Cean Irminger is the brilliant and imaginative Creative Director of New Ravenna, the largest hand-crafted mosaic studio in North America, located in Exmore, Virginia. She has applied her whimsical, inspired designs to fabric and wall-coverings as well which are available on Spoonflower.
Cean's daughter Elsie modeled in this product shot of "Caroushell" in glass. Part of the Kiddo collection, a series of mosaics celebrating the essence and wonders of childhood, seahorses and rococo shells transform a traditional brocade into a seaside adventure.
Many of her designs were winners in Spoonflower's weekly design contests. Case in point: "The Deep Deep Depths". Cean's description: "The discovery of secret sea critters awaiting intrepid explorers."
A New Ravenna customer favorite, below, "Hare Apparent" is literally bunnies that multiply before your eyes. Always be sure to notice the names of her designs, she has an endless supply of delightful puns up her sleeve.
Cean designed the below fabric for her nephew and describes it in verse:
T'was a cloudy night Brevan woke to hear,
Honkings and flappings from very near,
"We're lost!", he deciphered from the quacks,
So he obligingly grabbed his Papa's "axe".
Leading the gaggle, they flew all night,
The geese keeping Brevan's guitar in sight.
Til safely they reached their place of breeding,
And Brevan made it home for his 6 o'clock feeding.
And finally here is her ode to the Eastern Shore, which looks especially fetching as a duvet.
To understand the full breadth of Cean's repertoire, in addition to visiting New Ravenna and her designs on Spoonflower, go to the sister site, the Roostery, where you can purchase pillows to curtains to blankets, all using Cean's brilliant designs.
Tip: fabrics look much better in person - the online photo resolution does not allow for clear and crisp details.
As if the aforementioned exceptional talent weren't enough, Cean always creates the best Halloween costumes, will display truly epic dance moves if encouraged, has a wicked sense of humor (seriously, roll on the floor howling), and is one of the most thoughtful and humble human beings on the planet. Yep, she's pretty amazing, a true superstar!