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Seed and Pod take great pride in producing one of a kind natural jewellery. They take what nature provides such as leaves, seeds, pods and shells and turn them into beautiful pendants and brooches using the process of electroforming.

Figtree and Hollow create their soothing bath salts, lip balms and hand balms in creative Castlemaine sourcing local ingredients wherever possible. They have therapeautic properites that can assist such ailments as congestion, inflammation and anxiety.

Cath Duckett sources the bush ingredients for her fragrant range of potpouris under the Trimble St Collective from foraging in her local area around Daylesford. She has ranges for each season and the aromas really last.

Bea Daring creates an affordable hypoallergenic earring range in styles to suit all ages

Local Artist Selena Smith is inspired by the incredible floral gardens she has created and the bush surrounding her hideaway in Eganstown. Her paintings are rich, textural and colorful and her range is very affordable.

Coffee Pirates roasts their rich blends in Ballarat and can be purchased by the kilo and tasted in store.

Grounded Pleasures makes their extensive range of hot chocolates and chai in Ballarart and they are so  popular with our customers with the full range available to take home.

BNYM Aboriginal Corporation: Traditional art with a modern twist, Bnym produces decorative pottery and ceramics that incorporates unique, hand-painted Indigenous designs in a range of colours and styles.Bnym is most renowned for their hand-painted small bowls, while their functional and artistic pottery product range is very popular. These contemporary Indigenous works showcase the wealth of Gippsland Indigenous culture with a fresh and vibrant style.

Just Jane Ceramics: Jane Burbidge talks about her work. "I draw inspiration from colours, textures and patterns from within nature and the natural environment and from the effects that nature has on man made items. My work is also influenced by a long interest in Archaeology and Paleontology and the strata layers in which the remaining shards, remnants and artifacts have been encased.

Kellkraft Principal craftsperson, Kelly Greer, with over 20 years experience, brings a wealth of knowledge to all aspects of leadlighting.Starting her career in Auckland, New Zealand in 1990, working as an apprentice leadlighter, Kelly began a lifelong passion for working with glass. This led to the opening of her personal studio in New Zealand’s historic city of Dunedin before relocating to Melbourne, Australia in 2010. She now resides near Romsey in Central Victoria. Kelly uses traditional copper foiling techniques and includes old and new materials such as vintage glass in her designs.

Erin Robinsin paints her colorful and original artworks of native animals and birds from her home in Ballarat.

Well known local artist Brian Nash has resided in Daylesford since 2000 and finds inspiration in our local district. His subjects are executed with great strength and feeling. The colours are palpably brilliant and the images poetic.

Yolanda Caporn from Ballarat digitally manipulates locally shot photos to create interesting effects

Wyck Candle and Votive range are created in the Blue Mountains of NSW using certified sustainable plant waxes and premium quality fragrant and essential oils.

Gladys Toering is a long term member of the Ballarat Artists Society. She is inspired by the local mining cottages in this region to paint her delicate watercolours

Jodie Lewis hand sculpts her colourful and whimsical flowers, bird baths and birds from her studio in Wagga Wagga.

Bozy jute and seagrass baskets, bags and wallets are ethically sourced from experienced artisans and craftsman working with disadvantaged communities in Bangladesh. With the help of Fair Trade Organisations, cottage industries and communities they provide hope for a better way of life.

Print Sisters was started by two creative sisters who work in conjunction designing and creating their hand printed tea towels and gorgeous native animal toys. They are based out of Torquay.

Bianca Guthrie has a passion for rare woods and works with the Ballarat Woodworkers Guild using their offcuts to create her range of pendants and rings inlaid with precious metals. She calls her business Second Life because she brings new life to something that would previously have been disposed of.

Beloved Scents are based in beautiful Shoalhaven in Northern NSW. Their sensory range reflects their location living between the beach and the bush. Their 100% soy wax candles are long burning and their diffusers have a glycol rather than alcohol base meaning they last for up to 7 months.

Kate Eagle spent many years refusing to follow the artistic paths of her parents and grandparents working in a variety of professions around Australia but always painting for the love of it. Finally deciding to show her work publicly she was overwhelmed with the response with the realization she says that “my pictures were making people feel and making people think." Over the years the creative process has been refined and more attention has been placed on the titles that accompany the images.  From Kate’s vibrant  paintings she has a developed a range of affordable prints and cards that truly express a unique sense of fun and reflection on life.

Well-known local watercolour artist Lyn Cooke focuses primarily on sharing the beauty of wildlife to influence her viewers to become more aware, appreciative and respectful of the natural world and the need to conserve it.

Don Dyke from Maryborough has a long association with the Ballarat Woodworkers Guild. He turns beautiful bowls from rare wood burls sourced locally.

Brian Falkenberg a wood artisan from Woodend skilfully turns aged Mallee, sassafras, Oregon and redgum to create delicate yet long lasting wooden  bowls and containers.

Ballarat author Yvonne Horsfields love of the Australian bushland and its creatures are reflected in her quirky children’s book collections which are illustrated by her talented son Garth Horsfield.

Lorraine Brownlee explains “When I moved to the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains 25 years ago, I developed a great love for plants and flowers in all their intricate beauty. One of my favourite things is drawing the native plants which I see every day in the bush around my home. I do my best to observe nature and capture what I see in my initial pencil drawings. I then enhance the delicate, intricate shapes, lines and patterns to bring out their magic. By the time I come to the final pen drawings, I have turned natural form into pattern and each unique design seems to flow onto the paper, almost on its own." We stock a range of Lorraine’s designs as prints and cards from her hometown of Katoomba in  NSW.

The Elephant Emporium is a Fair Trade business created by Leonie and Barton Walsh from their love of travel to Southeast Asia. They had a desire to bring this talented workmanship to the lives of other people, so they started working with many Artisans from Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar. Their mission is to bring economic empowerment and a sustainable income to Artisans in the developing world. We stock their funky range of wallets, handbags and purses which are made in Cambodia from discarded car and motor bike tires by disadvantaged groups many affected by polio or injuries from landmines. This waste material would traditionally end up in landfill, waterways or burnt causing long term environmental issues. We also stock handcrafted timber pendants made from rare woods from traditional Cambodian Houses embedded with Japanese porcelain.

John Tudehope is a talented wood artisan from the artistic community of Maleny near the Glasshouse Mountains in Southern  Queensland.  John says “There is something intrinsically magical in wood - the living tree creates a vast array of colours, patterns & figure that combine to offer a treasure trove of possibilities. This is the basis of all my work - to take the rough wood, cut, shape, sand and finish - to create pieces that feel good to the touch, pleasing to the eye and, above all, have a sense of something special. “  John works in  a huge variety of rare woods including  purple gidgee, conker berry, maple silkwood, flame sheoak, camphor laurel, ebony and ironwood and his sculptural boxes are beautiful to feel and play with.

Malia Dekoning a Ballarat designer creates her stylish handbags and purses from fabrics collected from her many travels to Japan, China and USA. She includes rare fabrics such as antique Japanese kimono silk and Chinese brocade silk. Practical and long lasting yet contemporary and beautiful they are made with love and a sense of fun.

 

 

 

 

 
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