Jennifer has led the way in the upcycling revolution in art and craft; a veteran maker of vintage material, investigating the re-used and recycled since 1999. “Giving new life to things that would otherwise go unloved or be thrown away,” is central to her practice.
Welcome to her fantastical world, where every exquisite detail is made, folded and manipulated from paper. Once books, maps, envelopes or scrap, the paper is transformed into textural forms. Like cloth it is stitched to construct three dimensional objects.
The origin of the paper often provides a starting point for the artwork: the narrative of the books and papers suggesting idea and form. References to fairy tales, films, literature, music and nursery rhymes– the layers of paper and meaning together build the narrative.
Her work has been featured in over 60 magazine including Vogue, Elle Decoration, Living etc, Times, Red, Eve, Marie Claire, Crafts, Embroidery, Country Living, Telegraph and Selvedge and in 15 books to date.
All work is handmade- what you order will be similar, but never identical, therefore always unique.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.