Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Friday, 22 October 2010
We find out more about Lara of Shadow Maker today.
On a visit to South Africa I watched a local artisan string together clay beads along with various metal objects he had found. Inspired by the effective simplicity of the idea, I have tried to stay true to its origins by using only those metal objects I am able to find and recycle.
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Today Jami from JML pottery tells us more about her lovely pottery.
There are two things I have always known about myself. I am a practical person by nature and I have always loved making beautiful, useful things. These integral parts of who I am have led me to become a potter. The satisfaction I derive from creating something that can be enjoyed for its usefulness as well as its beauty keeps me working hard at the potter’s wheel, striving to continually achieve that balance in my work.
I make all my own glazes and slips from scratch. I throw everything and alter some items. Recently, I have been experimenting with use of coloured slip against lighter clay bodies. The interplay between the textural swirls and the body itself gives them an energy that I strive to achieve. See more here.
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
Thanks to Bal of Visconti Couture who gives us an insight into some beautiful handmade jewellery and handbags.
Handbags and jewellery are essential accessories needed to either compliment or complete an outfit. Our designs are not only exclusive, they are individual creations delicately handcrafted making our jewellery and handbags both glamorous and elegant yet truly timeless must have pieces.
Our products are bespoke and therefore can be designed and tailored to suit the client’s individual style and needs. With something for everyone our products are appealing to customers looking for timeless classics. Each piece is designed and developed from concept to completion making it unique, individual and classy with great passion and care going into each stage of development.
We select only the very best Swarovski crystals, beads and semi precious stone for our jewellery which compliments each piece giving it character, charm and a unique individualness. Our jewellery is delicate and light, making it elegant, chic and sophisticated to wear.
Monday, 4 October 2010
Today we find out a bit more about Jules Hogan.
I graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1995, and have been working in the design industry for the past 15 years.
My initial collection of jewellery was designed in 2008 and I have developed my ideas whilst pursuing work as a freelance knitwear designer.
All of the fabric is either hand or machine knitted and finished in my garden studio in Berkshire.Where possible I support British companies using surplus yarn, reclaimed buttons and felt made from recycled materials.