Spin Spin is a small design studio in Melbourne. It's one part freelance graphic design/illustration/photography (see more here) and one part small batch production of handcrafted items for the everyday, including sustainable screen printed textiles, paper goods and ceramics.
Product inspiration comes from minimalist patterns and colour palettes, Japanese & Scandinavian design, nature, indie music, the weather, politics and so much more. Materials are chosen for their natural properties, beauty & quality but also have to be ethically produced and sustainable.
Textile designs start out as drawings and paintings which are then digitised and transferred to a silkscreen. They are then hand screen printed in-house. Basecloth fabric includes linen, hemp & organic cotton. Ceramic pieces are made from porcelain and raku and are hand formed into organic shapes and then hand painted.
Susan Fitzgerald is the designer and maker behind Spin Spin. She has background in graphic design and a love of textiles, patterns and photography, and her work is organic and minimalist, showcasing colour, pattern and texture.
Susan studied media arts and graphic design before deciding to get away from the computer and work with tactile objects. Experimentations began with making screen printed book covers for a class project and things took off from there.
In her spare time Susan also take photos of artists' workspaces for a project called Studio Space.