Jenny Pearce Sarah Walker
Sarah Walker ArtShades is a paper lampshade designer maker from the Malvern Hills. She is best known for her immensely practical half-shades for table lamps and wall lights.
All her reverse appliqued designs are stitched on her sewing machine and cut by hand with wonderful surface textures which are further enhanced when illuminated.
Her latest passion is hand-printing and her new collections feature original linocut designs - winter trees, Cornish cottages and Devon beach huts.
Both collections can be custom-made in colours and designs to suit.
Sarah also makes shades from reclaimed vintage OS maps, those with lovely soft period colours. These can also be made to order featuring a significant place.
JENNY PEARCE - Willow Basketmaker
Originally from Dublin and now living in rural Herefordshire, Jenny has been a basketmaker for 25 years, learning her craft mostly in the West of Ireland but also from expert basketmakers in England and France. Texture is very important in her work, being inspired by rugged nature - rocks and trees. She prefers to work with 'unstripped' willow with its variety of texture and colour and grows many coloured varieties in her garden.
Jenny likes to make functional baskets for use around the home and garden and puts a contemporary twist into traditional design. She teaches regular basketmaking workshops.