THE MAKERS STAGE
We're proud to announce our full line-up at the Port Eliot Festival 2015 in partnership with Affinity With Plymouth University.
This year the pages of the magazine will come alive at Port Eliot Festival, as we invite you to wander (and wonder) through our world at the ‘Makers’ tent.
There’ll be a variety of workshops, demonstrations and collaborative projects, offering festival-goers the chance to get their hands dirty and to meet our maker(s). You can even help to build one of our unique Hole & Corner structures for quiet contemplation over the course of the weekend.
There'll be a intriguing soundtrack alongside the making courtesy of Amateurism DJs and every evening between 5-7pm live music curated by Moshi Moshi Records.
Benchmark Furniture making
Benchmark are widely regarded as a powerhouse of UK craft, with an unrivalled depth of knowledge. Based in converted farm buildings in Berkshire, their love of making starts from the stewardship of trees, down to the hands-on-making by their highly skilled team.
Sebastian Cox Furniture making
Sebastian Cox is a designer and craftsman who combines his devotion to wood, curiosity, inventiveness with exquisite craftsmanship to make beautiful, useful and completely sustainable objects.
Bill Amberg Belt making
Bill Amberg and his studio of artisans work with a deep-rooted curiosity about how leather can be best used to showcase the material’s innate beauty and high quality, as well as its adaptability, to produce unique leather products in the most innovative and inspirational of ways.
Tortie Hoare Steamed leather workshops
Tortie Hoare specialises in the Medieval process of boiling leather known as 'Cuir Bouilli'. She uses it within her furniture as an eco-friendly alternative to using plastics or resins to create solid 3D shapes.
Aboubakar Fofana Natural dyeing workshops
Aboubakar Fofana is a textile designer, artisan, indigo dyer, artist and teacher. His art is directly informed by the raw materials he uses. The cyclical movements of the natural world, the way time alters living things, the beauty of these changes and their ephemeral states, are all mirrored in his work.
Billy Lloyd Ceramics workshops
Billy Lloyd is an award-winning designer and maker of ceramic tableware and interior products. He specialises in creating functional pieces that are both simple and refined.
Robin Mackenzie Woodblock engraved printing
Robin Mackenzie is an illustrator and printmaker. He is fascinated by the traditional folk culture of the British Isles and the Appalachian mountain region of America, exploring folk tales and songs to create exciting, original prints and narratives.
Jacob Bodilly Pottery demonstrations
Jacob Bodilly is a potter based in Devon. With a deep respect for the traditions of pottery, he makes simple, functional and beautiful ceramic objects. He learnt his craft as an apprentice potter at the Leach Pottery in St Ives, where he focused much of his attention on Asian and European folk ceramics and traditional techniques.
Zoe Bradley Paper Sculpture
Zoe Bradley uses her skills learnt as a fashion designer (she worked alongside Alexander McQueen on his 1999 show, no. 13), to create intricate paper forms. She draws inspiration from the nature that surrounds her rural home as well as the vibrancy of theatre, couture and architecture.
Jeremy Atkinson Clogmaking
Master Clogmaker Jeremy Atkinson makes 19th-century style clogs in his workshop in Kington in the Welsh Marches. Atkinson is the sole remaining English hand carver of traditional British clogs
Stephanie Buttle Ceramics
Stephanie Buttle’s dynamic installations aim to explore the ceramic medium and have a distinctive personal narrative. Her work, entitled ‘Are you going to leave that there?’, was selected to represent Central Saint Martin’s graduating students at the Design Festival this Summer.
Meilyr Jones Music
Jones is from Aberystwth, he’s played bass on tour for Gruff Rhys and Boom Bip’s Neon Neon, as well as working with Stealing Sheep and for the Cousins project with Euros Childs. Refugees, Meilyr Jones’ debut single for Moshi Moshi Records, is out on limited edition 12” vinyl on July 31
Sweet Baboo Music
Sweet Baboo is Stephen Black, a native of the north Wales countryside and a single-minded, idiosyncratic singer. Black has played on albums by Cate Le Bon, Slow Club and H. Hawkline. The Boombox Ballads, Sweet Baboo’s fifth album, is released on August 14.
Oliver Coates Music
Renowned cellist Coatesstraddles the worlds of classical and contemporary music. He has collaborated with Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood, DOOM and Massive Attack, and has performed concerto performances around the world, notably with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia.
Seamus Fogarty Music
Seamus Fogarty grew up in Co Mayo in the west of Ireland. Now based in London, his debut album God Damn You Mountain on revered Scottish indie label Fence Records on 2012. Hailed by the Irish Times as ‘one of the best Irish albums of recent years’, it was critically acclaimed on its release, leading to a slot on the main stage of The Green Man festival in Wales and extensive UK tours with the likes of James Yorkston, Pictish Trail and Malcolm Middleton (Arab Strap).
Amateurism Music / DJ set
Amateurism is the brainchild of Leo Walton aka Leo The Amateur. ‘Amateurism has nothing to do with a lack of interest in quality. Being an amateur is all about doing something because you want to do it – and because you care. This isn’t our profession, it’s our passion’.
Pete Wiggs Music / DJ set
Peter Wiggs is a musician, composer and member of British club-pop trio Saint Etienne with Bob Stanley and Sarah Cracknell.
Illustration Robin Mackenzie