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Hester lives in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and finds her inspiration whilst fellrunning. Mental and physical notes made on route are then developed in her studio. By using multiple plates, painted textures and intricate cutting in her collagraphs she aims to celebrate the patterns and colours found in nature, drawing attention to everyday occurrences that often go unnoticed or are soon forgotten. She exhibits widely and teaches printmaking workshops.
Holly's work echoes the colour palette found in the Sussex coastline; she is more than a little obsessed with the breadth of colour to be found at the line of the horizon, colour that changes constantly with time of day, weather conditions. This line is a theme in Holly's work, and she is fascinated with pairing glazes that will overlap and create a depth of colour and surface. Holly uses a potter's wheel to create forms that are tactile and subtle, and above all a pleasure to use every day.
Jason makes graceful and contemporary Windsor chairs using traditional tools and techniques. His chairs are strong and comfortable, and have a strong sculptural feel. He uses locally sourced timber; ash, oak, beech, and sometimes walnut and elm. The pieces are often painted. Jason's chairs feel at home in both traditional and modern settings. He works on my own from my small workshop in Lewes, Sussex.
For Isabelle handmaking jewellery is all about trying out new ways of combining traditional methods of making with modern technology. Every piece is made in her London studio from start to finish including all the setting work. It is her strong belief that in order for a piece of jewellery to work it needs to be designed in a way that will keep it relevant for years to come. Simple understated elegance is key to Isabelle's designs, as is the use of precious metals and high quality gemstones and diamonds. As well as having a strong design it is important for a piece to be crafted to the highest standards and Isabelle draws on her experience of working for and with highly skilled master crafts people during her years in the industry. Her minimalist approach is strongly influenced by the school of Bauhaus.
James Dougall is a multi award winning silversmith and jeweller who's innovative work bridges the gap between 21st century design and traditional craft working. Unafraid to take risks, he seamlessly utilises other materials with silver to extraordinary effect. Each piece of work is the cumulative outcome of a long series of engagement which the designer hopes will add to the rich canon that is the silversmiths art.