The vibrant tension between old and new items alongside each other and the surprise of traditional in a contemporary and unexpected way makes me happy. I delight in filling life with hand crafted creations and objects found in obvious and sometimes obscure places.
I was educated as a Home Economist, have worked in journalism and interior design and owned an eclectic coffee shop. Since its inception in 2007, I’ve designed and co-ordinated the making of Freshly Found products, photographed them, sent them around the world, supplied private and corporate customers, and taken them to markets and the Design Indaba.
I am a coffee snob, an ENFP and a fan of my family – I have raised 3 creative children and am a wife to a very interesting husband. I spend hours refurbishing, re-inventing, recycling and creating.
and the team….
sandile… is a craftsman with a broad smile that lights up his face. He is an excellent beader with a very high standard of work! He has honed his skills as a book artist too and and has taught some of his community members the art too
hle… is a valuable and talented member of the crafting team. She is responsible for putting together many of the Freshly Found products.
christy… is a brand strategist. She advises Freshly Found on design and graphic work. She has a passion working with natural colourings and pioneered all the dyeing of paper for our flower range