Andre Campos Peres has been a wire wrap artist for more than twelve years. He uses this technique to create beautiful jewellery made with brass, copper, silver filled and sterling silver wires, all combined to natural gemstones. During events, Andre showcases the process of creation of his designs.
Jim creates mounted abstract carvings. They are a new innovation which he first showcased at Crafts in the Pen 2017. The idea initially stemmed from a retirement hobby after many years in the woodworking industry. Each carving is hand carved by Jim and is unique in itself and therefore not repeatable. The open from surrounding each carving allows the individual to appreciate the tactile nature of the carving.
As an artist, Nellie enjoys creating contemporary art with many levels of meaning and interpretation. At times, she uses a minimum of colour and tone which contrasts with times of using vibrant colours and shapes and humour. Nellie applies her skills as an artist to creating beautiful strategic board games that can be enjoyed by all ages.
Anna's work is mostly three dimensional and created by intricately cut singular layers of paper, which she then cuts out and rebuilds into deep, handmade box frames. She is currently experimenting with installing LED lights into her larger pieces. This adds a different depth and function to the piece. She usually draws inspiration from birds and wildlife, combining this with her fascination of old botanical drawings and contemporary surface pattern.
Aiden is a qualiﬁed teacher, designer-maker and instrument maker from Derbyshire. He has nearly two decades worth of experience in his ﬁeld. His work is under pinned by quality craftsmanship. Aiming to respond in a dynamic way to the timber, enabling its potential to be exposed and shown to its best.
Alameda Crafts make locally produced gifts that consist of personalised angels, lavender sachets and door stops. Adding to the products this year are individually handmade wooden clocks that are complimented by other lovingly made wooden items. Alameda Crafts have an affordable gift range that has been hand made in the Yorkshire Dales.
Alexis Valentine is a glass artist hand drill engraver at Walking on Glass. He was made redundant from his Dental Technician job in 2013 and decided to start his own business as a glass and crystal engraver, combining his artistic abilities with his dental skills. Most of his inspiration for his artwork comes from the great outdoors but Alexis is mostly occupied by creating bespoke commissioned pieces for special occasions and presentations.
Trained at Camberwell College of Art where she took first class honours in Visual Arts, Allison makes two ranges of ceramic work: one is vessel and tile based and involves a painterly use of line and colour, the other is ceramic jewellery incorporating Allison's photographs which are often of buildings and architectural details. All of her work is about the joy of being human and the beauty that is always around us.
Matthew Warburton's work is a little bit different. It is inspired by nature and combines traditional coach building and modern manufacturing techniques. He produces products and artwork in aluminium. They range from butterflies, flowers, maps to holly wreaths, jewellery and garden sculptures. His pieces are planished and polished, easy to look after and add an immediate impact to the garden or indoors. Commissions always considered.
Amy is a local working mum from Burnley. She has been making her products for friends for years but has decided to start her own business selling them. She is proud to have hygiene rating of five and lots of amazing reviews. Her items include rocky road, fudge and pies in many different flavours.
Andrew is a painter primarily, but he also works with textiles as another valuable way of expressing himself. His work is very textural and the two mediums often inform one another and sometimes combine. Intuition can take control and push aside analysis and any larger questions he might be concerned with. It is a more meditative, mindful, visceral and cleaner experience. It’s a therapy and a passion. It is something he thinks about every day.
Designing uniquely shaped textured knitted fabrics is instinctive to Angela. She now shares her passion by hand dying British wool for her knitting patterns so that you can create your own masterpiece by following her instructions. Flowers inspire her felt work, ranging from vibrant pictures to a range of felt lampshades using whites only to depict favourite flowers with subtle texture, which when lit reveal the silhouette detail with a warm cosy light.
Anna really enjoys making bags from tweed and likes the feel of working with tough material. Each of her bags are different and so the process is never the same. She usually picks up the material and then sees what kind of bag she wants to create from there. Once an idea is in place, she simply starts sewing. She likes to improve the quality of her bags with every new project.
Belinda lives and works in the beautiful market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, creating faux taxidermy animals from wire, wool and felting needles. She also runs workshops at the Lunesdale Arms at Tunstall throughout the year. Each piece of fibre art is quirky, full of character and totally unique, designed to make you smile.
Originally from the Netherlands, Christa studied Fine Art in London before focusing on Holistic therapies in 1987. She lives & works in Yorkshire and uses her knowledge of plants and flower Essential oils to help our minds and bodies relax and heal. AromaBotanica offers an affordable range of high quality aromatherapy pure essential oils, bath & body care products, home fragrance & hand made aromatherapy gifts. All their products are paraben and SLS free, vegetarian friendly and never tested on animals.
Flo is an aroma company with a conscience. Their ethos has always been to work exclusively with natural and certified organic ingredients to carefully handcraft a range of unique essential oil blends, which can be enjoyed on their own or within their candles, reed diffusers and room mists. Flo have carefully studied the relationship between the aromas produced from essential oils and their positive impact on feelings and emotions to curate their beautiful collection.