Natalie Thakur has made quite a name for herself since establishing Natthakur in 2005... her fun retro-inspired designs, which are handcrafted in fine quality leather, have been featured in The Independant, Instyle, Elle Decoration and The World of Interiors!
Sweet Wrapper purses £28
Coin purses £32
Natthakur shows real ethical forethought too, only using leather which is a bi-product of meat. What more could you ask for from your pennies!
There's lots of great information and images of Natalie's work on her website www.natthakur.com
These hand-printed leather bags are made by the industrious duo known as Stabo.
After starting out in 2001 Stabo, otherwise known as Ros & Ed, now occupy their 9th studio! They've previously spent a year exploring and trading in New Zealand and were, for a while, making from a studio in north Norfolk before returning to Cambridge where they're now based. Have a look at their website http://www.stabo.co.uk/history.php for an illustrated history of crafty adventures!
Leather Pouches (as seen printed with elephant, bike and moped) £26
Elizabeth Terzza bought her exquisite jewellery to our Arts Market and it was a dazzling joy to see! Elizabeth graduated this year with a degree in Jewellery Design from Hereford College of Arts, and has since been awarded the Alloy Graduate Placement and Bursary.
Lucy Ramsbottom is the talented jeweller behind Goldfinch Jewellery. Since graduating from Birmigham School of Jewellery in 2002 she's worked in Australia and New Zealand before establishing her own workshop back in the UK.
Her 'Weather' range pictured below draws influence from her upbringing in the beautiful Howgill Fells, situated between the Lake Distict and the Yorkshire Dales...
Left to right:
silver sun disc pendant, 18ct gold detail with 80cm chain
oxidized silver disc pendant, 18ct gold ball with 40-45cm chain
silver double cloud pendant with citrine drop, 18ct gold ball and 40-45cm chain
These little bowls are made by Maggie Hollingworth here on the Welbeck estate! Using recycled paper waste, Maggie creates sculptural forms which emphasize surface, texture and form.
Their stone-like surface texture contrasts with their light weight, and each is individually finished with a touch of gold. At only £12 each, they look dramatic displayed in a group; we've sat them on a beautiful piece of driftwood!
Sarah Thirwell cleaverly combines recycled and reclaimed materials with tradional woodturning methods to great effect, creating contemporary objects that are beautiful, usable and eco-friendly, jackpot!
These vessels are made from FSC graded Birch plywood and recycled yoghurt pots (white), vending machine cups (black) or reclaimed acrylic. This considered use of materials has won Sarah several awards and seen her work featured in 'Eco-Design Handbook' 3rd Edition by Thames & Hudson.
Each vessel measures appoximately 100mm wide and 76mm tall, price £40.