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Ella Doran: Sheep to Seat, Fleece to Floor

Upper Space
Current
15 Jun–15 Sep 2019

‘I am very excited to be working on this project with YSP, featuring the journey of British wool, culminating in my exhibition next June. It celebrates the Park’s resources, its beauty, and the joy of creativity and collaboration.’

Ella Doran

Award-winning designer Ella Doran showcases the transformation of wool in her most ambitious project to date.

Sheep to Seat, Fleece to Floor follows the journey of wool from the sheep which graze the historic landscape of the Park, from shearing to scouring, spinning to weaving and design to product development. The result is a display of beautiful bespoke furniture, furnishings and photographic prints, all of which are available to buy.
 
As an homage to local products, suppliers and processes, the exhibition highlights the importance of the circular economy in reducing waste and sustaining livelihoods and traditions. It shines a light on one of the most versatile, sustainable, abundant and undervalued of the UK’s agricultural products: wool.
 
Doran has developed close working relationships with YSP’s neighbouring farmers, Philip and Charles Platt; British Wool, who hand graded the wool after shearing; Haworth Scouring, who scoured (cleaned) the wool ready for manufacturing; and British manufacturers, Camira and Alternative Flooring, who have transformed the raw material into beautiful products for the home.

Featuring Doran’s Waterlake design – a distinctive and colourful pattern inspired by the movement of water and the abundant flora on the estate at YSP – Camira have created an exquisite jacquard wool fabric which covers a custom-made chair conceived by British designer Julian Mayor and manufactured by Coakley & Cox. Created from one of YSP’s naturally storm-felled oaks, the chair is available in two colourways taken from hues found within the Park’s landscape.
 
The wool also features in a unique floor runner produced by Alternative Flooring. Dyed to specific colours from Doran’s chosen palette, the yarn is woven on Axminster narrow-width looms to create a luxurious runner, bringing together traditional techniques and contemporary design, and providing a plush centrepiece to the exhibit.
 
Transforming YSP’s Upper Space into a contemporary living room, the exhibition features upholstered stools; tapestries; a series of photographs, which document YSP’s unique 500-acre landscape throughout the seasons; and abstracted screen prints.
 
Doran has also collaborated with filmmaker Paul Wyatt to produce a short film featuring some of the key personalities involved in the project. Visitors can follow the unfolding story alongside the show.
 

‘Wool is a material that can demonstrate the circular economy in action. I hope to shed light on the amazing range of processes that wool goes through in order to become a finished product and how nothing goes to waste.’

Ella Doran

Sheep to Seat, Fleece to Floor is supported by Camira, Alternative Flooring, The Campaign for Wool, British Wool, Julian Mayor, Coakley & Cox Ltd, 1838 Wallcoverings, Haworth Scouring, Atlantic Yarns, Solidwool, Paul Wyatt and Weavers Bazaar.

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Family Workshop: Patterns and Prints with Ella Doran

27–28 Jul 2019 (two-day event) / 11.00–16.00

Join us for a unique weekend workshop led by award-winning designer Ella Doran. Design and create your own lino print, taking inspiration Ella's exhibition Sheep to Seat, Fleece to...

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Collage and Painting Workshop with Ella Doran

7 Sep 2019

This one-day workshop, with artist and designer Ella Doran, will involve drawing from observation and imagination, taking inspiration from the beautiful surroundings of the Park to create your own...

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Ella Doran Brushwood Bark Tote Bag

£27

Created exclusively for YSP, this lined market bag includes short and long handles, created by Ella Doran as part of her 'Brushmarks' range, responding to the beautiful Bretton Estate,...

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Ella Doran Brushwood Bark Umbrella

Was £30 Now £15

Keep yourself dry with this beautiful double layer, auto-open umbrella, created exclusively for YSP by Ella Doran as part of her 'Brushmarks' range. The Brushwood Bark design and colour...

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Ella Doran Dry Stone Wall Mug

£11

Ella Doran mug from the 'Through the Camera Lens' range featuring photography of historic dry stone walls at YSP. – 9cm x 9cm – Boxed – Dishwasher and microwave safe

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Ella Doran Lower Park Lime Leaves Mug

£11

Ella Doran mug from the 'Through the Camera Lens' range featuring photography of historic dry stone walls at YSP. – 9cm x 9cm – Boxed – Dishwasher and microwave...

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Ella Doran Water Lake Apron

£29

Black denim apron with corron panama printed pocket from renowned designer Ella Doran's 'Brushmarks' range, created in response to the beautiful Bretton Estate, home to...

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Ella Doran Water Lake Chopping Board

£10

'Water Lake' chopping board from successful designer Ella Doran's 'Brushstrokes' range, designed exclusively for YSP and inspired by the Bretton Estate. – Sustainably...

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Ella Doran Water Lake Coasters

£10

Set of four coasters from renowned designer Ella Doran's 'Brushmarks' range, created in response to the beautiful Bretton Estate, home to YSP. Made with sustainably sourced eucalptus...

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Ella Doran Water Lake Cushion

£20

Duck feather cushion, created exclusively for YSP in response to the beautiful Bretton Estate and part of renowned designer Ella Doran's 'Brushmarks' range. – Killary natural...

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Ella Doran Water Lake Mug

£11

'Water Lake' Mug from successful designer Ella Doran's 'Brushstrokes' range, designed exclusively for YSP and inspired by the Bretton Estate. – 9cm x...

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Ella Doran Water Lake Placemats

£25

Set of four placements from renowned designer Ella Doran's 'Brushmarks' range, created in response to the beautiful Bretton Estate, home to YSP. Made with sustainably sourced eucalptus...

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Ella Doran Water Lake Tea Towel

£10

'Water Lake' Tea Towel from successful designer Ella Doran's 'Brushstrokes' range, designed exclusively for YSP and inspired by the Bretton Estate. – 50cm x...

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Ella Doran Water Lake Tray

£25

'Water Lake' Tray from successful designer Ella Doran's 'Brushstrokes' range, designed exclusively for YSP and inspired by the Bretton Estate.  –38cm...

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Ella Doran Woodland Bark Cushion

£20

'Woodland Bark' Cushion from Ella Doran's 'Through the Camera Lens' range, inspired by the woodland at YSP.  – 100% cotton  – 45cm x...

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Ella Doran Woodland Bark Mug

£11

'Woodland Bark' Mug from successful designer Ella Doran's 'Through the Camera Lens' range, designed exclusively for YSP and inspired by the Bretton Estate. – 9cm x...

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Ella Doran Woodland Bark Tote Bag

£35

Stylish tote from Ella Doran's 'Through the Camera Lens' design, inspired by the woodland at YSP. Featuring leather handles and an internal zipped pocket. – Leather shoulder...

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Ella Doran Woodland Leaves Tea Towel

£10

'Woodland Leaves' Tea Towel from successful designer Ella Doran's 'Through the Camera Lens' range, designed exclusively for YSP and inspired by the Bretton Estate.  –...

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Ella Doran: Ash in Full Bloom Screen Print

£195

A series of two colour screen prints of beautiful trees at Yorkshire Sculpture Park created by Ella Doran.  Also available framed, priced at £270. Framed prints may be collected from YSP...

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Ella Doran: Ash Tree Knitted Panel

£127.50

A series of machine knitted panels created using wool from the sheep which graze the land at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Created using designs which signify important elements of the park by Ella Doran...

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Ella Doran: Ash Tree Screen Print

£195

A series of two colour screen prints of beautiful trees at Yorkshire Sculpture Park created by Ella Doran. Also available framed, priced at £270. Framed prints may be collected from YSP or...

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Ella Doran: Brushwood Bark Embossed

£225

This beautiful paper embossing depicts the natural elements of Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Water, Wood and Flora. Also available framed, priced at £345. Framed prints may be collected from YSP...

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Ella Doran: Cedar Tree Knitted Panel

£127.50

A series of machine knitted panels created using wool from the sheep which graze the land at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Created using designs which signify important elements of the park by Ella Doran...

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Ella Doran: Fir Tree Screen Print

£195

A series of two colour screen prints of beautiful trees at Yorkshire Sculpture Park created by Ella Doran. Also available framed, priced at £270. Framed prints may be collected from YSP or...

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Ella Doran: Flock Photographic Print

£50

A series of photographic images created by Ella Doran from her visits to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Also available framed, priced at £115. Framed prints may be collected from YSP or delivered...

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Ella Doran: Flora Embossed

£210

This beautiful paper embossing depicts natural elements of Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Water, Wood and Flora Also available framed, priced at £265. Framed prints may be collected from YSP or...

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Ella Doran: Green Lichen Photographic Print

£125

A series of photographic images created by Ella Doran from her visits to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Also available framed, priced at £215. Framed prints may be collected from YSP or delivered...

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Ella Doran: Green Line Photographic Print

£125

A series of photographic images created by Ella Doran from her visits to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Also available framed, priced at £215. Framed prints may be collected from YSP or delivered...

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Ella Doran: Lake Photographic Print

£125

A series of photographic images created by Ella Doran from her visits to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Also available framed, priced at £215. Framed prints may be collected from YSP or delivered...

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Ella Doran: Lily Photographic Print

£125

A series of photographic images created by Ella Doran from her visits to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Also available framed, priced at £215. Framed prints may be collected from YSP or delivered...

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Ella Doran: Make A Wish Photographic Print

£125

A series of photographic images created by Ella Doran from her visits to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Also available framed, priced at £215. Framed prints may be collected from YSP or delivered...

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Ella Doran: Mini Waterlake Embossed

£200

This beautiful paper embossing depicts the natural elements of Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Water, Wood and Flora. Also available framed, priced at £255. Framed prints may be collected from YSP...

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Ella Doran: Mother and Child Photographic Print

£45

A series of photographic images created by Ella Doran from her visits to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Also available framed, priced at £92. Framed prints may be collected from YSP or delivered...

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Ella Doran: Pentagon Chair

£1,295

The Pentagon Chair is made from solid oak and 100% British wool. It has been upholstered and beautifully designed by Julian Mayor and crafted by Coakley & Cox. Using wool and wood from the...

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Ella Doran: Pentagon Stool

£450

The Pentagon Stool is made from solid oak and 100% British wool. It has been upholstered and designed by Julian Mayor and crafted by Coakley & Cox; using wool and wood from the historic landscape...

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Ella Doran: Plant Life Embossed

£225

This beautiful paper embossing depicts the natural elements of Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Water, Wood and Flora. Also available framed, priced at £295. Framed prints may be collected from YSP...

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Ella Doran: Plants Embossed

£225

This beautiful paper embossing depicts the natural elements of Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Water, Wood and Flora. Also available framed, priced at £295. Framed prints may be collected from YSP...

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Ella Doran: Scots Pine I Screen Print

£195

A series of two colour screen prints of beautiful trees at Yorkshire Sculpture Park created by Ella Doran. Also available framed, priced at £270. Framed prints may be collected from YSP or...

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Ella Doran: Scots Pine II Screen Print

£195

A series of two colour screen prints of beautiful trees at Yorkshire Sculpture Park created by Ella Doran. Also available framed, priced at £270. Framed prints may be collected from YSP or...

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Ella Doran: Water Autumn Leaf Yellow-Turquoise Screen Print

£195

A series of two colour screen prints based upon the lakes at Yorkshire Sculpture Park created by Ella Doran. Also available framed, priced at £270. Framed prints may be collected from YSP or...

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Ella Doran: Water Blue-Electric Red Screen Print

£195

A series of two colour screen prints based upon the lakes at Yorkshire Sculpture Park created by Ella Doran. Also available framed, priced at £270. Framed prints may be collected from YSP or...

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Ella Doran: Water Blue-White Screen Print

£195

A series of two colour screen prints based upon the lakes at Yorkshire Sculpture Park created by Ella Doran. Also available framed, priced at £270. Framed prints may be collected from YSP or...

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Ella Doran: Water Embossed

£210

This beautiful paper embossing depicts the natural elements of Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Water, Wood and Flora. Also available framed, priced at £265. Framed prints may be collected from YSP...

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Ella Doran: Water Maple-Fern Screen Print

£195

A series of two colour screen prints based upon the lakes at Yorkshire Sculpture Park created by Ella Doran. Also available framed, priced at £270. Framed prints may be collected from YSP or...

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Ella Doran: Water Ripple Embossed

£255

This beautiful paper embossing depicts the natural elements of Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Water, Wood and Flora. Also available framed, priced at £345. Framed prints may be collected from YSP...

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Ella Doran: Watercolour Landscape Giclee Print

£105

A special collage and watercolour work produced in an open edition as a Giclee print, inspired by Ella Doran’s visits to Yorkshire Sculpture Park.   Also available framed, priced at...

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Ella Doran: Waterlake Embossed

£225

This beautiful paper embossing depicts the natural elements of Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Water, Wood and Flora. Also available framed, priced at £295. Framed prints may be collected from YSP...

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Ella Doran: Waterlake Knitted Panel

£127.50

A series of machine knitted panels created using wool from the sheep which graze the land at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.  Created using designs which signify important elements of the park by Ella...

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Ella Doran: Waterlake Runner

£450

Produced by British carpet manufacturer, Alternative Flooring, this limited edition runner has been made using fleece from the sheep which graze the land at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Using Ella...

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Ella Doran: Willow Screen Print

£195

A series of two colour screen prints of beautiful trees at Yorkshire Sculpture Park created by Ella Doran. Also available framed, priced at £270. Framed prints may be collected from YSP or...

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Ella Doran: Willow Tree Knitted Panel

£127.50

A series of machine knitted panels created using wool from the sheep which graze the land at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Created using designs which signify important elements of the park by Ella Doran...

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Ella Doran: Wood Bark Embossed

£255

This beautiful paper embossing depicts the natural elements of Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Water, Wood and Flora. Also available framed, priced at £345. Framed prints may be collected from YSP...

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Ella Doran: Wood Bark Knitted Panel

£127.50

A series of machine knitted panels created using wool from the sheep which graze the land at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Created using designs which signify important elements of the park by Ella Doran...

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Ella Doran: Wood Rings Embossed

£225

This beautiful paper embossing depicts the natural elements of Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Water, Wood and Flora. Also available framed, priced at £295. Framed prints may be collected from YSP...

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Ella Doran: Wood Rings Knitted Panel

£127.50

A series of machine knitted panels created using wool from the sheep which graze the land at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Created using designs which signify important elements of the park by Ella Doran...

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Ella Doran: Ying Yang Photographic Print

£125

A series of photographic images created by Ella Doran from her visits to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Also available framed, priced at £215. Framed prints may be collected from YSP or delivered...

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