Walsall Canal Basin

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The artists

Lauren Broxton

Lauren is an artist and designer working predominantly in leather to create bespoke, artisanal pieces, built to stand the test of time. Inspired by her origins in Walsall and its rich history of saddlery, she takes waste leather and materials from the saddle industry and transforms them into unique garments and pieces.

Interested in how an individual’s environment shapes their attitudes and values, she takes inspiration in the everyday and ordinary with intent to transform it into something extraordinary. Forming deep, interpersonal relationships is crucial to her design process, taking the time to understand her subjects and their needs and working closely with local craftspeople.

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The location

The Walsall Canal runs south for 8 miles from Birchills Junction on the Wyrley & Essington Canal to Ryders Green Junction on the Wednesbury Old Canal, which in turn joins the New Main Line of the BCN at Pudding Green Junction.