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Makers’ stories

Our makers are a collection of professionals who care passionately about their craft. They’ve hired a studio at Making Space for a long while. They’re our people.  

 

We’ve got to know them and the objects they make. Do take a few minutes to read their stories below and find out what makes them tick. If you’d like to keep in touch with our maker news, courses and help, please sign up to our maker newsletter at the bottom of the page. 

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Our makers

Julian is a Hampshire-based British milliner who specialises in handmade bespoke hats and headpieces.

Kelly is a ceramist and folk artist specialising in hand-built sculpture and ceremonial ceramics. A teacher, facilitator and storyteller with a passion for traditional crafts. She has been working with and teaching ceramics for twenty years, in and around the Portsmouth area.  Kelly takes inspiration from…

Kathryn Green is a freelance textile designer and lecturer. Her life and work experiences are diverse; each one contributing to her development and personal understanding, which she draws on for her textiles. Kathryn is currently exploring the traditional Japanese process of Shibori, which is a technique that uses methods of resistance within the…

Richard studied gilding at the University of Portsmouth and has now been gilding for over ten years. As well as teaching the fine art of gilding to participants of all levels he now practises a full range of professional gilding services including for internal and…

Hannah is a fine artist/illustrator. Her work draws inspiration from the natural world, while incorporating surreal and often fantastical elements.With an eye for composition and utilising a combination of paint and highly detailed pen and ink line-work, she creates elegant and beautiful images.Originally studying Fashion Illustration at…


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