Samphire Arts' Profile

About

Karibu! to my little online store

I began printmaking as a form of mediation to deal with my worries whilst I was fresh out of Uni & jobless. A way to help myself and others (my proceeds to various charities, a huge part of my beliefs- giving alms). This was my sole outlet to give my: Time, skill & whatever little income I had to buy the materials (paired with lots 'n' lots of love+encouragement from my Friend). Every time I print/cut a print I seem to be saying silent prayers and I think of the customer I am pulling a print for (and yes, of course I still worry: If they will like the print!).

I love to keep busy from my little studio off a busy street in North London. I was born and raised in Kenya and have a very 'Jua Kali'* attitude to what I make hence the recycling or 'upscaling' as they now call it. I experiment using recycled…

Read more

  • Joined November 15, 2010

Favorite materials

handmade, handprinted, letterpress, woodcuts, found textures, non toxic inks

Shop

SamphireArts
Samphire Arts

About

Karibu! to my little online store

I began printmaking as a form of mediation to deal with my worries whilst I was fresh out of Uni & jobless. A way to help myself and others (my proceeds to various charities, a huge part of my beliefs- giving alms). This was my sole outlet to give my: Time, skill & whatever little income I had to buy the materials (paired with lots 'n' lots of love+encouragement from my Friend). Every time I print/cut a print I seem to be saying silent prayers and I think of the customer I am pulling a print for (and yes, of course I still worry: If they will like the print!).

I love to keep busy from my little studio off a busy street in North London. I was born and raised in Kenya and have a very 'Jua Kali'* attitude to what I make hence the recycling or 'upscaling' as they now call it. I experiment using recycled paper, fabrics as well as quality, ethically-sourced handmade papers (some even have bits of actual flowers in them!). I don't stock much as I like to prepare products when a customer requests, so every single piece ends up being a special treat from me to you! I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed making it!

My materials include handmade paper, recycled paper and fabrics or found materials and a whole lot of love and soul!

There's more to me, but am not much of a writer so if you'd like to know more please feel free to drop me a line! or even go mad and write me an old fashioned note... I can even supply the stationery! ;-p
Thank you for stopping by! x

Subscribe to keep updated on my little blog at:
http://samphirearts.com/
Instagram @samphirearts
Twitter: @SamphireArt

My materials are:
typography, letter press, screen prints, wood cut, lino, pen and ink, water colours, handmade paper, recycled paper and fabrics or found materials, stitching and a whole lot of love and soul!
*Jua Kali: It is (was) a thriving industry in Kenya (when I was growing up), self-employed individuals making goods out of recycled metal/wood thus giving new life to old materials,providing functional + affordable goods

Unfollow username?

Are you sure you want to stop following this person?