Tiny Grey is officially 1 year old today. Wow, what a year!
Here's a potted history for those of you who may not know why (or how) Tiny Grey started...
I have been drawing for as long as I can remember (on the walls as a toddler mainly, unbeknownst to my house-proud Mum) but during my MA in Graphic Design, is when I really started refining my doodling.
I was in the midst of planning a wedding when my MA started. During my engagement, we went through the standard questions of “How can we make our wedding different?” We both decided we needed some really cool wedding favours that were as playful and unique as our guests. Being a designer in my spare time, and professionally too for a wonderful marketing agency, I really had to step up to the mark - I had expectations to fulfil and a reputation to uphold!
After much thought, I began sketching mini versions of our wedding guests and applied them to ceramic squares – the perfect drinks coasters I thought! They were such a big hit that I started refining how I made them as more and more people started requesting them. Ever since they have taking over my studio (and life), one Tiny at a time!
I now apply them to a range of handmade products for all sorts of people across the globe, from Paris to Brazil, and thanks to all of my wonderful customers and friends, I am still loving every minute of it!
Here's to another super-special year...