Gordon Thorne is a visual artist. He is the Director of Available Potential Enterprises (A.P.E.)
which he founded in 1977, and the Open Field Foundation
, created in 1996 to purchase Bramble Hill Farm
He created the Foundation's mission statement, and with architect, Tris Metcalfe, and a number of skilled craftsmen he has overseen the restoration of the “old” farm buildings, and the creation of a series of “unique,” “new” Farm structures which provide the core infrastructure for the developing farm programs.