Material Matters with Grant Gi

Material Matters with Grant Gi

Steve Barron on hemp (and working with Michael Jackson).

Usually on Material Matters I speak to a combination of designers, architects, artists or makers. However, this...

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Paola Antonelli on curating.

As regular listeners will know the idea behind the show is that I speak to a designer, maker, artist or architect...

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Sarah Corbett on stitching and activism.

Sarah Corbett is an award-winning campaigner and author. She began her career in activism at the ripe old age of...

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Phoebe Cummings on raw clay.

Phoebe Cummings is a Stafford-based artist working in clay. Importantly, she uses the material in its raw form...

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Tomáš Libertíny on beeswax.

Tomáš Libertíny is an artist and designer, who was born in Slovakia but currently lives and works in Rotterdam,...

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Peter Marigold on bio-plastic and mending (with a bit of wood thrown in too).

Peter Marigold is a London-based product designer who originally studied sculpture at Central St Martins before...

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Polly Morgan on taxidermy.

Polly Morgan is an artist who has been hugely responsible for the recent revival of interest in taxidermy, an art...

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Natsai Audrey Chieza on bacteria.

Natsai Audrey Chieza is a designer who has built an extraordinary career by working with bacteria. She grew up in...

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Julia Lohmann on kelp (or seaweed).

Julia Lohmann is a German-born designer who first came to prominence after graduating from the Royal College of Art...

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Esna Su on the refugee crisis and creating contemporary art from traditional Turkish craft.

Esna Su is an artist and jewellery designer, who was brought up in Turkey, near the Syrian border, before arriving in...

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Dominic Wilcox on inventing.

Dominic Wilcox is a London-based designer, artist and inventor. I first came across his work in 2002 when he created...

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Alexis Peskine on nails.

The final episode of this special ‘lockdown’ series of Material Matters features Alexis Peskine. I came...

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Lin Cheung on stone and the importance of jewellery.

In the fifth ‘lockdown special’ of Material Matters, I speak to the brilliant Lin Cheung. Lin is one of...

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Fernando Laposse on corn, colour and (Mexican) culture.

The latest (sort of) lockdown special episode of Material Matters features the excellent Fernando Laposse. The...

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Freddie Robins on knitting.

The latest 'lockdown special' of Material Matters features the radical knitter Freddie Robins. The common perception...

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SCP's Sheridan Coakley on manufacturing, retailing and pioneering British design.

The second ‘lockdown special’ episode of Material Matters features the excellent Sheridan Coakley. The entrepreneur...

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Gareth Neal on timber and technology.

Welcome to a special ‘lockdown’ edition of Material Matters. As regular listeners will be aware, we usually record...

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Junko Mori on metal.

Junko Mori is one of the world’s leading metal artists, who has work in the collections of The...

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Malene Hartmann Rasmussen on film, fairytales and clay.

It’s safe to say that ceramist Malene Hartmann Rasmussen is a one-off. I vividly remember first seeing one of...

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John Barnard on carbon fibre.

Car designer John Barnard is a Formula 1 legend. If motor sport is an orchestra of materials then John is its Simon...

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