Design inspiration and Meet the Maker Interview
If you'd like to find out a little bit more about the founder and designer of Bobbie Print - me, Victoria Oatway then take a look at The Makers Gallery and Bistro Blog
Earlier this year I was interviewed by The Makers Gallery and you can read the full Meet the Maker' interview on their blog. We spoke about my background and history as a designer, how Bobbie Print was founded and how it's products are developed, where I find my inspiration and design process.
The Makers Gallery and Bistro Blog is definitely worth a read, many of the designers and makers that they represent have taken part in a 'Meet the Maker' interview and they're all fascinating reading.
A snippet of my interview is included below
Victoria Oatway is the designer behind Bobbie Print, one of our new gallery brands.
Tell us a bit about yourself and your background:
I’m originally from Yorkshire and moved to Glasgow about 4 years ago. I’ve been working as an interior textile designer for about ten years. Before I moved to Glasgow I was working for a company in Hertfordshire designing bedlinen and home accessories, my new job has enabled me to work on all kinds of home and textile products including printed fabric, carpet and wallpaper.
When did you decide to start turning your designs into products and how was the Bobbie Print brand formed?
I founded Bobbie Print as somewhere I could create and design products that reflected a little of my personality and were things that I would want to buy myself, products that were modern in style but that were also fun.
In my day job working as a commercial designer often i’m designing products that are mass produced and I really wanted Bobbie Print to be somewhere I could design something that was not only visually appealing but had an authenticity and sense of craftsmanship in it’s production.
All the Bobbie Print screen prints are individually hand pulled, it’s a real craft and skill and I like the fact that each print is unique, no two are exactly the same.
To read the Bobbie Print article in full follow this link
Framed and unframed Bobbie Print screen prints are available from The Makers Gallery and Bistro, Alloa as part of their 'Flora and Fauna' exhibition.