Chalk is Kerry Stokes and Richard Bush. Based in Eastbourne and Brighton they met at art school in the ‘80s and their careers have crossed paths ever since. Kerry is the woven textiles designer at Chalk. She has had a long and interesting career working for companies from Japan to New York to Europe, designing men’s shirtings, airline fabrics, wall coverings, upholstery fabrics and towels, her skills touching almost every area of textile manufacturing. She also teaches and has been a visiting tutor at Central St. Martin’s and Brighton University for many years. Richard, who studied Ceramics at Farnham, has owned an interiors business, and has also represented weave designers in New York and Europe. Kerry and Richard decided to draw on their design and business expertise and set up Chalk. The company offers contemporary, smart, woven products, that are designed, woven and finished in the United Kingdom. Although relatively new to the market, Chalk already has appreciative stockists all around the world the first of which was Rume.