You Can Lead a Horse To Water is a project that focuses on a new understanding of the rural as a place of cultural production, a collaboration of craft and design between mother and Shepherd, Joanne, and daughter and Artist, Kathryn.

Together they collaborate on traditional making methods to create objects and workshops using agricultural by-products from a working hill farm based in the Peak District National Park.

The aim of the project is to promote minimising waste produce and sustainable sourcing, as well as creating a fair price for farmers and makers.

On the farm they keep two hives of Buckfast bees, from which they make pure, hand-poured/hand-dipped beeswax products. 

This last year has been catastrophic for wool farmers, with the price of wool falling by 50% many farmers have been forced to compost their wool harvest because the cost of storing it would not be covered by the sales.

 The wool products within this project are repurposed into functional items and the profits are returned to the shepherds.


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