Today’s inspiration comes all the way from a tiny fishingvillage in Scotland, Cellardyke. Here artists Pete and Kirsty Thomas design andmake beautiful jewellery, stationery products and prints, also do design consultancy work and commissions. They work under the name TomPigeon.
Artworks made by Tom Pigeon are perfected by eliminating unnecessary details, leaving them with simple yet beautiful geometric shapes, pastels, bright accents and shiny metallic tones. What a gorgeous simplicity!
And here is the interview with the artists:
What is special aboutyour collaborative design studio? What do you like the most about working
We are a husband and wife design team and although working together as Tom Pigeon is a new venture, we have worked together on all kinds of projects over the past 20 years so we know how each person works, what our strengths and weaknesses are and how best to use our individual skills and tastes.
What inspires you individually and how do you combine that together?
We both love type, mid-century design, and minimalism and are often inspired by the landscape and colours of where we live and work (a tiny fishing village on the east coast of Scotland)
Describe your typical day in the studio.
We are both usually in the studio between 9 and 10. The morning is usually taken up with admin, emails, fulfilling orders, contacting clients, and the afternoon usually involves more practical tasks like creating jewellery pieces, designing new products, finishing, polishing, packing…
How does your work space look like? What do you like about it? What would you change?
Our studio is an old fisherman’s net loft which is attached to our house. It has original beams and lots of light. It’s great as we don’t need to leave the house to go to work. However it is too small and really needs to be about 4 times bigger!
What advice would you give to fresh designers, artists and makers?
Be passionate and excited about what you are doing, be nice to people. Don’t forget that it is really hard work but also remember how lucky you are that you get to make your passion your job.
All the images used in this post belong to TomPigeon.