Introducing Jane Cuthbertson of Gray Green Goods
We are thrilled to introduce Jane Cuthbertson to the shop! Her career in graphic design naturally led to further cultivate her love of textiles, paper, paint and ink. Spending part of her childhood in Japan gave Jane an appreciation for simple, beautifully crafted things, as well as an interest in seeing more of the world. The products Jane creates are inspired by many different cultures, and by her travels in West Africa, Egypt, China, Europe and Scandinavia. Matching different processes and techniques with various materials is the inspiration behind Gray Green Goods. We are so excited to welcome Jane to the community of designers! You can shop her collection of home goods here. And now, a little bit more about Jane...
You've designed a wide assortment of home goods - how do you choose what to make next? Where do you get your inspiration?Either something I need or want in my life, or customer requests that lead me in a new direction. Inspiration from nature, art/museums, travel (current and past), other interests (astronomy, history, other cultures, geology, gardening/plants)
Top three studio essentials?Sewing machines, water, iron and ironing table
Dream project?It’s out there, waiting for me…
Favorite artist(s) in any field, living or dead?Andy Goldsworthy, Paul Klee, Sonia Delaunay, Donald Judd
What's the first thing you ever remember making?Don’t remember first thing, but I remember painting rocks and making macrame hanging plant baskets as a kid in the 70’s
You live in the wonderful city of Boston. How does your environment impact your work?Top inspirations from this area: the ocean, history, the seasons, lots of places for day trips (nature and cultural)
What advice would you give to someone just starting out?
Make time to experiment, collaborate as much as possible, pay attention to details/quality and show your work to other people frequently.