Cora Fung

A Kanzashi artisan based in Sheffield who creates accessories and artwork using primarily cotton fabric. Inspired by Geisha’s attire, seasonal flowers and birds.

Cora practises the traditional craft of Tsumami-Zaiku (also known as Kanzashi) – a craft originated from Japan in the Edo era which is still being used for creating elaborate headpieces for Geishas today. The craft uses small, folded pieces of silk fabric to form various objects. It is deeply connected to nature and change of seasons because Geishas use their headpieces to display seasonal plants as an indication of time of year. Despite the age of the craft, Cora aims to create accessories and artwork with a modern interpretation. She explores the use of cotton fabric and printed fabric to create different styles of accessories. She also incorporates western elements such as butterfly bows, love-hearts, wings, and rhinestones in her designs. Cora has showcased and sold her work in various craft fairs around Sheffield, and demonstrated her work in Meet The Maker and Craft Jam organised by the Millennium Gallery.

Open days

  • Saturday 5 May
  • Sunday 6th May
  • Monday 7th May (Bank Holiday)
  • Saturday 12th May
  • Sunday 13th May

Studio location

All Good Stuff
72 Arundel Street
S1 2NS

About this studio

A workshop within an art and craft shop. Visitors will see the process of creating a Kanzashi artwork.

  • This studio has disabled access
  • Visitors to the studio will be able to buy my work
  • I’m happy to undertake commissions – please ask!
  • Workshops and tuition are available


This artist is social!