The Dog House
BUTTERFLIES Catherine Lake

CATHERINE LAKE Vintage Collage

'Spending hours in my studio being creative is what makes me happy. Although my career and training is in three dimensional design, my passion is working with vintage ephemera. I am particularly interested in 20th century advertising on small throw away items such as milk bottle tops, cigarette cards, lapel pins and matchbox labels.

I love uncovering abandoned items that have been long forgotten in drawers & scrap books. Up-cycling these vintage finds into collages becomes a celebration of their graphical style, allowing them to be appreciated for the beautifully unique pieces they are.

The collages I produce are available in limited edition runs using original vintage finds & giclee prints on archive quality papers.  I work in this way as the vintage items I use are often finite and sometimes difficult to come by in large quantities.'