Steph Liddle is a Designer/Maker working predominantly in ceramics. With an eye for colour and pattern, she draws on her background in Illustration to create contemporary, graphic ceramic jewellery and homewares. Focussing on minimal shapes, combined with bold patterns and a limited colour palette, she creates pieces which are easy to wear and live with. Working from her studio in Dundee, Steph makes each piece by hand and aims to create simple and functional, yet beautiful, products to be cherished and used.
The core theme of Steph’s work is the idea of ‘home’ and ‘home comforts’, especially the role of food, and many of her minimal patterns are inspired by culinary staples. For example, the recurring dash and curve motifs she uses are inspired by rice and macaroni – classic comfort foods reduced to their most basic shapes!
The result is a collection of objects which sit together and interact with each other, but are equally strong alone. Designed with functionality in mind, the minimalistic nature of the objects allow the user to add their own narrative and explore how they use the objects, which can be grouped into two strands – ‘home’ and ‘body’.
Find more about Steph at; stephliddle.com
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Ever since experimenting with clay in her art classes at school, Eva Radulova knew that ceramics were the creative direction she wanted to take. Having focussed her studies on ceramics and fine art at university, there was nowhere else but Stoke-on-Trent to hone her craft and complete her Master’s Degree.
Maintaining the hand-crafted as well as mass appeal to her work has been pivotal in Eva’s design process, and her inspiration has played an important role in achieving this. Concentrating on everyday objects for her graduate collection, and combining these with traditional techniques and reinvention, her distinctive vessels were born.
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And find more about Eva at; http://www.eraduceramics.co.uk
Paige Alexis Jones is an illustrator currently working in the South of England after graduating with a First Class Honours Degree in Illustration.
Inspired by nature and the natural, many of these themes can be seen in her work, or as a basis for many of her pieces. Her work takes form in both digital and physical outcomes such as silk screen printing, lino printing and collage.
Find more about Paige at; http://earthlylittlethings.com/
Samuel Bellamy graduated from Nottingham Trent University in the Summer of 2015 with a BA (Hons) Furniture and Product Design. He has won awards for his Moroccan Lamps collection at May Design Series and New Design Britain Awards 2015, and is now making the move to London to pursue his design career. Find more about Sam at; http://www.bellamydesign.co.uk
CM Carter creates comics and illustrations under the guise of Breakfast Champion.
She draws influence from alternative comics, low brow culture and dark humour. As well as old fashioned pens and paper CM likes to work with digital media, silk screen and single malt!
Find more about CM Carter at; http://www.breakfastchampion.com
Sophie graduated from Central St Martins 2013 in BA Ceramic Design.
Her designs have a significant sense of sentimentality that enrich and enhance everyday living, and are designed first and foremost with function in mind.
Sophie creates handmade and unique ceramics. Mass production is not used. Bearing the marks of production, they do not strive for perfection; their beauty is in their individuality.
“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” Sir William Morris.
Find more about Sophie at; www.sophiecobb.com
Reece Curtis-Walwyn is a Womenswear designer from London who graduated from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, with a BA Fashion Womenswear degree. She has won awards such as Lewisham and Deptford sewing machine award, Textiles award , Young designer to watch ‘Loving your curves plus size’ competition 2013, Own Label Graduate Fashion 2013 competition and Alternative Fashion 2014. These awards allowed her to progress in her career to then feature in newspapers such as The Daily Express, The Mercury, The Beaver newspapers, Bricks Magazines , The Debut Magazine and Black Hair and Beauty Magazine. Reece has lucky enough to dress Jenni Steele at BAFTA nominations and Film premier ‘Home Again. Which lead to dressing models for events such as Root2tip hair show and Rentez-Vous rental events. She has worked for the likes of Bunmi Koko, Belle & Bunty, The House of Booshie and Nylander Couture. As well as working for Debenhams across brands such as Red Herring, Henry Holland and Julien Macdonald. Find out more about Reece Curtis-Walwyn at; http://www.reececw.com