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Tess Wakeling - Paper - Lighting - Interiors

Designer maker using paper and light

Frome, Somerset


paper, pattern, geometric


My work explores pattern, repetition, mark-making and surface design. I manipulate paper using cutting and folding methods to create geometric patterns that have depth and texture when lit. I enjoy using light as an element in my work, and see the drum lampshade as a blank canvas.

Paper has always been a favourite material of mine due to its versatility and I continue to source new types to experiment with.


Contemporary Craft Festival 2016

10 Jun 2016
The South West's largest event of high quality craft with over 200 makers, demonstrations and workshops.

'Two Make' - Collaborative Project by Contemporary Makers

23 Apr 2016
The exhibition plots the shared output of ten pairs of established makers who have created new work together. Crafts Study Centre Farnham 23rd April - 30th July 2016 Curated by Miranda Leonard and Dr. Nicola Thomas.

Etsy Four Corners of Craft at London Design Festival

24 Sep 2015
Really pleased to have been selected to exhibit at the Etsy UK pop-up shop at Tent London during the London Design Festival this September. 'Etsy unites the best of UK craft with an exhibition in partnership with Tent London and the Crafts Council'

Available for commissions


This maker has tagged themselves with


Paper-cut lampshades

Disciplines Paper, Design
Materials Paper, Plastics, Organic Material, Wood

Origami Pinwheel Lighting

Disciplines Paper, Design
Materials Paper, Plastics