Alice Blogg is a Dorset based furniture designer and maker. She pairs a purity of design with comfort and practicality to create a range of bespoke furniture and kitchens.
In Spring 2016 I drove down to her workshop in Bridport, Dorset in the South West of England. We chatted for a few hours about her life, work, and approach to creativity.
I was so inspired driving back to London. Here are a couple of insights that were sloshing around in my head after chatting with Alice:
- Her work will potentially last for hundreds of years. This demands a totally different mindset for making. How can we think longer instead of bigger?
- Paid client work is essential to drive forward your creative practice. But you need to balance that with free play and creative exploration.
- We're all products of our parents and environments. We can choose to examine and embrace that, or reject it.
- Quitting boring office jobs is generally always a good thing.
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