Black Pepper Paperie Co. is a Washington, DC-based mix-media art + design studio and lifestyle brand. BPPCo. focuses on creating globally-inspired, one-of-a-kind handcrafted pieces that include wearable ceramic art, home decor, paper goods, and apparel. These ancestral modern pieces are rooted in memory and cultural influences from across the African diaspora.
Hadiya Williams is a designer/maker and native of Washington, DC. Her work has recently been featured on digital and print publications including Okay Africa, Washingtonian, Aphrochic, Curbed, and Travel + Leisure. With over 15 years experience in graphic design, Hadiya’s aesthetic is a combination of ancient West African art, modern western design, and ancestral memory.
When she isn’t designing or making, you can find her listening to podcasts or searching for hidden treasures.