Meet the Meraki Team

Meraki was created from a dream to inspire a love of art in everyone, to make art accessible and encourage creativity and individuality. We are incredibly proud of the artists and teachers we have worked with so far and together with the support of so many and with the unwavering support of Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter we have managed to get our dream off the ground.

We are so lucky to have gathered together a group of talented and passionate individuals, determined to contribute to creating an inspiring and nurturing school, celebrating all pupils and their unique voices.

We think it’s time you got to meet them…

Chloe Farrant

Owner and Artist Teacher

Chloe is a passionate practitioner who is experienced in using a range of mediums. She specialises in clay and porcelain sculpture and explores new concepts, around the themes of memory and time with her mixed media work.

Chloe is an educator, having worked in education for many years she has seen the power art can have on young people. She believes that making art is for everyone, giving people the space to connect, ask questions, take risks and gain confidence. She is an ambassador for Art History in schools.

Steve McCracken / NONE HERE


Steve McCracken is the incredible artist behind the brightly coloured birds that can be found through the streets of Exeter. He shows how art can be used positively to brighten people’s days and create a magical world for children.

Steve has a studio space in Guildhall Shopping Centre where he exhibits his work and that of other artists, right next door to Meraki Art School. Steve shows the students how to be an artist, inspires a personal approach to creating and demonstrates how art can be accessible to anyone.

Stay tuned, more bios coming soon…

Whether you’re a parent, young person or organisation if you’ve got a question then we’d love to hear from you!

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