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“As a child, I would spend vast amounts of time beside my Mum at our family dining table making things.
I would forage the garden for leaves and berries to create collages on paper bags, often held in place with a strange flour glue that I would insist upon making. We’d make elaborate caves and landscapes from papier-mâché or Christmas decorations from pine cones, collected during summer holidays, liberally iced with glue and glitter.
Looking back it is quite clear to see that I was always going to be a maker of things. The only difference now is that I try to avoid the strange flour glue and glitter.”
Catherine Hammerton studied Textiles and Surface Design at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University before going on to study an MA in Mixed Media Textiles at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London.
Catherine’s love of colour, texture and surface pattern is at the heart of her product range, all of which is designed and made in the UK.
Catherine’s successes can be seen in global publications like Elle Decoration, Vogue Living, Blueprint and Selvedge magazine amongst others. Her work has been sold in many beautiful stores around the world, including ABC Home and Carpets in New York, Le Bon Marche in Paris and Liberty of London, as well as working directly with contract clients on bespoke commercial and residential projects.
In between day dreaming, designing and making Catherine is a visiting lecturer at De Montfort University in Leicester.