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Resident Artist

Introducing Aisling O’Shea

Aisling O’Shea is a Bristol based, self taught artist. As well as being a a core member of the team over at our parent company, Maya Mushrooms, she is also taking up an artist residency at The Yama Project headquarters.

Aisling is inspired by the micro and macro elements of nature, so being surrounded by the Ancient trees and endless sky here in the Forest of Dean, she is creating a collection named, ‘The Cosmic Garden’ collection. 50% of all profit from sales is donated back to The Yama Project.

Prints are for sale on her website

Contact for comssion enquries

Future Projects


Mushroom cultivation for beginners online and in-person

Foraging mushrooms (linked to Mush Map)

Innoculate your very own log to take home

Build a piece of mycelium furniture

Build a decomposable plant stand/garden table

Make a magic dream catcher

Make magic jewelry

Create a mycelium (anything?) using molds.

Mushrooms as Medicine workshop (expert talk and walk)

Wood carving – Make a Mushroom

Help the forest – wild mushroom inoculating

Our Projects

Mycelium Furniture

Mycelium has been on the design table for a while now and many artists, architects, and designers have begun showing off what they have achieved. Below are some examples of this work.

Sebastian Cox

MYCELIUM+TIMBER comprises a series of stools and lights, made using freshly cut wood waste which has been myceliated with the species Fomes fomentarius. Each piece is created by the mycelium as it grows and binds the green wood waste together around purpose made frames to form lightweight, incredibly strong and completely compostable pieces of design.


Grown Bio is a biotechnology company creating high performance and natural products that are safe and sustainable. They support working together with nature by growing eco-friendly materials out of mycelium and local agricultural rest-streams.

Alea Josi Leeprowse

Myco-fabrication utilizes the growth of mycelium, the root structure of fungi, to create materials from organic waste. Back to dirt expands on this process by using local soil as a mold to grow objects.



Our Projects

Mush Map

The concept of the Mush Map is to raise public awareness and interest in native species of Mushrooms (and other edible or medicinal plants) by providing a trail map, pointing out different species of Mushrooms and plants that can be found along the way, depending on the trees and microenvironments present in the local area. 

The idea is that members of the public will be able to follow a treasure hunt-style map on a trail through the forest to find, identify, and safely forage native mushrooms all year around. 

The Mush map itself, along with hand-carved signs along the way, will provide information on the different species, including how to safely identify them, the time of year when they should be found, and what they can be used for. 

Not only will the Mush map boost the confidence of those wanting to safely and responsibly forage mushrooms, but will also help to increase the local biodiversity and teach the public about the important role mycelium has in keeping the forest healthy and in the battle against climate change

As passionate advocates for the mental health benefits of nature, especially the forest – the mush map will be part of a wider project where we will be working with the local community, and outreach programs to get disadvantaged members of society into the forest. We hope (with permission) to responsibly introduce and increase the yield of native mushrooms into the forest by inoculating fallen and felled logs – this would ensure that mushrooms can be found in abundance on the Mush map trail (whenever the seasonal conditions allow.)