Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Maker of the Week - Snowden Flood

Snowden Flood is an interior accessories designer based in London. Her work celebrates urban and rural landscapes through an ongoing exploration of the theme of souvenirs and keepsakes.

One favourite living craft maker.
I like Pieke Bergmans, wonderful inventive, imaginative and slightly anarchic use of materials

What was the last art/craft/design thing you purchased? What one product/item do you really covet?
I buy things constantly from Etsy and ebay! Last thing I bought was a gorgeous 1950's Scandinavian cheeseboard for my boyfriend for Xmas, hope he doesn't read this! I have always coveted Paul Frankls Skyscraper chest. It's from the 20's. I think I might need another mortgage though!

At age 18 who influenced your style? Was there any individual who very much helped you on your way?
At 18 I was working on the London markets making and selling my own clothes and earrings. I'd done a work experience scheme at Winchester School of Art and was inspired by the students I made friends with. I would never have gone to art school otherwise as my art teacher at school told me I'd "never be good at art"!

What’s currently on your i-pod, cd player, tape recorder?
I listen to music nonstop so a wide variety. But here's some things I've listened to today; The National, Everything Everything, The Coral, Wild Beasts, Bombay Bicycle Club, Gil Scott Heron, Elliot Smith, Doves, Joan as Policewoman, Jolie Holland, Arvo Part. Oh and of course - my brothers new album - Hedonism by Bellowhead!

Where and what is your studio?
Brixton Hill, in my house. I need to move because I need more space!

What is your favourite (art) website?
The American Folk Art Museum! I LOVE it and used to go there lots when I lived in NY, it's not far from where I used to work, beautiful building and wonderful collections. Right next door to MOMA. I've been very inspired by the works in that museum over the years.

Surprising activity/hobby?
Triathlon and accordion playing.

Do you have a good work/life balance? Are you able to switch off from art work?
No it's rubbish. I work all the time, I think that moving to a separate studio will help me alot! But I think about my work all the time and wake up in the night to make notes and sketches of things.

What one word would describe your feeling of doing your work?

Do you think art and craft has any real importance?
Absolutely! I think it's very important indeed which is why humans have been making marks since we lived in caves!

What do think are crimes against good taste & decency in art/craft/design?
Invariably the things produced to make a quick buck, a cynical short-cut, cheap copies of the things that someone put love and care into (B&Q Tom Dixon lights for example).

1 comment:

bunny mazhari said...

I really enjoyed your blog and spent quite a while drooling over all the lovely things you showcased!