About Sally King Design
I sometimes wonder if people want to find out about the person behind the work or the mechanics of the eye and mind that creates the work. Well my mind and imagination is always busy I am an absolute terror for picking up detail which is great most of the time but can be a bit preoccupying at others. I do love the unusual, surreal and beautiful and anything that fills that criteria and is also made of wood is absolute heaven.
With this in mind I also produce items of Pyrography which usually consists of Green Men, Celtic designs and woodland scenes some of which can be seen at the bottom of this page. Another passion is calligraphy and illuminated lettering a small sample of which can be seen on the Scribe shoe design.
I digress, going back to the unusual, that is how the shoe designs started. I wanted to create something that you would not expect to see and use a combination of objects, places and times that would not normally be associated with shoes. I also wanted to keep the fact that the design could still possibly be a wearable item (a thought that is sometimes missing from fashion designs)!
A lot of my time is spent designing I also enjoy reading, one of my favourites is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (I have designed a Victorian style boot titled Rêver) inspired by the book. At the other end of the scale Wildwood by Roger Deakin is full of interesting morsels about some of the many and varied forests and woods of the world and also the people that inhabit and work with them. I love walking my doggy and collecting treasures along the coast, forever on the lookout for that twisty piece of wood washed up by the tide!
Thank's for taking the time to visit, please drop me a line via the Contact page if you have time I would love to hear from you and most of all have a lovely day.
A few of my Pyrography Designs.
Pyrography is the ancient art of burning designs into wood, leather or any material that will hold a scorch mark. If you would like to see more of my Pyrography please use the pink link below.