Meet the Maker – Moon & Bear

Next up on our meet the makers series we have Venla of Moon & Bear.


Can you tell us a little about what you do?

I make clothing, cushions, banners, bunting etc. by using the method of screen-printing. 


How did you get started? 

I learned screen-printing while doing Illustration at uni and decided to open my own Etsy shop to try and sell t-shirts I had designed and made.


magical1Where are you from? 

I’m originally from Finland but moved here 4 years ago for uni, and then decided to stay afterwards because I really love this city and have made some great friends here.



What’s your favourite part of what you do? 

Having the freedom to create whatever I want and interests me at the moment, not having to follow a brief or answer to clients!

What’s your favourite item to make? il_875xn-990788638_jzyq

Recently I’ve started doing embroidery, which is a nice break from screen-printing!

What inspires you? 

At the moment I’m really inspired by all things witchy, strange and esoteric.


What was your proudest moment? 

I got featured in Frankie magazine earlier this year!!



If you won a million pounds what would you do? 

Well, loads of things, but firstly I’d quit my part-time job so I could be a full-time artist. 


You can find Venla 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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