magazine: "... we now want to work with craftsmen and artisans who
have close connections with the Trust. Maybe they are operating close to or at one of our properties, or perhaps their work is inspired by our special places."
A new section of the shop, called "Handmade in Britain" was launched. Our own Simon Brock jumped at the opportunity.
There's also an obvious connection between my work and the Arts & Crafts Movement, which is evident in the labour intensive methods I use and in the aesthetic of my designs.
influence my experience of places like Wightwick Manor has had on my approach to art/craft/design."
Wightwick (pictured) is an NT property full of William Morris wallpapers, beautiful interiors and fascinating collections of
Simon's interest in the Arts & Crafts movement is no convenient fad. He is involved in the restoration of the Roddam Spencer Stanhope painting in Hoylandswaine Parish Church (which also has a William Morris stained glass window), and has been know to give lectures on the Arts and Crafts movement.