Home Furnishings Collaboration
I met Natalie Macdonald at a screen-printing workshop at the East London Printers in 2016. I became interested in putting my designs on fabric and wanted to know how the screen-printing process worked. Natalie takes weekly upholstery classes and wanted to be able to make her own prints to use on the furniture. Natalie and I discussed the idea of creating homeware together using my designs and began our project with two dining chairs, which highlight the mirror effect of my screen print design. We are now experimenting with a variety of homeware products including lampshades and cushion covers.
I worked with stylist Lindsey Hunter on my home furnishings photoshoot. Working well together we decided to collaborate on an origami installation to be set up at the entrance to the Kirsty Riddell Launch Party in September 2017. Impressed by this installation, a client commissioned Lindsey and I to create a bespoke origami piece in his living room. We are planning to collaborate on various installation projects together in the future.
I met the Origami 4 Fun sisters whilst working as a Teaching Assistant in 2014, where I was lucky enough to observe their origami classes with children. The twins, Alexandra and Maria Tonchievuchi, are self-taught freelance origami artists/teachers, based in east London. We have a similar passion and interest in mindfulness and its potential connections in the creative process and have been developing these ideas in the origami artwork we create together.
Beryl Otieno and I met on our foundation year at Camberwell College of Art in 2009. Beryl went on to do a BA in Fashion at University of Westminster and I studied BA Painting at Camberwell College of Art. We continued to have a mutual interest in each others work, and in 2015 began to explore the idea of combining our skills in art and fashion to create wearable art garments. Each piece is individually screen-printed as unique handmade pieces.