Banks Mill is home to a diverse range of artists, designers and makers in the creative heart of Derby; visit them in their working studios to find out the techniques and inspiration behind their original, handmade products, commission bespoke pieces and see an exhibition of their artwork around the walls of the building.
Artists taking part:
Curious Inky Me - Printmaker
Interested in being present and living with curiosity; Clare creates a narrative using the human form. Working with a variety of traditional hand pulled printmaking processes her work is a celebration of the tenacity and vibrance of the human spirit, reflecting on vulnerability, shining a light on the illusion we have that we are in control and finding opportunity and beauty in our vulnerabilities.
Stevie Davies Contemporary Fused Glass
Stevie’s signature style ‘Interfused Glass’ is a process which starts with thousands of crushed or hand cut pieces of glass being placed on the base of the kiln. Alongside large scale artwork, Stevie will also be showcasing a range of colourful glass jewellery. Stevie also runs a variety of workshops from her studio.
T: 07884 402036
Felicity Jackson Fine Art
Felicity’s lifelong passion has always been the natural world, and this is reflected in her preferred subjects, wildlife and landscapes; although buildings mellowed into their environment also appear in Felicity’s work.
Felicity primarily works in watercolour and also works to commissions and can offer workshop sessions to small groups or one-to-one sessions.
Zaza Lewis Paper Cut Artist
Zaza combines card-cutting and fabrics to create her images. The original design is all hand-drawn and cut with a scalpel, then fabrics are carefully chosen. There will be a limited number of one off pieces made on demand, often with additional cutting details making every picture unique and original.
Anisha Parmar Jewellery Designer Maker
Anisha Parmar is a luxury fashion jewellery and accessories designer that is inspired by the multi-cultural melting pot of the UK; a hub for diversity and cultural crossovers with true British culture. She makes jewellery for the bold, confident and #BADASS woman. From her studio Anisha draws from these eclectic influences as well as her formal training from the London College of Fashion.
James Pettinger - Ceramicist
James uses his varied experience in art and design to influence his ceramics. Predominantly wheel thrown, his work plays with colour, form and texture whilst remaining practical. James also offers pottery workshops from his studio at Banks Mill.
Sarah Skinner - Reupholstered Furniture & Art Chairs
Sarah Skinner Art Chairs creates statement chairs and thought-provoking footstools that work as interior design and as art. She uses traditional upholstery techniques and materials for the base layers then bold, contemporary fabric and quirky textile techniques for the top layer.
Rescue, Recycling, Ripping it up, Revitalising, Reimagining … Reupholstery