Hello I’m Susie, a UK paper artist and founder of A Petal Unfolds.

Originally I grew up in in rural Staffordshire, before moving to take a BA in Fine Art from the University of Brighton. I’m now based in East Sussex, UK where I work from my home studio.

I began working with paper 6 years ago, making paper flowers and botanicals. Each petal is individually hand cut and shaped from the finest quality crepe papers. This gives them a beautifully natural quality and they are often mistaken for the real thing. I’ll work closely from a real flower if I can. I also use reference images to create a piece as realistic as possible. My inspiration often comes from contemporary floristry as well as other areas of the art and design world, such as interiors and fashion. 

I’m regularly commissioned to make flowers for wonderfully diverse commercial projects. From book tutorials to corsage flowers, social media campaigns and paper table decorations.

I also teach workshops, having taught classes both in the UK and internationally. I’ve had the pleasure of teaching for brands and institutions such as the Financial Times and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

To take a look at what I’m making at the moment, you can follow along on Instagram.

Please do get in touch if you have any questions, or would like to commission me to make something or teach for you. Email: hello@apetalunfolds.com. 

Clients include:

Liberty London, The Financial Times, Victoria & Albert Museum, Jo Malone London, Thames & Hudson, Martha Stewart Living, Tatty Devine, kikki.K, The White Company, Dorling Kindersley, Orion Publishing, Cath Kidston

BOOK & MAGAZINE features: 

‘Paper Craft’ by Dorling Kindersley | ‘Papercrafts- A Maker’s Guide by V&A/ Thames & Hudson | 91 Magazine SS17 Issue | Viva Brighton Sep 2018 Issue

select online PRESS: 

Martha Stewart, Design*Sponge, Papier, Khoollect, Tatty Devine