Black Pepper Paperie Co. is a Washington, DC-based art and design studio specializing in decorative arts. Our offerings include ceramic objects, surface design, and visual art.
BBPCo. was established with a passion for creating and inspiring others. Since its inception in 2017, the studio has grown from a hobby-based maker business to a full-time decorative art and design studio. We've licensed with various companies all over the world such as F. Schumacher Co. (NY), Lulu and Georgia (CA), Brewster (MA), and WALPA (Japan), AARP (DC) and Meta (CA).
Focusing on hand-made ceramic objects, surface pattern design, and wall art, Black Pepper Paperie Co. is an art-centered practice inspired by the exploration of the African diaspora and the relationship between history, cultural memory, migration, and ritual.
Founder. Artist. Creative Director.
With almost 20 years experience in graphic design, Hadiya founded Black Pepper Paperie Co. in 2017 and has since expanded her art + design practice to include ceramic objects, surface design, and visual art. Her work is inspired by the exploration of the African diaspora and the relationship between history, cultural memory, migration, and ritual.
Gerald Watson II
Gerald Watson is a creative producer who has been working in the creative space for over 20 years and his experience includes being an independent sales and marketing rep for various streetwear brands such as Staple Design and 10 Deep, curating art shows for emerging contemporary artists, sales for various lifestyle publications such as While You Were Sleeping, and developing experiential programming for corporate brands such as Heineken, adidas, and Toyota.