Walter Bailey has an existing relationship with the Surrey Hills having created 12 artworks to mark the AONB as well as a sculpture at Leith Hill. Walter works in the woods and takes inspiration from the forms and patterns that occur around him. Having completed commissions including Grizedale, Kew Gardens and many private collections, his bold style now recognisable with its repeating lines, lattices and apertures skilfully achieved in oak with a chainsaw.
Giles Miller heads up a design studio that specialises in innovative surface design and sculptural works. The studio is interested in light, reflection, texture and the manipulation of these elements to create subtle and functional artworks. They have created works for British Airways, London Design Museum, hotels and retail buildings. Giles is working with Kirstie Little who specialises in pattern and texture at an architectural scale.
Russell Jakubowski is an artist inspired by the physical world and our relationship with it. His layered sculptures demonstrate his ongoing fascination with profile shapes. There are connections with landscape, contours, ecology and barometric mapping. Russell has created sculptural works and seating for public and private spaces.
Matthew Burt is a furniture designer who runs a contemporary practice creating pieces for museums, interiors, public art and private commissions.Matthew regards the ‘intermingling of science, engineering, mathematics, aesthetics and metaphorics’ as the building blocks for his furniture.
TOM NICHOLSON SMITH
Tom Smith is a local crafts person who has created seating, sculpture and public art for various commissions including public sculpture at Woodbridge Meadows and Bellfields housing estate, Guildford. Tom has a background in landscape design as well as exhibiting his sculpture at galleries and open studios.