Molly Ellis is the needle felt artist behind the Irish brand The Wild Felter. Molly trained in Crawford College of Art, Cork in fine art. She always had an affinity with wildlife and it seemed like a natural progression to use raw materials from animals as her tools.
Molly and her husband are meticulous in the reproduction of the originals to prints. They handle every aspect of the work from photographing, print production and packing. Shane, Molly’s husband is a photographer in his own right and it’s how they met. He handles all the technical aspects of the business and together their different strengths allow them to produce prints that belie their nature. You’ll want to touch them, Molly describes. You will know they’re paper but the quality will make you reach out and see if they are as soft and furry as they look.
Their ability to handle the work from start to finish has also allowed them to delve into new ranges such as cards, posters and jewellery.