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British Craft Trade Fair Unique ceramics


Eddie Kent Ceramics (BCTF Stand 321) creates unique raku fired ceramics. Consisting of silhouette animal forms including the popular giraffe, elephant, hippos and domestic animals. Internally illuminated word plate boxes. Statement pieces that include suspended carved and freestanding orbs and the incredible tactile Wishing Stones. Visit: www.eddiekentceramics.com t: 01494 481385


Contemporary knits


In a studio at Welbeck in Nottinghamshire, Jane Withers and Michael Hanmer of Janie Knitted Textiles Ltd (BCTF Stand 169) create contemporary knitted fabrics with lambswool on hand operated knitting machines. Inspired by colours, patterns and structures in their rural environment, they make useful and decorative products, for the home and to wear. Their latest trade products including lighting, will be on show at the British Craft Trade Fair. Visit: www.janieknittedtextiles.co.uk t: 01909 480163


Handmade scarves Fresh and vibrant


Wraptious (BCTF Stand 372) is a community celebrating and supporting work from over 30 emerging artists, as cards and gifts. The company is passionate about its stories and proud to be able to share their work. If you’re looking for something fresh and vibrant, whilst supporting new artists, be sure to visit the stand. Maybe the promise of free delivery on all orders and a minimum purchase of only £60 might tempt you. Visit: www.wraptious.com t: 0161 738 1440


Damian Clarke Creatives (BCTF Stand 468) introduces silk scarves backed with British made lambswool. The generous, two metre long scarves, combine Damian’s abstract silk prints with leno- weave lambswool (pictured) or cashmere. Warm yet light and fresh. The range of handmade silk scarves includes 1 metre square and 2 metre long scarves that float in the air with an elegant drape. All made by hand in Dorset. Visit: www.damianclarkecreatives.co.uk t: 0777 312 888 5


Landscape inspired prints Stunning glassware


Formerly known as Glass @ Carnelian Crafts, Barkley Glass (BCTF Stand 431) was launched in January 2015. Jane Drysdale creates stunning kiln formed glass in her shiny new studio in Crieff, Perthshire. Using clear glass, coloured powders and metal inclusion the focus is on colour and texture in a range of hangers, framed panels and free standing pieces at affordable prices. Visit: www.barkleyglass.co.uk t: 07736067936


Inspired by nature rebecca@lalabuds.com 07546 387861 Visit her on Stand no:96


Beautifully hand drawn and digitally painted, blank greetings cards by commissioning artist Rebecca Carr.


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Sheila Kerr (BCTF Stand 231) is an Ayrshire designer goldsmith/silversmith who has created a number of collections inspired by nature and literature. A fully bespoke online design service is also available. Sheila will be exhibiting her latest collections at the BCTF - the Filigree Collection, The Crest of a Wave Collection and the Fuschia Collection as well as some individual pieces. Visit: www.sheilakerrjewellery.com t: 07858 257455


Detta Textiles (BCTF Stand N40) specialises in knit and digital print inspired by the landscape of the Aran Islands. The attractive and tactile products include cushions, blankets and wallpapers. The designs lend a nod to the traditional stitches of the Aran jumper but with a modern, fresh approach. Traditional knitting techniques are mixed with designs for digital textile printing and wall coverings to create unique designs for cosy, warm and inviting spaces. Visit: www.bernirae.blogspot.com t: 07970 509758


Clocks and jewellery


Pixalum (BCTF Stand 104) designs and makes colourful, vibrant clocks and fashion jewellery in aluminium. The style is characterised by simple contemporary forms and detailed surface designs in a mix of geometric and abstract patterns. Bright and attractive designs anable you to display eye-catching collections within your shop. Visit: www.pixalum.com e: trade@pixalum.com t: 07446 994090


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Modern and original glass


Wonderland Glass Ltd (BCTF Stand N7) creates excitingly modern and original handmade glass products that are all unique and individual. The company’s aim is to make beautiful pieces of art that can be used in everyday life. All the glass work is handmade, unique and individual, this can lead to some of the colours and hues varying. Visit: www.wonderlandglass.co.uk t: 07889354308


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