Designed and decorated by: Laura-Kate Chapman.
Sponsor: Manchester Gin
It’s official- gin is very ‘in’! A sophisticated and complex spirit, its distinctive taste is always based on juniper berries but flavour variations are created with a careful balance of botanicals. The juniper is the ‘canvas’ for the other botanicals to bring to life. A distinctive, natural display of herbs, spices, roots and fruits – including dandelion and burdock, liquorice, thyme and lemon balm, wrap themselves decoratively around the Bee.
The award-winning Manchester Gin comes from a small, independent distillery located in the city centre, producing the fl nest gins that are traditionally distilled in copper column stills. Contemporary in style, each bottle is lovingly handcrafted by Seb and Jen, a couple who met and fell in love in the heart of Manchester.
Manchester born Laura-Kate has been running her own freelance illustration business, Laura-Kate Draws since 2009. She has worked on a variety of commission-based projects as well as developing her own range of illustrated gift ware products and hosting illustration and screen print workshops in schools, museums and events across the North West. Her art work is predominantly hand-drawn and painted, using a variety of media and often involves intricate detail and lots of animals. Clients have included The RSC, The Library of Birmingham, Wild in Art and Walker Gallery. Find out more at laura-katedraws.co.uk