Turning craft into commerce, with Rob Ryan, Artist

Season 5,  Sep 23, 2019, 02:00 AM

This week’s episode of Conversations of Inspiration was recorded LIVE at St Mary’s Church in Marylebone London, as part of the most incredible day in the small business calendar, The Congregation of Inspiration 2019.

This week’s guest is Rob Ryan, an artist renowned for his intricate papercuttings. His artwork has featured in Vogue, Elle, and Stylist. One year he created 28 Liberty Christmas windows which started a journey where Rob's work began to be seen by the masses. He has collaborated with Alex Monroe, Tatty Devine and none other than Sir Paul Smith.

In this episode, Holly and Rob discuss his childhood, how he discovered his talents at the RCA, to then after a hard 20 years trying to make a living out of his art, the difficult choice he made, to allow his art to be for the masses.

Recorded live, in a London church with the light streaming through the stained glass windows, as he told his story - this episode was personally an extra special and spiritual one.

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