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14 Jun

Maria Hatling – another talent unveiled


Maria-Hatling-makecreate I recently came across Maria Hatling, the resident artist of the week at the Fritz Hansen store in London.

She was there as part of the Makecreate project in which a negotiated space in store allows for an artist to exhibit their work, to gain further exposure.


Maria is a Norwegian artist of Korean descent. I was interested to learn that she used to be the print and homeware designer for Orla Kiely, helping launch the brand’s homeware collection back in 2008.


Maria works across a variety of media, from painting with acrylics on canvas to collage, from textiles to silkscreen & giclee prints on paper.


Maria’s paintings have deep significance to her and is often an expression of her experiences.

The image of keys in her prints  titled ‘The key to happiness‘ depicts a personal phase in her professional creative life.


Paper clips are also widely featured and this has a hidden political message, as this was apparently a symbol of Norwegians’ resistance to Nazi occupation.


I was drawn to this black Swan print. I didn’t have a chance to ask Maria whether there was a sentiment attached. What do you think?


Her works translated into soft furnishings are equally stunning.

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I do adore the black and white versions. If you want to see and purchase Maria’s works, she will be exhibiting at the Deptford branch of Cockpit Arts studio this weekend.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend x

  1. That swan is stunning and the MakeCreate is such a great concept. Have a great weekend Geraldine! M x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      I agree, the swan is one of my favourites too. Have a lovely weekend too xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      You are most welcome Maria. Ihope the Cockpit open studios went well for you. Lovely to have met you. x

  2. Thank you for sharing, Geraldine – Maria Hatling’s work is beautiful. I love the color palettes. And the makecreate project sounds like an interesting concept, too! Great you’re supporting it by featuring her.

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      You’re welcome. Maria’s work is truly lovely and she was a lovely person to chat with too. Have a good week Lena :)xx

  3. Thanks for sharing the MakeCreate project, shame I only find out about when I’m on maternity leave as Fritz Hansen is just around the corner from work, would’ve been great to pop down there for a creative lunch break!

    Maria Hatling’s work is fabulous, I’m with you on the swan print and also love the cushion with the glasses printed on it. x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      What a great central location for work. Enjoy your maternity leave lovely.Those prints are on the wish list 😉 xx

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