Mollyjey has beautiful handmade papercut dioramas in her Etsy shop, mostly in white with small touches of color. She was born in Locarno, Switzerland , a gorgeous mountain valley village on the southern border next to Italy – she then went to Florence, Italy where she studied Industrial Design and Communication. She speaks Italian, French and English a- very cosmopolitan!
Where are you from?
I was born in Locarno (Switzerland), a beautiful place to live; after that I moved to Italy in Florence, for university studies (Industrial Design and Communication). Currently I living in Florence but I’m planning to move soon.
I travel often, I love to meet new people.
How did you first become interested in making papercuts?
Paper has always fascinated me, it is a unique material, it seems to live and change over time.
I started my first shadow box as a Christmas gift for friends and then after they proved popular, I thought to open a small shop.
What do you do when you’re not making your art?
I work as a freelance designer for various brands.
Any new projects or ideas coming up for the future?
Yes, I’m writing a children’s book with the characters of my work.
And Finally, what’s your favorite way to spend a Saturday?
I like to spend Saturday relaxing: long walks on the green, tea with friends and playing with my cats. My favorite weekend dinner is either Pizza or Sushi.
Sounds good to me! Thanks, Molly!