RCA graduate Stuart Carey makes wonderfully tactile ceramics that have won many awards, including recognition from Homes & Gardens and Elle Decoration, and he visited Focus/16 to give a fascinating talk on his work. “You never stop learning, and once you realise that, you’re open to developing [your work] a lot quicker and easier,” he said. His words couldn’t be more apt: throughout the week, the Design Hub was packed with visitors eager to learn from a series of experts at the top of their game. Other sessions included a masterclass on framing and lighting art, with specialists TM Lighting and John Jones, and an exploration of creativity with paint, courtesy of interior designer and founder of Konig Colours, Vanessa Galloway. Truly immersive events, the talks and demonstrations left everyone feeling creatively inspired.