Australian Design Centre has a long history of supporting Australian makers through retail, pop-up markets and exhibition sales. Object Shop is Australian Design Centre's retail store, showcasing a dazzling array of glass, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, artwork, books, cards, and more. Operating since 2016, the store has grown to represent more than 100 emerging and established makers.
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You can also support our local Australian makers and designers by purchasing their products through our online store, open 24/7. You can choose to have these shipped to you directly via Australia Post or pick up from Object Shop using our Click and Collect option.
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We are always on the hunt for beautiful, high-quality, hand-made products to fill our store.
If you are an Australian-based maker producing high quality contemporary craft and design work, please complete our Expression of Interest form to be considered for inclusion in the shop.
Ann Howe designs and creates wheel thrown and hand built functional and decorative ceramics in her studio in Inner West Sydney. Every piece is completely unique and explores the ideas of nurture, community, and sharing in daily life.
The Australian Tapestry Workshop is regarded as an international centre of excellence for innovative, contemporary, hand-woven tapestries, created in collaboration with leading artists, architects & designers.
Baluk Arts is an urban Aboriginal community arts centre based in Mornington, Victoria. Emerging and established Baluk artists hail from all over Australia and their art expresses their identity and cultural heritage in a contemporary context.
Danielle Barrie is a jewellery and object designer-maker currently based in South Australia. She aims to create innovative and contemporary pieces that allude to a sense of history and time, while evoking an understated luxury with a refined playfulness.
Ruth Byrne, of Byrnt Ceramics is a Sydney based ceramicist. She uses range of clays including white, dark and iron rich stoneware. Most of her works start as wheel thrown vessels, which are then faceted at the leather hard stage.
Brett's engagement with ceramics dates back to the early 1970s. While he still have a fondness for eastern influences and craft ideology, he now embraces the tools of the digital age. He designs forms that have simplicity, choosing to decorate with simple glazes or overlay with complex patterns and combinations, searching for a unified whole.
Emily is a contemporary metal smith who works with a fusion of both old and new technologies and materials. She practices from her studio in Sydney’s vibrant inner west and is exploring 3D printing and modeling for her forms.
Milly has an underlying philosophy based on the ideal of producing work that results in outcomes which are both utilitarian and sculptural. Using small-scale production methods along with distinctive marbling and geometric pattern work, the result challenges conventional expectations of tableware.
Ben Edols is a Sydney based glassblower who specialises in Venetian glassblowing techniques. His work ranges from functional jugs and bowls to unique vessels and sculptures and is considered one of Australia's most accomplished glassblowers.
Eggpicnic fuses design and conservation to end wildlife extinction through education. They create vibrant and contemporary illustrations, bringing you the stories of our critically endangered fauna, the environment and our relationship to it.
Frances creates works that combines well with modern interior design. The pieces range from traditional forms that are both functional and artistic too highly decorated, illustrated ceramics with environmental themes. Frances is also exploring mixed media with basketry and ceramics.
Girl Nomad Ceramics is designed and handcrafted in Canberra by Richilde Flavell. Richilde enjoys experimenting with a variety of clays and glazes, to make work that is subtle, featuring soft lines with contrasting and complementary elements.
Lola Greeno is a highly-respected Tasmanian Indigenous shell worker, sculptor, installation and fibre artist. Lola is one of a small number of women shell stringers who have been responsible for ensuring the craft is passed on from their Elders and continued to the present day.
Designed to be both functional and practical, Katie-Ann Houghton aims to change the conventional expectations of tableware, and have us view each piece as both a piece of contemporary design and an object of use.
Marc has an interest in sustainable design and extensively researched and incorporated bio-composites into his recent products. He fosters both concept design for international exhibitions alongside the creation of functional design focusing on innovative lighting, home-wares, architectural fittings and furniture for interiors and streetscapes.
Contemporary jeweller Kath Inglis hand colours and carves PVC into ornate bracelets and earrings. Raised in Darwin, she now lives in the Adelaide Hills, where her studio is located in a nineteenth century stable.
Vanessa Ion has combined her love of making art with craft by creating crochet characters that are unique and made without a pattern. She aims to capture facial expressions that her subjects might have when there is no audience – when no-one is looking.
JamFactory Studio Production focuses on the design of useful, well made products. Each piece is manufactured or hand finished within one or more of JamFactory’s four Adelaide based studios in Ceramics, Glass, Furniture, and Metal design.
Bridget Kennedy's jewellery combines diverse, non-precious and organic materials with traditionally precious materials creating an ongoing enquiry into environmental fragility, impermanence, choice and value.
Inari Kiuru is a Melbourne-based artist and designer with a multidisciplinary practice encompassing jewellery, objects, images and installation. Born in Finland, she has a strong native relationship with the seasons, and reveals the poetic qualities of non-precious, industrial ingredients.
Leon's sculpting arises from his need to create. He is drawn to the organic shapes and textures of wood, embracing their 'imperfections' and working in sympathy with the raw material to create a collaborative artefact that provides the owner with a functional celebration of natural wood.
Based on the landscape, and a strong sense of colour and design Denise reacts to what feels right as she create her work. Born on a sheep property Denise grew-up with wool and so it is not surprising that felting is the process she uses to create her vessels.
Sofie Neuendorf is an Australian ceramic artist who was raised with a love and appreciation for the arts. This love extended to her discovering wheel throwing as a teenager. Sofie pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Arts) at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) graduating in 2016.
With over 40 years experience as a maker and teacher and working overseas for the past seven years Bruce has returned to Sydney and set-up a studio in Bardwell Valley. His high fired colourful stoneware glazed with satin matt and edged with fluid glaze produce interest and movement.
The Journal of Australian Ceramics, Australia’s most widely read tri-annual contemporary ceramics magazine, is a valuable resource for professional and amateur ceramicists, students, galleries, arts administrators, curators, buyers and passionate collectors.
Sam is a ceramic artist currently living on the South Coast of NSW. Her work ranges from functional wares to fine porcelain sculptural pieces to abstracted wall art and glass work. Sam loves following quirky story lines within her work and seeing the enjoyment that it gives to others.
Sylvia Riley is a designer and dyer of natural textiles. Working only with natural fibres, primarily silk, linen and wool, Sylvia applies artisanal techniques, often combining her favourite disciplines (shibori, batik, gutta) to create new distinctive effects.
R L Foote Design Studio has a particular interest in the designed food and beverage experience, thinking not only about the physical elements of the space, tableware, tables, seats but also the ephemeral experience that runs along side these objects.
Nicole's practice is centred around a sense of time and place, especially the contemporary plant world around us in Sydney. She uses traditional techniques from basketry while embracing our current range of domestic, native and non-native plants – those that don’t feature in other places or times.
Studio A is a supported studio based in Sydney Australia that tackles the barriers that artists living with intellectual disability face in accessing conventional education, professional development pathways and opportunities needed to be successful and renowned visual artists.
Helen Shin is a ceramic artist working in Sydney Australia. Helen prefers modern ceramics and contemporary art styles. Line drawings from other contemporary artists catch her eye and inspire her ceramic pieces.
Established in 2017 in Sydney, svikis. was founded by Marika Svikis, a designer and technologist with a background in architecture. Now instead of designing buildings, Marika is using 3D printing and jewellery as a medium to explore her love of clean minimalist edges, surfaces, and corner details.
Using tools of domesticity, artist Niki McDonald depicts urban life through her modern needlepoint tapestries. The colours and shapes of the city streets inspire and empower the urban women she expresses in wool, as she imbues them all with a sense of sass and individuality.
Tjanpi Desert Weavers is a social enterprise of the Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council created to enable women in Australia's remote central deserts to earn their own income from fibre art.
TRADE the MARK is an art and design studio led by artist Christina McLean. Currently focusing on hand built and painted ceramic vessels, bespoke art pieces and textile design, the TRADE the MARK studio and its output is constantly evolving.
Woven through all of Neil Turner's artwork is a deep respect for the material and the natural forces that have acted upon it - the quiet ripples eroded in soil by wind, the delicate eddies left by water, and the swirling lick of flames.
Manon van Kouswijk is a Dutch artist and contemporary jeweller whose working methodology is based on exploring and translating the archetypal forms and motifs of jewellery, and of other types of objects that we attach a similar personal value to, through a range of diverse materials and processes.
Wild Fibres was founded by Ainsley Warner, an Australian jewellery designer and fibre artist, now currently based in Oaxaca, Mexico. Her current work includes a range of unique woven beaded earrings which she carefully creates one bead at a time using high quality Japanese glass beads.
Sophia enjoys the challenge of designing and making pieces that are intimate, wearable constructions. These works have evolved from her innovative approach to materials, combined with a fascination of the relationship between texture and form.
Hayden Youlley believes that good design is about realising function with aesthetic integrity without unnecessary complications. He thinks the products and systems we interact with everyday should enable us, instead of frustrate us, and he hopes to instil that in each of his objects.
Contemporary jeweller Melinda Young takes delight in colour and texture and her work tends to be made from either brightly coloured reclaimed plastics or natural materials collected on the streets and in the parks of her neighbourhood on the south coast of NSW.
Allison Mueller originally trained and worked as an Interior Designer. She absolutely loves wheel forming and has also become interested in hand-building, inspired by the different shapes and textures that can be achieved.
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