Sarah Fennell is a textile designer who hand prints bespoke fabric for interior objects. Having mastered the process of silk screenprinting, she hones this ancient craft to create compositions of colour and object which showcase exceptional craftsmanship and integrity. After graduating from Bath School of Art in 2015, Sarah set up a print studio in the heart of Wolverhampton and launched her eponymous brand shortly after.
With a distinctive cut and paste aesthetic, she uses paper collage to form the basis of her ideas. Intrigued by the conversations that objects can have within a defined space, she cuts out shapes free hand early on in the design process to develop the spatial interaction between shapes and negative space. These collages are then re-interpreted on fabric as large scale stencilled prints, or worked with digitally to create artwork for print. By taking a playful approach to both collage and colour, her printed works on both paper and fabric celebrate the joy to be found in oversized pattern and harmony of colour.
Sarah also works with brands to design fabric collections and prints for the commercial market. She has experience of working to briefs and with a client-led focus. She designs and prints from her studio in the Makers Dozen Studios, Wolverhampton. Studio visits are available upon request.
Sarah was supported by the Crafts Council on the Hothouse Programme 2016.
Upcoming Events and Exhibitions
Makers and Tools at ClayHill Arts 27th September– 8th October
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 12-15th October 2017
Paperdolls Handmade Christmas Market, Custard Factory Birmingham Saturday 25th November 2017
Past Events and Exhibitions
Artefact Joint Exhibition at The Jam Factory Oxford, September 2017
The London Artisan at Old Truman Brewery, September 2017
Paperdolls Handmade Summer Market 2017
London Design Fair 22-25th September 2016
New Designers One Year On 2016
Crafts Council Hothouse 2016
New Designers 2015
BSAD Degree Show 2015
Texprint Nominated 2015
Waitrose, Bath UK Solo Exhibition 2015
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