welcome to atwater designs :: a cyanotype design studio based in west chester, pa

At atwater designs, the natural world, photography and printmaking all collide in a fun, very BLUE, and exciting narrative. Sarah has loved the outdoors for as long as she can remember and she relishes the opportunity to take long walks (usually with Tallie) to collect specimens that she can record using the cyanotype process. Although she finds pieces of nature all over the world (often bringing them back in her suitcase) she enjoys the yearly recording of plants from her own, small back yard garden. 



A cyanotype is a print made using a combination of ammonium iron citrate and potassium ferricyanide. When combined, these chemicals become sensitive to UV light. This combination of chemicals was one of the earliest ways of producing a photograph.   



Every atwater designs print is created using real, straight-from-nature, found objects. Original prints are just as much a record of moments past (long walks and lands traveled) as they are beautiful objects sure to make a statement in your home. 



At atwater designs we believe in clean, simple, beautiful work. We create all limited edition fine art prints from original works - digitized in order to bring you multiples of the same beautiful blue images in the form of prints, greeting cards and wedding products.