ARTIST, DESIGNER, ARTISAN
I’ve combined 15 years of graphic design experience with my lifelong drawing and printmaking practice into a new artistic venture.
I design and make distinctive stationery and other products that express the joy of texture in hand-made and fine-quality papers from around the world. I enrich the surface further with colour, orchestrating vivid effects with bright tones and subtle shades.
An old method revived
Among my tools is a small letterpress printer, which creates the sharp imprint and embossing on paper that only metal type can provide. It’s a 500-year-old printing method that I use to give my paper works an extra edge.
Each of my creations is unique. In a world of mass production and replication, I seek the spirit of wabi-sabi, the Japanese quest to create beauty amid our fleeting and imperfect lives.
The name I’ve given my stationery range and other paper creations is ArtisanMade. In these works, I’m celebrating and preserving an ancient artisan tradition.
Creating with fine paper
On a larger scale, I design and make paper-based on-site works. Examples include a wedding ceremony backdrop, an installation in a gallery shop to promote an art exhibition, and another designed to launch a commercial product. These projects can involve working closely with other creative professionals to elevate and unify the style of an event.
for weddings and occasions
I create high-quality, hand-crafted and embellished wedding stationery that helps distinguish the occasion. Couples can personalise the products with embossed initials and can choose colours to co-ordinate with their wedding theme.
In these ways, I hope that design and art add beauty and pleasure to our lives.
− Jaime Pritchard