Making stunning lampshades that are carefully crafted is only one part of being a lampshade maker and retailer and packaging your beautiful lampshades, so that your customer receives them in pristine condition is equally important. In today’s post, we'll share ideas for wrapping and protecting your shades including tips from our Lampshade Makers Facebook Group, clever eco packing inspiration and Dannells products to help you reach the packing pinnacle! 1. Under Wraps Protecti
This week we meet Laura Evans, a fine artist, collagrapher, printmaker and of course lampshade maker from the Isle of Purbeck. As she takes on her first retail space, we're excited to chat with her about how this will make a difference to her creative business and where she draws her inspiration from for her range of beautifully delicate printed shades. Hi there! How are you today and what’s on your workbench? I'm great thanks, today I have a conical shade in process, it’s a
Bridget Arnold wears many artistic hats, but has found that foraging in nature's hedgerows on the Granite Trail, provides her with all of the creative materials and inspiration she needs! Crafting her striking sun printed fabrics, Bridget cleverly uses earthy colours, to capture the plant's naturally intricate detail on her shades which are beautifully brought to life by light. We catch up with Bridget to find out more on her creative life. Hi there! How are you today and wha
Catering for every taste, our fabulous lampshade makers use their passions and skills to make our lampshade making products sing - and Poppet Retro is no different. Ali, Poppet Retro's founder, takes her passion for all things vintage and her love of sourcing original vintage fabrics and trims to create stylish, one of kind midcentury lampshades. Her enthusiasm has even lead her to create her own beautiful hand turned wooden lamps. Let's find out what floats Poppet Retro's cr
Welcome in to Club Tropicana, a place where lampshades are adorned in the wonderful and lush artwork of talented surface pattern student and designer, Jasmine Yahkup. By taking her designs and ideas back to her cultural roots and combining this with her a love of all things flora and fauna, her lampshades have a brightness and detailed tropical charm. Read on to to find out about Jasmine's inspiration... Hi there! How are you today and what’s are you working on at the moment?
At a time when a lot of us would love to see a some different scenery, we're excited to be chatting with Katherine O'Shea, who's picturesque rural illustrations bring a breath of fresh air to the art of lampshade making. With a passion for the great outdoors and the intricacies of history and architecture, Katherine's eye for tiny details transform her lampshades into tonal beauties, each with it's own individual character. Mainly working with customers to bring their ideas t
This week we delve deep into the creative world of Studio Pinnock, who’s intricate lino printed cityscapes and hand-drawn seascape lampshades have captured our hearts. Emma shares her artistic process, how she started making lampshades and talks us through how she transforms a simple sketch into her stunning range of monochrome shades. Passionate about a good cuppa, Emma clearly loves living the creative life and he work makes us want to look up at architecture more…and escap