Working together to inspire, provoke and create, Fantom collaborates with communities to produce extraordinary civic art projects across Scotland and beyond.
Founded by artist Lotte Kravitz, Fantom is a platform that uses storytelling, group workshops, and hands-on practical skills to build playful and imaginative public art experiences accessible for all.
Exploring local myths and stories, Fantom works with a diverse range of materials, from willow, native woods such as silver birch, paper, and clay dug from the landscape to create large-scale sculptural work, as well as researching traditional timber methods for smaller carved pieces.
Working with all ages, whether 9 or 90, Fantom helps people to build up their skills and creativity, running workshops in woodcarving, lantern making, sculpting, and idea generation where everyone can bring their story to the table.
“We had the pleasure of working with Lotte to integrate art into our Transformations to Sustainability 2017 academic conference. She worked with us in a flexible way that brought creativity, insight, and vision to the meeting. Her ideas and work played a major role in re-shaping a traditional conference into a space for depth of dialogue. There is no doubt that her contribution touched all of the delegates involved, and helped create an experience for all to remember. I highly recommend Lotte and very much look forward to when we get the opportunity to work with her again.”
Professor at the University of Dundee & the Transformations 2017 team
“Lotte facilitated a block of creative wood carving sessions for us at Cambo. She brought a lot of amazing creative ideas and inspiration to the group and her style is extremely inclusive, encouraging and supportive. She has great skills and a lovely way of sharing them and teaching others. Our group was very diverse, from experienced artists through to adults with additional support needs and young people and Lotte was great with all of them and ensured everyone followed their own path to creating something beautiful and functional.”