Zoë Needle is an artist and printmaker based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire – working under her company name of Zoenso.
Her style comes from combining multiple printmaking and mark making processes in an unconventional way. Zoë collects found and unnoticed marks in every day life; combining influences from both urban and rural landscapes.
Zoenso wearable arts are jewellery collections that brings Zoë’s artwork to other markets. The pieces are made from sustainable laser cut plywood, laminated paper and woodcuts. The collections capture the environments and atmospheres whilst walking and travelling.
I have known Zoë since we met at secondary school over 30 years ago where we became firm friends. I have clear memories of her sitting on her bedroom window sill doodling for hours with her beloved Rotring pens, and it feels very special to now be working together after all this time.