Ben Coode-Adams

is an artist and sculptor. He is the curator of Happy Days as well as exhibiting himself. He and David Howe built the walls in the exhibition to Ben’s master-plan. He is also responsible for the restoration of the barn, turning it into a home and workplace.

Freddie Robins

is well known as the leading textile artist of her generation having exhibited internationally, most recently at Collect at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Robins has curated shows for the Jerwood Gallery, the Pump House Gallery and the Crafts Council.

Sonia York

is a painter in her early seventies who has been working for fifty years producing wonderful paintings in gouache. She was in the seminal exhibition ‘Pandora’s Box’ at Chisenhale 1985.


is a letterpress studio founded by Justin Knopp. It has an international reputation attracting work and interns from all over the world.

The Paintbox

run by Simon Emery with Shane Whitworth is a superb custom car paint shop. Recently they have undertaken collaborations with the Royal College of Art, and Colchester Zoo. Their work is of exceptional quality transcending the custom car label.

Paula Kane

is a painter who studied at Goldsmiths College. She has been awarded the Abbey Scholarship, exhibited in the John Moores and showed regularly with Emily Tsingou Gallery.

David Howe

is a builder and chef in his early twenties. He studied woodwork and forestry under Sherwood Keogh, and collaborates with me regularly on construction and forestry projects.

Sara Impey

is a boundary breaking quilt maker with an international reputation. Her work has been commissioned and collected by the V&A.

David Gates – The Rural College of Art

is an artist working most often with pinhole photography and found images. His work has been exhibited this year in London, Shanghai and Berlin. He exhibits with Domo Baal where he recently had a solo show.

Leigh Cameron

recently completed an MA at Central St.Martins in 3D design. He specialises in concrete furniture and jewelry. He has opened up a whole new dialogue around concrete bringing it down to a more intimate scale.

Rosalind Davis

is an artist interested in transformation, process, material and surface, largely using paint and embroidery. A graduate from the Royal College of Art and Chelsea College of Art. She has a forthcoming solo show at Bruce Castle Museum in Tottenham, London.

David Kefford

uses an expansive and evolving visual language to make his drawing, collages, and assemblages. His work is often temporal, un-monumental and made in connection to and with his body.

Annabel Tilley

makes work inspired by the history of English painting. Shortlistedfor The 2005 Jerwood Drawing Prize, she has exhibited widely including at Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawing in Berlin, Transition Gallery, Galerie8, WW Gallery and C4RD in London