Our Artist in Residence | Katy Eccles

The Store team are getting ready to welcome our next artist in residence, Katy Eccles. Joining us this Thursday 27th July, Katy's botanical masterpieces will be a stunning addition to The Store walls as our third artist in residence.

Katy Eccles is a botanical casting artist and the maker behind Imprint casts.  Her practice focuses on capturing the ephemeral, transient beauty of nature and preserving it through a unique casting process. All of Katy’s plaster botanical reliefs are created using flowers and foliage hand-picked from her mother’s garden and woodland in Fife; the flowers are then carefully pressed into clay and their delicate imprint preserved in plaster of Paris.

Casting with Katy Eccles

Not only will Katy's work be adorning The Store walls from 26th July to 7th September, but Katy herself will be hosting a live botanical casting demonstration in at Restoration Yard on Thursday 17th August from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.

Come along to see how Katy creates her botanical artworks step by step for this interactive demonstration and enjoy  a Q&A session with Katy at the end. You will also have the opportunity to try your hand at casting during the demonstration if you feel like rolling up your sleeves and getting involved.

Tickets for the event are free and available to book now. Find out more here.

Image credit Macbie Photography