Need a Folder?

Here are some BOS members who have offered their services for teaching, commissions etc. The services they offer will vary. The BOS makes no recommendations about any of these contacts and is not responsible for any issues arising from this list. However, if you have any subsequent issues, please contact us.

We recommend you read the full list before deciding who to contact. Please note, we expect that as a minimum, you are prepared to cover volunteer’s expenses. Commercial work rates should be negotiated with the individual.

Tony O'Hare
Location: Bristol
Contact Number: 0117 9446106, 07766 761251
Public events & demonstrations, commissions for publicity purposes, TV & Radio. Particular interest in Japanese culture & Japan related events. Folding to order taken for special occasions & events. All types and origami styles & subjects. Willing to travel 150 miles including London.
Russell Wood
Location: Norwich
Contact Number: 077 038 88094
Over 40 years experience of origami. I am a published author and have taught groups of all ages, both in person and online. I am available for design commissions, workshops, private tuition, origami photography and videography.
Nick Holmes
Location: East Yorkshire
Contact Number: 07814721481
I have 40 years of folding experience, specialising in teaching and demonstrations for schools, clubs and events. Cover the Yorkshire area or willing to travel 100 miles.
Yoshiko Shuff
Location: Chester
Contact Number: 01244 336824
Previous clients include primary & secondary schools in Manchester, Liverpool & Chester. Art colleges, museums, industry (Lever Faberge), live TV (Antenna TV) & exhibitions (Japan 2001, Selfridges Manchester Trafford Centre). In each case I provide a display of past work and a teaching workshop. Willing to travel 120 miles.
Helen Holtam
Location: Salisbury
Contact Number: 07742 476999
Qualified Maths teacher. For over 20 years used Origami with London secondary pupils and ran teacher workshops. Have exhibited in central London, taught on cruises. Now based in Salisbury takes weekly sessions in local prison and origami workshops by request for all ages. Particularly keen on modular origami, displays, greeting cards and stars.
Robin Macey
Location: Nottingham
Contact Number: 0115 8541028, 07958 701938
Over 30 years’ experience teaching & demonstrating origami to groups. Also well-known photographer of origami models, large archive of origami photographs suitable for magazine articles and books. Willing to travel 150 miles.
Nick Robinson
Location: Sheffield
Contact Number: 0751 686 1262
Professional origami artist, has written over 100 origami books. Has fulfilled numerous commercial origami commissions, including radio, TV, advertising & video. Clients include Kelloggs, Google, Veuve Clicquot, Chatsworth House, Channel 4 and many more. Original designs created to order. Have worked in America, Japan, Italy, Germany, France and Switzerland and Dubai. Professional results delivered on time! Also delivers private or public lessons in person or by video.
Gwyneth Radcliffe
Location: Herts
Contact Number: 01707 329955
I specialise in traditional Japanese Origami & in teaching children & adults. Special area of interest Christmas tree decorations. (7 years’ experience decorating trees for Japan airlines) Regularly teaches origami on cruise ships. Willing to travel as far as London.
Michael Trew
Location: East London
Contact Number: 07715 640251
Working full time in Paper Sculpture and Origami, Michael works largely with PR/Advertising/Visual Merchandising agencies to create fresh and unique models to brief. Recent work includes a series of original origami sculptures for The Economist magazine, a large origami style Christmas tree for Nobu Hotel, Shoreditch, and work on Regent Street window displays for both Clarks and Michael Kors. Also available for workshops/team building days around the London area.
Peter Buchan-Symons
Location: Oxford
Contact Number: 0792 547 8698
I specialise in creating custom origami pieces for displays, events, and publications. My models range from simple, beginner-friendly designs to highly complex works utilising mathematical techniques. Whether you need unique paper art for a project or an engaging in-person folding workshop, please contact me to discuss and explore your vision.
Wendy M Lowes
Location: Middlesex
Contact Number: 01923 823196
Origami techniques can create exciting effects when used in fabric. From a few basic folds come endless permutations of geometric patterns. When joined together as 3D patchwork they are ideal for wall hangings quilts cushions jackets or waistcoats. I also make origami boxes in fabric-covered paper and I can give lectures and workshops on this technique. Willing to travel 50 miles.
Tung Ken Lam
Location: Lancaster
Contact Number: 01524 62217
Special interest in teaching children, art, mathematics & education. Qualified teacher. Former BOS general secretary and editor. Author of “Action Modular Origami to Intrigue and Delight” (Tarquin, 2018) and coauthor of “Learning Mathematics with Origami” (Association of Teachers of Mathematics, 2016) with Sue Pope. Extensive experience of running events for teachers, learners and general public: workshops, demonstrations and talks.
Dr Lizzie Burns
Location: Oxford
Contact Number: 0777 074 2559
Originally a scientist, I use creative activities to encourage wellbeing. I have over 10 years experience encouraging people of all ages to discover the joy and relaxation of paper folding with workshops and events. I am a director of Origami Pulse CIC, with our mission 'Improving life one fold at a time'. I work online or in person running workshops and events. I have also used origami to engage people with scientific topics including viruses and vaccines.
Zulay Sayalero
Location: Merseyside
Contact Number: 07377 937741
Initially, I was a Chemical Engineer; then, I rediscovered Origami as a patient in the hospital. Since 2010 I have delivered over 1000 sessions to vulnerable groups. I am a director of Origami Pulse CIC, with our vision 'Improving life one fold at a time'. I run workshops and events for individuals, charities, and public and private sectors. I have created bespoke designs for an Animal Charity, to raise wildlife conservation and for a marketing campaign. I was also involved in the product launch of a high-profile company. I have delivered workshops and created origami artwork displays for the NHS and community centres, and I enjoy teaching Origami as a therapeutic activity and for mindfulness.

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