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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. These influences have led me to speculate that, the death of a living organism- or demise of a culture- is not the end. Rather, it is the beginning of the removal of outer layers to reveal innermost secrets. For me, these artifacts have become a part of the earth and gained an artistic beauty with the passing of time and effects of weathering, erosion and decay.These beliefs, linked with my admiration of nature and its intricacies’, juxtapose within my work creating tensions between the order and structure of human civilization and the random effects of nature."

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.

Spotted Robin : Pamela Skromanis developed her skill and passion for working with pastels, pencil, pen and watercolour when she joined U3A upon retirement. Her daugher Jill Skromanis and Kerry Chatman created SpottedRobin in 2016 and are proud to showcase their Australian animals and birds through Pamela’s photo-quality realism, to promote local communities of talent using eco-friendly and sustainable practices and to create beautiful homewares and giftwares.We are excited to be selling their cushion and bag range.

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.

Kylie Ann Walsh has had a fascination with old farm buildings and machinery since her childhood upbringing in The Grampians. Currently based out of Stawell she paints her industrial and rural buildings and landscapes by working in watercolor and pen to create great detail and depth to each piece.

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.

ruby scarlett earrings and accessories are handmade by Paula Wright, a creative spirit, farmers wife and mother of three from Avoca.She works with vintage flat beads made from glass, lucite, brass and copper, largely originating from Germany, Japan and Czechoslovakia. 

Surfing Sloth prints and cards are from the fun range created by artist Luka Va.

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, mushrooms 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.

Helen Langley resides in Cobrico in the western district near the Great Ocean Road where her exquisite hand painted scarves are inspired by her bush and beach surroundings.

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.

Lynley Northcott creates her bright abstract ceramics  spheres from her home in Corinella in Gippsland.

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.

Afri Beads products are made by a group of 30 women in Kampala, Uganda called the Kind Mothers Project. Their platters and bowls are handwoven using traditional African techniques and sourced under a Fair Trade Agreement creating income and enabling education for their children.

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, cards, earrings and pendants 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.

Carolyn Elsworthy from Ballarat creates unique fabric scarves using an ancient Japanese art form called Shibori where pressure is applied to fabric to prevent the absorption of dye. This is achieved though folding, twisting, binding, clamping, stitching and the compression of cloth.  She uses natural organic fibres such as pure cotton, silk, wool and alpaca and creates various effects with the use of salt, gutta, methylated spirits, rust and water.

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.

Born on a farm in rural East Sussex, England, Lynn Munn began her lifelong love for animals. Currently residing in the Macedon Ranges she endeavours to spark happiness and curiosity within with her intricate pastels of her own horses and chickens.

Jenny White from Ashborne near Trentham describes how she is lucky enough to experience wonderful scenery on a daily basis. She creates her realistic acrylic on canvas landscapes paintings from local vistas and the scenery where she holidays along the Murray river.

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.

Sally Armstrong from Daylesford collects ceramics and costume jewellery from markets, ops shops and garage sales to create her colourful chickens and heart mosaics.

Woongarroong creates unique, contemporary Aboriginal Art using traditional and modern techniques.

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.

Liv Morgan says “Everything you see at By Liv is lovingly handmade by my husband (Jase) and I. Our current range includes glass, wood, bamboo and combination earrings; in pierced and clip on settings. We also make pendants, rings and bracelets from our designs.”

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.

Tridosha sources organic tea and spices in Sri Lanka for their Royal Tea and Salt of the Sea Spices ensuring a fair price is paid to growers. Their exquisite pungent teas and warming spice combinations are then packed in their home town of Byron Bay.

When Jim and Cathy Hamilton sold their sheep property in rural NSW and moved to a smaller property, they found themselves with a bit of spare time on their hands. With their beautiful garden as inspiration, Jim, an ex-builder, started creating garden art in his welding shed using left-over steel products.Every Nature In Metal piece is made by hand, lovingly welded by Jim and hand painted by Cathy. Their sculptures are made of stainless steel, which stands the test of time, as well as mild steel, which gets a beautiful light rusty appearance when exposed to the elements. We stock their lifelike agapanthus for year round color in your garden.

Natalie Hardy from Rub A Dub Gardening Range makes her soaps, scrubs and balms around the corner from Overwrought on her organic farm in Blampied where she uses local olive oil and grows her own herbs and flowers.

Mimosa Botanicals divine bath soaks are hand made in crafty Castlemaine using such soothing ingredients as geranium, cacao, mandarin, vanilla, ylang ylang, sandalwood and French lavender.

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.

Sarah Elliot developed her own unique style of oil painting through painting the Tasmanian landscapes she missed while studying at art school in Melbourne in the mid 90's. Born in Lancashire Sarah paints people, local animals, birds, butterflies and insects in a landscape setting often evoking a mood or feeling. Her paintings are then to adapted to create the quirky brooches and mirrors that create usable art for the wearer.

Ruby Canning is a young rural photographer from the Western District town of Mortlake who specialises in rural, landscape and beef cattle photography. She aims to capture the essence of rural life and the way of the life on the land. Having just completed her education at Ballarat Grammar she is off to study her other passion agricultural science.

Hugh Reid salvages beautiful timber such as New Zealand Rimu, jarrah, ash, myrtle, redgum and oak and creates elegant and long lasting frames, boxes and small furniture from his workshop Post Salvation in Warburton in the Dandenongs.

 

 

 

 
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