A-Z | LOCAL ARTISTS, DESIGNERS & MAKERS

The following is an A-Z list of artists, designers, makers and small creative businesses based in or associated with Cambridgeshire, UK. We hope you discover something new whilst here!

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Acacia Craftshandmade decorations + accessories

Agnes Szmatgraphic + web designer, illustrator

Alison Hullyerillustrator, designer + printmaker

Andy Englishwood engraver + illustrator

Andy McKenzieprintmaker

Anomaly Park Designdigital + graphic design

ARC Jewellery – handmade sterling silver jewellery

Art Slave Designscontemporary textiles by Laura Cook

Featured: February 2016  – find out more here.

I create wearable art. Each natural fibre garment is individually hand-painted, designed and constructed. Every piece begins as natural white organic bamboo fleece, soy organic cotton jersey blend, or silk (to name a few). The distinct textile designs are produced by hand in my studio with a combination of screen-printing, batik, shibori and direct dye applications. I am immersed in the process and love of design from the initial concept of colour and pattern, to the hands-on creation and finishing. I endeavour to create garments that combine fine craftsmanship with timeless style to produce art to live in. I recently moved to the East Anglia from America where I worked full-time as the Textile Designer for Kiss of the Wolf since receiving my BS in Clothing Textiles and Design. The Etsy Cambridge Team has given me a warm welcome. Looking forward to being more involved with the arts in Cambridge! Laura Cook

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Beadstorm Designssilver jewellery hand carved by Sarah Cain + Roxane Ryan

Birgitte Bruun Jewelleryhandcrafted silver jewellery

Featured: March 2016 – find out more here.

Danish born jeweller Birgitte Bruun creates contemporary silver jewellery influenced by Scandinavian Design ethos. In her studio in Cambridge she handcrafts a range of simple, elegant and timeless jewellery which will compliment any style and give years of enjoyment to the wearer. She likes to produce contrasts in her work, whether by texturing, oxidising or milling the Silver. Birgitte particularly enjoys shaping the metal by forging and planishing and many of the pieces involve these techniques. She also includes interesting semi-precious stones in her designs and highlights of gold. The full range of jewellery and examples of commissions can be seen on her website.

Blue Design Shedhandmade fused glass & textiles by Bex Burston

Books n Boxeshandmade books + boxes by Ken Futers

Bruce Pearsonpainter + printmaker

Butterfly Craftshandmade accessories, cards + homewares

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Caroline Forward – life + landscape painter

Cary Outispainter, sculptor + printmaker

Cassels Cidercraft cider makers

Cathy D’Arcyceramic artist

Charlotte Cotterillillustrator

Clare Crouchmanceramic + mixed media artist

Claire Wilson / Claireabellemakesdesigner-maker + craft blogger

Clive Dawsonartist

Crave Crafts Handmadequirky jewellery + home accessories

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Dandystitchhomemade textiles + tailoring services

Danielle Stretchprintmaker

Daphne Rosa – handmade fabric flowers by Kate Hansord

Derek Battypainter

Dittany Roseartist + jewellery designer-maker

Dizzydollyloupersonalised silver jewellery

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Edel Hopkinbookbinder

Eliza May Printspersonalised wedding stationery

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The Fabric Vase Co.fabric and felt vase covers + brooches

Flourish & Flyfine art, photography + crochet

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Gail de Cordovapainter

Glass by Butlerstained glass designs by Jennifer Butler

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Hairy Growlerhandcrafted + recycled jewellery

HAHonlinehandmade children’s clothing by Siobhan Fitt-Stirling

Hannah Clarksonjewellery designer-maker

Heather Maundersartist + illustrator

Heather Stowell – jewellery designer-maker

Hot Yoghurtscreenprinting designer-makers

Featured: January 2016 – find out more here.

Hot Yoghurt is an independent screenprinting duo formed in 2015 in Cambridge. We design and print limited edition t-shirts and bags for the discerning and disillusioned, to counteract the terrible t-shirts such as ‘keep calm and carry on’ and ‘believe in your selfie’ that the general public seem to spend actual money on. We are a mixture of illustration, fridge magnet poetry, dry wit and DIY unknowhow. We are designing, printing and selling products at a slow but steady pace – visit our shop at hotyoghurt.bigcartel.com and let us know if you like/love/hate it/us. Twitter: @HotYoghurt Instagram: @hhhotyoghurt

Hurdy Gurdy Glass Designsstained glass design + restoration by artist Jill Fordham

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Irene Wilkescontemporary artist

Isabel Frias de la Uzartist

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Jackie Duckworth – illustrator, printmaker + textile artist

Jamie Suggartist + draughtsman

Jane Fellowsartist

Jenny Langley – art textiles

Jeremy Peake Potterystoneware, porcelain + raku pottery

Jo Clark Designillustration + design

Jolly Bloomhandmade greetings cards + mixed media art

Jonathan Deerjewellery designer-maker

I am a full time jewellery designer-maker based in Ely with a healthy obsession for all things that shine! Much of my work is designed along clean bold lines and I use traditional silversmithing techniques combined with more modern approaches such as 3D CAD and photo etching.  It is such a wonderful time to be a creative in Cambridgeshire as there is an amazing scene and lots of inspiring artists and makers. My work is available locally and nationally and I operate an open door policy at my studio, so if you want to know more about the work I do please get in touch. Jonathan Deer

Jo Tunmeroil painter + solarplate printmaker

Just Add Crochet – crochet creations, kits & patterns

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Karen Harveyphotographer

Karen Jinks – artist, freelance illustrator + web designer

Karen Stamperartist

Kate Aldridge Artceramics, printmaking + illustration

Katharina Klug – ceramic artist

Katie Knott / Kateskraft – designer-maker + craft blogger

Kimberley Allenartist + illustrator

Kiss Air Candleshandmade soy wax candles + wax melts

Kozmic Creationshandcrafted knitted + crocheted creations by Laura Whitford

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The Lady Mothfelt creations by artist Żenia Kli Zafska

Laura Chaplinmixed media artist

The Little Bee Print Shop contemporary greetings cards + gifts

The Little Cartoonistillustrations by cartoonist Emma

Little Gems by Melhandcrafted jewellery

Little Pine Pressfamily history charts + greetings cards designed by Helen

Lynn Nortonmixed media artist

Lyz Gardner Art – landscape artist

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Mandy Knapp – printmaker

Manuela Hübnermixed media artist

Maria Merridanartist, illustrator & printmaker

Featured: April 2016

Maria Merridan was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire.  She studied Illustration at Kent Institute of Art and Design (1989-1992) and more recently completed the Certificate in Printmaking at Curwen Study Press, Cambridge. She now lives and works as an artist near the Cambridgeshire/Bedfordshire border and is a part-time Lecturer in Art and Design at a local college, specialising in printmaking, drawing and painting. Her fine art works are often inspired by the themes of science, natural history, navigation, weather and journeys. She employs a variety of techniques and processes in her work and often mixes print media with drawing, painting and collage. Maria also produces contemporary, hand-made cards and other original printed paper-based goods under the name ‘Coded Storm‘.

Maureen Macepainter + printmaker

Miriam Goddardillustrator + designer

MPJ Art Glasshandmade glass designs by artist Maureen Charles

Muni’s Mosaicsglass + ceramic mosaics by artist Mahemuda Arsalani

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Nanuk Jewelleryhandmade jewellery by Louise Farrow

Naomi Davies Artink + watercolour sketches

Featured: December 2015 – find out more here.

I live with my physicist husband, teenage daughter, and a little dog who thinks he’s a big dog. Apart from a few years in Milan, we have lived in Cambridge for ever. My ‘real’ job is running Helpful Genealogy from home, spending hours and hours solving tricky family history mysteries. I paint as a way of winding down when I’m too involved with these baffling mysteries. Left brain / right brain balance. I do quick bold sketches in ink, and complete with watercolour. I especially love to draw when engaging in my other hobbies – drinking coffee, people watching, eating out, and watching cycle racing. Naomi Davies

Narynda Skincare – handmade natural skincare products

Nic Ashleyartist + ceramicist

Nic Farrellillustrator

Nina Sageprintmaker

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Odell & Raehandcrafted ceramics + fine art photography

Oliver Winconek – contemporary portrait + cityscape artist

O Yellow Elephantprintmaking + illustration

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Paintboxhandmade felt creations

Paula Armstrong Ceramicscontemporary ceramic sculpture

Peter Corr Artartist + photographer

Prue Pyepainter

Purplespoon Designprints, jewellery + home accessories by Sarah Bevan

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QHEREbags, accessories + furniture made from recycled/upcycled materials by Ruth Schmid + Fiona Henderson

Quarter Past Fourhandmade scented candles

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Rachel Dormor Ceramics – handmade contemporary porcelain tableware

Rachel Thompson Designartist, illustrator + maker

Rhiannon Thomaswire artist + painter

Ricki Outisscreen printing + stitched textiles

Rosie Ellice Designshandmade jewellery + gifts

Ryd Cook – filmmaker

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Sadi Soul Artsart by Sa’adiah Khan

Sandra Ortunoillustrator + graphic designer

Sarah Carter Artpaintings + drawings

Sasha DeWittillustrator + storyteller

Sassy B Bagshandmade accessories

Shane Swannartist, illustrator + picture framer

Sian Rae – designer-maker handcrafting ceramic wares

Silverpebblesilver clay jewellery

Silverspirals – jewellery designed + made by Abi Cochran

Sonia Lewispotter

Sophia Alexanderfingerprint jewellery

Stuff By Sarahandmade greetings cards

Sue Rapleyartist / painter

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Tony Millsdigital photography

Tricia Taylorjewellery designer + enameller

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Unusualitieshandmade geekery + nerdy supplies

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Vandy Masseywatercolour artist

Victoria English Charmfine art photography

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Weaversfieldhandmade jewellery by designer-maker Debbie Poyser

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Yours Truly Craftshandmade paper jewellery by Victoria Ross

Yvette Besselsphotographer

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Zoe Hearts Jewellery – handmade silver jewellery

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