At Artichoke, our long term vision is that English design, craftsmanship and architectural joinery will still be flourishing in 100 years. It is partly our responsibility, as a guardian of our craft, to do everything we can to ensure that designers and makers across Britain will still be in relative abundance in many years and still creating magnificent interior and hand-crafted architectural joinery that will be admired by their future generations. To realise our vision, it is vital we support up and coming makers today as they start their journeys, just as we were supported some 30 years ago.
Alice is a Designer Maker based in Dorset. She began her journey by studying 3D design before coming into woodwork via an apprenticeship with a local joiner. She is widely respected as one of the UK’s foremost female designers in wood. With her father being a carpenter joiner, her grandfather a boat builder and her great grandfather a shoe-last maker, she is well placed to be at the forefront of the new generation of British furniture designer makers and architectural joiners, and her work has been featured in Elle Decoration, Modern Rustic, and Homes and Antiques.
Alice has also collaborated with Benchmark Furniture, Hole and Corner, the British Council and Heritage Lottery Fund and her team have worked on many exciting projects, covering whole room interiors through to restaurants and commercial product ranges. To top that, Alice is also creative director of the joinery company Arttus.
We are hugely grateful to Alice for giving up her time to talk at our conference, particularly as she is also the mother of two very young children. Alice will be giving us all an insight into her journey so far with a focus on some of the lessons she has learned along the way.
The conference is free to attend, and if you are a student or new designer maker and would like to register for a place, please see the link below: