The talented designer-makers who create beautiful decorative furniture and objects for the home use a diverse range of materials, often natural, associated with the eastern region from seashells, to hand-turned wood and ceramics, to wool and glass.
Nicola is based in Norwich and her background is, for the most part, 3D practices, working in a broad range of materials. She uses lots of textile processes, casting, mould making, modelling, glass, metals, foams and lots of digital processes too. Nicola makes limited editions pieces and does take on commissions. Please contact us to find out more.
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.
This is a glass and printmaking studio, gallery and course provider run by the glassmaker Max Lamb (RCA) and artist Dr Fiona Wilkes and located in North Norfolk and Norwich. SALT glass explores the relation between glass and print languages creating sculptures, contemporary design and commissions using traditional processes from kiln cast, free blown and printmaking.
Suzi's work contemplates attachment and habitat, using a variety of materials including wood and woven fibre, with her latest projects using the seaweed-like Flustra Foliacea. A bryozoan, Flustra Foliacea grows in the temperate waters of the North Atlantic seaboard, binding itself to substrates such as rock and lengthening with strong tides. Through bringing it into an altogether unfamiliar context - trading the sea for an oak frame - her latest works invite new perspectives. Each piece is bespoke and commissions can be made for specific dimensions different to those listed.
With an appreciation of the natural world and love of drawing Claire has been inspired to study insects and reproduce these as tiny embroideries on felt. She enjoys the humour in producing insects that are realistic and presenting them as traditional entomological collections. Her work is a celebration of insects some of which are ironically described as ‘pests’.
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.VIEW MORE OF EGGE'S PRODUCTS
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.
RICHINGS AND GREETHAM
RichingsGreetham is inspired by the skill and care of traditional makers, combining integrity and honesty with a utilitarian eye for detail. Designed in Norfolk and developed for simplicity and function. Everything follows the principles of good design, both practical and highly aesthetic.
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 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.
Blott Kerr-Wilson is an international sea shell artist. Ingrid Thomas, in the book The Shell, wrote “Kerr-Wilson is the most innovative shell artist working today.” Blott set off at full steam on her shell career in 1993 after winning a design competition in The World of Interiors magazine. Since then she has created works both privately and publicly worldwide.
Sarah designs and produces small runs of hand printed wallpapers. She grew up in the English countryside, with its lovely corners of unspoilt land and beautiful, wild flora and fauna. Having lived mostly in cities since then, it’s made Sarah very aware of the rural – urban contrast, and the evident disconnection we have with nature and its amazing systems. She uses design to highlight these invaluable natural rhythms and inspire a stronger connection with nature, in both the countryside and the city. She now lives in Norfolk.