Made in England explores the links between professional artists and the culture, geography and people of England. In this selection of personal films artists from a diverse range of art forms describe their work, their techniques and share the sources of inspiration.
These Video Nation films are part of a wider collaboration between BBC English Regions and Arts Council England which explores the relationship between the landscape and the artist across BBC TV, radio and online.
12 March 2009 INDIGO Vivien Prideaux
Vivien Prideaux is a textile dyer. Her love of Indigo and the Japanese Shibori process has taken her all over the world. She uses hand woven hemp, linens, velvets and cashmere for the magical process of dyeing with natural indigo.
12 March 2009 CHAINSAW BEAR Harry Thomas
Harry Thomas picks up a chainsaw and turns a tree trunk into an 8 foot bear. As he draws on his 18 years of carving experience, he also reflects on the demise of the bear in the Herefordshire countryside.
25 March 2009 SIGN LANGUAGE Michael Goodey
Michael Goodey makes art out of road traffic signs. He has recently made some versions of paintings by John Constable, including the famous 'Hay Wain'.