PARTNER: Firmdale Hotels
PROJECT: Series of 12 Collages
DATE: October 2017
Kit Kemp, Interior Designer and Firmdale Co-director, first saw Jo Waterhouse’s work at The New Craftsmen’s Animal, Vegetable, Mineral exhibition in the summer of 2017. Enamoured by these mythical interpretations of old British folk tales, she commissioned a new set of 12 collages, depicting folk stories from across the British Isles.
Created over 12 weeks, these characterful illustrations were composed of many materials, patterns and hand-painted papers, building layer upon layer of texture, depth and narrative.
I am always playing with a collage of colour, pattern and texture, with handcrafted details such as appliqué and needlepoint. I love details that give the sense of the hand of the person who made the stitches in a cushion or carved the curves of a table leg. It makes an interior feel more human, and these pieces help to tell a story.
Interior Designer & Firmdale Hotels Co-director
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