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March 17, 2018 By Andy Ross

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Some thoughtful audio

There are two interviews which have made us think this week - one with Natsai Audrey Chieza and another with Amy Gear. 

The first interview with Natsai is about her use and exploration of a bacteria which produces colour to dye textiles and produce ink for printing. It is an innovative and exciting project and one which may have an effect on the textile industry, creating less polluting material than current practices. Particularly good was the link that Natsai made between science and craft and how the two disciplines are intertwined in her practice. You can listen to the interview over on the Crafts Council page here. 

The second interview is with an artist from the island of Yell where the studio is based. Amy Gear is a Shetlander who, after graduating from the Royal College of Art, decided to return to Shetland to create her practice. Amy's interview is an interesting look at how living on an island shapes her world view and work. You can listen again to the interview here.