Chances are, you’ve already come across the paper cutting work of Poppy Chancellor. With features in publications such Vogue, and Elle, as well as on ch4’s Kirsty’s Vintage Home, it’s becoming hard not to notice. her work.

Once a regular tutor at The Make Lounge, Poppy will now be offering up her expertise at what will be the beginning of regular workshops in the coming months at Material.

Kicking off in September, as part of London Design Festival, Poppy’s talent will be on loan for those who wish to extend their own skills with a scalpel, creating beautiful and   intricate paper cuts.



On Tuesday 17th September Material will be offering a free taster workshop featuring lead by the artist and illustrator. You’ll be taken through the history of this timeless craft, from it’s roots in 6th century China to European Folk art. You will then create an intricate cutting which can then be applied to a greetings card, t shirt design and more.

What’s more, as a one off, the our good friends Bompas & Parr will be providing delectable jellies for you to enjoy whilst cutting away.


To find out more about the workshops or to book a place, please contact lucy@materialmaterial.com


About Poppy

A graduate of Kingston University, Poppy is now a successful freelance illustrator being regularly commissioned to design and create beautifully intricate bespoke Papercuts for any celebration.

‘There’s a buzz about 24 year old Poppy Chancellor who is making her name creating delicate personalised papercuts. She stumbled upon her way of working in the final year of an illustration degree at Kingston Univerisity when she made a 3D-paper installation of an illuminated city with silhouettes of people. She then spent a year at the prestigious Prince’s Drawing School in London where she still teaches, alongside running papercutting classes at The Make Lounge.

Her passions are late nights spent dancing to reggae, her hero Eric Cantona and, yes, papercuts. What inspires her? ‘Mexican paper cuts. They’ve got such vibrant imagery and when I saw them I thought, “wow, I want to do that”.’

– ELLE magazine 2012