A white female printmaker faces the camera and smiles. In the background are found beach items hanging against white wooden walls of a studio interior.


Tideline Prints

Hello! I'm Karen, Printmaker, sea swimmer and founder of this small, independent studio.  


My aim is to challenge our perception of waste by transforming it into beautiful products.

I regularly clean my local beaches of washed-up plastic and use my finds to create unique printing blocks. 

These are combined with reclaimed leathers and linens to become luxury bags and home textiles. Everything I use from the thread to the trimmings is reclaimed.            

I've been fascinated with found objects since I was a young child.  I would spend hours playing and making with my everyday treasures.

This love for invention and creativity led me to Art College, and continued until I specialised in Printmaking.  

A white hand holds up found items from a beach clean. Pebbles and sea are in the background.

"My aim is to challenge our perception of waste by transforming it into beautiful products."

Now a parent with a young family, I live on the clifftops of a small fishing village on the east coast of Devon. After wild winter storms, our local beaches are littered with plastic, mostly items washed in from the MSC Napoli cargo spill in 2007.

Seeing this made me realise the need to rethink our take; make; waste approach to living.

I began thinking about how I could put this waste material to good use and the notion of Tideline Prints was born.  

So whether you're here because you want to reduce your impact or you simply like my products, welcome.

It’s great to see you here.