‘Eye of The Dawn’ found footage documentary screening

‘Eye of The Dawn’ found footage documentary piece.  Moving Image and Documentary. This film is inspired by the concept of fake documentary and explores the boundaries between truth and lies. The film plays with the idea of legend and myth of a historical figure such as Mata Hari, the exotic dancer, accused of espionage by Read more about ‘Eye of The Dawn’ found footage documentary screening[…]

The Wise Ones – Documentary

The Wise Ones dir Maria Russo The Wise Ones is a research based on the interaction between the following ideas: Intergenerational exchange of knowledge, cultural resilience and active ageing. This research has the intention to open a space for reflection about the small stories that shape our societies an also to reflect on our perceptions Read more about The Wise Ones – Documentary[…]

Doll making – Dublin from ‘Bearology’

This is my first attempt at dollmaking! I decided to make Dublin, from Bearology. I didn’t use a pattern, I just drew the limbs and head by hand onto the fabric then cut the pieces out. I think she looks beautiful, imperfections and all. As a designer it’s amazing to see your character in 3D! Read more about Doll making – Dublin from ‘Bearology’[…]

‘Make Hirstory’ Time Travellers Series (digital Illustration)

I designed these characters to go with my ‘Make Hirstory’ scarf collection. The collection was based around the idea of time travelling and making your own history. The characters all identify as genderqueer; some are crossdressers, some vary their gender presentation, some identify as both or neither genders and present as either/or/neither gender. I couldn’t Read more about ‘Make Hirstory’ Time Travellers Series (digital Illustration)[…]

Klara Bow Silk Scarves

  The first arrival to the ‘Make Hirstory’ A/W collection is the ‘Make Hirstory’ scarf; a love letter to the genderqueer communities. The second scarf that will be released this week is ‘Safe Here & Now’ scarf, a silky portable version of the comfort blankets that I make through my second business, Plume Storytellers. Come Read more about Klara Bow Silk Scarves[…]

Order ‘Teeth of a Lock & The Art of Losing’

Plume Storytellers are delighted to announce the release of ‘Teeth of a Lock’, a collection of works by Klara Piechocki. ‘Teeth of a Lock’ is a sequin heavy and thoughtful collection of 5 stories that explore themes of gender and identity;- ‘Teeth of a Lock’ is the story of a woman accepting her life as Read more about Order ‘Teeth of a Lock & The Art of Losing’[…]

‘Birds’ Illustrated Series (Copic marker on paper)

‘Birds’- Original Series (FRAMED)

I created this series to celebrate male femininity. I feel that there is nothing shameful about crossdressing. I feel that everyone has a right to be and project whatever makes them feel beautiful.

I believe that femininity isn’t gender exclusive, and a man can express femininity and be ornate, while still being a man. Expressing femine aspects does not de-masculinise men, and shouldn’t be seen as a threat.

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The Art of Losing (short story)

Copyright Klara Piechocki 2010 * “I want to change my act,” she tells me. My lover is a performer. Her feet grip the leather saddle, round tan toes curling for balance, live skin clutching long dead skin. Her hands come down, calloused fingers splayed like octopus tentacles and the audience is like the noise of Read more about The Art of Losing (short story)[…]

Heads! Documentary Project – Animation

I animated for Graham Williamson films documentary, ‘Heads!’. This was a very fun project to animate- just read the description!   Trailer for the upcoming documentary feature ‘Heads!’. An anonymous artist leaves a trail of stone heads across Yorkshire, sending the filmmaker on a journey through Britain’s Celtic history, the artistic heritage of his home Read more about Heads! Documentary Project – Animation[…]

Trystan (Character Design)

Trystan is a character I’ve had for 10 years and I obsessively draw. I doubt I will ever perfect his design, and to be honest, I really enjoy developing him, and dressing him and styling him in whatever art styles or fashions I’m into at the time. Trystan is the protagonist of my gay sci-fi Read more about Trystan (Character Design)[…]

Queerfish

Queerfish

2010

Sculpture & Installation

 

Queerfish are lovingly hand crafted fabric sculptures. Part jellyfish, part lingerie, part sequin! Queerfish made their debut at the Kensal Flea in November 2010.

Queerfish explores common gender signifiers sewn together as jellyfish. They originated from a short story of mine in my book, ‘Teeth of a Lock’, in which several friends go swimming in the sea and their clothes become jellyfish in the water. The story and work has transgender themes, largely focussed on how our appearance and our clothes may suggest a particular gender.

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A Deeper Understanding (Short story)

She’d shuffled self consciously in the queue for the technical help desk, conscious of what three weeks of heartbreak had done to her. A young technician had waved her forward and she hoped she’d wiped off all the ice-cream on her cheek. They sat down at a chipped little white desk and he’d given her a lopsided smile that made her heart dip a little in her chest. An hour later, her laptop was declared utterly fine and the technician had pressed a small business card into her hand and whispered, “Valerie can help.”

Kensal Green Cemetery Mugs

I recently designed some bone china mugs to raise funds to help start the restoration process of the Anglican Chapel at Kensal Green Cemetery, London. This is an official quote by the Friends Of Kensal Green; “These special edition bone china mugs will shortly go on sale through The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery. The Read more about Kensal Green Cemetery Mugs[…]

Queerfish

. . What is a ‘Queerfish’, you may ask? Well, I’ll start by giving you an extract from my new book, ‘Teeth of a Lock;’ . . You can pre-order the book here, for the special price of £7. You can also order your own lovingly handmade Queerfish along with a copy of the book, Read more about Queerfish[…]

The Great Gala Darling

“Whenever you feel like criticizing any one… just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby. I’ve been reading a lot of controversy surrounding Gala Darling of late. Personally, I love her attitude on life and her fashion blogging. I love Read more about The Great Gala Darling[…]

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