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Meet Louis

Posted by Sarah Jane Humphrey on

Meet Louis

How time flies... Somehow months seem to have sneaked past since Louis began his first day at Botanical Atelier, so without any further introduction for those of you who haven't had the pleasure of meeting our newest member of staff and plant loving extraordinaire, here he is.  Hi there, I’m Louis, a recent addition to the Botanical Atelier team. As a lover of all things botanical with a passion for interiors, working with Sarah couldn’t have been a nicer fit. While writing this, it’s become apparent that I’m teetering on the last six months of being in my twenties…looking back, I’ve...

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Meet Naomi Hannam of Creative Roots

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Meet Naomi Hannam of Creative Roots

I first had the pleasure of meeting Naomi at the Potager Gardens, in Cornwall, after one of her Creative Roots workshops. Curious as always, I was keen to learn of what she had been making as she packed away her mysterious potions. At this particular workshop Naomi was teaching the ancient art of Botanical Ink making, where I bought my first pot, intrigued by the simplicity and excited to see how far I could push it as a Botanical Artist using my own methods. Since then I have taught a number of Botanical Illustration Workshops using the Creative Roots ink...

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What happens when you take a break from work?

Posted by Sarah Jane Humphrey on

What happens when you take a break from work?

You may have noticed that I have been slightly lacking presence from Botanical Atelier recently and whilst there is no answer in short, it has been productive. A mixture of studio time, working on new and exciting commissions and time to travel has also been much needed headspace. All so often when we become too much part of the furniture in a single space it limits our thoughts, inhibiting the growth of fresh inspiration. I find working alone in my studio is a perfect balance to drift into a cathartic and mindful zone. Synching into my rituals and process of...

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Meet Harriet Coleman the Founder of WEST Apothecary

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Meet Harriet Coleman the Founder of WEST Apothecary

Harriet Coleman is an Herbalist and the Founder of West Apothecary.    We are delighted to introduce you to some of the stories behind the makers and wonderful businesses we are championing here at Botanical Atelier. At times there is such a beautiful synergy between a product, a person and an ethos that the fit with our brand is almost effortless in deciding to work with them.  We have been stocking West Apothecary in our shop for just a short while and already they are being greatly received. With Harriet's unique and distinctive choice of herbs, for making her collection of...

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