Claire O’Sullivan

Claire O’Sullivan


Claire O’Sullivan, co-founder of Contemporary Hempery is a studio jeweller with an MA in Entrepreneurship for Creative Practice. Her interest is in the place where art and commerce meet. Claire’s involvement with natural fibre sprung from her sense of place, living in what was the once the centre of the thriving and economically important hemp growing and processing industry of East Anglia. Contemporary Hempery is on a mission to revive the traditional growing of hemp and to elevate the fibre to its rightful place in material culture

Bioregional Bast Fibres – Developing LOCAL Agroecological Value Chains for Flax & Hemp Using GLOBAL Open-Source Knowledge Exchange

Grass Tent

Members of The Bast Fibre Network will share their thoughts, experiences, and future plans for developing values-led, agroecological, local supply chains for flax and hemp. We will discuss the potential benefits for farming, not just financial but also community and social aspects. We will share learning from farmers in Europe who have extensive growing experience […]