We loved these elegant new Christmas cards from Top Drawer exhibitor Cressida Bell, who is known for her distinctive textiles designs and now creates beautiful greetings and stationery.
Working out of her own London studio, St Martin’s School of Art graduate Cressida designs and creates a variety of products, including accessories for men and women and artefacts for the home. She also takes commissions for bespoke stationery, murals, carpets and other soft furnishings.
Her work is known for its uncompromisingly decorative nature and its independence from mainstream fashion. There is an undoubted influence from her well known Bloomsbury Group forebears (Quentin Bell was her father and Vanessa Bell her grandmother); but it is not an all pervading one, and she has forged her own very individual style over the last 25 years. In 2001 she moved into her current premises at 24 Clarence Mews in Hackney, where she holds annual ‘Open Studio’ events in conjunction with Hidden Art. Studio visits may be organised by prior arrangement.