Ghosts of a life in Fashion Past and future
Before becoming a artisan cold process soap maker Ceri Aitman was a fashion designer with a passion for textiles. After graduating with an honours degree in 1996 she spent some years creating custom, designer, made to measure victorian corsets. Eventually her love for designing and creating artisan cold process soaps and the business of running Oakwood Soaperie took over and the fashion world was left behind, however the love for textiles was never lost. Ghosts of Nature is Ceri's love for textiles reborn. Every Ghosts of Nature creation is an unique, one of a kind original, drawing from our environment as both inspiration and source. Using only plant materials Ceri creates exclusive designs on silks and hand made paper. In 2017 Ceri was invited to appear on Channel 4's 'Kirstie's Handmade Christmas' her appearance features the creation of both an Oakwood Soaperie handmade artisan soap and a Ghosts of Nature Eco Printed silk scarf. Ceri's appearance is scheduled to air on Channel 4 sometime in December.