Every month our Online Stalls showcase the very best creative sellers. This months theme is “The Power Of Love”, we have 18 talented creatives on show. Be sure to go and peruse the Stalls to find that perfect gift!
How did it all begin?
I started papercutting a few years ago, inspired by Rob Ryan. I quickly recieved my first commission from the lingerie company Figleaves and not looked back since! My style has developed a lot since then but I still love working with paper. There’s a lot more colour in my work now!
What are your all time favourite product you have produced?
My papercut dissections were a lot of fun to make and people loved the Christmas versions. I’m really enjoying creating my papercut patterns at the moment too – full of foxes, toucans, pineapples and lipsticks! I’m really into Andy Warhol’s early fashion illustrations at the moment and expect that will start to show through in my work.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
I feel more like its a snowball effect at the moment (ha ha). Lots of exciting projects on the horizon and I’m building some great relationships with some amazing shops too. I’m also flattered and excited to have been invited to take part in this year’s W Project alongside some incredible female artists who I really admire such as Fred Butler and Quentin Jones.
What is your dreams/plan for the future?
I’m very excited for this year – I’d love to do some more window installations (there are already a few being planned so that’s ace). Lots more papercutting, maybe leading to some commissions and collaborations. I’m going to be teaching some papercutting classes at a new Brighton venture called Super+Super (www.supersuperhq.com) which will be a lot of fun. I’m looking forward to sharing my favourite paper artists and sharing the paper love ;).
Do you have any top tips to help other creative sellers?
Oh I really feel like I’m just starting out so not sure I’m in a position to give advice! My main bugbear at the moment is pricing – knowing how much to charge for handmade creations is a toughie! But I think you have to really value your work if you expect others to.
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