The Blühen Studio was founded in 2017. The name pays homage to part of Amber’s mixed heritage of German, Jamaican & English. In German, it translates as ‘flourish’ and ‘blossom,’ which runs true within Amber’s approach to all of her artwork.
The Blühen Studio brings a fresh approach to fiber art through the use of colour, expressive wrapping techniques & yarn selections. Working intuitively, Amber builds up depth and density organically in her textile art that results in unexpected compositions. She starts each artwork with no design plan in place before creating as she believes working towards a finalised design would spoil the endless possibilities and stunt the organic nature and style of her work.
Artworks created by The Blühen Studio were discovered by a representative from Condé Nast, and were later featured in the World of Interiors Magazine. More recently, Amber was invited to showcase some of the studio’s work and create a piece to be exhibited on the popular BBC television show ‘Home Is Where the Art Is.’
Saatchi Art named Amber as one of 35 artists to watch for the annual year of 2020, and in 2022 she was named in Elle magazine as an a “must have” by the talented, award-wining author Bernadine Evaristo, who is a fan & collector of The Blühen Studio artwork. In addition to this, world-renowned, trend forecasting company WGSN used The Blühen Studio as a source of inspiration for forthcoming trends and designs (s/s23).