Meet the Maker

February 17, 2016

 

Please introduce yourself and tell us a little about your work?

We design children’s house’y things for little people, and parents.  Playful designs, in vibrant colours meet the current demand for something different. Ana-moly encompasses everything you need to create a fresh, innovative home. Designed from an established fashion background Ana-moly was created, to offer something forward thinking, and on trend with today’s expectations of a progressive mother.

Our range of Homewares and Interiors began with Wallpapers and fabrics and now featuring cushions and tableware. Designed and created in the UK our range of wallpapers, fabrics and homewares, have an evergreen approach. We think it is important to help preserve the world around us and it's future, so to keep things looking green, to aid this, we only use PEFC certified wallpapers which means our products promote the sustainable management of forests. We also use nontoxic organic inks, which are noncarcinogenic, so as good as they can be our little ones.

 

Our tableware is made in famous Stoke on Trent in earthenware, its durable material, and hand decorated designs invite children to enjoy and engage at meal times, we use lead free glazes and they are dishwasher and oven friendly, to make day to use practical. Looking after today, and tomorrow.

Our fabrics and homewares follow the same ethic, all 100% cotton, and locally made.

My studio is in the roof, I have big skylights which are fabulous when it is raining, I am often joined by our cocker spaniel Lucy.

 

What inspires you to make what you do? 

Ana-moly was born in London, so I get a lot of inspiration from it, however I find travelling is a huge influence, you can find a new colour, design and idea in the most unusual places, I love it.

 

What are you working on at the moment?

Currently working on expanding the range with more accessories but still using the core prints of Ana-moly as we have done with the homewares and ceramics so watch this space.

 

What do you love most about working in your chosen discipline?

Coming from a very creative family, and through out my career in fashion, I couldn't live without this in my life, my style was always very childlike and cheerful and this developed into children's print, I saw a huge gap in the market for something different for mother and baby to enjoy.

 

How would you describe your creative process?

 I create first and worry about the details later, makes a good designer perhaps, but not the best way to do business, but it is all a learning curve and i think if you are confident on a product, the rest comes with it.

 

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist or designer, who would it be?

 I would love to visit an old print studio, I am in ore of old screen printing and print rooms, and the history they hold. I always imagine how many different fabrics, prints, colours and companies have passed through them over the years.

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