In today’s world of social media, creative work can happily reach a global audience, but many artists find it creatively debilitating. Work is reduced to “content,” and everything becomes ephemeral and forgettable. We never truly see past the perfect frame or scratch the surface of what makes our favourite creatives tick.
Inside we celebrate a wonderful group of 13 creatives, artists, and artisans from around the world.
Stories of Salt & Starlight by Ruth Steadman
Sarahbeth Larrimore is an apparel designer turned teacher, teaching slow fashion through the lens of sustainability and listening to the muse’s call.
Rebecca Desnos is a British creative who advocates for natural plant dyeing and harnessing nature’s solutions for healing and nourishment.
Cara Wassenberg is a British sculptor, based in West Sussex, whose work is a distillation of her two passions: a love of process and of outdoor wild spaces.
Kate Hill is a published author, professional cook, teacher, mentor, coach, and a self-described modern elder and Gascon fairy godmother.
Old Hope is the studio on the edge of Romney Marsh where artist and printmaker Darren Pilcher works with wax stencils and woodblock printing techniques. He describes his work as primitive, preferring to use inexpensive, natural materials and aiming to create work that shares with others a deep sense of belonging.
Jannik Abel is a Norwegian contemporary artist who moved to a forest in 2017 to make a home and art. Inside their forest atelier, Jannik creates functional objects and artwork using only fallen wood, their hands, and hand tools.
Jeni Glasgow is an Irish creative, at once a hunter, a gatherer, an assembler, a disassembler, a maker, a curator, a thinker, a sartorialist, and a dancer. She shows that the real art of the matter is here at home and in the everyday rhythms and rituals of our days.
Sarah Espeute is a French artist-designer who embroiders stories of everyday imagery onto antique and vintage linens for her creative brand, Oeuvres Sensibles.
Odile Bouscarat is a creative who paints with found objects. She takes 18th-century textiles and hand-painted wallpaper remnants, wire, crystals, and unexpectedly poetic scraps and restores, repairs and transforms them for the next generation to cherish.
Lu Mason is a British self-taught creative who works across many different mediums, from cut paper and recycled fabrics to Perspex and spray paint. She creates vibrant, storied rag rugs, mobiles, murals, installations, and bold jewellery.
Bérengère Desmettre is a writer, visual artist, journalist, and photographer living in the countryside outside of Paris. Since 2010, Bérengère has dedicated much of her creative time to an ambitious art project through which she hopes to share her everlasting desire to discover the world’s cultural, poetic, and human wealth.
Isabelle Pierrès is a leather designer based in Nantes in north-west France. In 2010, she created the Atelier St Loup brand to specialise in luxury handmade leather goods that marry traditional savoir-faire and excellence in craftsmanship with contemporary design using only French and European materials.