Established in 2021, Knot Works is a collaborative creative organisation founded by three friends.

We host events, workshops and exhibitions. Through our work we bring people together to learn, share and grow.

 

Based in Southborough, Kent our regular workshops include pottery, drawing and printmaking. Our exhibition programme features the work of a variety of artists, designers and makers working in a range of mediums. We proudly champion their work, platforming their wisdom, talent and expertise to wider audiences.

Our programme of events is ever evolving and we have lots of exciting plans for the future, therefore to stay up to date and to hear all of our latest news please sign up to the Knot Works mailing list.

Take a look at our upcoming events and come and join us for a workshop, visit an exhibition or take part in one of our artist development events. 

 

We can’t wait to meet you soon!

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Edward Liddle
Artist

Ed is an artist and educator who studied Fine Art Painting at Brighton University and holds a Masters degree in Cultural and Critical Theory from Goldsmiths University. 

Ed has exhibited in the UK and in Europe. In 2014 he received Arts Council England funding for the exhibition Wowzers! (Community Arts Centre). In 2018 he was chosen as part of the City of Brussels Young Artist Programme which culminated in a funded exhibition, Carrément! (Centrale for Arts in Brussels). Ed’s Postcard Series was included in the book Beg Borrow and Steal by Robert Shore.

 

Ed has twelve years’ experience developing and delivering exhibitions and events programmes. Whilst working in Brussels he led on projects in Europe and China, working in partnership with cultural organisations including the British Council, EUNIC and BOZAR. He currently works as Exhibitions Officer for The Amelia, Tunbridge Wells.

 

Ed has contributed written articles for ELEPHANT magazine, as well as essays and translations for exhibition interpretation and catalogues.

Ed believes that creativity is integral to a life well-lived and is proud be a co-founder of Knot Works, an organisation that supports, nurtures, and brings people together to learn from one another and spend time making and doing.

edwardliddle.co.uk

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Holly Jean Crosbie
Designer/Maker, Architect

Holly is a registered architect who trained at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and the University of Brighton where she is a Visiting Lecturer. Holly worked at Hayhurst and Co, an award-winning architectural practice based in Spitalfields, London for 8 years where she was project architect on a number of private homes. Most notably Grain House, winner of New London Architecture's ‘Don’t Move, Improve!’ Materiality and Craftsmanship Prize and long-listed for the 'RIBA's House of the Year' in 2021.

 

Holly established House of Holly Jean in 2020, a design practice that focuses on architectural design and the design and making of clothing. Holly is a designer/maker in a broad sense and alongside clothing and architectural design has a passionate interest in landscapes, gardens and ceramics. Alongside Helen Reid, she was a finalist for the BBC Garden Designer of the Year in 2013.

 

Holly’s motivation for co-founding Knot Works is to fulfil an ambition to be part of a community of creative people who can support and learn from each other while also improving their quality of life and mental well-being.

hollyjean.co.uk

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Samuel Wheeler
Horticulturalist, Architect, Illustrator

Sam is a registered architect and horticulturalist working at a prominent architectural practice in London. Combining these two disciplines he specialises in masterplanning, public realm design and residential architecture. A regular theme in his designs is to improve biodiversity, water management and sustainability in the built environment. 

Sam uses his own garden and allotment to experiment with planting and landscape ideas including collecting unusual plant species. Sam also produces digital illustrations for a range of clients including architectural developments and private commissions. 

Sam’s motivation for co-founding Knot Works comes from his belief that sharing knowledge can provide us with the tools to reduce our impact on the environment to allow us to live happier and healthier lives.