|Sophie Woodrow - it was worth going just to see these amazing sculptures!|
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This was my first visit to Origin. At first I thought it was going to be a jewellery fair, but it was for all contemporary crafts. I recognised quite a few exhibitors from previous visits to craft fairs, and I'm learning a bit about the life of a jeweller - doing lots of fairs it seems!
I found a jewellery artist who collects pottery shards from the Thames and used them in her work... A very different approach to mine - her work is big and bold... Very nice stuff.
Amanda Caines: http://www.amandacaines.co.uk/
There were other artists who were new to me as well, and here are the links to the ones I liked most:
Pauline Edie: http://www.paulineedie.com/ - silver and porcelain
Jee Yun Chung: http://jeehyunchung.blogspot.com/ - Jee crochets plastic thread onto wire structures - original and beautiful.
Alison Macleod: http://www.alisonmacleod.com/ - uses found objects, very nice work!
Liliana Guerreiro: http://www.lilianaguerreiro.com/ - twisted wire work, I especially loved the rings
Rose Ellen Cobb: http://www.roseellencobb.co.uk/- porcelain jewellery...
Sophie Woodrow: www.sophiewoodrow.co.uk - amazing porcelain sculpture
Chris Barnes - http://www.morvernpottery.co.uk - I loved the colours!
Adam Frew - http://www.adamfrew.com/ - nice little stampings on the pieces. Just really nice!
Sue Binns - http://www.suebinnspottery.co.uk/ - stripy pottery gets me every time!
There were also many textile artists and glass artists there as well, but I notice those less to be honest :-)