May 27, 2014

Textiles and Coffee with Anja Jane

Could you tell us about the work you will be showing during this year's E17 Art Trail?
This year we are hosting a collective show and a pop-up coffee shop in the garden selling great coffee and delicious homemade cakes. I am a printed textile designer and illustrator so you will see my pattern-making through screen-printed limited edition prints and silk scarves.

I am also showing work by artist Marianne Préel. Her watercolours show time passing through the seasons, harvest of fruits and flowers, contemplation and harmonies of colours.

And if that’s not enough we have an animation by Adam Vanner. His work ranges from feature films, pop promos and animated shorts.

How does inhabiting a community like Walthamstow help your practice? 
It is a very supportive community ​ the Art Trail makes it so easy to meet your neighbours making E17 feel a friendly, supportive place to live. ​C​arolyn from E17 designers is so good at generating shopping crowds for her buzzing designer fairs, giving designers confidence about their work​ ​.

Do you have a personal highlight from the past 9 years of the E17 Art Trail?
​There are so many to pick from but ​I​ love​ E17 resident Sharon Drew she is a wonderful artist and her garden studio is a delight!

What are you most looking forward to during the E17 Art Trail this year?
I have been so busy preparing and continuing with commission work I haven't had a chance to check out what’s on offer. I know that during the trail I love wondering around and meeting local neighbours and friends and being part of such a buzzing creative community! ​​

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