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Who are you, where are you from and what do you make?

 

I’m Midori Fullerton, the creator behind Furrow.  I am a visual artist and designer originally from Toronto, Canada but I now live and work from the Lake District. My main desire is to create experimental jewellery and accessories, exploring playful approaches to techniques such as glass bead weaving and silk printing.

 

What inspires you?

 

I have always been inspired by nature and the little moments around us within our every day that often go unnoticed.

Sometimes these are translated into the work directly, or at times thinking around concepts and ideas within nature from a more abstract context and applying them through shape and colour.

 

What is your workshop luxury?

 

My workshop luxury is currently having the Lake District fells at my doorstep. Although it can be easy to get caught up working indoors all day, I always have the ability to walk outside and clear my head and take inspiration from the ever changing colours and landscape.

 

Your favourite studio lunch?

 

I love Turkish and Lebanese food

 

Best spot in the British Isles?

 

I’m very fortunate to already be living in such a beautiful location. There are a few  swimming spots I like to visit- they are secret though! The landscape reminds me of Ontario cottage country in Canada so it feels like a little taste of home.

 

What do you find challenging about being a creative?

 

I would say the most challenging aspect is learning how to balance, competing demands on your time and wear so many hats. Making and experimenting come very comfortably for me, so much so that it can be difficult to remember when to put down the brush and give just as much time and attention to the less exciting/interesting parts of owning a business.

 

What would you like to learn next?

 

Behind the scenes I’ve been doing a lot more experimentation with resin and I’m hoping in the not too distant future I could also get to grips with working with metals.

I always created Furrow with the intention that it would be a space for creative exploration and growth.

 

How do you let your hair down?

 

I spend a lot of time in London and love to visit galleries whilst I’m there.  My usual wind down is having a drink outdoors on the weekend (when its dry) or wild swimming (when its wet (usually!)).

 

What are you listening to at the moment?

 

Frank Ocean and Mac DeMarco are my defaults.

I also love the podcast Heavyweight. The host essentially helps people tackle and investigate challenging scenarios or unanswered questions haunting them from their past, something I feel we can all relate to at times. It also often has a lot of humour, no matter how difficult a particular situation might present itself.

 

What makes you feel well chuffed?

 

I think just having a bit of time to really relax and be in the outdoors or the garden. That is what really makes me happy.