About Est


It’d be impossible to put a date on it, I have always been obsessed with making things, especially using paper. Even when preschool I remember endlessly making paper homes for my cuddly toys. My parents were brilliant at allowing me to be creative, even though creativity wasn’t something they’d claim came naturally to them. As a source of inspiration my mum would frequently take me to exhibitions both local & further afield. I distinctly remember being struck by the beautiful work of Bridget Riley when visiting the Tate Gallery and this seemed to spark a fascination with geometric pattern (& Bridget Riley books – of which I seem to have a library).

When I was at school I couldn’t get enough of art, design and maths. Which never seemed to make sense to both myself & teachers but when I went to university to study Graphic Design, it quickly became evident that origami marries all 3 passions together! Throughout my degree and since, I have enjoyed stretching myself with more & more complex models and still find so much satisfaction transforming 2D square sheets into something even more beautiful!

At the moment I live in central England with my husband & two small people. I enjoy being a mother by day and a ninja folder by night! I find origami truly addictive and love to give you the folding bug too - why not join me for a workshop or buy a copy of my book Paper Home?

Through my journey into origami I have discovered a passion for multi-modular creations. I enjoy celebrating the traditional Japanese art of paper folding while adding a contemporary edge. I have a background in both graphic design and teaching primary aged children, so running origami workshops is one of my favourite things to do. 


If you wish to enquire about sales, workshops or commissions, please do contact Est: hello@origamiest.co.uk .