Katja Marzahn was born in northern Germany and grew up in a small town on the River Elbe. As a child, she was enthralled by her chemistry set rather than by paintbrushes, but she attributes her artistic curiosity now to the thrills and sense of adventure inspired by the chemical experiments she undertook at the time.
She took her degree at the Academy for Arts & Design in Hanover and now makes her living as a freelance designer, working particularly within the textile industry. She has designed carpets, fabrics and papers for some of the best-known companies and retailers in the home-décor business and her creations have been sold throughout Europe, Australasia and America.
She notes as her personal inspiration the tones, textures and shapes of plants and the pleasure she obtains from mixing her own paint colours with real pigments. She works often with mixed media; incorporating painting, photography and graphics and she has also developed her own recipes for wax crayons.
In the artistic world, she particularly admires Matisse and Ellsworth Kelly, and the photographic work of Karl Blossfeldt. In 1992, Katja Marzahn won the "European Pepinieres for Young Artists".
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Gives the frame its character and provides the perfect setting for an artwork to be fully enjoyed.
Protects the artwork from dust and wilting so that it can be admired for many years.
Adds depth to an image and works with the moulding to enhance and protect the artwork.
Bonds to the artwork ensuring it is perfectly smooth and holds the whole frame together.
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In the printing room, artworks are printed on state-of-the-art machines with a team of technicians checking colour and quality every step of the way.
After being cut down to size, our team carefully finish any stray edges, check measurements and prepare the prints for mounting and framing.
We have a team of master framers who work with high-quality, responsibly-sourced wood to create our vast range of framing combinations - each frame is bespoke and made to order for every print.
Our selection of hand-finished frames are painted or stained by hand in a variety of colours, and finished with a layer of wax - the end result is a uniquely crafted, beautiful frame that is made to last.
In this workshop everything comes together - the print, the frame and the glass - in a seamless and stream-lined process.
The artwork is carefully mounted in preparation for framing.
Once mounted, the print is ready to be covered by glass or perspex - a delicate procedure but expertly done with not a fingerprint in sight.
After a final, thorough check, the framed print is ready to be carefully packaged up and shipped to the customer.
For those who order their art as canvas prints, the same amount of attention and care goes into the process. Here, the print is being transferred to a wooden frame.
As with the framed prints, our canvases are all hand-finished in the workshop - a labour of love from start to finish.