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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.
Kristina Cooke lives and works in the green and lush coastal area of the NSW mid north coast, working with high-fire clay using a full spectrum of techniques from throwing on the wheel, slab building and slip casting, to make ceramic vessels and homewares.
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.
Helen works from a home based studio in Sydney and much of her exploration of ideas for work comes from walking and gathering found objects in her environment. Helen explores the interface between form and function, nature and object and often incorporates found objects, usually nature’s flotsam, into her work.
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.
Emi Ceramics is a small ceramics studio operating out of Sydney’s Inner West, creating vessels and forms for the everyday. Emi Ceramics hope that the interplay of form, texture, weight and colour come together in the wares, and become a joyous part of your day to day rituals.
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.
Misa Gelin is a Swedish contemporary jeweller based in Queensland's Noosa Hinterland. As a career artist Misa regularly participates in exhibitions and sells her work
locally, nationally and internationally.
Clare creates patterns from her watercolour paintings to print on natural linen and linen-blend fabrics. She combines these fabrics with leather and other materials to make bags, homewares and accessories.
MattPearson is an Adelaide based designer/maker, and the owner of furniture and object design studio, MJP Studio. He strives to create objects to be woven into the fabric of the family home, with every piece being designed and crafted with the utmost care.
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.
Julie Pennington is a ceramicist based in Canberra, ACT. Her practice is primarily concerned with making porcelain objects, with a particular focus on the vessel as a starting point. Her technique of building with textured coils allows the form and the surface pattern to be created simultaneously, and to reveal the activity of making.
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.
Ro Cook is a multi-disciplinary artist specialising in textiles. Ro creates her work by printing, dyeing and embellishing in 2D and 3D. Combining textiles and printing – she created Rokoco Textiles, making sustainable hand printed and dyed products.
Driven by her love of traditional metalworking processes, Kate Sale crafts her bright, bold and unique jewellery by hand, injecting colour and vibrancy into every piece. Kate’s work is created using recycled sterling silver, gold and copper with kiln fired glass enamel, and ‘cold’ ultraviolet set enamel. All jewellery is designed and made by Kate in her home studio in Sydney.
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.
Benjamin Jay Shand experiments across media to realise a poignant configuration of form engendered in essential geometries and tectonics, writing on the built environment and chronicling imaginative twentieth century design.
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.
Asher Abergel founded his furniture and lighting design company in 2012, with the aim to pursue a design philosophy of simplicity, clarity and functionality. He has since launched a new brand of tableware and homewares under the name Tea With Sophie.
Bic Tieu is a contemporary art jewellery and object designer, working primarily with metals and lacquer. Her interest lies in the transition between materiality, technology and traditional craft skills for new translations in the appearance of surfaces and textural responses.
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.
Alice Whish spent her childhood in western NSW, where she developed her love of the environment. A graduate of Sydney College of the Arts and RMIT Alice runs a studio practice making and selling works to galleries around Australia.
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.