Meet the Maker

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Meet the Maker: Caren Barry

Caren Barry is one of the upcoming names in British surface pattern design. Her distinctive, pretty illustrations are modern with a hint of nostalgia, perfectly matched by her delicate pastel colour palette. We spoke to Caren about her life, her home, her love of flowers and her collection of decorative owls…

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Meet the Maker: Adam Christopher

When he moved from Denmark to Hertfordshire Adam Christopher super-sized his work, swapping a career designing tiny plastic toys at LEGO for giant flower pots. We were intrigued by this rebellion, and fascinated by his ability to grow huge concrete pots from small origami maquettes…

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Meet the Maker: Julie Colquitt

Julie Colquitt discovered her fascination for unusual yarn while sourcing silks for her fibre art bags. She now buys hand-spun and hand-dyed recycled sari yarns directly from a women’s co-operatives in rural India, along with rare-breed yarns bought directly from the producers in northern Scotland. She sells the yarns through her shop Yarn Yarn and also has her own line of own wearable art made from the yarns, ribbons and silks, which she produces under the label Crochet Mushroom from her studio on the River Tay in Fife. We spoke to Julie about her the two lines of her work…

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Meet the Maker: Gilbert and Stone

Kate Clark from Gilbert and Stone lives in a small village in Cornwall, where she splits her time between cycling down to Pentewan beach and making ceramics from the shepherd’s hut in her garden. We caught up with Kate and found out more about her background, where her ideas come from and how it all began with a pair of tartan flares…

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Meet the Maker: Pygmy Cloud

Weather-obsessed duo Pygmy Cloud share their east London studio with a brood of grumpy bears, countless clouds and stacks of sunshine. Their graphic, playful…