Studio Skiffle, shorthandedly referenced here as §, is the playful and improvisational award-winning design and art practice of Marshall Lambert. Marshall has passion for color, smells, culture, the real, the surreal, the known and the unknown. The work of § reflects the curious and processual methods embraced while exploring and improvising with both digital and analogue technologies.
The name of § was influenced by the music genre, Skiffle. Familiar to few, Skiffle music is often played using improvised spirit and music instruments alike. When happening upon the word and musical world of Skiffle, Marshall felt a great kinship between the essence of Skiffle and her own design processes which often involve improvising, playing and exploring different mediums and techniques. Because of the world's general unfamiliarity with the word and work of Skiffle, Marshall is creating a research something, playfully titled An Informal Guide to What the Heck Skiffle Is and is Not. Please reach out if you would like to pre-order a copy.
Lonnie Donegan was known as the King of Skiffle music, and Marshall aspires to one day become known as the Queen of Skiffle. She, like Lonnie, also plays the 5-string banjo. Because of this similarity, Marshall finds her aspiration to be not too far-fetched.