Amanda Saurin - United Kingdom (Wearing plants - landscape, method and imagination)

Whilst living in the Levant, she learnt and gradually perfected the art of distillation to create exquisite aromatics and essential oils from plants that she collected in the gardens of Sufis, the mountains of Kyrenia and the citrus groves bordering the Mediterranean. An appreciation of the transformative nature of scent, of the rhythm of the plants, of their terroir, of landscape and the inter-connectedness of us all, are pivotal to the philosophy that underpins and informs Amanda’s work. Through A.S APOTHECARY she brings together her love of plants, growing, making, healing and collaboration to produce beautiful products that capture the essence and vitality of plants.