From Darkness Comes Light: Michael John Ashcroft Exhibition

Here we bring you information on the latest exhibition at Manchester’s Artzu Gallery. From Darkness Comes Light reflects the work of renowned Northern artist Michael John Ashcroft; a style which was born following his own personal struggle with illness several years ago. Catch the exhibition from Dec 2013 – 1st February 2014. Born in 1969, Michael John Ashcroft … Continue reading

Made with Love: Kat Dibbits Jewellery Design

Our latest showcase of jewellery design comes courtesy of Horwich-based creative Kat Dibbits. Creating under the name Made with Love, Kat reworks vintage finds such as brooches, earring drops, bracelet links etc. using various precious stones, pearls and chains to produce unique pieces. “I started making jewellery five years ago – I made some for a … Continue reading

Textile Designer and Founder of miel / b Kate Lynch

After graduating from Buckinghamshire New University in 2012 with a BA (Hons) 2:1 degree, Kate Lynch struggled to find a job that satisfied her creativity and imagination. Having settled for two part time retail jobs to keep the cash flowing, Kate decided it was time to set up her own textiles business miel / b. … Continue reading

Thomas Whitehead of Qwiddle Clothing

Today we take a closer look into the world of University of Chester student and founder of Qwiddle Clothing Thomas Whitehead. Currently in his final year of his Graphic Design course, Thomas is ready to enter the industry head on in the summer.   “Design has always been a huge part of my life, stretching … Continue reading

Fabric and Accessory Designer Kyrah Louise

Originally from Lancaster UK, Kyrah Louise is a fashion fabric and accessory designer who likes to explore placement, scale and shape on the human silhouette. Having recently graduated from De Montfort University with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Fabrics and Accessories, she is keen to utilise her creative talent at the highest level possible. “Studying … Continue reading

Contemporary Jewellery by Helen Markham

Helen Markham is a jewellery designer and maker based in Manchester. She divides her time between making from her home studio in Tyldesley, and shared workspace at Manchester Craft and Design Centre where she works alongside Deborah O’Neill and Eve Redmond. Helen creates predominantly silver jewellery, but combines this with gold, base metals, and precious … Continue reading