Listening for bird song high up on the hill

Inspiration from a Nightingale – Kate Lycett

Last Tuesday I was woken up by a Nightingale! I’ve never heard one before, but I knew what it was because they’d played the archive recording of the Nightingale and the Cello the evening before on Radio 4. I recorded it (the nightingale), just to be sure, and I’ve heard him twice since, at around 5am, before it was light …

Liz Cooksey in her studio

Meet textile artist Liz Cooksey

Liz Cooksey’s inspiration comes from natural habitats; hedgerows, garden boarders, meadows. Her works combine wire and thread to create intricate and delicate two dimensional and three-dimensional pieces reflecting observations of nature. The inspiration stems from the love natural forms in which Liz look for shapes, textures, colours, within what might be a hedge row or a motorway verge, recording the …

Jessica Sherriff

Meet Jeweller Jessica Sherriff

Jessica Sherriff creates a unique range of contemporary acrylic jewellery.   Inspired by the colours and views of her beautiful surroundings, Jessica uses her own photographic images, from the overall landscape to close up trees and flowers, and displays them within the jewellery using a unique printing technique.   She uses the acrylic in a variety of thickness, and combines …

Maike Browning

Meet jeweller Maike Browning

Maike makes tactile, delicate jewellery, inspired by natural forms, textiles and her travels – from the wildflowers of the hills of Scotland to the sparkling textiles and temples of India. Maike adds sparks of colour to her work using a variety of ethically sourced precious stones, adding another element to catch the eye. She works intuitively with precious metals to …