MEET THE FRIENDLY TEAM HERE AT MATERIAL LAB.

  1. Richard Baskerville

    Richard Baskerville

    Studio Manager

    • Studied Business Management at Staffordshire University
    • 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

    Projects & Materials Manager

    • A practising artist and designer with his own studio in East London
    • Leader in the long service medals having started in 2007
    • Enjoys working on our events programme and designing our exhibitions
    • Has enthusiastic approach to material research, which makes him the primary source of new products in Material Lab’s studio
    • Also finds time to teach at Loughborough and 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. George Atherton

    George Atherton

    Projects & Materials Coordinator

    • Somerset born, Somerset bred - strong in the arm and thick in the head
    • A connoisseur of cheese, houmous, beer and sandwiches
    • Enjoys assisting in the production of events and exhibitions, and researching new trends and designers
    • An enthusiastic basketball player and enjoys jogging to a Bruce Springsteen soundtrack
    • Also enjoys playing and beating fellow Material Lab colleague Jim at tennis
    • Has a collection of horrible orange socks
    • Is a big fan of corgis
    • Dream job: 1998 World Cup football kit designer
    • Can eat a 20" pizza comfortably.