MAKER STORY - LIGHT + PAPER FOUNDER ALI HARRISON
What is papercutting?
Testimonials and Stories
It was a fateful day one December when, in search of a unique Christmas gift, Ali decided to try a new craft. Using a borrowed box cutter and her kitchen cutting board, Ali created her first papercutting. After falling in love with cutting paper, Ali armed herself with a sharper blade and an actual cutting mat, and Light + Paper was born. At first, all Light & Paper items were handcut originals - but when it was near impossible to keep up with orders, Ali decided to begin lasercutting her designs.
Preferring a blade to a pen, Ali first creates her designs by cutting paper by hand. These intricate, unique patterns are then transformed into a variety of fun lasercut housewares or other goods.
All of Ali's original pieces are designed by hand, and Ali lasercuts all of the prototypes and many of the reproductions in our small Toronto studio. In 2022 we have begun to move some production of lasercut goods off-site to keep up with demand.
Light + Paper items are available to purchase online as well as in a variety of brick and mortar locations, as well as at craft shows in Canada.
For more info on Light + Paper, read our feature on Etsy!