Kara Lyons is a sculptor whose work embraces installation, live performance, public commissions and gallery exhibition. Drawing is an essential part of the process of developing all of her work via sketching and visualisation. Drawing is also pursued as a creative medium in its own right. She has been working on a series of drawings which reference folkloric tales and archetypes as metaphors for current events and states of mind.
Kara works with Paul Haywood on the project Guna to Goods to create artowkrs using metal recycled from firearms.
Paul makes paintings, photographs and drawings; experiments with simple abstract composition, limited colour palettes and arrangements of tone that play to with perceptions of depth and space in the picture plane.
Paul is a member of the group Guns to Goods and works with Kara Lyons to create artworks using metal recycled from firearms.
Paul regularly collaborates with the designer Maxine Kennedy to produce landscape colour research.
Martha’s sculptures and installations are results of tentative deliberations through physical play and intervention of materials, space and environment. She dedicates time to existing objects and to the innate natures of materials balancing 'beauty in tension'.
Much of her work is made up of found, natural and organic materials which allow her to play with alchemy and to create dialogues between harmonies or crises in our surrounding cultures: life/death, material/environment, human to human, the authentic/the surreal, the absurd/the necessary, love/romance, sadness/humour.
Other materials and actions in her practice (lenses, tools, performance...) are symbolic of human intervention and movement. She studies human psyche and sociology to fuel her work through either auto-suggestion or iterative thought.
Matthew Quick has a background in music and sound engineering. Recently, he has been incorporating music and sound making with sculptural works made from found objects and inspired by traditional methods.
‘I make my own musical instruments and sound devices to create live sounds I can capture. I edit and piece these sounds together digitally to create unique soundscapes.’
Ivon Haywood is a recent graduate of the prestigious Rycotewood College of Furniture in Oxford; part of the National School of Furniture.
Ivon has a particular interest in the use of sustainable materials, utilising their natural strength and beauty. Recently Ivon has been extending his practice into the field of jewellery, influenced by ideas generated by the Wabi-Sabi movement, a Japanese philosophy ‘centred on the acceptance of transience and imperfection.’
Jack-Victor is a recent graduate of the prestigious Rycotewood College of Furniture in Oxford; part of the National School of Furniture.
He is a designer/maker aiming to produce high quality, fictional furnishing form sustainably lead ideals and materials.
Since joining Ebor Studio he has collaborated with other studio members Kara Lyons and Paul Haywood on project GunstoGoods in the making of peace awards for the charity In Place of War. He has collaborated in the exhibition ‘Something Small Sundays’ with Ivon Haywood in the summer of 2018.
Violet Flamingo is the creation of dress designer Lindsay James.
Violet Flamingo offers two kinds of services:
Limited Edition and Ready-to-Wear
violet Flamingo ready-to-wear is not trend-led, these items are key pieces for you to wear again and again. Lindsay is a strong believer that things should never be work once, they are designed to be versatile so you can wear then to a variety of occasions depending on how you style your garment. The ready-to-wear range is never mass produces and often incorporates digital fine art prints. All of the items are handmade at Ebor Studio in Littleborough.
Bespoke, Made-to-Measure Garments
The bespoke option at Violet Flamingo is a very personal service. Each piece is cut to your specific measurements and s fitted as many times as needed to create the perfect one-off garment. Every client will have an initial consultation where we discuss ideas, your personal taste, requirement for the item you want and what would suit your figure. All of these things are considered when coming up with your initial design, from this point anything can be made, the only limit is our imagination!
Cheryl’s work contrasts pattern and often uses detail and ornamentation and working in collaboration with the community using knitting, embroidery, needle art and print, to promote traditional crafts.
Cheryl is a huge enthusiast for style, design and decoration. Her work is a celebration of femininity and fragility, which is reflected in the material and motifs she uses.
Her textile work fuses together traditional craft-based techniques that have historical associations with women, (embroidery, stitch work and applique) with more contemporary techniques of image making, like screen printing, illustration and etching.
Cheryl runs our monthly Crafternoons: ‘I love creating using craft and promote others to get creative.’
Jen combines interests in architecture and history with a love of painting. Working mainly in acrylic, she seeks to capture vandalised and derelict buildings before they are lost forever in our continually urban environment - ‘there one minute, gone the next’
There is a strong element of pathos in her painting; her work evokes memories combining mixtures of sadness and smiles. ‘I used to play there as a kid’, ‘I remember when…’ etc. A recognise building no longer exists or is depicted in a decrepit state.
She acknowledges that the derelict, unloved and forgotten can also become a thing of beauty and an interesting subject matter.
Whilst working for the Local Studies Department, Jen has developed an interest in what is no longer there, buildings that have been lost and only exist in a few memories and photographs.
Bob is a photographic artist working with with both analogue and digital processes. He often works with traditional darkroom techniques and even older processes to produce his images. The content of his work can vary from documentary to landscape to editorial, though all produced with a consistent underlying aesthetic.
Bob operates a wet print and alternative process darkroom in Ebor Studio and would be happy to discuss photographic commissions or instruction.
Alison is a musician, composer and artist. She works principally with young people in workshops and museum education. Described as ‘psych-folkish’, her work is inspired by sepia stories, stray animals and recurring dreams of migration, She has this sweet attractive gentleness of a voice, adding old folk-flavours to the songs.
Angela is a Sculptor who specialises in ceramics. Her practice surrounds the experimental use of clay and often includes multimedia work and the building and firing of experimental kilns. Angela has been exploring the limits of clay by placing the material under a variety of stresses. Likewise, she combines fired ceramic objects with seemingly incongruous such as stitch.
Since 2010 she has been exhibiting as half of ATIC, a collaboration between herself and photographer Ian Clegg. With an emphasis on combining the disparate disciplines of Ceramics and Photography, Angela and Ian undertake project work and residencies and have shown throughout the UK and beyond.
Angela holds a variety of teaching posts. She teaches ceramic in various locations including her own pottery and lectures at the University of Salford.
Dan is an artist who works primarily with glass. Specialising in both kiln forming and glass blowing Dan creates unique vibrant coloured forms often using coloured glass rod. He also creates textured pieces by blowing glass into sculpted wire mesh formers. Currently working at Manchester Metropolitan University Dan runs the glass workshops for the department of design.