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Louise O’Hara: Mixed Media Artist

I am a professional mixed media artist based in the heart of Cheshire and I create work from my studio at home, within my work I use a combination of layered surfaces from paint, ink, stitch, fabric and ephemera to create one off intricate mixed media pieces. My work has been described as quintessentially English, romantic and nostalgic. My work explores the richness of light and the colour and texture which I see around me, often focussing on rugged [...]

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Debbie Lyddon: Artist and Maker

Debbie Lyddon is an artist and maker based in Surrey and Norfolk, UK. Her creative practice explores landscape and place and her inspiration comes from experiencing and paying attention to her surroundings. Debbie’s interest lies in the perception of natural phenomena that occur in her immediate surroundings and her current practice explores the processes of change that occur in a coastal environment. Air, wind, water, light and sound are forever shifting with continuous and infinitesimal change; Debbie’s work explores these visible [...]

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Sarah Leigh: The potential of wool and light

Sarah is the creator of Felti, a felt ware business focusing on domestic lighting in its many forms – from shades, to strung lights and illuminated vessels. A creative desire has lived within the artist since she was a little child, but as a grown up she has encountered with felt making, which finally gave her the sense of material connection Sarah has been searching for. Beehive pod detail As she beautifully explains it, “The alchemy of transforming raw wool fibre [...]

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Elin de Jong: The Rooftop Dye Garden

Elin has started her own research. Passionate about natural dyes and conscious and worried about current environmental issues – many of them related to the textile or fashion industry, she decided to start her own dye garden in Amsterdam. Elin wanted to know where all the beautiful colours come from, but also wanted to check how good it is for the environment to bring exotic plant powders to produce something pretty. Acting as a laboratory for experimentation and research, the rooftop [...]

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Teaching Children About History, Nature and Colours

If you listen to Elisa talking about her work, you’ll hear poetry. Words such as “contemplation”, “exploration”, “learning”, “intuition” and “nature” give meaning to her practice, which is mainly based on eco printing. She is an Italian artist who has embraced a profoundly meditative, productive and ever-evolving cycle of paintings from trees and the arboreal world in general. What attracted her to eco printing was the joy and love she felt while familiarising with the technique. The process of understanding [...]

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Diana Biscaioli: Finding our own child through textile art

She is an art therapist living and working in the province of Viterbo, Italy. A hand-crafter who knows and enjoys what her geography offers: forests, hills, rocks and her beloved animals, particularly goats. While studying, Diana came across felt and learned needle felting, and since then, she never separated from this technique, which is now what she teaches and her everyday work. She calls herself a textile artist, a creative spirit specialised in a technique that allows her to produce [...]

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Maurizio Michelozzi and Ivano Ziggiotti: Precious colours, medieval miniatures

Passion, dedication and commitment. These might be the three essential characteristics if you want to work in the field of Maurizio Michelozzi and Ivano Ziggiotti. Together they produce a wide range of natural colours, precious colours, which differ from the ones created through chemical synthesis. But their knowledge on medieval art and colours, and its history, requires an extra dosage of curiosity. Azzurrite Maurizio’s trainment as an art conservator of paper and parchment and his solid  experience in the study of [...]

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Alison Faith Kay: Intuitive, honest and eco-friendly art

Alison Faith Kay’s artworks are a celebration of life. And as life does, her paints include everything: from pain and sadness to joy, peace and freedom. Her work is also intuitive, Alison doesn’t know what she is going to create when she starts. She instead stands in front of the blankness and picks the shapes and colours that her body aches for while favouring natural movements with flow – swirls, circles, and drips. But besides being intuitive and sincere, Alison’s work [...]

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Cassandra Tondro: Living in the beauty of WOW!

Who said that beautiful art can’t be eco-friendly? Cassandra Tondro explores ways to bring fascinating art using the most eco-friendly materials available. Her abstract paintings are created by using leftover house paint that she rescues from recycling centres before it goes to waste. What about her amazing and colourful leaf prints? These are made by steaming leaves against paper. A truly creator of natural colours, Cassandra does not employ inks, dyes or paints. By visiting these recycling centres regularly, the [...]

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Maria Voto: The Importance of Keeping Traditional Handicrafts Alive

Words from the only weaver from Vico del Gargano, Italy. Once upon a time looms were constantly working at Vico del Gargano. And women had a fundamental role in the development of handicrafts, particularly woven fabrics for everyday use and special occasions, for furnishing, and for the house in general. Looms where then an essential aspect of the domestic economy which also involved the cultivation of hemp. But this scenario is impossible to find nowadays in the region, and actually Maria [...]

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