STEVE GORE-ROWE (MAKEFIXDO)
With a background in Graphic Design, Steve now concentrates his creativity on making decorative and functional interior pieces using new and used materials. Based in West Norfolk, he applies combinations of modern and traditional workshop skills to create original designs which explore contrasting materials and surface finishes.
par-avion is a Norfolk-based furniture and lighting design partnership consisting of Simon and Monica Cass. With diverse backgrounds spanning architecture, interiors, lighting and furniture, their work is evocative of a carefully crafted process that mixes traditional craft and modern styling.
Abbey's latest collection of decoupage lamp and light shades using vintage graphics reflects her passion for art and interiors.
Based in her West Acre workshop, reviving, revamping and reloving unwanted furniture using painting, distressing and decoupage techniques to create quirky, unique and environmentally sustainable pieces for her shabby chic upcycled furniture business Abbey Chic. Dedicated to low carbon living and minimising her footprint on the Earth, Abbey finds that recycling and reusing redundant items and giving them a new lease of life is a wonderful way of clearing her carbon conscience.
Egge Alecsdottir decorates well-designed mid-century modern furniture and objects with painterly surfaces in bold geometric designs. Using artists’ acrylic paint and a miniscule paintbrush, she applies a unique design to each piece, bringing out its inate qualities with a subtle yet contemporary palette. Each piece is then gentlty distressed and finished with 3 coats water-based varnish.
Egge works from her rural workshop in Aylsham, and is happy to undertake commissions.
Sue's traditional and contemporary baskets are made from home using Somerset willow or willow grown here in Kings Cliffe, Norfolk. Her baskets are tough, lightweight and long lasting making them an excellent alternative to the plastic bag and with a vast array of designs there are plenty of styles to choose from.
Laura's approach for making relies on spontaneity and an open mind. Through continual experimentation, her work is a diary of mood, colour, texture and pattern. "Imperfection’ is variety and a display of nature’s imagination. Where there are flaws, scratches, cuts and bruises there is a story and a map and the night sky and all sorts"
Charlotte is a lighting designer and artist who has been working with lighting since 1990, designing bespoke luminaires for private and corporate clients as well as manufacturing small batch runs for selective retail outlets.
CAROLYN BROOKES DAVIES
Carolyn graduated from the Royal College of Art in1982. After a twenty-five year career in London as a fashion designer she moved to North Norfolk in 2003. Carolyn’s background in sculpture, her love of natural form and the close proximity of the beach led her to indulge a childhood interest in shell collecting.
Shells with their accidental beauty, subtle colours, variety in shape and texture appealed to her. Their endless ornamental possibilities have inspired her recent shell work of elaborately decorative objects, which are as exquisitely beautiful, intricate and unique as the shells themselves.
With a BSc in Environmental Science and involvement in direct action opposing the destruction of ancient forests and cultures, it is important to Tim that all his work is made from locally sourced wood.
Entirely self taught through trial (and often painful error) he strives to produce elegant, functional pieces with graceful uncluttered lines, for the kitchen and table.
Laura Fletcher offers her first collection of woven and striped cushions,throws and accessories. All feature beautiful stripe combinations – this love of stripes, colour and texture runs through all of Laura’s work. All products are designed and made in Suffolk and the eastern region of the UK using contemporary British fabrics.