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Nominated by Barbara Chandler
Nia has her own workshop in Wales cutting and pasting a collage of artwork which she prints onto fabric by the metre, or for cushions, upholstery and lamps. “You could say that serendipity plays a big part in my work because often things just happen.”
James was a teacher at London College of Fashion for ten years, but gave it up to found his own ceramics studio. His unique style of “action casting” applies colour to the moulds before adding stained porcelain slip. No two vessels are the same.
Ceramicist Alice Funge has her own special style: onto her tactile wheel-thrown stoneware she prints an original recipe in the handwriting of her late grandmother. Glazes are thick and lustrous, and coloured slip recreates the splatters of cake mix.
Inspired by the folklore of plants and weeds, Phoebe has developed a distinctive style of meticulously-drawn and detailed patterns of delicate flower bouquets and leafy stems, with careful shading and subtle neutral shades printed onto fine wool, velvet and other cloths.
Fabric banners and limited edition prints by artist Lucy Grainge (who has a degree from Glasgow School of Art) focus on dyslexia, which she has experienced from an early age. She has developed stencil-based “risographs” which are affordable and sustainable.
Norwegian-born Aese Hopstock is a fashion designer, now with a homeware brand, putting vivid pictorial prints onto fine bone china, kitchen textiles, velvet cushions, makeup/washbags, eye-masks, and silk scarves. Wallpaper is in development. “I believe in beautiful everyday luxury.”
Freya Whamond & Sam Bolt
These two graduates of Rycotewood college have set up Troo Studio in their own workshop in Hereford, making pieces in wood from smaller items for the home to bespoke heirloom furniture. “We like to experiment with the making process, and with materials that complement wood.”
Textile artist Lizzie Hillier’s screen-printed fabrics come as fabric by the metre, lampshades, cushions and so on. Her bold design is on a vintage chair upholstered by Nicki Tarr of Spring Upholstery in Brighton. “I’m influenced by the Abstract Impressionists and Matisse cut-outs.”