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CVAN East Midlands

CVAN EM is the Contemporary Visual Arts Network for the East Midlands. Our mission is to strengthen and develop the contemporary visual arts sector in the region, working to safeguard the future of artists and our sector as a whole.

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Luna and Kiki

There are two people and two cats behind L&K – Christine who hand-crafts and designs each and every one of our products & Chris who sorts the technical side!

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SGD - Online 3D Printing

Online 3D Printing Service -- Offering high-performance FDM thermoplastics such as ABS, PETg, ASA, PC, PEEK, PEKK, ULTEM™, PPSU & Carbon Fibre. Serving the Architecture, Aerospace, Design, Civils and Medical Sectors.

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Alight Candle Company

Handmade scented candles and wax melts made with natural soy wax and infused with a blend of pure organic essential oils and premium fragrance.

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Yvonne Clark Design

Originally trained as a knitwear designer I have updated my skills and work as a textile designer and artist

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Frankie Shrieves

Freelance activites coach, maker, writer and speaker.

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CRZyBest

I make alternative, bespoke bouquets, buttonholes, jewellery & accessories using wire, Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones and tiny handcrafted sculptures in silver, copper and bronze.

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Caythorpe Candles

Hand poured, Soy wax candles and Wax Melts, made in small batches, at my home in Caythorpe, Nottingham.

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AFRA's UK

We design laser cut/engrave or 3D print personalised gifts for our customers. We help bring your images and wordings to life for that special event. With the vast potential offered from laser cutting we also offer our services to small businesses.

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Bus and Bird Arts

Hello, my name is Clare Taylor, otherwise known as Curious Clare. I am an Artist Educator based in the East Midlands. In 2016, I set up Bus and Bird Arts as a vehicle to work creatively with people of all ages.

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Mark Lowe

Mark Lowe is a small company specialising in handmade wooden lighting and other furniture products.

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Debbie Bryan

Our company project manages creative and cultural collaborations and commercial opportunities in the UK and overseas. We also own a successful gallery, tea room and creative space that centres around craft, heritage and experiences.

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Sarah Manton

Artist for hire to create joy through paper and textiles. Director of Curious Nottingham Ltd - passionate purveyors of arts and crafts.

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Isabelle Amante Artist

Mixed media artist specialising in large landscape and abstract paintings

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Curious Nottingham Ltd

Curious? is the working studio space of papercut artist, Sarah Manton and mixed media artist, Jessica Kemp (JAK in The Green).

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Mokshatrim

Small online retailer of exotic trims ribbons and fabrics from around the World. If you are looking for something a little bit different and unusual to take your creations to the next level, check Mokshatrim out!

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bden glass Ltd

Handmade glass lampwork jewellery, beads, accessories and decorative homeware

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A fun, bubbly ball of creative energy! As a mixed media artist I love sharing my skills and experiences with others. Using the process of creative expressive arts to find, rediscover and release your inner world and imagination!

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PAOLO MOSCARDINI

My career has taken me into Design, Media and Marketing whilst living and working around the world as a Creative Director. My passion was always to be a Designer Maker. My ethos is to breathe new life into unloved objects through creativity.

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Paul Atchison - Soul - design & hand lettering

I'm a freelance graphic designer specialising in brand identities, custom logos, hand lettering and type design.

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Love Lalaland

I'm a smiler, designer, maker, doodler and I make super cute designs and happy things for those who love bright colours, Kawaii style and cartoon-like fun.

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Roland Smith

Roland has been an enthusiastic woodworker, ever since the age of 13. When not making bespoke pieces to commission, Roland is always sketching out ideas for new designs, a few of which will make it into completed furniture.

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Sophie Robins Mosaics

Sophie Robins is an established mosaic artist. She welcomes mosaic commissions both large and small, and enjoys running workshops and classes.

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Vooght-Cathrew: handmade furniture & clocks

Vooght-Cathrew is run by Adrian Williams, who retrained from scientist to furniture-maker. With a keen interest in the environment and heritage, these element are combined to produced delightful handmade pieces in British or European timbers.

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Julie Vernon Mosaics

Award winning mosaic artist creating interior wall art, public art sculptures and bespoke commissions. Mosaic workshops, schools and community arts projects.

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China Petals

Hi, I'm Diane the person behind China Petals. I am passionate about using recycled china to create beautiful gifts, home décor and personal keepsakes.

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Lucy E. Wakefield

Actor, Illustrator and Writer


Life

Modern urban living in and amongst refurbished lace factories and warehouses. On-trend independent retailers and many bars, restaurants, cafés, galleries, arts cinema and theatres. A buzz in the daytime and a rhythm at night.

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Learn

Nottingham Trent University, the UK’s University of the Year, has a Creative Quarter campus. Nottingham College is investing £58m in a new skills hub. Confetti is expanding fast. Metronome is open for business and learning.

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Work

Easy-access offices and workshops. Co-working and incubator spaces. Top-notch commercial premises. CQ supports entrepreneurs and creative businesses before they start trading, to start trading, and to grow.

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Invest

Investment and business location in Nottingham support the growth of our creative economy. The Creative Quarter offers the right skills, the right location and the best opportunities in the East Midlands’ fastest growing city.

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