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Shannon Clegg

Shannon Clegg

Inspired by biophilic design (the reintegration of nature into living spaces through architecture and interior design), London-based designer Shannon Clegg creates poetic botanical sculptures made entirely of fresh flowers, such as Statice and Kangaroo Paws.

Born in South Africa, she grew up surrounded by the flora of Table Mountain in Cape Town. After a brief stint in the fashion industry, whose ethics did not match her principles, she went on studying a BA in Contemporary Crafts at Falmouth University in Cornwall and MA in Product and Furniture Design at Kingston University in London.

Looking to reimagine the crafting process of 2D flower pressing, she has investigated the making of various traditional ceramic and millinery molds. She then developed a unique hand-molding technique to form and press real plant material three-dimensionally, resulting in her vase-like floral sculptures.

She has exhibited internationally and has recently been featured in INTERNI, FAIRE, Homes & Gardens, Colossal, and Gardens Illustrated magazines.

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Exhibitions

2023
Symphonie Pastorale | Le point G by Galerie Gosserez | Paris, France
Natural (re)sources | Ruthin craft centre | Wales, UK
Masters of the future. Crafts and design in Europe | Castillo de San Jorge | Sevilla, Spain
Collect Art Fair | Ruup & Form Gallery | Somerset House, London, UK

2022
Creative Nature | BeCraft | Brusel, Belgium
The Decorative Fair | Ruup & Form Gallery | London, UK
Beyond Beck Road for Open House Festival | London, UK
London Craft Week | London, UK
Homo Faber: Crafting a more human future | Giorgio Cini Foundation | Venice, Italy

2021
London Craft Week | London, UK
Super Salone: Salone Internazionale del Mobile |Dilmos Gallery | Milan, Italy
J Lohmann Gallery | New York, US
Bouquet | East Dulwich Artist Open House | London, UK
Bouquet | Botany Shop | London, UK

2020 & before
Bouquet | Botany Shop | London, UK
Artist in Residence Show | Bucks New University | Buckinghamshire, UK
Florilegium | Herman Miller Showroom | Kingston University, London, UK
Bouquet | Viaduct Furniture Ltd | London, UK

Press

2023
VIVRE COTE PARIS | N°89 | L'oeil de Paname
ELLE DECO | N°311 | News - A fleur de pot
IDEAT | N°162 | Le point G de Marie-Bérangère Gosserez
DOMODECO | N°109 | Nouveau! Le point G by Galerie Gosserez
VIVRE COTE PARIS | N°87 | Un design nommé désir
ELLE DECOR JAPAN | May Issue | Shannon Clegg Interview
CASA CHIC MAGAZINE | May Issue | Shannon Clegg Interview

2022
FLORIST REVIEW | Got You Talking! Most Talked About Florists of 2022
THE VALE MAGAZINE | Shannon Clegg is not your average sculptor
DEMILKED | Artist Creates Beautiful Flower Vases Using Dried and Pressed Flowers
FLORIST REVIEW | Dried and Pressed Flowers Are Molded into Delicate Sculptural Vessels
THIS IS COLOSSAL | Dried and Pressed Flowers Are Molded into Delicate Sculptural Vessels by Shannon Clegg
TREND BIBLE | Spring Summer 2024 Home & Interiors Lifestyle Issue | Space to Heal
GARDENS ILLUSTRATED | April Issue | Sculptor of Flowers
FAIRE MAGAZINE | Issue 4 - Front Cover | Shannon Clegg

2021
INTERNI DESIGN JOURNAL | Issue 11 | The living Object
HOMES & GARDENS | April Issue | One to know
LONDON CRAFT WEEK | Love in the time of Covid