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John Grayson

With a passion for old, industrially formed and decorated metal objects, whose defunct manufacturing processes are rooted in the West Midlands; maker, researcher and academic John Grayson has been engaged in a 20-year career creating automata and narrative-based objects in either printed tin sheet or vitreous enamel. His work appropriates the vernacular of the factory…

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Hugh Miller

Hugh Miller is an award-winning contemporary applied artist specialising in studio furniture in wood. Hugh trained as an architect, and sees his work as small pieces of architecture, where the concept is embedded in the intricacy of the detail. Hugh’s work is based on a set of design principles, developed during his Churchill Fellowship in…

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Claire Mander

Claire Mander is Deputy Director and Curator at Royal British Society of Sculptors. Claire has a broad range of experience across the visual arts, most recently, as Head of Contemporary of a commercial gallery in London showing the work of emerging artists from around the world in all media. Prior to obtaining her MA (Distinction)…

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Jamie Holman

Jamie Holman is an artist, writer and lecturer who achieved critical acclaim after exhibiting in Bloomberg New Contemporaries 1996 at Tate Gallery Liverpool and Camden Arts Centre London. Holman worked in moving image and performance before developing a broader multi-disciplinary practice that included photography and sculpture. Holman was a founding member of the music/artist/writers collective…

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Charles Hadcock DL FRBS

Charles Hadcock FRBS studied fine art at the Royal College of Art, London specialising in sculpture and in 2008 was made a fellow of the RBS. Hadcock’s monumental sculpture reflect his interest in geology, engineering and mathematics and are enriched by references to music and poetry. Because of his abiding interest in engineering and industrial…

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Simon Bolton

An internationally-acclaimed designer and innovation specialist working with the world’s top brands, Simon recently joined Edge Hill University as a Professor of Innovation and Associate Dean of Enterprise and Employability. He has exhibited at galleries including London’s Design Museum and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. He has over twenty years’ experience of helping worldwide organisations…

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Jonathan Ball

Jonathan Ball built his career on using the practice of human-centred design to help organisations achieve new levels of innovation. He began his career in product design, where he designed a diverse range of consumer products, from toys to toilet seats. All of Jonathan’s designs were manufactured and sold – success that he attributes to…

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