Thursday, May 28, 2009

Woot 'n Wright

Amy and Jess of Woot 'n Wright are a Melbourne based creative partnership who make one-of-a-kind handmade and printed textiles, cushions, bags and leather satchels out of their studio in Albert Park. Woot'n Wright is one part textile designer and painter (one girl - Amy) and a shoemaker/industrial designer (one boy - Jess).

Yes that's right - one girl, one boy. Easy to confuse so I'm glad Amy and Jess made it super clear they are not 2 girls, as I almost definitely would have assumed. (How awful to realise I would jump to that conclusion so easily!? Sorry Jess!)

Amy Wright and Jess Cameron-Wootten were working corporate design jobs and looking for creative outlets to explore their passion for handmade quality products. With design backgrounds in textile design, botanical painting, and industrial design, and having a shared aesthetic and design ethos, it was a logical step to join forces!

Amy is responsible for the illustrative design direction, uses traditional methods to translate paper art into screen prints. Amy has a passion for hand-drawn detail and rarely uses a computer to develop her patterns. She says she loves the 'quirky imperfections and truthfulness of hand drawn designs.’ I especially like her urban Melbourne landcapes - including depictions of the Melbourne Botanical Gardens and the City (including landmarks such as Richmond's Nylex sign!). You can check out more of Amy's work on her illustration blog here.

Jess applies his contemporary Industrial Design skills to traditional artisan craft, and loves being involved in every step of the manufacturing process. Woot’n Wright's goal is to create beautiful, quality products using traditional skills.

Woot'n Wright will be at 'Style After Dark'
South Melbourne Market, Thursday 28 (TODAY!) 5:30pm-9:30pm

Amy Wright will be having a solo exhibition at 'HUSK' Albert Park Store in August