Steve’s exciting and visual performance can be presented with Japanese, French or English ‘patter’, making him suitable for an international audience. Steve is a member of the most famous magical society in the world, The Magic Circle.
Steve and Megumi combine their talents to design items for television, feature films and major advertising campaigns. They have produced many highly successful craft books both for children and adults. These include amazing origami, step-by-step origami, underwater origami, origami for harmony and happiness, making flowers and paper creations. As well as a picture book, beautifully illustrated by Megumi, telling the Japanese folk talk ‘The Crane’s gift’.
One of their bestselling publications is Origami inspired by Japanese prints, produced by Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and published by Viking in the USA, The British Museum Publications in the UK and Gautier-Languereau in France.
Their latest publication for the Metropolitan Museum of Art/Viking is Beginner’s Origami – Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Butterflies. Most recently they wrote Pebble Pets published by David & Charles.
With just a snip and a fold, Steve is able to produce delightful paper creations which the guests will take away with them and keep forever. He will adapt his magical skills and artistry into customised themes, creating and teaching any models that are requested!
Steve is also a member of the British Origami Society, Japan Origami Academic Society, The Nippon Origami Association and many other international origami organizations.
This exquisite blend of magical creativity and dexterity is suitable for occasions ranging from bar mitzvahs, conventions, corporate events, dinner parties, hospitality rooms, product launches and team building days.
Steve has appeared on many television programmes including Bodytalk, Rainbow, Record Breakers and has been the origami consultant on many commercials and feature films including the Hallmark production of Dinotopia.
Besides performing, Steve is a professional paper folder, designing items for a huge variety of showcases from advertisements and displays to exhibitions and promotional videos.
Options Available Include:
Giant Origami is a new fun way of folding paper! Your guests can watch Steve create paper magic whilst he folds giant pieces of paper into shapes right in front of your eyes! This needs to be pre-folded prior to the event, and will take approximately 1 hour to complete in front of an audience. Afterwards Steve is available to entertain guests with close-up origami!
There is no better way to make a table look special than with imaginatively folded napkins. Whether you are throwing an elegant dinner party, entertaining friends, or preparing dinner for a special client, displaying folded napkins will allow you to enhance the appearance of your meal and transforms your table into a showpiece.
Mixing whimsy and elegance, bestselling author Steve fashions stylish setups for every occasion. From everyday to evening, children’s parties to black-tie affairs, a clever napkin fold turns any gathering into a memorable event. Class folds such as the shirt, together with Steve’s own innovative designs – including the delightful lotus flower, crystal fans and sushi roll folds make a napkin fold become the starting point for designing an entire occasion.
Craft Classes at Sea
Steve will lead craft sessions on board your cruise ship – all based on the cruise itinerary with relevant native craft features! He will draw on his extensive understanding and knowledge of paper crafting, demonstrating to the full paper’s extraordinary versatility as a creative medium.
His demonstrations include: card making (pop-ups, tea bag and iris folds), napkin folding, woven hearts and stars, gift wrapping (traditional, modern and Japanese), banknote folds, paper folding (modular and tissue) and Christmas paper crafts all combined with a variety of projects that are decorative and fun, artistic and stylized, multi-piece or practical.
Standard Length of Performance: 3-4 hours
¶ Steve is a professional paper folder
¶ Suitable for an international audience
¶ A blend of magical creativity and dexterity
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Here’s what Steve – Origami Artists’s clients said:
Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the origami evening and Steve’s company. He not only showed us some beautiful origami but entertained us with wonderful anecdotes. He showed great patience spending lots of time making sure we all felt included and involved In the workshop. Steve was a huge success and played a big part in the event being so well received. Please pass on our thanks to him, we shall be recommending Steve whenever we can. Thank you for your help with this too.
Boss Design Group (via Contraband)
I just wanted to give you some feed back on the team building day. Steve was brilliant. Great fun. Everything went well and the giant crane turned out great! Thank you very much for all your assistance. We will definitely consider your company again for future events. Thanks again.
I just wanted to ask if you could pass on many thanks to Jeff and Steve for all their amazing work on Friday night on the event at One Mayfair. They both went down a storm and I wouldn’t hesitate to book them again for an event in the future. Thank you for all of your help also, you were brilliant as usual.
The Halo Group (via Contraband)
Our event went very well thank you…..Steve and his colleague were also great, very accommodating and lovely to work with. The origami pieces went down well with our guests. Thanks for all your help!
Tripadvisor (via Contraband)
…He made me a dinosaur, which was a winner for me! He was really accommodating in the cold weather and such an interactive person on the day….
London Borough of Bromley (via Contraband)
Many thanks for all of your help in the lead up to our event. It was a very successful, albeit very hot one! Steve worked tirelessly throughout the day as the marquee was so busy – he certainly seemed very popular. I very much appreciate the hard work he put in and the professionalism he displayed in working with the Evening Standard team.
George P Johnson UK Ltd (via Contraband)
The event went well it was great to meet Steve….
The Outlook Creative Group (via Contraband)
Steve – Origami Artist’s Previous Clients:
Inn On The Park
National Exhibition Centre
Embassy Of Japan
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Midland Bank Du Pont (UK) Limited