Exhibition Pieces

 

Bright Feather Jackets Take Flight

Creating a trio of Feather Jackets.  That was a creative challenge I could not refuse! I belong to Cityhill Church in Hillcrest, and every year we host a large Women's Conference called Flourish.  The theme for this year's conference on the 7th and 8th September is...

Decorative Geometric Shapes

We were recently commissioned to create a set of these geometric shape pieces as table decor for an event company.  We enjoyed making them, and now, as a result are delighted to add these polyhedron objects to our portfolio. Before I packed them into a box, I quickly...

Paper Strelitzia Project with Artist Lesley Magwood Fraser

It's been a delight to work collaboratively with my friend and local Durban Artist - Lesley Magwood Fraser.  Lesley delivered a pile of paintings and drawings to me, and I have cut them up into Paper Strelitzia Blooms, adding some recycled book paper...

Puzzle Pot – Perfect for Dry Arrangements

This textured grey puzzle pot with turquoise rings formed part of the Intellectual Property Exhibition at Alliance Francais in Durban earlier this year.  It was the first larger piece that I made from Puzzle pieces.  I had made some smaller simpler pieces for The...

Springbok Silhouette Mobile – Hand-cut Map Paper

I've been wanting to work with silhouettes of South African animals and this chandelier-mobile gave me the chance.  It is entitled Sit-Spring-Stand and is one of a trio that I am exhibiting at The Intellectual Property 2017 Exhibition at The Plant in...

A Light Fitting From Suspended Fondue Forks

I am always on the lookout for interesting material that is no longer needed.  I've wanted to do something with fondue forks for a long time. Ever since I started noticing bulging mounds of them for sale at our local SPCA charity store. I experimented with...

Puzzle Piece ‘Pottery’ Light Pendants

I grew up in a home with my mom being passionate about puzzles. I have memories of her dining room table being filled bit-by-bit with the evolving image of a landscape, country-side scene or a map. They've kept her company, even now in the late years of her life. I've...

The Wood Work Collection

The Wood Work Story I am a collector of goodies. I am energised by the vibrant rhythm of similar items grouped together. Lately i have been drawn to wooden items - in particular wood that 'works' for us. (wood work) I have picked up many homeless wooden kitchen...

Dip Dyed Serviettes – A Quick Dinner Decor Project

This is a fun and super quick way to give a dinner party a vibrant hand-crafted touch.  Quickly dip-dye paper serviettes (or napkins) in diluted food colouring, allow to dry and use! (Pictoral and video Instructions for making the dip dyed serviettes below) Dip dyed...

Paper Apples – handcrafted from books

We are keen to explore new directions in our paper work for clients, and were delighted to make up some paper apple prototypes from recycled books.  The apple shape, is a bit like the heart shape - familiar, simple and pleasing with soft curves. We were very happy...

Pieces for various exhibitions.  I loves to work on my own and collaboratively with found and recycled materials.

Exhibition Stories

Buzzart Happening

Freshly Found is delighted to be a part of the amazing Buzzart Exhibition at KZNSA Art Gallery opening this evening and running until the middle of January! Crochet Leaf Bracelets We've launched some new products and brought back some old favourites. These are some of...

Launch of The Golden Paw Society – Freshly Found Was There!

Thanks to The Highway Mail for mentioning Freshly Found's presence at the launch of the Golden Paw Society.  The theme of the event was recycling, which is where we fitted in. I am so grateful to charities like the SPCA for the service they provide for recycling...

Miss + Meisie Showcase – Blue Proteas

 I am so excited to have a range of new blue painted patterned proteas for the Miss + Meisie Showcase. Is it in your diary?  4th - 6th October at the Factory Cafe. Jess and Wendy will be there the whole weekend, and if you pop in between 4 and 7 on Friday the 4th, you...

artSPACE Durban – Scanography Exhibition

Scan Art Durban, curated by Heather Pattenden launches today, hot on the heels of artSPACE Durban's 10th birthday celebration week.  Wood - Carpet Hooks Wood Triangle and Squares An open call was issued to "anyone interested in exploring the digital scanner as an...

Marquee Maximus – Interpret Durban 4

Interpret Durban 4 or ID4 was big news here this last weekend.  Over the past few weeks, artitists have been working on photogaphy, video and T-shirt design submissions.   It was big news for me personally, as I submitted a work for the art exhibition and was chuffed...

artSPACE Durban Thank You!

Big thank yous to some talented locals for coverage of the I Love Pop-Up-Shop at artSPACE in Durban. I am so delighted with the way they have captured our Freshly Found Products♥ (Click on the links to see the work of the other amazing exhibitors.)  Gorgeous pic by...

The Design Indaba – Paper Proteas

The paper proteas that we have been making have been such fun to design.  This ancient flower, which has been around since the days of Gondwanaland is also known as the Sugarbush or Suikerbos, because of the sweet syrup that can be harvested from some of them. Using...

The Collective – It’s a Wrap Exhibition

Just submitted this item for the upcoming It's a Wrap Exhibition at The Collective in Florida Road. It's made from vintage book papers and the doiley is made from an old pattern instruction sheet.  The backing poster is a stitched patchwork of retro rose pictures.The...

Meeting The Makers

Meeting the Makers is a publication on contemporary craft in KwaZulu-Natal. It accompanied an exhibition earlier this year at the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg. "Lovers of excellence have long been concerned about the mass of unimaginative and sub-standard...