Upcycling is at the heart of Verde’s work. Her talent for composition sets her apart. Always on the lookout for an interesting piece of gilding or quilting, she scours London’s markets in search of materials she can use and rework. Verde blends fabrics, leathers and even ceramics to create her pieces. “I select, deconstruct and create new compositions.” Verde ran a womenswear shop on Portobello for many years but eventually had to give it up. When Kindred Studios opened, Verde returned to creativity to join its community of makers and return to her place of inspiration. Her work is certainly part of the very fabric of Portobello’s infamous visual identity and she's back.
In addition to providing low cost maker-spaces, we offer workshops to local schools as well as working with organisations like Age UK and the Dalgarno Trust. We also run scheduled AS/A level school tours with a talk from makers from each discipline, lasting about 1 hour.
If you would like to bring your students, please email us!
Angelique & Jaime
120 new studios spaces available at our new site in Queens Park, please click on the link above for more info and to apply online.