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Onions, lobsters and a paper watering can: all at MADE MAKERS

MADE MAKERS online is a celebration of creativity and artisan techniques. With the variety on offer, there’s something for every collector. Here are a few makers who create cheerful and unique pieces – inspired by community, everyday mundanity and vintage materials with a twist.   Rosamund Coady I will launch a new group of my… Read more »

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Nature & foraged materials in contemporary ceramics

Many makers cite the great outdoors as their main source of inspiration, and these #MADEmakers go so far as to create ceramics using foraged materials. Repurposing these natural materials offers a unique, handcrafted beauty – bringing nature into the home. Three of September’s #MADEmakers exhibitors share their processes as they experiment with beautiful effects and… Read more »

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Three independent jewellers’ favourite pieces

Fine jewellery is the perfect wearable investment piece, and supporting independent jewellers keeps the craft of design & making alive. MADE Makers September will feature plenty of British and independent jewellers, who work with traditional hand tools to create unique, contemporary designs. Many items are limited edition or completely one-of-a-kind – so visit the website… Read more »

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How Lauren Bell-Brown found inspiration during lockdown

Although lockdown presented a huge set of challenges to the art sector worldwide, many artists have found new areas of inspiration in a slower pace of life. Jewellery designer and maker Lauren Bell-Brown shares her experience of going back to nature and watching an entire season pass. Be one of the first to shop her… Read more »

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Selvedge World Fair: MADE Makers discount

The first Selvedge World Fair takes place online from 3 – 5 September 2020. The three-day virtual event, a celebration of cloth, culture and creativity, will present the work of 100 artisans, bringing together varied – and in some cases endangered – textile traditions from 60 countries. Visitors will be able to buy handmade fabric,… Read more »

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Five independent textile makers to watch out for this autumn

sam pickard

Just in time for autumn, MADE Makers September will feature independent textile weavers and designers. According to a recent poll by Populus, reported by EcoTextile News, 50% of consumers want to see real sustainable change in fashion and supply chains. MADE Makers is the perfect destination to buy collectible handmade pieces, woven to last. Limited-edition… Read more »

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Collectable, high-quality leather pieces at MADE Makers

MADE Maker Sue Lowday talks about the sustainability of buying high-quality leather goods. New one-off pieces, which proved popular with collectors at the last show in August 2020, will be available this September! What are you working on right now? I am currently working on a very special vegetable tanned leather case for the Bishop… Read more »

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Online craft and design fairs “a lifeline for makers”

Drop earrings

Jewellery designer Kate Bajic talks about her favourite piece on sale at MADE Makers August, and how she’s moving forward with customer wellbeing as a priority. What are you working on right now? I’m developing a new series of drop earrings combining hand pierced and textured silver with luscious gemstones. I’m also working on a… Read more »

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MADE MAKERS online: the next edition

As events are pushed back and galleries remain closed, we’ve been searching for the best way to support contemporary artists and designers. In June 2020, the first ever MADE MAKERS online fair was held: one platform, two days, 80 makers, and 8,500 online visitors. A portion of sales went to Refuge, Mind and Crafts Council,… Read more »

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Let’s Create Packs!

Let’s CrAFT Packs The Crafts Council are fundraising to give as many children across the country as possible art and crafts activity packs.  The Let’s Create packs are aimed at primary and secondary school-aged children who are currently most in need of support – giving them the chance to be creative at home, feel proud of their creations… Read more »