Lucy Storrs - felt artist
Lucy have been experimenting with felt making techniques over the years starting with wools found around the fields of her parents Dartmoor hill farm.
Lucy's style varies slightly depending on the subject matter and the feeling that she is trying convey to the viewer. Sometimes it is about persuading the wool to do something that it inherently does not want to do. Other times she harnesses the wool's natural characteristics to emphasize a part of a landscape or sky.
She generally uses a mix of wool from a variety of breeds of sheep, sometimes with a little silk for highlights.
john shorrock - wood turner
John mainly uses hardwoods grown in the North West of England. Most of the wood that is used is sourced from local tree surgeons who let him know when they have a tree which they think is suitable for John's style of wood turning. John tries to retain the tree’s spirit and character in the pieces using the defects and natural shapes to their best advantage.
With most wood, John visualises the shape and as the piece develops, he takes careful note of the features and works the final shape according to the grain and natural edges as they emerge. He uses custom-built tools for roughing out the shape and hollowing the piece.
CHARLOTTE CLOWES - TEXTILE ARTIST
Charlotte is primarily a decorative artist, who makes vibrant and unusual textile works, which appear to be two dimensional, but have textural and sculptural qualities. Her subject matter is mostly fruit and flowers, either in the more traditional still life form, or as textile images, breaking up and putting together sections of pattern.
GILLIAN ARNOLD - SURFACE PATTERN DESIGNER
Gillian Arnold is an artist and surface pattern designer. Her work is composed from plant life found growing wild around the UK, using a unique monoprint process she's been developing over the past 20 years. These compositions adorn her range of artwork, jewellery, and homewares. Made in Britain, her works celebrate the best of British design.
susan taft - dichroic glass jewellery
Susan's fascination and passion for making and designing jewellery started 30 years ago whilst travelling in India. She studied in Bali village of Celuk with a native family who had a long tradition of working with silver and gold, learning techniques in their workshop. Sue's frequent trips to South Asia and South East Asia have continued to influence her work and over the years she have worked in almost every medium, her latest discovery being Dichroic Glass.
Neil tregear - stoneware pottery
Situated on the rugged south coast of the Isle of Wight, Neil produces a beautiful range of hand thrown stoneware pottery.
Each piece is hand thrown from a fine white stoneware clay. The work is decorated in a variety of designs - all drawing their inspiration and influences from the exceptional beauty of the surrounding landscapes.
LAWRIE HUTCHEON - DIGITAL ARTIST
Lawrie's two dimensional work carries forward ideas generated during years study and experimentation in asymmetric ceramic forms, this is often expressed in both the work itself and the use of unique polygonal, asymmetric frames he sometimes designs and uses. The artist studies cognitive neuroscience to better understand how the eye and brain processes visual stimulus to make sense of the world around us, based on these basic understandings he is developing his own techniques and style that he uses to stimulate emotion and thought.