Soul Vessel Collection 2017 - Creative Recycling and Art

Exhibition of Passsoul Studio and its Students

Passsoul Studio was established as a Community Interest Company in 2013, co-founded and co-directed by Paula – a visual arts and crafts practitioner with an MA in Fine Art, and Piotr - an interior/graphic designer with a BA equivalent in architecture and urbanism.

The collaborative practice involves transforming discarded wooden furniture into functional contemporary design objects using traditional techniques including pyrography and dyeing. They make work that is environmentally conscious, addressing the impacts of consumerism and highlighting key ecological concerns. They have taken part in several group exhibitions, including Art in the Market, St. Helens (2013) and Funky Aardvark Open Exhibition, Chester (2014). They held their first solo exhibition, "The Soul Vessel Collection" at The World of Glass, St. Helens in 2015.

To date, they have created over 150 pieces of contemporary furniture and wooden objects made with reclaimed wood. From their studio and workshop base in Newton-le-Willows, they deliver regular workshops, courses and projects that engage a large number of local community groups including visually impaired adults, children on the autistic spectrum and refugees.

During the exhibition you will see upcycled by them furniture and reclaimed wooden objects as well as a selection of Passsoul students' works.




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