Category Archives: Inspiring Upcycling & Eco Artists Series

A series of posts about inspirational eco friendly and upcycling artists.

Joy Pitts – Inspiring Upcycling Artists Series

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Joy Pitts creates stunning artwork from clothes labels, each one individually, painstakingly, pinned to the canvas, the finished results are truly incredible. We had the absolute pleasure of meeting this lovely talented artist at her solo exhibition at Erewash Museum … Continue reading

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Thrashion – Inspiring Upcycling Artists Series

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Thrashion create the most stunning and innovative upcycled skateboard jewellery.  The layers of colours and surface designs incorporated into high quality, well designed pieces works so incredibly well. We asked them to tell us more about their fantastic company….

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Celestine & the Hare – Eco Friendly Artists Series

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The needlefelt work of Karin at Celestine and the hare captures a variety of wonderful characters in a most beautiful way. The lifelike and whimsical creatures are all made from pure wool and produced with minimal environmental impact. We love … Continue reading

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Lois Walpole – Inspiring Upcycling Artists Series

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When I first began compiling the ‘Inspiring Artists Series’ Lois Walpole was the first artist that came to mind. She was hugely influential on my work while studying for my degree in the late 90′s and one of the reasons … Continue reading

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The Woolly Pedlar – Inspiring Upcycling Artists Series

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The wonderful Sue creates fabulous clothing and homewares by upcycling unwanted knitwear. The results are gorgeous! Come have a nose at some of her beautiful work and hear all about how she became the Woolly Pedlar …

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Kasasagi, Kate Kato – Inspiring Upcycling Artists Series

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Kasasagi, upcycled nature inspired sculpture by the talented Kate Kato. Being a huge lover of organic form I was instantly drawn to Kate’s wonderful pieces. She beautifully captures elements from the natural world, showcasing them in carefully selected unwanted objects, inspired … Continue reading

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Amanda Jayne Handmade Designs – Inspiring Upcycling Artists Series

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The lovely Amanda creates beautiful textile art from vintage fabrics and curios. We asked Amanda to tell us about her work, how she made the leap from hobbyist to small business. Her thoughts on the upcycling trend and favourite artists. … Continue reading

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Ian Berry – Inspiring Upcycling Artists Series

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Last summer I discovered an article on denim artist Ian Berry while tearing up magazines for a collage, I was completely blown away.  Ian works entirely in denim to create absolutely stunning artwork that will cause you to do a double … Continue reading

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Julie Alice Chappell – Inspiring Upcycling Artists Series

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I first came across Julie’s work in 2013 and was instantly taken with her upcycled insect sculptures. Not only are they wonderfully imaginative pieces but they are always beautifully presented. The attention to detail in each piece is outstanding and … Continue reading

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Ucycled Metal Artist Keith Lynn – K L Metal Art

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Meet upcycled metal artist Keith Lynn, a wonderful example of a successful upcycling artistic business venture. The talented 41 year old Keith Lynn is an upcycled metal artist based in South Shields, between Sunderland and Newcastle. In April 2014 Keith swapped … Continue reading

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