Pencil aims to provide creative artists with a platform to illustrate how they are embracing change.

In addition to articles, we will be sharing behind the scenes footage and documentaries from creative artists including musicians, dancers, writers and photographers. We will be finding out how they are responding to the current challenges.

Damsel Elysium: Musician

Visual and auditory artist, Djenaba aka Damsel Elysium speaks to Pencil about the relentless pressures she faced in the classical world, her new love of the Double Bass and about her recent collaboration with the filmmaker Fenn O’ Meally on the cinematic short ‘Tall are the Roots.’

Sophie Rochester: Yodomo

We spoke to Sophie Rochester, founder of the craft platform Yodomo, to hear about the positive impact of participating in making activities and why she thinks there is a growing trend of MIY (Make it Yourself).

Yukiko Hiromatsu: Ceramicist

Japanese ceramicist, Yukiko tells us about her experience at Goldsmiths College with the pioneer of the conceptual art movement Michael Craig-Martin, working as a designer for Paul Smith and how her Japanese heritage in the sake industry inspired her to make ceramics.

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