Inspired by geometric architecture and minimalist forms, Violeta Kozlova creates a collection of wearable jewellery that explores her desire to find inner stability and a sense of accomplishment.
The current collection is conceptual and revolves around her own way of finding peace that she shows in her jewellery.
Violeta’s work focuses on traditional techniques and along with contemporary finish it gives the desired properties to the collection that consists of pendants, rings, bangles, brooches and earrings.
Find more about Violeta at; http://violetakozlova.weebly.com
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A recent graduate of Chelsea College of Art and Design, print and textile designer Adriana Jaroslavsky has developed a signature style of bold, geometric shapes and colour combinations that she has converted to silk scarves, and more recently her first range of notebooks.
Her experimental mark-making with a cross section of products, working without the constraints and obvious order that tends to be a common theme today, means she can express her creativity across a multitude of disciplines.
As well her love of colour and print, she is also busy developing her first range of leather accessories which she is hoping to launch later this year.
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Find more about Adriana at; http://cargocollective.com/adrianajaros
An alumni of Chelsea College of Art where she graduated with an MA in Textile Design last year, having been selected for the Laura Ashley Family Foundation Scholarship, Rowenna has been busy collecting awards for her beautiful wares over the last 12 months, including a commendation in the British Wool category at Bradford Textiles Society Competition, the Textile Environmental Design Award for Sustainable Design and Craftsmanship and a Clothworkers’ Foundation Award from Cockpit Arts.
By receiving the award, Cockpit Arts has provided a light, airy studio space with looms available, allowing Rowenna the opportunity to expand her design portfolio further. It has also given her the confidence to set up a business based on her passion for weaving. Gaining full creative control was important for her so she has been able to push the boundaries of innovation when it comes to weaving, and experimenting with the variety of elements at her disposal from inspiration to sustainability.
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Find more about Rowenna at; http://www.rowennamason.co.uk
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
Michael Carroll creates hand made objects that are inventive and unique. He likes to challenge and explore the properties of materials, alongside the methods he uses while working with them. The task of creating something new, unexpected or surprising from these explorations is the motivation behind his work. The aesthetics are derived from a lifelong interest in inventing, engineering and making. The impact these have taken is visible throughout his work, which tends to speak very strongly of the way it was put together. This interest has always been encouraged by the industrial landscapes of Northern England near to where he grew up. Michael tries to reduce waste and energy consumption where possible, and takes a special interest in jointing techniques that tackle and explore these ideas. Although driven by creating new and exciting things, he always aims to make durable, long lasting objects that are built using responsible and well considered methods. Local timber is the primary material of choice, coming from the same area Michael has lived and grown up. Michael studied on the 3D Design: Designer Maker course at Plymouth University, graduating in 2011. He currently lives and works in his home town of Knutsford, Cheshire, UK. Find more about Michael at; www.michaelcarrolldesign.co.uk Click HERE to shop his collection
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
Jennifer is a Designer Maker, specialising in bespoke ceramics and lighting, working from her studio in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Having recently graduated from a Master of Design from Plymouth University, she is currently working from her studio as an independent maker.
In her practice she demonstrates the purity of materials and methods used when creating an object, as well as collaborating with other artists and offering pottery classes.
Find more about Jennifer at; http://www.jenniferstafford.co.uk/
Alexandra is a surface pattern designer graduating this Summer from Leeds College of Art. With a hands on approach and an eye for process, colour and material, she combines screen print and mono-print techniques to create paper and fabric surfaces. Influenced by shape and texture, the prints explore experimental approaches to print, combined with colour placement to create unique mixed media collages. Her graduate collection is informed by the engagement of touch within design, using a combination of hand and digital printing to create bold and tactile surfaces. Limited editions and one-off pieces now available.
Lisa McConniffe is an emerging fashion designer and illustrator.
She earned her Bachelor of Art in Fashion from the Manchester School of Art in 2013; her collection was named runner up of the British fashion council & warehouse competition and was also selected to showcase at Earls Court during the annual Graduate fashion week.
Energized by the prospects of a metropolitan life, Lisa made her way to London and has completed internships with brands such as Warehouse, Issa London, and Turner Bianca. She has also continued to collaborate with design creative on various freelance projects and recently accepted a place on the MA Womenswear Accessories at The Royal College of Art.
Her accessories combine tradition methods of tassel making combined with a playful vibrancy through layers of texture, which is best described as unique, vibrant and inspirational.
Find more about Lisa at; http://lisamcconniffe.wix.com
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
As a Fashion and Interior Design enthusiast Yemi Onibiyo launched House of Arike in 2013 after being inspired by her global travels.
Yemi’s African heritage is also evident in her sophisticated use of luxury, vibrant colours, textiles and prints.
She takes pride in only using responsibly sourced, sustainable materials with all products being made and manufactured in the UK by people who share the same values and commitment to support the local industry.
Find more about House of Arike at; www.houseofarike.com
Having graduated in 2013, Tom and partner JJ have since set up Tom Hutchinson Design to further develop his graduate collection of home accessories.
Their incredibly successful Kickstarter funded project has meant that they have been able to follow their passion, and put this first collection into production.
They design simple, beautiful homewares, hand-crafted by UK artisans using only the finest materials, and are proud to say that all of their products, right down to the smallest detail, are designed and made in the UK.
Find more about Tom at; www.tomhutchinsondesign.co.uk
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
A Birmingham based Designer who says awesome a lot!
Graduating from University Of Wolverhampton in 2011 she enjoys music of the pop-punk persuasion, reading comics and watching most American TV shows and cartoons. Her main inspiration is words. Whether it’s a line from a movie or a lyric in a really good song; if she likes it, she tends to draw it.
Kayleigh's mostly imperfect style of illustration is the thing that makes each piece unique with its hand drawn imperfections...
Find out more about Kayleigh at; http://cargocollective.com/kayleighhadley