We’re bringing you even more amazing makers in another Support Sunday! Supporting and promoting independent and small businesses is so important to us, and in this series we will be giving you a deeper insight into their their practice and their amazing work!

Meet our first artist, @lhepworth2. A Conceptual Artist based in East Dulwich, SE London:

What is your process for creating your work, tell us a bit more about how you go from idea to final piece
The journey of all my creative thinking begins upon the pages of my journals, stemming from simple responses of everyday surroundings. From the writing down of a single word to the smallest swatch of colour or mark making comes the inspiration to develop much larger pieces of artwork within the studio at home. 

What’s your set up at home, are you able to remain creative?
The floor of the home studio is where each canvas breathes and embraces it’s journey, from it’s very first layer to it’s last.

What are you tips for remaining creative and promoting your business during lockdown?
Keeping up with the routines that work for you as an artist and in everyday life, I feel is the most important thing. Allowing each piece of art you make the time to breathe as you take the time to be present with yourself within your process as you develop within your practice. Taking each opportunity as it comes and see where it takes you.

What are you plans for the future and have you got anything exciting coming up for us to look out for?
I am currently exhibiting my recent lockdown collection in my solo exhibition ‘Look Out’ at the Jeannie Avent Gallery on North Cross Road in East Dulwich until the 31st August 2020. Open everyday, on weekdays from 11:30-5:30pm, Saturdays from 10-5pm and Sundays 11-4pm.

Discover more from this artist on their Website

Next up, @calijayclothing. 100% organic cotton clothing made for comfort and style:

What is your process for creating your work, tell us a bit more about how you go from idea to final piece
My process includes finding out what colours the customer likes, which colours go well together either contrast or complimentary. Bright or Pastel. Then what sort of design either something eye catching and wild or soft and flowing. 

What’s your set up at home, are you able to remain creative?
I work at home in my garage, having peace and quiet form my crazy 2 year old allows me to get creative try new ideas, new techniques and new colour combinations.

What are you plans for the future and have you got anything exciting coming up for us to look out for?
My plans for the future would be to increase orders in the winter and to create attractive eye catching winter wear for both children and adults. That cannot be bought on the High Street.

My plans are to create attractive eye catching winter wear for both children and adults. That cannot be bought on the High Street. 

Finally, @caitlins_crafts19. Creating beautifully designed custom crafts :

What is your process for creating your work, tell us a bit more about how you go from idea to final piece
I get my ideas from Pinterest. Once i have some ideas together I think of things to try and make it my own. Once I find a pattern or an idea I like I will think of things to change it up. 

What’s your set up at home, are you able to remain creative?
I guess looking at my page and what products I’ve produced gives me feel motivated. Also imagining myself having a finished product & packaging them up for my customers. 

What are you tips for remaining creative and promoting your business during lockdown?
My advice is to.. have a good mindset. Having a finish product at the end is the best feeling ever I think most businesses owners agree on. 
Do things that make you feel good about yourself like going for a walk, drinking water, having a meal plan? Whatever it is if you feel good afterwards do it. 

What are you plans for the future and have you got anything exciting coming up for us to look out for?
I’ve got Tenner Tuesdays coming up so look out for that! 

Come back next week as we share even more artists and their practices