Pluma Press

Carmen Alfonso

“Small and delightful, one of a kind things, made of fabric and paper”

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About Pluma Press

Pluma Press

Small and delightful, one of a kind things, made of fabric and paper

Pluma Press has been my dream for a few years, and now it has come true!

I live in a small house with big windows and woodland creatures visiting at the back: fox, deer, rabbits and mr and mrs magpie, amongst others. Slowly and gently, we are getting to know each other.

In the study I have created a working space which consists of two big tables and a couple of shelves full of wonderful, inspiring books and art materials of all sorts. It's cosy and full of light.

For my work I take inspiration from the beautiful countryside in Gloucestershire where I live and from the mountains of the Andes in Colombia, where I was born. I think of both places as home.

Vintage images of slower, simpler times, South American, African and Indian textiles, poetry and fiction in English and Spanish, fairytales from around the world, tanka and haiku, all influence what I make and write.

I hope to invite a smile, a moment of appreciation or insight, the possibility of reflection, a window into other places and times, a sense of connection and belonging.

Pluma Press is a creative project. I am constantly thinking, planning and making new things.

If you would like updates letting you know about what is new on the shop, about my stall in craft markets or upcoming poetry events please write to me by using the contact link on this page, or write to:

Pluma Press makes donations to a number of charities. For the next year I will be making donations to The Harbour, a Bristol based charity supporting people affected by life threatening illness.