Annette Rolston & Mike Fenton
21 St Nicholas Street
Annette Rolston and Mike Fenton both trained in art and design and specialise in printmaking, drawing and painting. Their studio in designermakers21 - a shared crafts collective in Diss - has enabled them to develop their craft and showcase it to the public through its shop.
As both are gifted at hand carving linocuts, they experimented printing them onto fabrics and parchments, resulting in a unique range of lampshades, cushions or limited edition prints. Their inspiration comes from the rural environment of East Anglia, animals feature heavily, the iconic hare, owl and woodland creatures, garden birds and insects, bees and local pollinating flowers. Annette also features abstract designs derived from patterns in nature and influences from tribal art.