Hilary Morel lives in the Peak District and works in a variety of materials from her home studio. I got to visit her for another piece in Artsbeat Magazine and was fascinated by her intricate designs and style. She has exhibited widely, including Exploring Wonderland in Manchester – a celebration of Alice in Wonderland.
Heidi Gibbs is a potter working out of her delightful studio near Crowdecote in Derbyshire called “The Bank Pottery“. She was the latest artist I have photographed for Artsbeat Magazine. Heidi teaches classes at her studio an in local colleges so her work is very diverse with everything from animals to cups & saucers and […]
Ann Bates is a ceramicist working in Derbyshire from her lovely home. Following on from a shoot I did for Artsbeat Magazine, when Ann was the featured artist, I was asked back to photograph her latest series of work. Ann has developed a unique technique when working with the call that involves creating a large […]
I do like working with fine artists! Kerri Pratt is a painter who has a building reputation and is the current holder of the biennial £18,000 Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award, one of the biggest in the country. The award is intended to bring a rising artist to Derbyshire to produce work inspired by the county’s […]
Each year I work with some of the 3rd year Derby University fashion students photographing their final collections. It is always interesting to see what they have designed and made and work with their ideas on the shoots. This year there was a lot of variety as well as great tailoring. Everything from a kind […]
Cyclists across Derbyshire know all about the family firm of Samways Cycles who have been in business for over 80 years. One of the unique features of the company is that they fit every bike to every rider in their specialist workshop. They are so proud of this service that you can’t just go online […]