Hello, my name is Anna Vartiainen. I make artwork, cards and gifts inspired by nature. I work from home, as well as a tiny studio-shop inside a beach hut on Worthing beach in West Sussex.
Originally from Finland, my roots influence my style, even though I was born and brought up abroad. I visit every year to see family, stay at our log cabin, and soak up the nordic way of life. This is always inspiring, especially the people’s love and respect for nature. My grandmother worked at the Arabia ceramics factory her whole life, so thanks to her I’ve grown up around vintage Finnish plates and ornaments.
Living by the sea just under the South Downs I draw inspiration from my surroundings here. The seascape never fails to fill me with joy, the same goes for our wildlife and plant-life, and spooky trees!
My products are designed with nature and ethics in mind, so any production outside of my studio is kept in the UK, as local as possible. I use recycled and recyclable materials wherever I can, and work on making every aspect of the business more eco-friendly.
If you are interested in a bespoke design, a collaboration or becoming a stockist, I would love to hear from you. Just email me here…
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