Faye Hall BCTF

Meet our BCTF Best Newcomer winner – Faye Hall

It was fabulous to see the usual high standard of work at BCTF; this is our favourite Trade Show and pretty much on our doorstep. There was a nice mix of newcomer and established maker at BCTF this year. The calibre of stand display made the event a visual delight, as always. There seemed to be a renewed buzz at …

Rag Makers

Meet Rag Makers – a mother and daughter practice

Rag Makers is a mother and daughter practice, inspired by the women in their family who spent their lives working in the rag trade, recycling woollen cloth in Ossett, West Yorkshire. Throughout the 19th century Ossett was a town that specialised in recycling cloth, sent there from across the UK and Europe. At the start of the recycling process skilled women …

sandy gardner

Meet artist Sandy Gardner

Sandy spent much of her life growing up near Grange over Sands in the Cumbrian Lake District and after moving around here, there and back again, she moved up the hill to Lancaster. She feels incredibly lucky that her home has a massive bay window that looks out over the city. This panoramic view induces moments of clarity, inspires her …