April Black Designs
After graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Summer 2016, April set up a small business based in her studio just outside of Dundee. Her graduate collection was inspired by the benefits that the outdoors can have on mental wellbeing. This inspiration came from working with “Greenbuds”, a mental health group that focuses on spending time in greenspaces in and around Dundee. She created small wooden vessels engraved with hand drawn designs taken from her sketchbooks.
April continues to take her inspiration from the outdoors and traditional craft, making personalised papercut designs which are hand cut with a scalpel alongside her wooden vessels and silver/wooden jewellery. April enjoys working with customers to create bespoke pieces to suit their ideas and budget. Lead times can be as little as two weeks depending on the design.