I’m a photographer based in Brighton.
I shoot landscapes by day but also by night, using the light of the full moon. I’m drawn to the way that moonlight changes familiar surroundings into something other-wordly.
I've closed one eye and lined up things out of windows for as long as I can remember. With my Horizons series, I’ve been doing it with the remnants of the West Pier.
My OCD tendencies are further evidenced by my Collections, series of similar but subtly different images meticulously arranged into graphic grids.
I’m Lisa Bamford, and I work under the name of Stoats & Weasels in Brighton. I create fun, colourful, and sometimes romantic, designs for gift packs of button badges and fridge magnets, greetings cards and prints.
I’ve always dabbled in creating designs outside of my work, but the last few years is when I’ve been making more time to do it in a more in depth way. I really enjoy my day job being a graphic designer, but I also enjoy the creative freedom that making my own work brings and being able to express myself though it. I love it when my work makes people smile too, I think that’s what I like best.
My favourite quote, and motto for life is from Benjamin Franklin: “We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!”
I’m Laura Danby, a Brighton based designer who loves bold patterns & fun animal illustrations. Inspired by the simple iconic Scandinavian designs and colours of the 1950's, I love to take a form and simplify it into a bold icon which can be printed, patterned, made into jewellery and more!
Find a unique selection of colourful prints, cards and gifts at 21a Brunswick Square.
Sarah Edmonds is an illustrator and designer based in Worthing. A self taught artist, Sarah spent much of her childhood adventuring around farmyards and forests which fed her imagination until fit to burst!
Her portfolio includes hand drawn maps, mischievous puns, colourful alphabets and curious characters, produced using a fusion of hand drawn and digital techniques. Her favourite materials are chunky crayons and inks, and she never leaves the house without some sort of sketchbook.
Alongside commissioned projects for children's publishers, museums and arts organisations she produces her own collections of illustrated gifts. She sells these on her Etsy shop and in a number of shops, including Somerset House in London and Brighton's Tidy Print. She looks forward to launching some brand new designs to coincide with the open house!
She loves dogs, her bike and a good pair of slippers.
Selected clients: Walker Books, Quarto Children's Books, National Museum Wales, The Story Museum, Literature Wales, Timbergram, Kate Humble, New Writing South and Oxford University Press.
I set up “From Brighton With Love” in 2012 when I moved to the city after many years living and working in London.
All items are handmade in my studio in Kemptown using natural materials and in colours inspired by Brighton and the surrounding area. Although the products have a “seaside” feel to them they work equally well in an urban interior.
The "Cats" and "Birdys" in three different sizes are aimed at children of all ages and are equally popular with adults! The smallest size (Tiny Kitty & Tiny Birdy) can be linked with the loop and the popper to make a long string to hang by a child's bed or cot or even hang on a pushchair.
"Oscar the Seagull" now has his own range of products, as he is obviously far too cute to be confined to the label only! These include tea towels and shopping bags in 100% cotton and bone china mugs, guaranteed to cheer up your morning cup of tea!
The latest addition to the range is "Oscar's Friends". Adorable felt seagulls with long knitted striped legs in three colourways, Candy, Lobster and Lagoon. "Oscar" is a little envious of their long legs as his are definitely on the short side!
These have now been joined by an “Oscar’s Friends” mobile and “Felt Birds” mobile which look great in children’s bedrooms or anywhere else you want to hang them.
I am also happy to do commissions and bespoke colours to suit your interior.
Growing up in a household where the motto ‘reduce, re-use, recycle’ was adhered to with much enthusiasm has played a huge part in my design aesthetic.
I appreciate the juxtaposition of objects caused by the upcycling movement and I have used that as inspiration within my designs.
I have designed and created jewellery pieces using knitting and crochet implements.
More recently I have been experimenting with making upcycled dribble bibs for babies and toddlers using second hand materials. Inspired by having a baby last year I have also designed a range of silicone teething necklaces using geometric shapes, these can be worn simply for the aesthetic also.
I'm Helen of Helen Rebecca ceramics. I use clay to make designs and artworks out of everyday objects and textures. My pieces are both familiar and surprising, tactile and functional. They are about the surface of things, the textures and shapes of ordinary things. Of displaced objects, their origins and stories.
Artists that inspire me are; Helen Maurer, Sarah Sze, Richard Slee and Christina Iglesias.
I studied craft design and after doing ceramics as a hobby for several years I finally took the plunge to make it my day job 4 years ago. My work is available online, in shops, galleries and exhibitions.
All pieces are designed and handmade in my Brighton studio, by the sea.
Jemima is a maker, art director and writer. She is a prolific contributor to craft & lifestyle magazines, a consummate maker and has just completed her 8th craft book. She worked in the design industry in London for 9 years as a graphic designer in retail, interiors, TV and fashion. Jemima now lives and works in Brighton, creating beautiful & useful ‘stuff’ in textiles…bags, purses, cushions, flannels and one off pieces.
Nick is a prize-winning artist whose career has spanned six decades. His work sells internationally, and is held in both private and public collections. His characteristically invigorating, bold images of Brighton’s seafront date from the 1970s to the present day. His works include oil paintings and striking black and white pastels.
Beginning with a pen, or brush and ink drawing, I make artwork, cards and homeware inspired by nature. These are created at home, as well as at a tiny studio-shop inside a beach hut on Worthing beach.
Originally from Finland, my roots influence my style, even though I was brought up abroad. My grandmother worked at Helsinki's Arabia ceramics factory, and thanks to her I’ve grown up around vintage Finnish plates and ornaments featuring nature- and folklore-inspired designs.
I draw inspiration from my surroundings, as well as memories and imaginings. The seascape and woodland are recurrent themes, plus I've been working on two new projects: Tropical, and Collections.
The tropical scenes are colour-rich, semi-imagined compositions of lush greenery and bright flowers, set against sultry skies. Optimistic and vibrant, they are intended to be an uplifting feast for the eyes.
The drawings of collections look at nostalgia and the affection we attach to things. Starting with Finnish folk bird whistles and my family's ceramic collection, this really sparked my interest, and I began looking at other people's collections too. Get in touch if you'd like to talk about yours!
Although very different, the two new projects both present idealised views of the subjects – with all the unrest in the world at the moment I'm all for a bit of escapism and finding joy in the everyday.
My products are designed with nature and ethics in mind, so any production outside of my studio is kept in the UK, as local as possible. I use recycled and recyclable materials wherever I can, and work on making every aspect of the business more eco-friendly.