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A Star was born ...

Updated: Sep 22, 2022

Emma runs a small independent design studio called Folded SIDE Project from her home in North East Essex. She hand fold unique paper lamp shades, lights and decorations for a customer who seeks beautiful objects that enhance their contemporary home or space. All products are hand crafted using beautiful high quality materials and recycled papers.

Folded SIDE Project joined the Wonky Wheel family of artists and makers at the start of the year. Emma and I had worked on bringing you some a stunning creative workshop , but as you are aware they had to be cancelled. However we did get to host Emma's lampshade workshop in between the two lockdowns and customers that attended had a lovely relaxing Sunday.

We currently have Emma's signature lampshades on sale at Wonky Wheel, they are quite unique. I have the large lampshade in grey that I made at one of Emma's workshops. It's in guest bedrooms and it gives off a really nice soft light. In my opinion it would make a great in a kids bedroom (in this style) .

Large lampshade £75.00

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Small Lampshade £50.00

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Here is another style from Emma's collection (however, this style is not available from Wonky Wheel), but it will give you an idea of the different styles of lampshades that are on offer from Folded SIDE Project. Emma does take on commissions as well, so do get in contact if you have any questions.

In preparation for Christmas we brought onboard some of Folded SIDE Projects Christmas decoration which I'm really excited about as I'm in love with the flower collection this year. Emma and I had a chat about the Christmas collection when Emma was in the gallery in September.

So here are my "in conversation" note for this week

Q. What do you love most about being an artist?

A. I guess I myself more as a designer than an artist, I being creative, and I've always enjoyed making, I find it incredibly mindful

Q. How long have you been an Artist?

A. I studied fashion at university and then worked in design for years before I started FoldedSIDEProject

Q. How would you describe your products if someone had never seen them before?

A. I have fold, unique paper lamp shades, lights and decorations, beautiful objects designed to enhance your contemporary home or space

Q. Where do you get your inspiration from?

A. I am inspired by origami, architecture, nature, textiles, art, music, pattern, colour and photography. Experimenting in the studio allows all these influences to fuse together somehow.

Q. Are there any little tips or tricks you've learned over the years, that would help or inspire budding artists?

A. Don't be afraid to try, and don't worry if some things does not work out how you thought they might! Also be open to change .... Which can be a great way to develop and grow.

Q. Do you listen to music when making you're stunning products and if so, what are you currently listen to?

A. I listen to music in the studio loads! Currently in my favourite playlist is, London Grammar, Alt J, Nick Drake, Daughter, Joni Mitchell and I Love A Charlie Brown Christmas by Vince Guaraldi at this time of the year.

Q. What do you personally find the most challenging thing about being an artist?

A. I work from home and I miss having someone else to bounce ideas around with ... I end up talking to myself a lot ... hehehe (I can relate to this, and so many artist say the same thing)

Q. What is the highlight of your career so far, or your product moment?

A. I feel proud every time someone buys anything that I have made!

Also some of my Christmas Baubles have been in a magazine shoot for House Beautiful this Christmas which was amazing .

Q. What small business are you loving at the moment?

A. There are so many ....

I bought some gorgeous cards from Draw and Design,

Jane Mitchell Finch, here embroidery is stunning.

Alba Jewellery.

Megan Rose Clark

Cotton Knots

I hope you enjoyed this insight into Folded SIDE Project, if you have any questions please do drop us a note at

You can now come and learn how to make your very own Christmas decoration the 20th November - click here to learn more

Author: Wonky Wheel & Emma Fisher

Last updated : 22/09/2022

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