Getting to Know: Laura Cook | Art Slave

This month The Trove is featuring contemporary textile artist Laura Cook aka Art Slave – read our Q&A with Laura below to discover more about the inspiration and process behind her work, her experience working for a high end art-to-wear company in the US, the influence of Traditional Japanese Shibori patterns and brutalistic architecture within her designs, and her plans for teaching a 4-week Batik course in the near future. * (Image by Vanessa Rudolf | Model: Julia Gingerich) Tell me a little about you and how you became a contemporary textile artist. Creating is… Read More

Craftea Workshop | 28.01.2016

One of my aims when starting The Trove was to get out and explore what Cambridgeshire has to offer in terms of creative workshops. Over the past year I have discovered just how many local artists, designers and makers offer workshops and classes – you can see some of them on our listing here (please let us know if you we are missing yours and we will add it on) – and I hope to book onto more over the coming months. At the end of January I attended the Embroidery Hoop Art Craftea Workshop… Read More

Everyday Cambridge @ Hot Numbers Coffee

Everyday Cambridge by Naomi Davies 17th February – 13th March 2016 Cambridge-based artist Naomi Davies introduced her second solo exhibition at Hot Numbers Coffee, Gwydir Street last week and I was pleased to attend the preview evening. Everyday Cambridge is a fantastic collection of iconic scenes of Cambridge brought to life in ink and watercolour. Naomi has captured some of her favourite spots and independent cafés including a series of sketches of host Hot Numbers. She has the fantastic ability to capture everyday moments with such vibrancy and it is wonderful to see a… Read More