UK based clothing and beauty brand Bamford is calling out to all artisans to enter their summer competition From Land to Craft: A collection inspired by the Daylesford Estate. Looking for a maker who works with natural materials as part of their practice, Bamford’s winner will be the Artist in Residence for the UK’s Daylesford Estate where they will go on to create a collection of pieces inspired by nature and the land to be exhibited and available to buy during September.
The panel of judges recently announced include Bamford and Daylesford founder, Carole Bamford; interior architect and designer Natalia Miyar; The New Craftsmen’s Natalie Melton, journalist Tamsin Blanchard and Brooke Litchfield. ‘Daylesford has been my home for about 30 years,’ Carole says, ‘and is at the heart of my passion for an organic and sustainable way of life. I draw inspiration for the Bamford collections from the land and the nature it supports. This initiative is a celebration of craftsmanship and traditions with the use of natural materials and I greatly look forward to seeing the end pieces in the exhibition.’
The deadline for submissions is May 15th, and all applicants are asked to submit imagery and sketches for one nature-inspired concept in any medium. Work by all shortlisted artists will be revealed in an exhibition during the Daylesford Summer Festival on 20th May 2017, which attracts over 6,000 visitors each year. Following the exhibition of shortlisted works curated by Natalia Miyar, the artists will be invited to present their work to the judges at a round table setting. The winner will be announced at the beginning of June 2017.