Above, Yu-Ping Lin, ‘Digital-printed fabric and Mixed media’ / Clara Breen, ‘Necklace, reclaimed London map’
MADE LONDON, the design and craft fair comes to London’s One Marylebone later this month, bringing along some of the UK’s best and most original contemporary craft designers.
Opening on 26 October, the MADE LONDON design and craft fair will sprawl across all three floors of the venue and will feature a variety of glass, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, accessories and furniture.
Designers at the fair include Yu-Ping Lin, a graduate of Birmingham City University, who will be showing and selling pieces from her origami-inspired jewellery collection and fellow paper artist Clara Breen who creates jewellery made from paper, silver and semi-precious stones.Yi Suet Yip ,’Plates of Nature’/ Giedre Vadeike ,’Active Protection Necklace’
Runner-up at New Designers Week 1, Giedre Vadeike will also be there showing unique pieces of jewellery made in resin, silicon and metal. Vadeike’s alien-like creations, such as her knuckleduster in hand bangle, are both beautiful and deadly. Nottingham Trend University graduate Suet Yi Yip will be nearby, showcasing charming ceramics made from terracotta clay such as Plates of Nature.Ita Drew/ Ann Nazareth, ‘Tea For One’
Ceramicist and Hereford College of the Arts, Contemporary Applied Arts graduate Ita Drew will also be there, showcasing her surreal, hand-built creations. If you go, make sure to keep an eye out for her bizarre earthenweare teapot busts! Speaking of tea, Ann Nazareth’s woven pots, saucers and tray made entirely from paper cord and rattan is a refreshing take on the iconic tea set.Victoria Kershaw & Janet Wass, ‘Chip Forks’ / Maria De Haan, ‘Asian style rice/noodle bowls with chopsticks’
Another icon of Britain – the humble chippy – serves as inspiration for contemporary jewellery, tableware and giftware designers Janet Wass and Victoria Kershaw. The pair have photo-etched different newspaper designs onto sets of silver chip forks, adding a bit of class to the throwaway piece of cutlery. And, from the streets of the UK to the far East, Maria De Haan will be showcasing her beautiful Asian-inspired tableware, adapted to perfectly house a pair of chopsticks.Susan Jane, ‘Keystone Arch Box’/ Louise Hibbert ‘Coleoptera Box II’
Susan Jane will be showing her sculptural jewellery and jewellery boxes. The architecture-inspired jewellery boxes contain detachable pieces such as watchtower-shaped pendants and arch-shaped necklaces. Finally, make sure to have a look at the work of Wales-based designer Louise Hibbert. Hibbert creates beautiful organic, turned, carved, coloured and textured pieces in wood including luxurious bug-shaped boxes.
MADE LONDON runs from 26-28 October 2010 at One Marylebone. For more details and a full list of exhibitors, visit the MADE LONDON website. http://www.madelondon.org