Had a chance to drop by Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2014 this weekend? It has grown so, so much since 2012, its inaugural year. I was really blown away by the exceptional talent and passion of this year’s participants. Two paper crafters (of course!) caught my eye.
Paper quilling is an art form in which strips of paper are rolled, looped, curled, twisted, and otherwise manipulated to create decorative designs. Paper artist Priyanka Gupta Sarvaiya’s quilled works are just exquisite. Her handiwork is so striking, so perfect, so enchanting. She sells her wares—including her delightful diyas (of which I purchased one) and paper bell garlands, perfect for Diwali— under her label Just Love Crafts. She also conducts paper quilling classes in Bukit Batok and Jurong East; email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are keen to sign up!
Benjamin Tan is an inventive and ambitious origami artist. I couldn’t help but admire his stegosaurus, his sea urchin, his gorilla. I purchased an origami-inspired tangram from him for my toddler and learned more about the community of folders in Singapore.