The brief was to create a coherent identity for wedding stationery, invitations and signage that reflected both parties. The wedding was planned for the spring, and both the bride and groom are keen ramblers and naturalists. Full disclosure - I was the bride.
I used cyanotype printing, a printmaking method used by 19th Century botanists to “preserve” and capture the flowers and foliage we collected on a ramble.
A loose illustrative style was then used to create botanical imagery for the wedding invitations and reception signage.
Since I was becoming a ‘Cooper’, the name traditionally given to makers of beer barrels, the invitations were printed on G F Smith Gmund Bier paper stock, a creamy flecked paper which is made of the waste material of the beer brewing process.
Petals were collected from the English countryside for confetti, and cones were hand-marbled using the wedding colours.
Screen prints, lino cuts, marbled fabrics and mono prints. A project exploring and abstracting the patterns found on historical shell collections in the Natural History Museum and the Horniman Museum, London.
I was approached by production company Nutopia to create abstract marbled effects for upcoming Netflix documentary series ‘Babies’.
A series of psychedelic, shifting patterns represented how babies taste in the womb.
The series is due to be broadcast in Spring 2020.
Bespoke marbled papers.
I am available for marbling commissions - stationery, gifts, notecards, products, editorial, and more.
When poet Frank o’Hara worked at the MOMA in the early 1960’s, he would write short poems on his lunch break. A collection of these were published in 1964, titled ‘Lunch Poems’.
In response to this, I created a series of ‘lunch patterns’, visually inspired by mid-century modern book covers, such as the Fontana Modern Masters by George Bevan. Each artwork was quickly made on my lunch breaks using Photoshop.
Fowler is a fictional floristry and printmaking studio I have created to combine my passions for printmaking and plants.
Fowler’s identity is feminine, without being sweet. It emphasises both parts of the company equally. It is light but demure.
all ceramics thrown, trimmed and glazed by hand.
Hackney Arts invited me to run a marbling workshop at All Points East festival in Victoria Park, London.
All photographs by Katie Heath.
A visual identity for vintage homeware company Moonbow, based in Yorkshire.
Photographs courtesy of Moonbow.
I run several marbling workshops a year, for public and private groups, parties and workplaces.
Risograph and screen prints, and collage work for my final degree project.
Record sleeve designs for London kraut/experimental rock band Casual Nun.