Handcrafted concrete products & creative workshops

by Chloesha Ellen Shepperd in London, England, United Kingdom

Handcrafted concrete products & creative workshops
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On 1st April 2020 we successfully raised £441 with 19 supporters in 28 days

CED creates bespoke handmade concrete products and aims to host workshops to allow creative freedom and relax from daily stresses.

by Chloesha Ellen Shepperd in London, England, United Kingdom


Chloesha Ellen Designs is a unique lifestyle brand – with a key focus on handcrafted products and quality. 

CED products/workshops are for people who share a passion for local handmade goods and creative artistry. 

I create made to order bespoke concrete homeware products (like plant pots & tealight holders) in my little shared studio space in Hackney, East London. Everything is sourced and made locally - this is an important part of my business. I want everything to be completely traceable and support my local community. 

Eventually, I want to expand my small side hustle and branch out by starting to teach workshops in 2020. I want to share the feelings I get when I create - confident, relaxed & happy! 

The focus for the workshops would be to create a non-judgemental safe space where people can come to create a unique and personalised product to take home with them. 

I am an avid designer/screen printer/maker with a HUGE passion for handmade products and skilled artisanship.

At university, I found a love of using materials that were about to be wasted and thrown in bins and skips in my designs - old carpets, wood and concrete! This freeing material play inspired me to carry on experimenting with concrete after graduation.

This is what sparked inspiration for Chloesha Ellen Designs – a side hustle of me doing what I love- getting creative and making something unique, whilst de-stressing after a long day.

On top of the interest I got via Instagram for my handcrafted products – I also had requests to start my own workshops, to help spread the healing power of creative freedom and teach others a skill they have an interest in. 

CED screen printing and concrete workshops will be the perfect experience for adults in London, who want to learn a new skill and express themselves and de-stress through a creative outlet.

Workshops would take place in London to begin with. Your pledges will help provide a great fully equipped studio space, based in East London. They would take place twice a month, Saturdays 10am - 5pm, including an hour break for lunch.

Also available as group parties and events with B.Y.O.B. Even corporate team building days! I want to help support companies with their mental health initiatives by providing a relaxed and expressive environment as I know the healing power of being creative and have first hand experience with this!

If you do pledge today you could receive a space in one of my workshops at a discounted rate!

Your pledges will be vital for me to be able to start up my business properly. It will help me get the business off the ground and provide a service to people who need a creative outlet to express themselves and de-stress. Also, it will ensure that only quality materials will be used in the workshops I provide. I want to provide my customers with the best, locally sourced materials!

"Chloesha is creative, supportive and easy to get along with. She will help inspire you to be as creatively free as possible and only wants to spread joy and positivity through making. She would make a fantastic host and I cannot wait to try one of her workshops!"

"Skilled, fun and energetic. This is how I would describe Chloesha and her work! She just wants to share her love for all things colourful and creative! Go to one of her workshops and experience this energy first hand!"


Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£65 or more

0 of 5 claimed

CED Monoprint T-shirt and Tote workshop access

Take part in a fun mono print workshop and create your own unique t-shirts and tote bags! (2 shirts and 2 totes included - 10% off original ticket price!)

£15 or more

2 of 10 claimed

Tote bag with a limited edition CED design

Get a hand printed tote bag. Stylish and sustainable! Limited availability and made with love! *120gsm natural heavyweight cotton. Long handles - suitable for over the shoulder use.*

£25 or more

2 of 15 claimed

Bespoke set of tealight holders

A custom, made to order set of 3 hexagon tealight holders. Pick from the options below and let me know what colour(s) you would like!

£30 or more

4 of 15 claimed

Bespoke & hand painted medium concrete plant pot

A medium sized cylinder plant pot, made by me! As it is made and painted to order, you can request colours so it'll be completely unique to represent your personality!

£400 or more

0 of 5 claimed

CED concrete casting workshop party

A workshop party for 7 people (including refreshments, quality materials and a fun, relaxing environment!) It will be a day workshop running from 10am till 5pm. The usual individual ticket price is £75 per person, this makes it a £125 saving if you pledge for this reward! You will create and cast your own set of 3 tealight holders. I'll help you create a custom set that helps show off your unique personalities!

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