Artist Nuria González Alcaide shares how she has awoken and unleashed her inner artist after years of "following the line". Nuria draws on society for inspiration; her project 'When you pretend...' explores themes of compliancy, pretence and solitude, when we feel the need to hide or mask our emotions to conform. Art is a tool for self-exploration; she goes beyond her perfectionist tendencies and allows her emotions to pour onto the canvas. In our chat she shares her studio rituals, creative process and her dreams as an artist.
Artist Stephanie May (McGowan) breathes playfulness into her vibrant ceramics. Gathering inspiration from her daily rituals, Stephanie explores themes such as water, movement and connection as she enters a meditative state to create emotional objects that spark joy and curiosity. In our chat she talks about how working directly with the clay connects her to the rawness of nature and grounds her; sharing her favourite parts of the creative process and how she overcomes challenges in her practice.
We spoke to Alexia and Claudia, Founders of Print Sisters about their journey within print and textiles and what they like most about vintage artworks. Print Sisters are passionate about supporting ethical brands and giving back to the planet; using 100% recycled and sustainable papers whilst contributing to the restoration of environments, biodiversity and communities. Read about their their creative process and journey so far.
For Kent based artist John Hammonde, the creative process evokes feelings of excitement, anticipation and euphoria. In his explosive and expressive art pieces he uses a spectrum of colour to express an array of emotion. In our chat John shares his creative process, his exciting collaboration with Folkestone Fringe this year and how art is essential for a balanced mind and a healthy mental wellness.
We're excited to announce that our first virtual workshop will be on Sunday 16th May, 18:30-20:00 via Zoom. This workshop hopes to provide some calm, to relieve anxiety and ground you as we emerge from our third lockdown in the UK and ahead of Mental Health Awareness week. Read for more details and how you can book your spot!