1. Richard Baskerville

    Richard Baskerville

    Studio Manager

    • A familiar face at Mat Lab, having already spent four years with Johnson Tiles
    • Crazy for Mexican food and basically anything spicy
    • Favourite TV show has to be Button Moon
    • Huge music fan and regular Glastonbury goer 
    • Plays guitar
    • Loves '60s music - The Who, The Beatles, The Kinks
    • Famous for once eating two foot long Subways in one sitting - his biggest achievement to date!
  2. Jim Biddulph

    Jim Biddulph


    • A practising designer with his own studio
    • Leader in the long service medals having started in 2007
    • Enjoys researching and writing our blogs and is always interested in any ideas people may have
    • Has an enthusiastic approach to material research, which makes him the primary source of new products in Material Lab’s studio
    • Lecturer in Surface Design at Bucks New University
    • His favourite phase is “I’ll have a tea or coffee if you’re having one!”
    • Also never averse to a piece of cake.
  3. Catherine Potter

    Catherine Potter

    Studio Coordinator

    • A practising designer/maker trained in bespoke shoemaking and accessories
    • Her cat, named Zilli, weighs in at 8kg and is not yet fully grown
    • Since graduating in 2012, she has won several design awards
    • She is half English, half Swedish, born in Switzerland, and English is her third language. She doesn’t speak a word of Swedish.
    • Really enjoys curating the spaces around Material Lab and exploring new materials
    • Loves potatoes – cooked however; they are so versatile!
    • Shares her birthday with Jesus and her twin brother.