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Lise Bratton and Graeme Murray

designer/makers in Galashiels United Kingdom

Graeme Murray and Lise Bratton live and work together in the Scottish Borders on a variety of local, national and international projects. Using traditional methods and developing new techniques for working with locally-sourced Scottish wood, at times, combining other materials, they are primarily concerned with direct actions and interventions that are relevant to a sustainable and ethical environment. They work from home and at Real Wood Studios, a collectively run, non-profit distributing, creative business hub and sawmill, of which Graeme is a Director.

It provides workshops for Borders-based Designer/Makers who work with Scottish wood, making everything from furniture, to artworks, to architecture. Its sawmill procures and processes local, sustainably-sourced wood which it sells to the hub's designers and makers and to other customers such as architects and builders who are increasingly interested in using this kind of high quality wood in their projects.

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@ VOL 2 ON APR 20, 2016

Graeme talks about the history of rural spoon making in southern Japanee villages, Lise talks about the Djemaa El Fna square in Marrakech, and they relate these very different cultures to their own woodwork practices.

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Galashiels @ Mac Arts
Apr 20, 2016