Marie studied Fine Art as a mature student after working for many years in retail management. She then obtained a Graduate Diploma in Ceramic Restoration, working as a Conservator at several art institutions before having children.
Marie then worked in a specialist curtain making company whilst her children were young,, where she developed a love for beautiful fabrics, texture and pattern and also learnt her lampshade making skills.
Marie established Parlour Made in 2015 as an independent lampshade makers. The studio, affectionately known as 'The Parlour' is located in Emsworth on the Hampshire and West Sussex border between Chichester and Portsmouth.
Marie was joined in the Parlour by Lizzie in 2020 when the pandemic forced a change in her work circumstances,
Lizzie brings her natural artistic creativity and skills on the sewing machine, whizzing up beautiful hand sewn items for the Parlour Made & Made in the Parlour products.
We'd love to hear about your ideas, whether you're an individual, trade client or artist we are happy to chat about your project. We can be contacted via email, phone or through one of our social media channels.
Parlour Made are excited to present our first curated collection. Fuyu means Winter in Japanese, where inspiration has been taken from nature using a grey and gold colour palette. We aim to bring a warm but calm approach to contemporary home interiors.
The Parlour Made Etsy shop is a new venture for us, a place where we can host a lovely selection of home and gift items, making kits and bits 'n' bobs for crafting! The idea is to recycle as much of our fabric remnants as possible in our aim to be a more eco-friendly company.