Object Shop

Object Shop is a retail shop selling the work of makers and designers located within our William Street gallery. Opening hours Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm.
Keep an eye on our social media to see dates for markets and VIP shopping nights.

What's on at Object Shop:

Meet the makers
On Saturdays, makers from our shop will be in store between 11am -3pm. The talented maker/designers give a demonstration of their techniques and practice, explain their practice, and if appropriate allow visitors to have a go. Come in and meet a maker!

Denise McDonald of DM Pottery, Saturday 25 November 11:30am - 1:30pm |  Watch a live ceramics demonstration by Denise McDonald in store, and observe how she hand builds her iconic Flannel Flower range. Watch pitchers and sugar bowls take form over the course of two hours, and learn all about her craft and techniques.

Object Shop Christmas Shopping Night with the makers, Wednesday 6 December, 6 - 8pm.  Enjoy a relaxed night of Christmas shopping with unique gift ideas at Object Shop then enjoy Art Night Walk East Sydney with ten local galleries open in the area. 

We are always interested in hearing from makers.

If you are interested in being part of our Object Shop please complete this form and we'll get back to you. For all other enquiries please email shop(at)australiandesigncentre.com

Above the Canopy

Above the Canopy is based between Sydney and the beautiful Blue Mountains, designing knitted jewellery using only the highest quality natural and ethical yarns.

Adrian Lawson

Adrian Lawson is a self-taught designer and manufacturer. Repurposing materials to alternative needs was theme throughout his career and has taken on a new form with recycled lighting.

alexis, eclectic

alexis, eclectic is the creative output of Alexis Withers. After dabbling in everything from physics to jewellery making, her current creative output is textile, print and garment centered.

Anthony Brink

Anthony’s work reflects a visual language of form, often pared back to a point of abstraction, but always identifiable in its functional purpose

Australian Tapestry Workshop

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.

Benconservato

Emma Kidd, artist and illustrator, creates articulated hand-painted and hand-cut monsters and imaginary creatures.

Ben Edols

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.

Bic Tieu

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.

Bridget Kennedy

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.

Catriona Pollard

Catriona Pollard’s work is inspired by the connection and relationship we have with our environment and the beauty it shares with us. As an accomplished contemporary sculptural basketry artist, she is gifted with the ability to see the extraordinary in the ordinary.

Chelsea Lemon

Chelsea Lemon is a Canberra based designer/maker who works with timber. Many of her pieces include foliage and plant themes, mixed with interactivity and the decorative woodworking technique 'parquetry'. 

Corban & Blair

Corban & Blair was born out of an idea to work creatively. They carefully select materials and techniques, and collaborate with other designers and artists to produce products that delight.

Curious Tales

Curious Tales is local Canberra maker Pete Bollington who brings together a background in Interior design, fine furniture manufacturing and graphic design. 

Dinosaur Designs

Dinosaur Designs was created in 1985 out of a shared love of art, design and friendship. Curiosity and imagination are central to their work and fuel a sense of play that blurs boundaries to create a philosophy of colour, form and texture.

DOODAD + FANDANGO

A trained silversmith and jeweller with ten years industry experience, Nikita Margarita has a deep and abiding passion for art and fashion. She has been enamoured with the world of wearable art and craft since arriving in Japan in the late nineties and finding herself smack bang in the middle of a street fashion explosion.

DM Pottery

Using time honoured skills and new innovative techniques, Denise McDonald creates hand built tablewear and wheel formed ceramic pieces.

Eggpicnic

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.

Elisa Bartels

Elisa is a Sydney based artist whose work is centred around pushing the boundaries of public perception on the capabilities of ceramics.

Emil and Nomel

All work in the Emil and Nomel range is made by Marija Bijelic on the potter’s wheel or built by hand.

Emily Copp

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.

Erin Keys

Primarily working with mild steel, Erin Keys uses both traditional and industrial jewellery making processes. Each design is individually drawn. Beginning with pen and paper, the image is then traced, scanned and re-worked using a computer program to make laser-cut ready files that are formed by hand, and finally powder coated.

Felix Gill

Felix Gill is a Sydney based jewellery designer. Inspired by urban and natural environments and diametric opposites, he creates unique collections borne out of curiosity and experimentation.

Fortynine Studio

The Fortynine Studio is Ben Elbourne, Sarah Spackman and Harriet Watts. They aim to create an alternative to mass produced, commercial products with a focus on making and materiality.

Gill Brooks

Gillian Brooks creates contemporary handmade felt designs and is "mad keen" on textiles.

Harriet Schwarzrock

Harriet Schwarzrock’s practice is currently based in her backyard, where she and her fellow glass artist/partner Matthew Curtis, run a hot glass studio specialising in tinting custom coloured glass.

Hayden Youlley

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.

Helen Earl

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.

Henry Ellis-Paul

Henry Ellis-Paul illustrates Sydney architectural spaces beyond the famous landmarks. The buildings illustrated in his series, Community Icons, were picked for their striking features and pay homage to various cultures, societies and organisations within the city.

Herbert and Friends

These charismatic animals get up to all kinds of mischief; from building time-machines, putting on plays and making Swedish gingerbread, life is never dull when the critters are around!

Husque

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.

Jenny Newman

Jenny Newman is a Designer Maker working across both the fields of object and textile design. With an interest in Australian history, identity, culture and the environment, her work is often inspired by these themes.

Jessthechen

Jessthechen creates a range of handmade products, all printed and handmade locally within her little home studio with materials sought and bought in Australia.

The Journal of Australian Ceramics

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.

KARMME

Born from a constant desire to create, Imby Langenbach’s bespoke bag collections exude classic charm, contrasted by unique shibori techniques that combine pops of colour with high quality materials suitable for daily demands.

Katherine Mahoney

Inspired by a medium which is expressive and exquisite; fragile and durable, Katherine tries – through the ritual and rhythm of wheel throwing – to create pieces that are simple, yet beautiful.

Keiko Matsui

Keiko Matsui is a Japanese born, Central Coast based ceramic artist who approaches the creation of objects with poetry and whimsy, yet always displaying a simplicity of which she is known for.

Leonie Simpson

Leonie Simpson is a designer and maker of jewellery and objects. Based in Sydney, she creates small run jewellery collections, bespoke pieces and individual commissions.

Linda Blair

Linda Blair is influenced by the use of enamel in historic jewellery and loves the way it was used to enhance or mimic precious and semi precious stones.

Little White Dish

Deb Taylor is a potter with 26 years' experience. Throwing is an essential part of her practice and she likes to think the appeal of her work lies in its simple aesthetic.

Love and West

Jude Love is a seamstress, sewing teacher, graphic designer, web developer and teatowelist who has always loved the sweet graphics of Australian domestic linens.

Lyn and Tony

Lyn Balzer and Tony Perkins are known for their multi-disciplinary explorations of photography, object design and jewellery.

Melanie Ihnen

Melanie Ihnen is a contemporary jeweller who works in a range of materials from precious metals and gemstones through to porcelain.

Melinda Young

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 in Sydney’s inner suburbs.

Milly Dent

Milly has an underlying philosophy based on the simple 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.

modernmurri

modernmurri is a unique Aboriginal art studio based in Sydney that specialises in individually handcrafted homewares and accessories. The modernmurri designs have been inspired by the local Gomeroi country and culture, but accented with a modern timeless twist to suit everyday life.

Nadeena Dixon

Recognised as a master weaving practitioner within Indigenous Australian textile traditions, Nadeena has a strong focus on creating fibre sculpture works, incorporating object making within Indigenous symbology reflecting Indigenous knowledge.

Nadya van Ewyk

Nadya works with traditional silversmith techniques, to create objects of adornment, function and ornament. Interested in the tactile and interactive potential of decorative form, her work tilts between the made and seemingly grown.

Natalie Rosin

As a ceramicist and architecture graduate, Natalie's work freely explores form and space through clay. Her pieces are a combination of reworking iconic buildings and experimenting with her own designs. They invite the viewer to think about space and architecture in a sculptural and playful way.

Nicole Robins

Nicole's practice is centred around a sense of time and place, especially the contemporary plant world around us in Sydney. She is trying to use 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.

Outer Island

Outer Island’s mission is to bring awareness to the magic of this world by creating products that focus on native plants, animals and habitats.

Peter McCarthy

Peter McCarthy is a night potter at Claypool Studio in Botany and makes functional pieces in stoneware that look equally at home on the mantlepiece.

Public Holiday

Public Holiday is a small brand focusing on functional and experimental ceramic vessels made by multidisciplinary designer Carly Buteux.

Richilde Flavell

Richilde Flavell is a Canberra based emerging artist working with ceramics. Material curiosity informs Flavell’s practice and she is interested in using clay in a variety of ways to articulate and explore her surroundings. 

Rob Fuller

Rob exclusively hand throws in stoneware and porcelain clays. As a result of his glazing technique, no two pieces are the same.

Roy Chandra

Roy Chandra's tableware originates from a deep appreciation of Nature, and many of his pieces spring from the tension between natural forms and more utilitarian constructs.

Sassy Park

Irreverent and whimsical, humourous and thoughtful, the subject matters of Sassy Park's ceramic works have extended from the human condition, personal texts, Australiana to the natural world.

Sophia Emmett

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.

Studio A

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.

Susan Solomon

Susan is a South African born, Sydney based artist. A love of Ikebana led her to ceramics, so she could display her arrangements in unique handmade vessels with stunning impact.

Sylvia Riley Designs

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.

Tara Lofhelm

Tara Lofhelm is a contemporary jewellery designer. Working from her Melbourne studio, Tara explores textural repetition and contrast through primitive processes such as stamping and embellishment

Timna Taylor

Carefully crafted functional forms, with painted patterns inspired by the Australian bush are features of Timna's fine tableware.

Vanessa Ion

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.

Vert Design

Vert design produced the Ocean Collection, a cuff collection created from salvaged waste plastic, meaning each piece is unique.

Workshopped

Workshopped identifies great Australian design and brings it to local and international attention.

Zara Collins

The process of transformation is at the crux of Zara Collins’ contemporary art practice. Her work is bound together by ideas of reinterpretation, appropriation and reinvention.  

Zuku Jewellery

Made by artist Maija Frankovich, Zuku Jewellery brings together glass, metal and other materials to create distinctive and striking jewellery.

Exhibition catalogues

ADC exhibitions catalogues are available at Object Shop for very reasonable prices.