Karen Morrison is an award winning London based jewellery designer who creates fine and fashion jewellery.
Karen is inspired by the natural environment and the Art Deco period, she also has a life-long passion for fashion, both contemporary and vintage. Each piece is handcrafted by Karen in her Brixton studio with the help of Hatton Garden craftsmen for stone setting and gold plating. She works with colourful precious gemstones and freshwater pearls blended with sterling silver, 9ct gold, oxidised silver and 22ct gold plate. Karen creates jewellery that can be worn everyday as well as glamorous statement pieces for evening wear.
Her jewellery has featured in many publications such as; Vogue.com, Elle, Grazia, Red, Wedding and Home, ES magazine and Professional Jeweller magazine.
The Jewellery Tea Party Company provides workshops in the privacy of your own home or workplace, allowing you to make unique jewellery with your friends and colleagues. Prices are based on a minimum of 6 attendees and groups can be of up to 12 people including children; larger groups may be accepted on request.
Alicia who runs the business is an experienced and qualified teacher (QTS) and trainer (CITP/CIPD) with an extensive background in Education. She has recently completed studies in Fine art and continues to develop her creative practice in Jewellery, Sculpture and Printmaking. She uses her experience and techniques learned from other artistic disciplines to help her clients to create unique and good quality designs.
Alicia's jewellery, which has both a traditional and contemporary feel, is also available to purchase. She creates her pieces by exploring a variety of techniques and materials, provides a bespoke service and can repair pieces or recycle vintage items.
Barbara Patel’s stall offers a very personal selection of 20th century collectables of all types, with an emphasis on design and colour: china, glass and plastic tableware, kitchen ware, decorative items as well as books, costume jewellery and fabrics with a touch of the kitsch and quirky.
Place in Print is a South London based design studio. They design a range of prints and products that celebrate the unique identities of London’s neighbourhoods. Their aim is to bring beautifully designed, modern and affordable products to people’s homes.
Gill Scheuer makes bags, bike seat covers, brooches and bunting out of the upcycled fabric from discarded umbrellas. As a passionate hater of waste, Gill always felt that something should be made from the fabric that is thrown away when an umbrella breaks, which they frequently do. Out of this, the umbag was born: a tote bag that not only uses upcycled fabric, but is also designed to be kept in your bag at all times and help you avoid the need for plastic bags. Next came re-‘cycle’ seat covers – an umbrella for your saddle!
Gill makes all her products herself, from her home studio in West Norwood. Her work can be found on etsy.com, makerhood.com and bluepatch.org.