Today we welcome Scarlett Rebecca who joins us on Saturday May 20th at Brighton Open Market. We first welcomed her back in March at our Happily Ever After Creative wedding fair and her prints were very popular with visitors, so be sure to stop by her stall on the day…
Please introduce yourself and your brand….
I’m Scarlett, a printmaker and illustrator living in lovely Brighton.
I have combined my love of pattern and printmaking with my range of homeware products.
I don’t like to produce too many copies of any one design as I enjoy the spontaneity of the making so I confine products to a limited edition collection. If I am discovering a printmaking technique or obsessing over a design theme it will appear on my products.. so no two of my stalls will ever look exactly the same!
How would you describe your style and your creations?
The designs I produce for my illustration work are full of texture, shape and pattern, often with a focus on the natural world; I love birds, flowers and wildlife. My creations are a reflection of this.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I adore the flexibility of it, as a designer I need to be able to turn my hand to a broad range of themes while retaining my style. This can create fun surprises; my fruit and vegetable print range came out of a design brief for kitchenware patterns that I was working on. I printed a few bits of veg to include in a design and loved the textures and shapes it created so I decided to make a couple of patterns for myself and have it digitally printed!
What can we expect to find on your stall at The Fairy Tale Fair Brighton Fringe Special on Saturday 20th May? And are you looking forward to taking part?
I will be bringing with me a selection of cushions, lampshades and lanterns, tote bags, tea towels and prints from three collections. I am really excited to show off the cyanotype printed collection I’ve been working on recently as they have been so much fun to produce and I adore the blue colours.
I’m also really excited to see the other stall holders and their work, many of which I’ve met before at the Fairy Tale Fair Creative Wedding Fair in March. There’s always such a great community buzz at fairs!
Do you have a favourite product?
I recently came back from a trip to Japan and loved all of the wonderful decorative carp streamers that were on display, swimming around in the air, to celebrate Children’s Day.
I’ve created a few of these with my own style with inspiration from all the beautiful patterns I saw in Japan. They will be with me on the 20th.
Do you have any plans or ambitions for the future?
I would like to see my patterns on a bigger scale covering furniture or as wallpapers but I mostly plan to keep drawing and taking inspiration from everything around me to continue making patterns forever and ever. I plan to live in a house filled with pattern one day!
I will also be continuing to run printmaking workshops from my studio in Brighton and I would like to broaden these to include more printmaking techniques so I can share them with more people.
Do you have a motto or inspirational quote?
My favourite quote is from the David Bowie song (and probably the best song ever recorded) Golden Years.
“In walked luck and you looked in time. Never look back, walk tall, act fine.”
I think it’s just the perfect instructions to life.
How can we find out more about you?