DESIGNGAP DIRECTORY

 

Our designGAP Directory is a great way for artists, designers and makers to showcase their products and contemporary collections to an audience of galleries, museums and heritage sites. The GA/ designGAP team distribute the brochure at specialist shows as well as sending out to a large network of buyers promoting our members work.

As with The Giftware Association’s yearbook, the designGAP directory features members from designGAP in an easy to read format that has been used as a unique and comprehensive resource by buyers looking for talent and innovative creative thinking in art, craft, design, fashion, interiors, and jewellery.

Each member is listed alphabetically and features images, contact details and a short bio of the company or maker. Enabling buyers and retailers a quick and easy to use reference for new and exciting products.

The directory has been going for many years in different incarnations and has always focused on the concept of designGAP, representing contemporary artist makers and designer producers from small fledgling businesses to fully established companies. DesignGAP was founded by Dr Shirley Frost in 1980, who based the concept of designGAP on the struggles that she experienced when she first graduated. Over the years over 3000 members have helped designGAP become a respected organisation.

As a designer maker, we would like to offer you space in the directory as well as designGAP membership which entitles you a wealth of benefits and information for £75. Attached is literature which outlines the services and benefits you will receive through membership which can help transform your business and help you grow.

If you are interested or would like to be part of our designGAP directory or to discuss membership and how we can help you, then please get in touch with simone.rose@ga-uk.org or chris.workman@ga-uk.org.

Thank you

The designGAP Team

 

 

DesignGAP at Spring Fair

Come and say hello to all our designGAP members exhibiting at this year’s SpringFair. The concept of DesignGAP, founded in 1980 by Shirley Frost was to be at the very heart of the UK contemporary designer makers industry and help with promoting high-quality contemporary work of artist makers. This year Spring Fair is no different with high-quality creativity on display

This year we have nine members exhibiting which you can find a bit more about them below, as well a designGAP gallery area featuring new and exciting products.

We hope you can come and say hi to our talented exhibitors.

SHELLI GRAHAM 6S08

Shelli Graham 1
Alphabeti Yeti is a range of illuminated alphabet letters designed by Birmingham based illustrator Shelli Graham. These beautifully illustrated alphabet letters are available as greeting cards, prints, cushions and coasters.

Email: shelli.graham@gmail.com
Web: www.alphabetiyeti.com / www.shelligraham.com

 

COLIN KELLAM GLASS 6S12

Colin Kellam 1Colin and his small team produce domestic wares with geometric, floral, fish and cockerel themes. Larger items for interiors include sculptural animals, birds and marine life

Email: info@colinkellampottery.co.uk
Web:  www.colinkellampottery.co.uk

SEEDBALL / PROJECT MAYA 6S09

Seedball 1
Designed by conservation scientists to naturally prevent birds and insects from eatingscatteredseed. The 100% British ‘Seedball’ solution is an easy way to grow bee and butterfly-friendly wildflowers. Simply cover with top soil, and let nature do the rest!

Email: orders@seedball.co.uk
Web www.seedball.co.uk

 

CHARLOTTE CLARK 6S10

Charlotte Clark 1

Charlotte Clark creates curiously macabre designer ceramics to complement your home! From functional dinnerware, to statement cushions and quirky ornaments!
All are hand decorated using onchina and kiln fired at Charlotte’s workshop in the heart of Shropshire

Email:  charlotteclarkdesignermaker@live.co.uk
Web:       www.charlotteclarkdesignermaker.co.uk
trade.charlotteclarkdesignermaker.co.uk

TWIST GLASS STUDIO 6S02

Twist Glass Studio 2A unique range of fine handcrafted products for galleries and retailers of specialist  glass giftware, studio glass and collectable glass worldwide. Michael Hunter makes and hand signs each piece, and is the leading exponent in Venetian glass techniques in the U.K.
Email: twists400@gmail.com

Web www.michaeljameshunter.co.uk

PEACE AND BLESSINGS 6S14D

Peace and Blessings 2

Peace & Blessings’ elegant, luxe designs incorporate traditional craftsmanship together with the latest production techniques. This includes block-foiled greeting cards and hand-bound notebooks that are made in the UK. Each product is design-led, responsibly sourced with an environmental and ethical conscience.

Email: hello@peaceandblessings.co.uk
Web: https://peaceandblessings.co.uk/

 

RUTH GIBSON 6S14D

Ruth Gibson 8

 

Ruth is a ceramic artist living and working in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. Her work combines her love of photography,print-making and ceramics to create unique screen-printed ceramic artworks, bowls and jewellery.

Email: ruthgibsonart@gmail.com
Web: http://www.ruthgibsonceramics.co.uk

 

LESLEY PALMER ART 6S14D

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Lesley has lived a life of all things horse, animaland art. Which has become her inspiration for drawing, painting and sculpting them whenever possible. She held a successful solo Art Exhibition in Nov 2017 and is planning another in the Summer of 2018.

Email: lesleypalmer.art@gmail.com
Web: https://www.lesleypalmerart.com/

HELLO DAY 6S14D

Hello Day 1
Hello Day is designed to be our daily companion to help us stay on track, remind us of the things we want to achieve and the person we want to be. Beautiful designed notebooks created to make a more productive you

Email: HELLO@HELLODAY.CO.UK
Web: www.hellodayplanner.com/