Sarah Colson




This project saw a celebration of cultural heritage, set on a farm in rural Romania.  With a lack of transport and minimal means of communication a brief was constructed to design from the farm for the farm.

A mixture of lime slip and natural pigments were mixed to create a hardwearing paint.  Potatoes grown on the farm were carved into print tools.  Then  a series of dots were marked on the wall so the pattern could be created at ease.


The project was created on a design residency organised by Grampus Heritage.  The design process has since been used in other countries where the identity of the place is celebrated in their traditional textile patterns.

The project is part of Sarah Colson Ltd ongoing research into community, which informs our design process for our commercial products.