Meet the Maker

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Meet the Maker… Jeff Soan

It’s hard to define Jeff Soan’s work. His wooden creatures owe a lot to toymaking, but playfulness is only part of their character; they are also pieces of art, made possible by Jeff’s immense craftsmanship and skill with wood. He is a toymaker, artist, craftsman, artisan and modern-day Geppetto who “breathes life into pieces of wood”. We asked him to tell us more about himself and his awe-inspring work…

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Meet the Maker… Red Hand Gang

Red Hand Gang started when Abi Simmons made colouring books for her pencil-loving daughters. We talked to Abi about her inspirations and her own childhood influences…