The Artists



Ruth Tan started her crafting journey in her childhood years with beaded figurines, embroidery and typography. She is now most popularly signed up for her modern calligraphy workshops and has conducted private classes for Chanel, Christian Dior, SK-II, IRAS and KPMG, among others. She has been commissioned to write for numerous brands such as FENDI, Gucci, Piaget, Louis Vuitton, IWC, Tiffany&Co, as well as public personalities Jean Danker & Glenn Ong, Charmaine Yee, Rachel Lim (Love, Bonito). Ruth has also been active in the art scene since 2010, organising countless workshops and public events involving international and local artists, including master classes with published Japanese rubber stamp artist Atsuko Hamano, and public exhibitions for Shinzi Katoh Design (Japan), MT tape (Singapore), 'Calligraphy Travels' at library@orchard and Handlettering Competition for students. She held her solo calligraphy exhibition 'Words Within' in 2016, and has taught calligraphy in Phuket and Tokyo. 




Desiree Tham is a fine artist with a passion for teaching. An art practitioner and educator since 2013, she is always curious about her art practice and to develop it through the process of art making. Desiree collates interesting fragments of her life through a visual journal and draws inspiration from people she interacts with, and her environment. As an artist, she has participated in various exhibitions such as i Light Marina Bay (2018), 'Disintegration' (2015), 'Perpetuity' (2014) and 'Enroute' (2013). Desiree has worked with clients including SK-II, Google, Mazda and Patek Philippe, and teaches the botanical painting workshops as well as calligraphy. 




Kimberly Chen is a formally trained interior designer who spends most of her year travelling between Singapore and Melbourne for work. She discovered stamp carving in 2011 on Instagram and after attending a class at The Little Happyshop in 2012, she’s since dedicated many hours to improving her skills. Kim has made commissioned stamps for clients including Perth-based jewellery label Freckle & Co and Lululemon in Singapore. This self-confessed cat lover now teaches stamp-making at the studio.





Wong Poh Yee — just call her Poh — is a craft artist with a passion for making beautiful things. She is famous for her IG videos of vinyls and foiling, as she displays her love for lettering through application of these mediums on everyday items. Poh is also the ‘wax seal queen’ of the Workroom team, and makes oddly satisfying clips of melted wax that is turned into stamped seals. She has worked with clients including Chopard, Clinique, Rue Madame and Starbucks, and teaches calligraphy and painting at the studio.