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Exploring the In-Between Nature of Ideas & Materials

Duality between landscapes and the in-between nature of their ideas connected artist Louise Barrington and jeweller Kiersten Holden-Ada during their residency in Halifax, Nova Scotia last year. This blog is part […]

Cadáver Exquisito Inspired by Dressing Up & Rituals

A shared love of dressing up inspired textile designer Kate Davies and Pilar Obeso Sánchez to explore disguise and performance in traditional rituals in Mexico and Scotland and collaboratively create […]

Voices of Makers #7

Understanding that this is a marathon not a sprint and giving herself permission to pause has led Claire Heminsley of Incahoots to change her way of life, learning new things […]

Lockdown Residency

Basketmaker Sarah Paramor and weaver Jennifer Green transformed a collaborative residency that began in Halifax, Nova Scotia, last year into an inspiring and productive remote residency and encourage like-minded makers […]

The Dual Meaning of Sustainability

Textile maker Fiona Hall of Camban Studio participated in a residency in Scotland with Soledad Ruiz and Dalila Rubicela from Oaxaca, the most culturally diverse state of Mexico, and as […]

Where do we belong?

Weaver Cally Booker describes how belonging, identity and sustainability sit at the heart of her collaboration with visual artist Andrea Tsang Jackson in Halifax, Nova Scotia who also works in […]

Voices of Makers #6

Juggling a family in lockdown with making and selling, textile designer Lorna Brown describes enjoying creative time with the kids, selling online, making scrubs for the NHS, a renewed love […]

Experimentation, New Perspectives & The Silk Road

Ceramicist Susan O’Byrne writes about her collaboration with jeweller Mengnan Qu in Halifax, Nova Scotia and their decision to create new work using artifact forms from the Silk Road to […]