20 Nov, 2017
Kate Cronk is an illustrator and calligrapher based in Forest Hill, southeast London. After collecting stationery for a number of years, she founded her own studio Peggy & Kate in the summer of 2014, combining her love of colour, painting and nature. As both Peggy andKate (Peggy is her middle name), she has grown her studio to include prints, notebooks, her own line of sassy greetings cards (‘I can’t even’), custom birthday and wedding invitation suites, and bespoke paintings of houses, people and pets. Seeking both humour and beauty in the everyday, Kate’s projects are also inspired by the places she loves – from the lushness of her family home and plant nursery in Kent, to London’s historic architecture and gardens. Originally trained in weaving at Central St Martins, in her spare time she enjoys, watching the posh dogs in Dulwich Park and, when she can make it to a body of water, floating on a flamingo lilo. At the festival Kate will demo and teach her calligraphy skills.