Meet the Maker – The Paper Cupboard

Next up on our meet the maker series is Katrina Cronin of the The Paper Cupboard.


Can you tell us a little about what you do?

I make a range of products from Nepalese Lokta paper, a handmade paper indigenous to Nepal. In my shop you will find cracker wedding favours, Christmas crackers, notebooks and paper garlands and much more.


How did you get started? 

I have always been creative, after studying fashion design and art I started my career with the brand TOAST as a home-ware designer, unfortunately they relocated to London and I started The Paper Cupboard.


Where are you from? photo-11-06-2016-11-23-22

I am from Swansea in South Wales, I love living here as it is my home where I grew up and is close to the city and lovely beaches.


What’s your favourite part of what you do? 

I love the design process and seeing the finished products.


What’s your favourite item to make? il_570xn-1027834496_se0h

My crackers are my favourite thing to make, I love seeing the different papers together when made up.



What inspires you? 

Other cultures, textiles and design.


What was your proudest moment? 

Supplying a chocolate shop in London with bespoke crackers.


If you could pass any law what would it be?

To ban animal testing.


If you won a million pounds what would you do? 

Quit my day job and do this full time. Maybe go on holiday also – I’d love to visit Japan.


You can find Katrina on Etsy at any time, and of course she will be with us at Tramshed on the 4th of December with her amazing makes!


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