Jean Bowker trained in History of Art and took the Year Prize at Basingstoke College for her year. Trained as an aquatint printer, or etcher, she also produces distinctive hand-made paper and paper products, including albums and decorative boxes, which combine with her etchings to produce unique gifts. She makes her paper from natural plants including grasses and rushes.
Deschenes is a textile designer specialising in hand screen printing and embroidery. Her collections involve reworking vintage fabrics, clothes and ephemera. Deschenes' work always has a narrative at its core and she notes drawing as very important as a means of expressing this.
Jennifer Boulton Designs is a young vibrant textile design and manufacturing business based in the beautiful Scottish highlands. Our designs are unique, quirky and can be made by commission to ensure that the product is bespoke.
Designed and handmade in Scotland, sporran-nation produces a range of limited edition and one-off contemporary unisex sporrans and bags. Sporran-nation is the design practice of Jennifer Cantwell, who's background in painting and textiles is reflected in an emphasis on surface texture, colour and detail.
Original contemporary accessories made in the Highlands of Scotland.
Bags, purses and scarves made from tweed, cotton and silk.
Fused glass jewellery and home accessories.
A maker of ceramic sculpture, and functional pottery. Jenny's studio is situated near the rugged coast of East Caithness.
Joan Baxter makes woven tapestry wall hangings, inspired by the landscapes and history of Sutherland. She exhibits and sells her work worldwide as well as working to commission for both corporate and private clients. She also teaches from her studio.
I studied at Oregon State University for the 3rd year of my Hons Degree from Grays School of art. It was at O.S.U. I first experienced fibre art and textiles as a fine art discipline rather than design.
I have continued to experiment with fibre arts, particularly papermaking, and have been self-employed since graduating with an MA from Manchester Metropolitan University in 1992. I have completed many residencies including 5 months in Taiwan at the Chayoyang University and the Su-Ho Paper Museum.
Designer and maker of bespoke contemporary furniture, using native hardwoods. Commissions vary from individual pieces to domestic interiors.
Designer and maker of contemporary hardwood furniture either individual pieces or interiors.
Also manufacture Architectural joinery such as staircases, doors etc in hardwood or redwood.
Work is also undertaken to the drawings of clients, architects or designers.