About the designer
Shop notice: Our online shop will stay open throughout Dec 2020 & Jan 2021
Fynbos-inspired functional art ~ handmade in South Africa.
CoralBloom Studio is a family run business and our range is inspired by our passion for art, love of the sea and admiration of the Cape Flora.
The natural world can be seen throughout our jewelry, stationery and textile ranges – all based on scientific drawings and observations of the South African fauna and flora. We work to produce top quality items that are made to last and that have minimal impact on our environment. We have a strong up-cycling ethic and try to limit packaging to a minimum.
Our founder ~ Michelle has a background in botany (PhD Botany and microbiology) and is a self-taught artist and designer. A hobby of painting and turning reclaimed copper into jewelry evolved into a full-time passion called CoralBloom.
Our artists ~ Ann C. Jooste is a botanical artist living in the picturesque coastal town of Cape Infanta. Each artwork is meticulously drawn and painted by hand based on photos and live models from her garden. Megan L. Jooste is a conservation ecologist (BSc Honours) and self-taught artist. She uses her scientific knowledge and strong graphic illustration style to capture each subject.
Nico is our display designer and carpenter ~ creating all the exquisite custom-made and branded CoralBloom stands and exhibition displays. With absolute precision he cuts and polishes the reclaimed metals for our elegant handmade jewelry range.
We have big dreams and exciting plans for the future and we hope that you will follow us along on this colourful journey.