1. Agar

The UK Craft Residency supports an established designer/maker at a key stage in their career. It enables the artist to undertake research, explore new ideas and make significant developments in their practice within the context of Cove Park’s international and cross-disciplinary programme.  Previous residents on this programme include Linda Brothwell, Linda Florence, Charlotte Linton, Lina Peterson, Joe Pipal, Celia Pym, James Rigler. Will Shannon, James Thompson and Max Warren.

Aimee Lax’s work investigates ideas surrounding what she terms ‘artificial nature’, often combining the purity of porcelain with contrasting materials such as silicon, metal and even jam to explore themes of attraction and repulsion. During her 4 week residency Lax intends to introduce new materials to her practice, experimenting with combinations, and recording audience response.

image: ‘Agar’ 2013