Carrie Reichardt & Bob Osborne
Carrie Reichardt is a craftivist whose work blurs the boundaries between craft and activism, using the techniques of ceramic and mosaic to create intricate, politicized works of art. Carrie trained at Kingston University and achieved a First class degree in Fine Art from Leeds Metropolitan. In 2015 she spent 2 months as the International Visiting Artist at The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, USA.
Carrie has been involved in international community and public art projects for over two decades. She has designed and consulted on large-scale mosaic murals and completed public projects celebrating with local communities in Mexico, Chile, and Argentina. Her most recent ceramic installation was for the facade of the Victoria and Albert Museum, whilst her Tiki Love Truck, a ceramic-adorned vehicle, was the star exhibit inside as part of the critically acclaimed Disobedient Objects exhibition.
Bob Osborne makes art in a variety of mediums. His constructions and collages are imbued with the sensual textures of nature and the random wit of Surrealism. He sources materials from the sea or the street and worked for several years in St Ives, Cornwall making driftwood reliefs and working in the studio of Abstract artist Sandra Blow. He is now living and working in Chiswick, London and collaborating with fellow artist Carrie Reichardt.