Who

GINA PORTMAN 

FOLK at home began when Gina took time out from her job as a stylist/costume designer in the film industry to raise two sons in the country by the sea.

She soon discovered talented people tucked away in sheds and barns creating simple, beautiful things, and began curating collections of products from craftsmen and small traditional manufacturers.This lead on to the idea of hosting workshops in the countryside near the ancient town of Rye.

"Over the years we have met so many talented, people, passionate about their craft, so we thought why not share this knowledge."

SARAH WATSON

FORAGER

Sarah grew up in the Sussex countryside identifying plants with her botanist father.

Passionate about food and the countryside, Sarah has been running foraging classes for several years and uses wild plants, seaweeds and fungi to create delicious recipes for her forage, cook and eat classes.

"I believe learning about responsible foraging brings us into closer contact with nature and helps us to understand more about local wildlife and conservation.'"

CHRISTIANE GUNZI

BASKET WEAVER

Based on the Sussex coast, Christiane handcrafts traditional and sculptural baskets using willow, rush, driftwood and other natural materials. She trained at the City Lit in London and completed the City & Guilds in Creative Basketry in 2013.

"I'm passionate about passing on this ancient craft, and helping others to enjoy working with natural indigenous materials."