We’re super excited about the newest kid on the Design Essentials block – Becky Creed, who has recently graduated from Falmouth University with a degree in Contemporary Crafts. Since graduating, she’s already been high in demand, and was one of 8 chosen finalists in the Delight in Light 2014 competition in London with her amazing lighting range, ‘Turned Paper Lighting’. She is also soon to be featured in Elle Decoration magazine – exciting stuff! We managed to nab some of Becky’s gorgeous lighting range for ourselves in Saffron Walden, and were even able squeeze our way into her busy schedule to ask her our usual chatty questions! Here’s what Becky came back with…
What inspires your work?
Mainly colour. I love colour combinations, and I take inspiration from colours in nature such as skies, sunsets, animals and insects. Sometimes I get inspiration from everyday things in front of me, like neon yellow road signs against grey concrete!
Is there an element of art you enjoy working with the most?
I like developing processes from start to finish. It’s often a trial and error approach, but I get so much satisfaction when I achieve the result I was hoping for!
What has been the work that you are most proud of?
My Turned Paper collection. Creating a range of lights from a pile of paper was quite an achievement!
What is your most important artists’ tool? Is there something you can’t live without in your studio?
A paintbrush. Whether it’s for painting, designing or generally creating mess – I always need one!
What’s the best and worst thing about being an artist?
Being a perfectionist. it is good because it makes you want to work harder, although sometimes it can be really frustrating.
Just to indulge me, your favourite Take That member?
I’m not sure I even know all their names… Gary!?