Working in my own small slice of studio chaos at PrintHaus Workshops Canton, all my items are individually handmade. Each piece evolves into something entirely unique.
I am a drawer and maker of things: a craftsperson, a hoarder, an observer, a beachcomber. I appreciate subtle attention to detail.
Using leather predominantly for the accessory’s interior provides a tactile contrast with the rich exterior materials – I am fascinated by how both the seemingly discordant and the compatible can be beautiful.
Distinctive buttons are rescued from forgotten button tins to pride of place, adding to each item’s own individual charm. Their dented edges and polished faces hold quiet echoes of past lives.
Describe your business in three words...
tactile, colourful, individual
Name three things that inspire you
1. A beautiful fabric sample, usually with a great pattern or an unusual colour combination
2. My clients - I work to commission as well as making my own pieces so often people have their own great ideas about what an accessory should do or look like
3. A new place. There is always so much inspiration from visiting somewhere new, particularly if the culture is different too.
the silver sheen on the bay at first light, the sound of sharp sewing scissors and triumphantly peeling that perfect boiled egg.
Dried banana in cereal, cycling into a headwind and rudeness