R&A Collaborations is the combined talents of photographer Richard Foot and digital media artist Arron Fowler. The collaboration was born out of an open submission for the Craft Council Uk’s ‘Power of Making’ Exhibition. With their new found love of all things crafty, they soon realised that there were some fascinating stories to tell from makers about what drives them to do what they do. Having had two films selected to be shown at the ‘Power of Making’ exhibition at the V&A Museum in London they embarked in a mad project 5 x 5 / 7 in which they made 5 films of 5 people in 7 days. It was used as a proof of concept of their capabilities and process. R&A’s ethos is to promote makers by engaging public interest in the person behind the products. The films aim to capture the subjects personality and get across the reasons why they do what they do. R&A have realised that makers products really do speak for themselves, but they only say so much. By revealing the person behind the product a customer can get a deeper insight into the journey of their new object of desire. If you would like a film to share you and your practice to the world then do get in touch for more information and a quote.
Nunnington Cottages - Nunnington”Set in the charming little village of Nunnington, there’s a touch of the Gingerbread House about these two little fairytale cottages, what with their stone and oak floors; wooden mantles, beams and tresses; brass beds and homely furnishings. Embellished throughout with splashes of red – be that Rosedeen’s Aga or the apple-print oilcloth in Strawberry’s kitchen - all that’s missing is a red, hooded cape. Fortunately, the only surprises here are thoughtful ones, with wine, home-baked goodies and classical music, all part of Nunnington’s personal welcome. Outside, the large, shared garden dishes up views across the Vale of Ryedale and the Moors, along with homegrown fruit and vegetables that are yours to pick.