Sidhart Sodhani

How did the Dye School coming into being?  I have been running a natural dye manufacturing and retail business over the past four and a half years and in 2016 when I felt that not enough people knew about natural dyes and natural dyeing, my brother…


Karen Beauchamp

You original training was as an architect, how has this influenced your current artistic work? My architectural training is something that I am thankful for every day. The course taught us to think in a different way, to analyses a problem from a…


Katharine Coleman MBE

Discuss the very close and precise position you take up in your studio to do your work? I have a small studio, some 10ft x 9ft (3m x 2.5m), which neatly fits two benches, side by side, one slightly higher carrying my lathe – with a motor mounted…


Annika Ekdahl

Why did you specialize in tapestry?  All throughout my childhood and teens I drew and painted, but the Green Wave winds in the 1970s awoke my longing for natural materials and a wish to master what previous generations had been able to. I learned…


Helen Richman

You have an ancient craft that you give a modern take to doing bespoke pieces. Can you give some insight into a small but precious piece you have worked on recently? I have recently finished writing a book on the embroidery technique known as…


César Orrico

When did you first combine wood into your sculptures? I have always been interested in research on the different materials applied to sculpture. During my career in Fine Arts I was very motivated to know the qualities offered by each material and is…


Gail Dell

Your work is often described as ‘playful’ what are your own thoughts on this in relationship to your work? I find that life in the studio requires a happy marriage of play, discipline and perseverance, but I think my determination to create stems…


Barbara Burns

Can you expand on your relationship with fashion and your tapestry Revolution! Fashion Series? For about 10 years, I volunteered at a local historical society and museum. The museum had a large, chaotic collection of costumes, textiles and…


Susannah Blaxill

Composition and cropping is very important to your work can you expand on this? The paintings and drawings have to work on the page. The choice of subject is very important as is choosing the right colours.  However, if the subject of the…


Lenny Lane

Can you expand on your innovative CV – Passport?  Inspiration:  The inspired process is a difficult thing to explain or put into words. I recall admiring the different approaches my predecessors where taking in building a CV to get recognised by…