Fanny is a designer and printmaker. Her distinctive, detailed work is largely inspired by her very English upbringing. She grew up in the quintessentially English county town of Winchester, surrounded by historic architecture and idyllic countryside. Her childhood home was filled with vibrant, idiosyncratic, colourful prints and patterns on books, plates, cushions, rugs and wallpaper. Rural, country holidays reinforced her love of nature and frequent childhood visits to the V&A, the Natural History Museum and National Trust properties formed an enduring influence on her designs and how her work is manufactured.
Fanny originally trained as an illustrator at Brighton University and her clients included Twinings, the Cutty Sark, the Wellcome Collection and Mr Jones Watches. In 2011 she established her eponymous range of textiles, prints and accessories from her studio at Cockpit Arts in London. Stockists of her work include the William Morris Gallery, Liberty and the Southbank Centre.
Fanny Shorter's work has its roots in traditional British craftsmanship and design but is unmistakably contemporary. We use Fanny's original artwork to produce bold, highest-quality, hand-printed furnishing textiles, wallcoverings and complementary home accessories.
We aim to produce timeless, quality items that our customers will keep rather than discard with changing fashions. Producing everything by hand means that each piece is unique due to nuances in the screen-printing process. We print everything in the UK using ethically sourced materials and water-based inks, printing in short runs to minimise waste.