Sarah Fennell is a textile and surface pattern designer with an affinity for unique compositions of colour and shape. After graduating from Bath School of Art and Design in 2015, Sarah set up a print studio in Wolverhampton and launched her eponymous brand shortly after. Juggling a portfolio practice of lecturing, designing and printing in the studio, Sarah maintains her position in the industry as an emerging designer and colourist with a passion for print.
With a distinctive cut-paper aesthetic, she uses paper collage to form the basis of her ideas and experiment with composition. These collages are then re-interpreted on fabric as large scale stencilled prints or worked with digitally to create artwork for digital print. By taking a playful approach to both collage and colour, her printed designs celebrate the joy to be found in oversized pattern and the conversations colour and shape have within a design.
Sarah also works with brands to design fabric collections and prints for the commercial market. She has experience of working to briefs 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.
Events and Exhibitions
Paperdolls Handmade Christmas Market, November 2017
Makers and Tools at ClayHill Arts, October 2017
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, October 2017
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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