People

 
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Andy Walmsley

Andy has been in creative studios since he broke out of school at 16, and has been an active part of Lancashire’s creative community for almost as long. From guest lecturing at the local university to various initiatives with the Design Council, he’s also the Creative Director and Owner of Wash Studio, as well as one of the Artistry House’s very own artists and co-founders. When he’s not tied up with all the above, you can usually find him on his road bike somewhere in the Ribble Valley.

 
 
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Lynsey Thompson

Managing Director of Wash Studio and co-founder of the Artistry House, Lynsey has been working in the creative industry for over 15 years.  Having renovated her last two homes Lynsey got the bug for interior design, and wanted to use that experience to create a more inspiring workspace. Developing the Artistry House concept was an opportunity to explore that passion and to create a place for collaboration, creativity and art in every form.

 
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Wash Studio

An award-winning ideas agency, Wash is one of the most respected creative studios in the north-west. From brand to film, interior to environment, they create work with purpose for clients large and small. Wash stands next to any studio creatively, but it’s the attitude that’s so different. Residents of the Artistry House since 2017 and collaborative to the core, Wash is a home to photographers, illustrators, animators, writers, filmmakers, typographers, developers, innovators, and mavericks – depending on the day's projects.

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Graeme Windle

Finding beautiful art for your home is not an easy task. Trawling through hundreds of websites? Pacing intimidating white wall galleries? Atlantic Contemporary Art Gallery Director and Curator Graeme has a better idea - bringing the art to you. From the Ribble Valley to New York City, the Royal Academy to Saatchi & Saatchi, this is beautiful art curated to your home, and your lifestyle.


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Studio John Bridge

A crafted team of Architects mixing innovation and imagination with experience and enthusiasm, Studio John Bridge is a growing practice with strong roots in the region. Led by award-winning chartered architect John, their experience stretches from residential to education, conservation to city centre regeneration – most recently of Preston’s vibrant new market facilities. John and his team have been Artistry House residents since February 2018. 

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The British Institute of Contemporary Photography (BIPP)

A non-profit membership group for photographers across all disciplines, the British Institute of Professional Photography deliver training, events and an internationally-recognised qualification scheme, supporting their members across the world to hone their craft. Headed by CEO Martin Baynes, BIPP have been Artistry House residents since Spring 2019.