Catherine Frere-Smith

Hedgerow is a growing collection of nature inspired homewares, stationary and gifts designed and illustrated by Catherine Frere-Smith.  Growing up the rural Kent countryside, Catherine has always been fascinated by nature.  Inspired by trees, plants, insects and animals her illustrated and embroidered artworks aim to capture something of the immense detail and beauty of the natural world.  Combine this with a love of antiques, collectables and historic craftsmanship her work has a hint of nostalgia for a by-gone era.  Graduating from Chelsea College of Art London in 2011 with a degree in printed textiles she has gained a wealth of experience working in illustration, product design, fine art and fashion.  She now designs from her home in Surrey, drawing inspiration from walks through the woodlands and rolling hills in and around the Surrey Hills.

Photograph courtesy of Lily Sawyer Photography.