A Podcast roaming the fields of creativity in Kent and recording stories told by interesting people engaging with arts and culture. The show offers honest conversations with great creatives who share their experiences, journeys and creative work. Each show gives an insight into the people and how they work.
Sculptor Brook Hobbins - Kent Creative Show Ep 125
Brook Hobbins has undertaken an artistic journey spanning from London to the the South East of England, even reaching upstate New York. Her background includes roles as a teacher and a landscape architect before focusing on studio-based sculpture.
A member of the Society of Portrait Sculptors, Brook specialises in sculpted portraits, based on photographs or live sittings. The final pieces, expertly cast in plaster, Jesmonite, or bronze, underscore her skill in capturing the subjects' essence and narratives. With dedication to her craft, Brook creates sculptural pieces that resonate across time and imagination.
Recorded in Westgate-on-Sea in August 2023.
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Painter Charles Williams - Kent Creative Show Ep 124
Charles Williams, a former student at the Royal Academy Schools, has exhibited his paintings in various locations across the UK, Europe, and the USA.
His art explores a dynamic interplay between his studio work, specific paintings that inspire him, and the stories and ideas that occupy his imagination and memory.
His creative process involves an unfolding improvisation, where narrative, surface, and image merge to express his experiences in the Art World, from being a gallery artist to an art teacher. Charles Williams draws inspiration from various works he has studied. In a recent shift, he moved away from depicting people to focusing on animals, aiming to escape human representation and the associated themes of class, privilege, and wealth.
Recorded in Faversham in July 2023.
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Textile Artist Cas Holmes - Kent Creative Show Ep 123
Cas Holmes is a renowned textile artist whose creative process and vision continue to inspire and delight worldwide.
With her distinct and innovative approach to textile art, Cas combines different materials and techniques, including collage, painting, and stitch. She embraces the concept of storytelling through her work, using found objects, fragments of old textiles, paper and personal mementos. She creates evocative pieces often incorporating elements of nature and of her surrounding environment triggering an emotional response. Cas's artistic practice is focused on the final outcome and the process itself, as she finds joy in experimenting and allowing the materials to guide her.
Cas Holmes shares her knowledge through her workshops, books, and exhibitions and encourages others to embark on their own creative journeys.
Recorded in Maidstone in June 2023.
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TV producer, film maker, writer and enthusiastic potter Richard Belfield - Kent Creative Show Ep 122
Richard Belfield's passion for creativity manifests in his extensive body of work across multiple domains. He has made significant contributions as a filmmaker, author, dramatist, journalist, screenplay writer, and businessman. His works reflects his varied interests and explore different topics.
As a filmmaker, Richard Belfield has produced documentary programs for several prominent UK channels such as Discovery, National Geographic, PBS, and Al Jazeera in the USA.
As an addition to his filmmaking, Richard has written five books, covering a wide range of subjects.
He is currently engaged in an exciting project with a graphic book, showcasing his innovative approach to storytelling and his willingness to experiment with different mediums.
Richard also enjoys pottery as a hobby. While he describes himself as a beginner in this field, his enthusiasm for the craft suggests a genuine interest in exploring and developing his skills.
Kent Creative Show Ep 121 - James-Lee Duffy - Creative Director and Artist
James-Lee Duffy is an accomplished artist and creative director. With a background in graphic design and advertising, his portfolio is diverse, ranging from paintings triggered by childhood memories to innovative advertising campaigns. As a creative director, he has led teams in developing branding strategies for many high-profile clients. Through his art and design, James Lee Duffy continually explores his childhood memories and pushes the boundaries of his creativity.
Recorded in Faversham in April 2023.
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Kent Creative Show Ep 120 - Paul Andrews and Jules Serkin - Channel Radio
The Business Bunker is a popular radio show hosted by Paul Andrews and Jules Serkin on Channel Radio. The show focuses on providing valuable information to entrepreneurs and small businesses, with interviews featuring business owners and experts in various fields. Listeners can tune in to learn about the latest trends and strategies in the business world.
Recorded in Ashford in April 2023.
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