David Worthington – Sculpture
David Worthington is a noteworthy sculptor whose work has been shown all over the world. He was shortlisted for the Jerwood Sculpture Prize in 2009 and was elected vice president of The Council of the Royal British Society of Sculptures in 2010.
His work pushes what is possible with stone and he continually revisits themes, such as movement, the legacy of modernism and sensuality in art. He relishes the tactile nature of stone and his work includes highly pleasing polished surfaces that need to be touched. His revolving sculptures invite the viewer to turn large pieces of work with the ease of a playground roundabout. It is with this physical interaction that the viewer steps completely away from the formality of classical sculpture. The element of play, ever present in his work, engages the audience on a physical as well as intellectual level. David now works out of his studio in Symondsbury, a huge indoor and outdoor space that allows him to create large scale work.
Harriet Wallace Jones – Textiles
Harriet Wallace-Jones trained at Central St Martin’s, going on to take a MA in Weaving at the Royal College of Art. It was during her university years she met her business partner Emma Sewell. Wallace Sewell create innovative woven fabrics using vibrant stripes and abstract designs in a variety of materials, from silk to chenille, to lambs wool. The pair are continually challenging themselves to create contemporary designs. Commissions range from bespoke scarves for the Tate gallery, Anthropologie, silk wall hangings, to a series of iconic public commissions for ‘moquette’ designs for Transport for London seating.Harriet has also been awarded a Silver Medal of Achievement by The Worshipful Company of Weavers. The medal is awarded for outstanding talent and ability within the UK textile industry. She is now a liveryman within the organisation.
Cressida Granger – Design
Cressida Granger is the owner of Mathmos, the Poole based company best known for their lava lamps. Mathmos was founded in 1963 and is proud to celebrate 50 years of British production this year. During the 1990s, millions of lava lamps were produced in Dorset and sold throughout the world. As an acknowledgment of her work, Cressida won the Queens Award for Export in 1997 and 2000. As well as winning many design awards. Mathmos has won the Red Dot Awards, FX Awards, Design Week, IDEA, and D&AD. The company continues to strive to remain at the forefront of lighting design and is constantly developing new lighting ideas.Cressida is committed to strong British design. The company is known for its innovative approach to lighting, working with strong, young designers, such as Ross Lovegrove and El Ultimo Greto. ‘As well as known designers, we have worked with students developing designs into product’, Cressida says, ‘We keep an eye on graduate shows and occasionally someone exceptional will come through’.
John Hubbard – Painting/Drawing
After reading English at Harvard, John Hubbard developed an interest in Chinese and Japanese art whilst working for the US army in Japan.
He has lived in Dorset since 1961 and his unique style of landscape painting fuses elements of Chinese painting and contemporary abstraction within the tradition of late 19th century European landscape sensibility. The result is work which conveys a strong sense of the feel of landscape, its essence and physical presence. As the New York Times critic wrote in 1986: “these are paintings to be savoured by those who like consistency in art”. His work can be seen in prominent public collections such as the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the National Gallery of Malaysia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, the Tate Gallery and the Yale Centre of British Art.
Kate Malone – Ceramics
First inspired by a teacher in a large comprehensive, Kate Malone went on to do a BA at Bristol Poly and an MA at the RCA. She works on exhibition studio decorative arts pieces, all dealt exclusively through Art Dealer Adrian Sassoon. She also works with architects and public bodies to make large scale ceramics for the public sector, working on installations for parks, libraries, hospitals and public areas.
Kate has pieces in 46 museums worldwide and many in private collections. Apart from enjoying and stretching herself in her chosen field, Kate’s stated objective is to ‘signal and communicate a feeling of optimism and joy, a celebration of all things natural and to try to just touch on the magic that nature is’.
Tim MacPherson – Photography
Based in Somerset, Tim MacPherson is a highly renowned British photographer whose work has featured in a variety of publications including The Sunday Times, GQ, and Tatler.Amongst his many accolades Tim has won an Association of Photographers Award four times.
His portfolio is one of vibrant, bright concepts, with brilliantly imaginative shots of children living in their own fabricated worlds to striking portraits of people wearing wigs made of everyday objects, toy cars to dolls house furniture.