Meet The Face Behind

SPROUTS PRESS

A BRIKA maker story

Carolyn Eady

TORONTO, ON
"I’ve never been short of drive and inspiration to make, craft and create. "
“What I do is a traditional craft, it’s old and it’s an important process to retain. ”

“In today’s world, the maker movement is proving new ways of living and consuming that are invigorating and exciting–I’m thrilled to be a part of it!”


“I find inspiration from visual clues, like the colors on a walk or the texture of a stack of papers. ”


“In today’s world, the maker movement is proving new ways of living and consuming that are invigorating and exciting–I’m thrilled to be a part of it!”


Carolyn Eady's first job was at the public library, back when she was starting high school. She loved reading and writing before, but this constant exposure to books and the world of publications was new to her. She was blown away by the diversity of what a book could be, and loved every minute of it. In a way, her current post as the face behind Sprouts Press satisfies her adolescent urge, in that she creates creative tools – sketchbooks, notebooks and albums – for artists to use.


With a BFA from art college where she studied book arts, printmaking and papermaking, Carolyn settled into a corporate job to pay off her loans. Wishing for more, she quit her day job, picked up part time work and began to explore the possibility of starting her own business. When Sprouts Press began to take off, she decided to concentrate all her efforts on Sprouts Press. Striking a balance between product design and the creation of art pieces has been a work in progress, but one that has been, in her words, “Oh so worth it!”

I believe... 

In goals, and working hard to achieve them.

I love it when... 

There are simple, unexpected, happy surprises in daily life that put a smile on my face.

Words I live by are...

Done is better than perfect.

What 3 things make you happiest in the world? 

Quiet reflection with a cup of oolong tea (and a journal!), silly dogs, the fresh air on forest hikes.


“I’m constantly inspired by other makers, artists and artisans who can translate their work across a multitude of mediums. ”
PRODUCTS BY SPROUTS PRESS
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