thriftdesign

Salvaged | Up-cycled | Arts & Craft

Manchester, England | 63 Sales

thriftdesign

Salvaged | Up-cycled | Arts & Craft

Manchester, England 63 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (16)

thriftdesign is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Sorry to disappoint but I’m taking a well earned break.
I’ll be back in the new year with some new pieces I’m currently developing. Keep an eye out for my new hedgehog range and a cute little field mouse
Lucy X

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 20 Dec, 2018

Sorry to disappoint but I’m taking a well earned break.
I’ll be back in the new year with some new pieces I’m currently developing. Keep an eye out for my new hedgehog range and a cute little field mouse
Lucy X

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About

My creative practice and Thrift Design

If someone asked me if I’ve always been an up-cycler, I’d say no, but on reflection I suppose I always have. Working as a community artist I regularly visited the local Recycling Resource Centres to source materials for big creative engagement projects but I never saw it as ‘Up-cycling’.

A turning point for me was probably in 2012 when I listened to a TED talk on Up-cycling. The speaker explained what ‘Up-cycling means and why it’s better than Recycling*. This really struck a cord as I had always had a problem with waste and a delight in finding new purposes for things that had come to the end of their ‘first life’.
I trained in 3D Design at the Manchester School of Art where I studied materials. I love experimenting and breaking rules; there is hardly a piece of equipment in my studio that I use for its intended purpose; I have a trouser press, which I use to fuse plastic and a soldering iron I use to cut fabric, amongst other things.

The idea for Thrift Design began to take shape in 2011 when I decided to embark on a personal creative journey to ‘find my style’.
Combining my love of experimenting and braking rules with the purpose of up-cycling gave me my reason to create.

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  • lucy thrift

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    I trained in 3D Design at the Manchester School of Art where I studied materials. I love experimenting and discovering new techniques. Combining my love of experimenting with the purpose of up-cycling gave me my reason to create.

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