Art: Wooden Folk Art
Hermann worked as a graphic designer for 35 years in Austria. He moved to Canada in 1997, where he discovered his art of wooden folk art a year later. He draws inspiration from European Folk art and nature, where even a piece of wood or stone can initiate the start of a project.
Lorna was born in a village just outside of Glasgow. Her mother had always encouraged her to experiment with different fabrics, which she transformed into clothes and room sets for her dolls. She studied embroidered and woven textile design at The Glasgow School of Art from 1982-87, completing both an honours and postgraduate degree. She draws inspiration from nature, travel experiences, and art galleries.
Ever since she could pick up her first crayon, Louise has always had a passion for art. She draws inspiration from nature, landscapes, and colours. Her favourite artists include Monet, Matisse, and Iris Van Herpen.
Mikel has always had a passion for creative expression. She completed her studies in science, but knew she had to follow her passion for designing and making jewellery after graduating from university. Two decades later, Mikel continues to create beautiful pieces. She draws inspiration from kindness in all its forms and people who are passionate about what they do.
Since she was 5 years old, Jan has been exploring a variety of mediums, from sewing to embroidery to calligraphy to wool. She started making paper after discovering that the same plants used to dye wool could also be used to make paper. She is a firm believer in learning by doing and draws inspiration from her life experiences as well as trusting that attention to a medium will inevitably lead to something new.
Cameron first discovered glassblowing in 2007 as an elective while studying Supply Chain Management in university. That spark quickly grew into a passion for the process and material. He started his own practice in 2017 and draws inspiration from mid-century modern aesthetics.
Haejin Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea. She graduated from Hong-Ik University in Korea, receiving a Masters Degree in Ceramic Art. Her ceramic sculptures won the Grand Prize in 2009 at the Seoul Press Ceramic Competition in Korea, a Special Award in 2012 at the Taiwan Ceramic Biennale, and many other awards across the globe.