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Makers selected for Hothouse 2016

We're pleased as punch to announce the 41 maker businesses selected for Hothouse 2016

We have selected 41 maker businesses across the UK to take part in our creative development programme Hothouse. For 2016 makers cover a broad range of disciplines including twelve jewellers, twelve ceramists, seven textile makers, and for the first time in Hothouse history five furniture makers. 

So here are they are ...

Abby Wainman, Adam Henderson, Aimee Bollu, Amanda Denison, Ami PepperArjan Van Dal, Benjamin Matthews, Bola Lyon, Charles Byron & Maria del Mar Gomez, Charles Dedman, Chris Townsend, Ellie Birkhead, Elmina Fors, Hannah Tounsend, Hayley Beckley, Heather Scott, Jacky Puzey, Jen Orme, Bonner Leather Studio, Jode Pankhurst, Kate Whitehead, Kate Colin, Kira Meyer, Taylored JewelleryLydia Cotterell, Melissa Montague, Morna Darling, Oscar Copping, Ranti Bamgbala, Rebecca Sarah Black, Rhian Malin, Richard Cullen, Sally Burnett, Sam Andrew, Sarah Fennel, Terrarium, Thomas Wittingham, Tina McLeod, Toby Cotterill, Victoria Dawes, and Will Elworthy.

The programme is delivered across the UK with our 25 partners along with our promotional partners Art Thread and Etsy. Our 2016 partners are:

Bilston Craft Gallery, City of Glasgow College, Craft Central, Craft ScotlandCrafts Study Centre, Craftspace, Creative Lancashire, Design Event, Design FactoryDesign-Nation, Fife Contemporary Art and Craft, London Metropolitan University (CASS Faculty of Art Architecture & Design), Manchester Craft and Design CentreManchester School of Art, New Ashgate Gallery, Nottingham County Council, Nottingham Trent University, Plymouth College of Art, The Bluecoat Display CentreThe Jewellery School at Birmingham City University, The National Centre for Craft and Design, University of Brighton, University of Central Lancashire, University of Dundee, and Yorkshire Artspace.

Over the next month we will be featuring a maker a day on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram where you can see their work and learn a bit more about what inspires them. Follow #OneToWatch #Hothouse2016 to find out more. 

You can see their work on this Pinterest board and follow them on Twitter. And they will be sharing their experiences of their six-month journey via a blog from February 2016 (check out how previous makers found Hothouse here)

For more information on Hothouse 

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