I view my designs as works of art, making theses lampshades unique. They are not your typical repeating patterned fabrics you would see on most soft furnishings - they tell a story.
The journey of each one is made with loving care, from start to finish.
I then play around with the composition of the images and then merge, mirror, and flip to create a kaleidoscopic repeating pattern, until I am happy with the final design.
As well as photographing places I love, I am starting to think about illustration and concepts. This has already started to emerge with my ice-cream lampshade. Expanding on the theme of places that I roam, but also looking at other things I associate with them.
The process starts with capturing something on SLR or iPhone camera, of beautiful surroundings that I am familiar with; that I have walked passed time and time again. Yet, the light, seasons, weather can all of a sudden offer an unusual perspective, that may have gone unnoticed before.
This inspires me to photograph what I see and then create designs from them, using a graphic design package.
Two photographic images intertwined of The Radcliffe Camera (Bodleian) & Nuffield College, Oxford.
A Fishermans net and aggregates building along the Whitstable Harbour.
Two images combined, of the breakers on Whitstable beach & sailing boats.
Twinning of two neighbouring places - Abingdon & Oxford. A twisted tree root and church staircase.
All fabric and components are sourced and supplied from manufacturers also based in the UK.