Current Work, 2017.
Jessie and Katie have been experimenting with pressing seaweed. Collecting locally a variety of types, then using their press to dry and flatten the seaweed, resulting in beautiful, delicate, biological detail. The resulting imagery will then be used as a starting point for design work, watch this space.......
BurLeigh Project, 2013.
This project was undertaken by The Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR) at University of the West of England, with the ceramics manufacturer Burleigh. The aim was to research combining digital print technologies with 18th century under-glaze ceramic tissue printing, exploring new ways of digitally engraving rollers, circumventing the lengthy and costly process of hand engraving. Jessie and Katie were among a group of artists invited to work with CFPR to create imagery using these processes.
The Contemporary Craft Fellowship scheme, 2008.
Jessie and Katie received funding from this pilot scheme for mid-career makers in the South West. The scheme was supported by Arts Council England, The Crafts Council, Arts Matrix and the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. Jessie and Katie undertook research into ceramic manufacturing for designer-makers in England, as well as explored working collaboratively.