I'll start off my first blog back with a quick recap of this years Handmade in Britain which saw an exciting amount of British talent on display, some great new designers too! Here is a small selection of my favs for those that missed it.
The one I get asked about the most are the pots by Namiko Murakoshi, she creates ceramics that put a smile on your face, these pot plants come in 'funny cute hairy babes' and 'ugly cute shisaa wards' see her full range at: http://www.namnamceramics.com/
For those that thought paintings were just for walls check out Diane Goode and Carol Lakes work; both designer makers hand paint, yes you read that right, hand paint their cushion designs. Carol creates seasonal botanical imagery on cushions, scarves , fashion and interiors. Below is her beautiful hand painted 'autumn' cushion, for the full range see http://www.carollake.co.uk/
Diane creates almost print like hand painted and crafted cushions with imagery from famous London landmarks and scenery. All her cushions are made from silk and she uses pearlescent paints and glitter embellishments to create her imagery. I want one...but which one? Check out her collection at http://www.dianegoode.co.uk/
www.rosiestallard.co.uk to get your own handmade designer leather goods.
And not to forget the great furniture work of Richard Fairbrother and those coasters by Laura Felicity which were two of the most talked about pieces below:
*For some reason the pictures wont upload at the moment, I will try and fix this but in the mean time have a look at Richard's work on http://www.richardfairbrother.com/ and Laura's at http://www.laurafelicity.co.uk/