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Designer/Makers WE LOVE

Sophie Cook – CERAMISIST

Sophie Cook

Sophie Cook graduated from Camberwell School of Arts in the late nineties with just the original bottle shape in a range of matt turquoises. Since then, a full spectrum of colours and finishes have been developed as well as the emergence of the teardrop and pod shapes.

Her work can now be found in some of the most beautiful residencies worldwide. It is featured in permanent museum collections including the Geffrye Museum and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and was included in the touring exhibition ‘European Design Since 1985: Shaping the New Century’.

Sophie’s studio is by the sea in Suffolk, where she lives with her partner and three young boys and her work can be bought at the Maud & Mabel shop or online at: Maud & Mabel, 10, Perrins Court, London. NW3 1QS maudandmabel.com

Sarah Waters MSDC – FELTMAKER

Sarah Waters

Sarah is a traditional felt maker who uses contemporary techniques. Using just soap and water she produces high quality tactile, yet functional pieces. Often working with local British sheep breeds, she is pushing the boundaries with her work to show how an ancient craft can be brought into the modern world. Formerly a sheep farmer, Sarah now has over 25 years of felt making experience and teaches and exhibits across the UK and internationally.

Read more about Sarah and her work on The Society Of Designer Craftsmen’s website and at www.sarahwaterstextiles.com

Sally Weatherill MSDC – WOVEN TEXTILES

sally weatherill

Sally Weatherill has always been passionate about art and textiles and studied both art history and printed/woven textiles in the US before moving to the UK. Here she set up a studio in a picturesque village on the Suffolk/Essex border where she now designs and produces woven fabrics for fashion and interior accessories. She uses both 16 and 24 shaft dobby looms to create each piece individually ensuring great attention to detail and the highest quality.

To read more about Sally and her work go to: Society of Designer Craftsmen

Juliette Bigley MSDC – METALWORK SCULPTURE

Juliette Bigley

Our lives are lived through and brightened by the objects with which we surround ourselves and which frame our exchanges with the world, and Juliette uses both these objects’ characters and our interactions with these objects as a starting point for her work. Juliette’s work draws on the traditions of silversmithing and still-life to create sculptures that are at once familiar and abstract, re-interpreting the recognisable forms of vessels – bowls, vases or containers – to create ambiguous spaces in which questions about how we relate to the physical world around us can be asked.

To read more about Juliette and her work go to: JulietteBigley.com

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