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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.


Relocation to a new city

06 Jan 2018
After a year of transience which happily included a 2 month stint in Japan, I have landed in the vibrant city of Bristol and have just set up a studio there. So a break from exhibiting and selling, but onto new projects.....

Available for commissions


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Paper-cut lampshades

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

Origami Pinwheel Lighting

Disciplines Paper, Design
Materials Paper, Plastics