Here at James Cropper we have a rich heritage at the Burneside mill in Kendal, the gateway to the English Lake District, a World Heritage Site, with the mill being used for a variety of industries from grain to textiles and paper. Therefore it was a privilege to work with local artist Tracey Escolme to explore the possibilities of our Rydal collection, together creating a beautiful piece of art.
Tracey, truly encompassed the essence of Rydal and the story in which we were hoping to tell.
"This project has thoroughly inspired me. Rydal water is one of my favourite places to walk so to be asked to create a piece based on Rydal water using Rydal paper felt like a lovely project to do. I often only cut with 2 layers – usually cutting white paper and backing with black – but to showcase both the black and white paper I decided on a composition that would utilise both papers. Possibly something I may start doing in my practice, in fact there is another Rydal image that I may cut in the same way." - @traceyescolmeart