Isobel Morris is an Applied Art and Textile graduate of the University of Wolverhampton, and it was here that she discovered her one true love – rugs and carpets. The campus rug tufting room was Isobel’s second home, where she learnt her skills and specialised in exploring the potential of the rug tufting process. She explains that “Using the tufting gun is similar to drawing; it allows you to be experimental and fluid in your design. To me, rugs complete a room, they’re a piece of art in textile form – on a wall or floor that draws the room together.”
Her designs are inspired by everything from her father’s love of 50s furniture, to the natural beauty of botanicals.
An inspirational new talent, Isobel was a young designer finalist in the Afghan Made Carpet competition with her design ‘Monarch’ at flooring exhibition Domotex in 2014.
Andy studied Fine Art at Plymouth University, and since then has taken part in a range of group exhibitions as well as being selected for a 12 Month Residency award at Ocean studios Plymouth in 2015.
He was also selected to be part of the AA2A scheme at Plymouth University. The AA2A project provides placements for visual artists and designer makers in Higher and Further Education institutions across England.
Andy’s specialises in contemporary painting, being interested in the space surrounding our existence. His work focusses on a craftsmanship skill in figurative work with application to contemporary themes and ideas.