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.

Laura Slater’s work examines how we engage with pattern in everyday life and looks at new ways to introduce colour and mark making through print processes, materials and objects. Her intention for her 5 week residency is to explore the possibility of printed interventions, working to interpret the qualities of the natural landscape, at an architectural scale for the interior space, without the constraints of commercial application.

image: ‘Fine Art & Industrial 150’ The Art House, a collaboration with Fraser Muggeridge, photographer Jules Lister, 2016