Arriving at the De Vere Bars Holborn armed with hundreds of sheets of brightly coloured G.F Smith paper, enough scalpels, cutting mats and glue for 45 of the BBC's Creative Team we were super excited to give the team an opportunity to make their own layered papercut artworks as a souvenir of their Away Day.
Beginning with a brief talk from Owen on his work and process the BBC team quickly got stuck into exploring their own papercutting skills. Working with a variety of colourful pre-cut G.F Smith paper shapes (painstakingly created in the studio beforehand) as well as blank sheets for those who wanted to go one step further with the creative process and cut their own shapes, everyone had a unique take on the papercutting process.
An hour later we had a room full of wonderfully creative colourful papercut pieces. From abstract geometrical compositions to layered portraits of Homer Simpson and David Bowie, space inspired landscapes to dreamy holiday inspired pieces, we were thrilled to see such a range of techniques, colour combinations and ideas come to life over the course of the workshop. With people using techniques such as cutting, folding, tearing and layering each piece was completely unique.
We were bowled away by the creativity of the BBC team and had a fantastic time meeting everyone and discovering their talents! A big thank you to G.F. Smith for supplying the paper for the workshop, to our fantastic assistants on the day Emma & Molly and to Dorcas from our wonderful UK agents Grand Matter for organising the day x