Located in Tuscaloosa, AL and run by Figment the Goblinsmith. Wild Thyme Designs is based around the construction of faery clothing, crafts, and props.
My past work can be seen at:
Figment the Goblinsmith (Jordan Straight)
My work is based around the concept of a modern faerie tale. The idea of this world that we live in hiding something so magical intrigues me. The world of Faeries is a gritty, dirty, and organic world. These are creatures of the earth and the Earth is far from clean. They would seem like beggars and thieves to me and their clothing and appearance would reflect that.
I started as a costume designer and I think this gives me a good insight into the ability to break down a character. How does this being live? What do they love to do as a hobby? Why do they dress the way they do? If it is possible for me to make someone look the part of this world I see, either through a costume piece or a prop, then I as an artist feel complete.
Experimenting with new materials is one of my favorite things as an artist. I normally use materials that normally are not considered for a costume project. I enjoy using latex, felting, silicon rubber, thermal plastics, wire, leather working, metalsmithing. I enjoy the experimentation artwork allows me to do. That is the reason I chose the path I did.
Past Materials I have worked with:
Latex (sheet and liquid)
Fabric dyes (various kinds)
Wild Thyme focuses in creating faerie clothing, crafts and props.