Design Creative Of The Week: Katie Stainer [Ceramics, Jewelry, Glass]
The hottest new talent of the week brought to you by PSFK x Arts Thread. This week a designer who creates intricate paper sculptures from the pages of old books.
Our Creative of the Week, chosen from ARTS THREAD's portfolios, is Katie Stainer, a graduate of Nottingham Trent University's Decorative Arts program.
Why we like Katie's work: We love the way Katie creates such delicate pieces from old books, giving the pages a new use and meaning.
Katie comments on her choice of materials:
Paper has always played a hugely influential role in my life. As a child I was fascinated by origami, paper cutting and books of every kind. My mother is an avid reader and my parents' house is still filled floor to ceiling with books. I even spent my teenage years studying creative writing, convinced I would become an author! So it felt like a natural progression to design using the material that captured my imagination, and only logical that my pieces be recycled from old tomes with vivid stories like the ones that filled my childhood home. The recycled element is hugely important to me and if I cannot rescue books from charities or shops I work with local businesses to rescue them before they are sent to be pulped. It gives me great satisfaction to turn a well loved book into something new, exciting and unique.