes that change with the weather.
Wendy uses a variety of techniques selecting the most appropriate for each pieces of work. Using machine embroidery with massed stitches to give a painterly effect or cut shapes pieced together to produce a soft, tactile impression of three dimensionality. She also uses layering as a way of creating depth and blending colour to produce an atmospheric picture.
Designing everything from wallpaper and cards to cushion fabrics, Laura is an award winning multi-media artist with a background in oil painting, sculpture and fine art.
She creates digital prints from original hand-drawn and painted work as well as directly painting and designing digitally.
As well as illustrating greeting cards, Bob has years of design experience working for private clients, events, small businesses and global corporations which includes creating murals and sign writing.
Marion now concentrates on painting, her preferred media being Gouache and Acrylic and most recently Collage. She is influenced both by her textile training in colour and design and by the colours, patterns and rhythms found in nature. Most of Marion’s inspiration is drawn from her beloved Dorset and the hills and valleys which surround her West Dorset home.
Marion’s studio is located near Bridport where she is a regular participant in Dorset Art Weeks and Bridport Open Studios
A self-taught potter, Katy hand-builds her vases in stoneware and porcelain.
Based in Charmouth, inspiration comes from the beautiful countryside and coastal scenery of her West Dorset environment.
Katy is fascinated by print making processes and adapts these to decorate her work, often layering images to add an extra dimension of depth to her ceramics, sometimes imprinting organic matter directly.
She uses screen printing to transfer images of trees, seedheads, grasses and birds to her pieces.
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She creates beautiful, thought-provoking and emotionally engaging linocuts handmade using ethically sourced materials and methods. Her work is quirky and unique, examining femininity, empowerment, sisterhood & family connection whilst interspersed with ideas of climate change, nature, love and fragility.
Her work celebrates and champions womanhood in all its glory; creating imagery that appeals to the modern, independent woman that connects on both an emotional and an aesthetic level.
Corinna was taught to throw by George Farkas in London in 1999. He instilled a respect for thrown forms which still informs the shapes of the bowls and cups which she makes today – essentially that the user should be “invited in” and by extension the whole object should be a pleasure to hold and to touch.
Years later she is making functional stoneware full-time, fired to 1250 degrees in an electric kiln and glazed in a palette of soft blue/white/grey. She often mixes her own glazes and the idea is that the glaze becomes the decorative interest of the piece, sometimes alone and sometimes in concert with other glazes, either overlapping or slip-trailed into swirls on a wheel.
Their work encapsulates a love of slim, functional mid-century design, thoughtful combinations of texture and splashes of North African, Mediterranean and Indian colour – they are colourful in their magpie tastes, seeing and transposing colour and texture from their visits to galleries, junk shops, food markets as well as the chalk hills and sea cliffs of Dorset, where Daniel comes from and Kulbir now lives.
They make and manufacture everything themselves, where possible, so that each step from design to production is considered and true to their aesthetic.
They often design small runs of works around simple, sustainable materials and wonderful surplus finds transfigured into useable, playful designs.
Ali lives in Bridport, West Dorset among beautiful landscapes, close to the sea and the famous cliffs of West Bay. She trained as an art teacher but eventually pursued a career elsewhere. Since her retirement from paid work, she has rediscovered her love for making artworks, cards and small books.
She paints paper in a free style and uses it to make collage of landscape and sea scenes. Ali began this style of work in 2016 and has exhibited as part of Dorset Art Weeks and Bridport Open Studios. She particularly likes working on a small scale.
Caroline is based in West Dorset where she set up her small business in 1994. She specialises in creating an exquisite range of handmade porcelain products from buttons to framed collections.
Each piece is handmade from porcelain clay, glazed and then decorated using platinum and coloured decals created from Caroline’s illustrations and photographs. Her work is inspired by vintage prints, botanical drawings and the beach finds from nearby Lyme Regis.
Caroline creates colourful jewellery using her hand-printed and coloured aluminium, from one-off bespoke pieces for that special occasion, to limited collections of bangles and pendants unique to each dye batch
She loves working with aluminium, hand printing and dyeing the surface and experimenting with designs, colour, recycling and working around its limitations as a metal. She enjoys tackling big projects, small projects, collaborations and the unexpected.
Caroline’s work focuses on the local landscape of Devon and the creatures and plants that inhabit it evoking memories of familiar places.
Her work is printed in limited editions from handmade originals, and the prints all have very tiny differences that make them unique.
Other work includes small handmade books (some pop-ups), all with linocut illustrations and hand-written quotes in calligraphy. The books were exhibited at BABE at The Arnolfini, Bristol in 2015 and have featured in British Artists’ Book Makers and Alan Marshall’s books about British printmakers.