Local Makers Lindsay Johnston and Kevin Andrew Morris have been awarded the inaugural Hamewares Commissions by the Barn, Aberdeenshire’s award-winning multi-arts venue based in Banchory. They have been commissioned to design and make a range of products in response to specific place-based aspects of Banchory’s social and environmental heritage.
Illustrator Lindsay Johnston said ‘Being selected as one of the artists for the Hamewares Collection is a dream come true. Banchory holds a special place in my heart. I have many cherished memories of time spent there as a child, especially at the River Dee. I look forward to creating the collection and capturing the beautiful spirit of Banchory.’
Ceramic Designer Kevin Andrew Morris said ‘I’m thrilled to be involved with the first Hamewares Collection and able to continue to contribute to Aberdeenshire’s growing arts community as a crafts practitioner through these products. I hope this further impacts on the development of others working in craft challenging them to be as forward thinking and contemporary in their approach to making as the unique region they represent. My relationship with my family has been integral to this whole process and I would like to thank them for their continued support as well as the Barn and its funders for this invaluable opportunity.’
The Hamewares Commissions are co-funded by the Barn, Aberdeenshire Council and Creative Scotland. Look out for updates at www.thebarnarts.co.uk in preparation for the product launch at the Barn’s new craft and design retail spaces.