Below are a few of the other projects that Zoe takes part in, as well as making furniture!
Balvenie: Master of Craft Awards
In 2011, Zoe was shortlisted for the Balvenie’”Young Master of Craft”. The award celebrates excellence in traditional craft and it was an honour to be selected as a finalist. The beautiful photographs taken here are by the talented photographer Nick Hand, who was a judge on the panel for the award.
Local projects are an important part of the work Zoe chooses to be part of. In 2011 the studio helped a local charity to organize a community café in a local town. Zoe designed the logo for the enterprise and with a team of helpers, decorated the café with recycled and printed furniture.
As part of an 'Anonymous Artists' event in 2011, Zoe and several other artists took part in a week long pop up studio in Brompton, London’s largest museum quester in South Kensington. During the week Zoe designed and decorated a chest of drawers based on the 'Dreamland' amusement park- a Margate icon now closed. The site dates back to the 1800’s and is host to a colourful history of animals, criminals, bingo, dancehall, funfairs, cinema and amusements.
Want to know more about Dreamland? Visit www.dreamlandmargate.com
Ealing studios have often used Zoe’s work in their productions. Most recently was the film “Now Is Good” in which a silk wall hanging was commissioned for the main character to use as a device in the story. In the production the main actress hides a list behind the fabric of all of the things she wants to do before she dies. A touching storey, out in September 2012.
Zoe has collaborated with Liberty to produce a special range of Liberty Print furniture. Drawers were lined with the iconic stores printed textiles, with furniture colours inspired by the fabrics. One particular textile was the William Morris print ‘Strawberry Thief’, for this piece Zoe designed a new graphic for the lid of the drawers to keep with the arts and crafts history of the design.
As a way of decorating the new Visitor Information Centre in Margate, Thanet District Council commissioned Zoe to produce a map of the area. This has been used to decorate the walls and borders of the VIC, as well as maps and signs navigating visitors around the town. This was a favourite project of Zoe’s.
Zoe has worked with the Japanese doll company Momiji on a number of occasions, designing their promotional material and stands for events and competitions.
Osborne & Little
Zoe produces work for the Chelsea showroom of this established wallpaper design company house. She uses their textile and wallpapers to line furniture pieces. A collaboration is currently in the pipeline.
Osborne & Little