Updated: Mar 3
This wee series of journal posts hope to explain a little bit more about the values behind Camban Studio and what influences are behind the work I do...
Starting with this one - No 1 – LOCALITY:
The Definition of locality is. 1 : the fact or condition of having a location in space or time. 2 : a particular place, situation, or location.
The work I produce is really firmly rooted in Aberdeenshire and Scotland! All my inspiration comes from local walks, local sites and the native landscapes. I use local plants to create dyes, or use them for printing and it makes me feel closer to my environment, and I hope it means you can bring a bit of my local environment into your home environment too.
As well as being influenced by the local landscape I use and support other local Scottish businesses to do their thing too. A lot of my materials are sourced from Johnstons of Elgin, fabrics milled by skilled craftspeople from my Husbands home town. And I work with the wonderful Kalopsia Collective who are a social enterprise based in Dunfermline who small batch manufacture most of my products. Both these partners share my sustainable and ethical values and are keeping textile skills alive in Scotland.
Our next value - SUSTAINABILITY... My Values - Sustainability. (cambanstudio.com)