Ask the artist: Lucy Baxendale

Featured Image: work from 'Somewhere Else' by Lucy Baxendale (2021). Photo courtesy of the artist Lucy Baxendale is a ceramicist, illustrator and community artist, based in Herefordshire. Her hand made illustrations and ceramics feature a population of fantastical characters, creatures and monsters, who appear to live in a surreal leafy woodland.  Lucy’s making process begins... Continue Reading →

Ask the artist: Holland Otik

Featured image: 'Eye Mask' (2020) by Holland Otik. Image provided by the artist. Holland Otik is a maker whose creative practice focuses on figurative artefacts and mask making with links to rituals, healing and shamanism. From her studio/shop in Hereford, Otik researches contemporary and traditional magical practices, and imbues her work with symbolic meaning. She often makes... Continue Reading →

Ask the artist: Damaris Athene

Header image: Performative Act.003 Damaris Athene (2021) - all images courtesy of the artist, unless otherwise indicated. Damaris Athene is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice takes in painting, printmaking, sculpture, performance and photography. She is fascinated by the ways that the digital world affects our perception of our bodies and our interactions with others. Damaris... Continue Reading →

Ask the artist: Isobel Finlay

Header image courtesy of the artist Isobel Finlay is a contemporary artist who works in sculpture and drawing, creating organic forms and installations with mesh-like structures constructed from chainmail, crocheted fabrics and plaster.  Winner of the Vanguard Court Studio Prize in 2019 (for recent graduates of Camberwell College of Arts), she has exhibited in group... Continue Reading →

Ask the artist: Eleanor Louise West

Header image courtesy of the artist Eleanor Louise West (she/they) is an emerging artist and a recent graduate of Camberwell College of Arts. Mainly working in textiles using quilting, embroidery and crochet, the interdisciplinary artist explores their experiences as a queer woman. West’s solo exhibition ‘Feels Like Home’ at Compact Contemporary imagines the gallery as... Continue Reading →

Ask the artist: Melissa Procter

Above image: Harmonize by Melissa Procter, 2021 Multidisciplinary artist Melissa Procter presents a series of miniature mixed media sculptures in her solo exhibition 'Balancing Act' at Compact Contemporary, from 1st - 22nd March 2021. Procter uses materials not traditionally used in fine art, preferring those more commonly found in DIY stores. The artist's practice involves creating abstract assemblages, sculpture and... Continue Reading →

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