Isabel Avendano Hazbun


Isabel Avendano Hazbun has a practice driven by process. Completing formal education in both textiles and fine furniture design, Isabel works both in and at the intersection of fibre and wood. Her deeply sculptural and explorative practice results in works of meticulous detail and finish.

In her series Tare, Isabel draws from conceptually rich material, exploring notions of deconstruction and reassembly. Hand ripped, washed and reformed – these works show that same attention to detail for which she has quickly become known.

Necklaces and bracelets from the Tare collection are available at Object Shop.

Images: Isabel Avendano Hazbun, Tare Necklace Black. Photo courtesy of the artist; Isabel Avendano Hazbun, Tare Necklace Mustard. Photo courtesy of the artist


What is your 'origin story'?! Where did it all start?

I think from the very beginning I was subconsciously storing all this creative energy. I grew up in Colombia in my grandmother's house, who is a very well known fashion designer back home, surrounded by her designs and textiles. But it was later when I came to Australia and started a Bachelor of Design at COFA that I started making and I have been making and designing ever since.

Describe the last thing you made? 
A series of necklaces and bracelets made out of folded fabric. They take so long to make you enter this meditative state two hours in...I love that.

What part of the making process do you enjoy the most?
Pretty much all of it, the designing and the making. But I do love that moment where you come up with a new idea and you are just figuring out exactly how to make it.

Who should we be following on Instagram? Who are your favourite local makers?
There's so many great makers in Melbourne. I follow Catrine Berlatier, Kate Just, Tal Fitzpatrick, Lisa Hilli, Hannah Gartside, Louise many.