+ Faire Magazine - Issue Nº3+
Stories of Salt & Starlight by Ruth Steadman
Superfolk is husband-and-wife team Gearoid Muldowney, a craft designer, and Jo Anne Butler, an artist and architect. Together they have created a design company inspired by the ever-changing vibrant, rich colours and patterns of the wildlife, landscape, geology and seasons of their native Mayo, a county on the west coast of Ireland.
Fiona Corsini di San Giuliano is an Italian painter and we are thrilled to share this intimate portrait that celebrates her life and work as seen through the eyes of Australian photographer Robyn Lea in an excerpt from her book A Room of Her Own (Thames & Hudson, 2021).
Loïc Michel is a young Belgian market gardener who, over the last two years, has created a life for himself farming a large plot of land in Vencimont, Belgium, with a focus on sustainable farming and biodiversity – building a community where ‘love and diversity reign’.
Jannik Abel is a Norwegian artist who moved to live in a forest in 2017, where she was inspired to create a very special wood factory, The Reconnector Project. Jannik lives to create things that make you remember who you are.
Alyssia Belloso is a Belgian ceramist who has a lifelong fascination with craftsmanship and a love for the meditative process and earthy nature of pottery. For Alyssia, ceramics are a lifestyle, a philosophy and an important path to healing.
Elizabeth Cope is regarded as one of Ireland’s foremost contemporary artists with a prolific career spanning more than 50 years. Elizabeth believes that art doesn’t answer any questions, only asks them.
Sara Emami is an Iranian-born visual storyteller who found refuge in the color blue, adopting it as her signature colour. Inspired by the people she has learned from along the way, Sara strives to make aesthetics into a daily way of living.
Ruth Miller is an American textile artist living and creating in rural Mississippi. Her extraordinary embroidered paintings have been exhibited at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art and Ruth received the Mississippi Governor’s Award for Excellence in Visual Art in 2019.
Lea Rutledge is a New England-based textile designer whose creative inspiration stems from a love of place. Her hand-painted wallpaper and textile designs are commissioned to illustrate historic properties and beloved estates for individuals and non-profits committed to environmental and historic preservation.
Amanda & Matt Caines are artists who live and work in the Welsh countryside. Matt Caines is a sculptor who works in stone and bone and Amanda Caines is a multidisciplinary artist who sews, embroiders and makes jewellery. They have been collaborating – on creative work, life and raising a family together – for 32 years.
Masters of Craft explores the history of Féau Boiseries, a French family heritage company headed by Guillaume Féau, a passionate collector who has made it his life’s work to not only preserve his family business, but to also seek out, salvage, restore and promote centuries of France’s most exquisite and skilled decorative arts.
Elainea Emmott is a creative Renaissance woman who in recent years has rediscovered her creative voice through food, cooking and sharing flavours and stories through her supper club, Our Seat, Our Table. She shares her creative journey, exploring themes of identity, heritage, flavour and memory, comfort and conflict.