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Algy Batten, Caroline Moorhouse and children in forest

Our Story

About Us

Making Art more playful

Art of Ping Pong is a small independent company run by myself, Algy, and my partner Caroline. We’re supported by our good friend Marley and a close network of independent makers and doers. We love what we do and it makes us smile to know there are more and more people out there that share in our dream of making art more playful.

Art of Ping Pong workshop
ArtTable being made in workshop East London
Algy Batten, Caroline Moorhouse and children

Is this the happiest we can be?

‘Is this going to be how we spend the rest of our working days?’ These were the thoughts Caroline and myself had running around our heads in the summer of 2020. At that time, AoPP was still a side project, juggled with client work and our two children. But during the blurred life of one of the lockdowns, it had begun to whisper in my ear constantly. For both of us, work had always been more than just earning a living. And the pandemic suddenly put a magnifying glass on our lives. And so that summer we took the plunge and made the decision to turn AoPP into a full-time gig.

Art of Ping Pong Family
Algy Batten and Caroline Moorhouse giving art workshop

Independence

Following this dream has given us the utmost respect for anyone who has an idea. Develops it. Designs it. Prototypes it. Builds it. Promotes it. And eventually sells it. It’s harder than we ever imagined! Pursuing a passion project takes a huge amount of belief, perseverance and plain old graft. We’re completely independent and don’t have any corporate backing. No one is telling us what to do. And we wish to maintain this freedom. So we’re proud of where we’ve got to and how we got here. It’s our ambition to become the most spirited Art+Play brand we can be. As part of this journey, we have a strong focus on supporting good causes. And since 2013 we have raised over £30k for charity.