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Welcome to July at the market. This market promises to brighten up the long cold Hobart winter, with our carefully selected collection of exhibitors, all presenting beautiful and inspiring designs. With an eclectic product mix including lighting design, home wares and fashion illustration, this would have to be one of our favourite lineups to date. Do have a fossick through our look book, it will give you a sneak peek as to which labels will be presenting their wares on market day and also the philosophies of the artists, designers and makers behind them. While vastly differing in products and style, all our exhibitors are of a similar ilk, which we feel demonstrates the core values of the market, to present customers with the cream of the crop of Art & Design in Tasmania. We’re also rather excited that the lovely singers Festival of Voices will be joining us at this event! We’re so chuffed that our market customers will be treated to the sounds from Tasmania’s largest winter cultural event and cannot wait to see (or hear!) what they have in store for us. We look forward to seeing you on the 8th July!
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on our wish list.. 1.
1. Soy wax candles, by Quiescence Candles 2. Flat-pack pendant light, by Who Did That 3. Screenprinted accessories, by Arna Sweeney 4. ‘a happy spot’ print, by Julia Dineen Prints
5. Recycled silver brooch, by Little Lari 6. French Poodle, by Little Snoring 7. Childrenâ€™s clothing, by Nara Design 8. Ceramic earrings, by Magoolie Designs
oceanides by Karin Beaumont Jewellery inspired by the miniature creatures of the Antarctic Ocean…now that’s unique. Oceanides is a striking range of jewels designed by Marine Scientist Karin Beaumont, she aims to open people’s eyes to the diversity, beauty and importance of microscopic marine life. Delicate patterns, carefully considered styles and lovely materials mean that the Oceanides label is not only scientifically savvy, but also stunning. Do you have a day job, if so what is it? I’m an Antarctic Voyage Leader and Tasmanian Tour Guide. When did your business begin and why? Oceanides was born from a fascination with the stunning microscopic patterns and forms I observed during my PhD research in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean. Instantly inspired, I created my first piece of metal sculpture in the diesel mechanics workshop at Davis Station, Antarctica. This was a seed for later completing a Diploma in Art, Craft, Design in 2006 and the evolution of my label ‘Oceanides’ meaning ‘beauties of the sea’. The aim of my business has been to open people’s eyes to the diversity, beauty and importance of microscopic marine life though the uniquely personal medium of jewellery. Inspiration/design aesthetic? My designs inspired by nature, yet it is a side of nature most people don’t get
to see: a scientists view of the ocean, of creatures magnified 1000 times. Some designs are inspired directly by a particular pattern while others are more abstract yet, somehow, may appear oddly familiar. In my latest range, I return to my favourite material, sterling silver. The Ocean Planet series is inspired by both the physical landscapes of both Antarctica and Tasmania and their microscopic marine life. This range is designed to be accessible to both women and men. The designs are simple and abstract incorporating negative space so the clothing and body become part of the design. Designers you admire? Scandinavian design in general, and several Korean jewellery designers, Marian Hosking, Julie Blyfield, Khai Liew, Sally Brown and Linda Fredheim. What is your favourite part of Tasmania? The North-East coast (Bay of Fires) and the South West coast – two totally different climates and environments on the one island! I love the north-east for it’s beaches, lichen-covered rocks, turquoise waters, and dry sclerophyll forest. The south-west I love for its ruggedness, it’s wild, wet, changeable weather and raw beauty of the great southern ocean that pounds the coast. What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? I love seeing patterns, forms and composing ideas, and then transposing these ideas into tangible three-dimensional objects. I enjoy resolving a design: ‘solving the puzzle’ of turning an object into something functional and wearable. I also get a real buzz when people appreciate the inspiration and story behind the design as well as the overall aesthetic and functionality of the piece. What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? My Aluma cuff bracelets in anodised aluminium – a design I am very proud of due to its widespread appeal from 18 to 80 year olds! My ‘silica shard’ silver earrings, ‘cocco’ powder-coated coloured rings, and my more recent and abstract ‘Ocean Planet’ range of matt silver jewellery, including pendants, brooches, and unisex lapel / tie pins, all inspired by unique microscopic marine life.
contact Karin 0429 432 090 firstname.lastname@example.org www.oceanides.com.au
who did that by Loz Abberton Loz Abberton, is the super clever, passionate and voluble (in a really good way) lady behind those gorgeously glowing beacons of eco – friendly light, Grandeliers. Her designs are minimal, eclectic, intriguing and incredibly stylish…just what you want to light up your home and your life.
Do you have a day job, if so what is it? Day job? Grandeliers are my day job. And my night shift. When did your business begin and why? The past 18 months identified my clients as (mostly) women who want Australianmade, quality handcrafted products with honest eco-credentials and back-story to curate their homes and working environments. Ushering away the homogensied, cookie-cutter style…which I desperately loved in the 90s. Why I began my business? To escape the cookie-cutter. Inspiration/design aesthetic? Online; anywhere Scandi. It’s my heritage… lame, I know to plop for one region but they do economical style very well. There’s so much visual enchantment online that it’s hard to list what inspires. Extracting the essence of a culture (like a national uniform) inspires as do the more indy designers. Offline; friends inspire me. The coast calms me. Then design ideas unfold.
Designers you admire? Pass the phonebook. And the international directory, too. What is your favourite part of Tasmania? The island’s entire bewitching coastline…greed is good. There seems to be postcards popping up wherever I peer… the horizon looms incredibly close. I now grasp the ‘big sky’ theory of the vast, country Queensland of my childhood. And if people can be parts, then add them to my favourites; knowledge sharing within the Tasmanian design community is abundant… pinch yourself, it’s real. Oh, and the one minute traffic jams on the way to that coastline! What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? I love light. Sunlight, moonlight, firelight, streetlight…and the transformative shadows created. Light draws people…must be our primordial genes. Growing the Grandeliers brand is fun, frustrating, fun…isn’t that love? Guess not so many challenges, more discoveries. The earth is round so to send my Grandeliers any way but flat-pack would make them untenable. Sourcing quality Tasmanian ecoaccredited materials was initially frustrating. We all know about our forests. Lastly, I recently read that growing a brand is a marathon not a sprint. I love that, too. What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? GRANDELIERS. Flat-pack pendant lights and lamps that add a luminous statement to any room. Made from future-friendly materials they flat-pack for efficient transporting and easily assemble tool-free. Plus my new range of lightshades: SLIP. created by layering timber veneer and lasercut polypropylene. Flat-packing into cardboard envelopes for easy transport they simply lace together for bootylicious lighting that adds a little va va voom to any space. And SHADOW SHIFTERS. add or substract layers from a range of designs to create a unique diffuser. Flat-packed and ready to shape those shadows. All my products are designed and made in Tasmania.
contact Loz 1300 88 29 39 / 0418 404 121 email@example.com www.whodidthat.com.au
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nara design by Miriam Herzfeld Miriam Herzfeld from Nara Design is all for celebrating beautiful textiles…aren’t we all? Miriam celebrates them by making them into stylish, practical and very appealing clothing for adults and children, along with a small range of homewares. Her fabrics for 2012 are indeed beautiful and include organic cotton and wool, low impact textiles, along with some seriously stunning Japanese + vintage fabrics. Do you have a day job, if so what is it? I’m a Mum to my four year old Tibby. I also run my own business working as a consultant in the area of health promotion, community development and population health. When did your business begin and why? I started nara design after the birth of my daughter in 2008. I found it difficult to find warm clothing in Tasmania so I started to search for organic merino wool fabric so I could make my own clothes for her. I particularly wanted to make pants with booties. Market research with mothers in the area gave me further ideas about what people were looking for. And I went on to design other pants, dresses and bedding for little people. About 16 months on, and I with the help of my wonderfully talented and supportive Mum had enough stock to start trading. Inspiration/design aesthetic? I’m inspired by the beautiful textiles that are made both within Tasmania and
around the world. I’ve been fortunate to travel to some places that produce amazing textiles including Japan, Uzbekistan, Holland, France and China. I particularly love Japanese textiles such as those produce by Nani Iro and Etsuko Furuya. I also love vintage and retro design and am an avid collector of eclectic wares – everything from vintage chairs to retro brooches. I’m enthused by many things - from Florence Broadhurst wallpaper designs to the colours and wonders of nature. Designers you admire? My Mum, Nani Iro, Etsuko Furuya, Melody Miller and Florence Broadhurst. What is your favourite part of Tasmania? Bruny Island because I love the coast and going on the ferry makes me feel like I’m going to another country. What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? I love the creative opportunities that nara design and being involved in the market have provided me. I’ve met so many lovely and talented people who are part of the creative community - it’s a real pleasure to be part of it. It’s really nice when you come across a little person wearing something you made and when you get repeat customers who give you feedback. I love working with my Mum for nara design. She’s a fantastic sewer and I owe my love for textiles and sewing abilities to her. What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? At the beginning of this year we did a lot of research and thinking about where we wanted to head with nara design in 2012. We purchased a large collection of new textiles and developed a range of new designs and ideas. Our designs will be simple allowing the textiles to be the star of our products. We hope to bring a unique and stylish collection of children’s wear, women’s wear and homewares.
contact Miriam 0400 480 908 firstname.lastname@example.org www.snowqueensgarden.blogspot.com.au
jen2le by Jennifer Nizette & Jennifer Sowby Jen2Le design and create handmade knitted, crocheted and felted artisan products. Their home wares and accessories are completely individual and inspired by the textures and colours of their super special and seriously high quality yarns and materials. Lovely old fashioned techniques merge seamlessly with contemporary design and world sourced silks, mohair, hemp, linen and bamboo.
Do you have a day job, if so what is it? Jennifer Nizette is a full time mother with a background in Nursing and OH&S. Jennifer Sowby works part-time as a Mothercraft Nurse. When did your business begin and why? Jen2le began 3 years ago to produce a handbag that was distinctively unique and not massed produced. From a background of hobby skills used to provide family and friends with handmade and special gifts we are exploring and enhancing our creativeness with textures, colours and designs. What is your favourite part of Tasmania? JN: Tasmania provides a community feel allowing for the eclectic and diversity of cultures that encourages designers and artisans whether itâ€™s foods or art to take inspiration from the natural resources of beautiful clean air, mountains to seaside
views and four seasons. Tasmania for me is not any one place but a tolerant and accessible place for my family. JS: I spent some of my childhood years growing up in Ferntree, so for me the trees and smell of the bush with hill and river views is something I treasure wherever I am in the world. What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? The world is our horizon and the ideas come thick and fast. The gripe is time limitations to follow through in one continuum from idea to completed product. We do everything from inception, sourcing fabrics and yarns to match the design and texture of our ideas, to manufacture and then the (boring but essential) business side (paperwork, accounts, advertising and marketing). A larger financial base and space would allow us to do this full time. What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? Unique, â€œone offâ€? gifts and home wares that are contemporarily designed using specialty yarns and fabrics. Designs from Tasmanian based Jen2le using world sourced silks, mohair, hemp, linen, bamboo and many others.
contact Jen2Le 0418 361 168 / 0409 419 327 email@example.com www.jen2le.blogspot.com
little lari by Larissa Kemp Larissa Kemp is a part time fairy helper and a part time talented jeweller. Her cleverly crafted jewellery designs, sold under the Little Lari label, have a lovely freedom to them, and use a fun and refreshingly unexpected pairing of components. Our favourites are her cute as a button naughts and crosses earrings and dainty silver freeform brooches, they make perfect presents too, we might add.
Do you have a day job, if so what is it? Yes I do I work part time at The Faerie shop as a Faerie helper. When did your business begin and why? I started making jewellery in 2005 and I started my Little Lari label in 2009. I started my label then because I think thatâ€™s when I found my groove, and made a range of jewellery that is still popular today. Inspiration/design aesthetic? For inspiration I normally take that from nature, and from what scraps of metal are sitting on my workbench. My best ideas so far have come from what I have in front of me, and one of my many ideas floating around in my brain will find itâ€™s way out. Ideas give me sleepless nights.
Designers you admire? Julie Blyfeild she is from Adelaide and an amazing silversmith. What is your favourite part of Tasmania? Wow thatâ€™s a hard one can I have more than one? The east coast (broad I know but it is just beautiful) and the top of mount Wellington on a clear day, ooh and the west coast. What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? I love that I have the freedom to create and that I donâ€™t have anyone telling me what to do. My little gripe would be that I work from home and I am the best procrastinator around!! Not a good mix. What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? I will have my favorites there and I always try and pop in a few new pieces and some one off designs.
contact Larissa 0418 213 307 firstname.lastname@example.org www.littlelari.com.au
quiescence ca n d l e s by Kate Allen Gorgeous in their simplicity, Quiesence candles are made from soy wax (no nasty chemicals here!) and are housed in a cleverly and purposefully chosen collection of recycled glassware. The candles are scented with pure essential oil blendsâ€Ś. delightfully delicate, the scents are decadent and gently uplifting at the same time. Lovely lady behind the label Kate Allen, handcrafts all of her products, pouring each candle into its one-off jar or glass container. Quiesence candles look lovely on their own, but we have to say, rather stunning in twos or threes! Do you have a day job, if so what is it? I studied science and have worked as a researcher in agriculture for the last ten years. This is now a part-time job that I balance with Quiescence Candles. When did your business begin and why? I poured my first candle almost three years ago and enjoyed the intricate process of paring up wicks and containers, melting wax, checking temperatures, blending oils - to my mind it was a bit like cooking (I prefer to follow recipes exactly and use precise measurements!). That year I made candles to give as gifts to friends and family. I have always had an appreciation for things handmade, and it was a great way to experiment with something new, and to receive honest feedback from people close to me whose input I value and am guided by. My background has helped me to understand the physical properties of the materials I work with, and problem-solve some of the many challenges that soy wax can present, but I have also learned to be guided by my intuition and accept that there will always be variations from one candle to the next, no matter how accurate my measuring is.
Inspiration/design aesthetic? My inspiration comes from all things natural and respectful to the environment, expressed foremost through the use of recycled jars, and decision to use soy wax and pure essential oils. When I first started making candles I used empty jars and bottles that I already had in the cupboard, instead of buying new glassware. I quickly developed a love for the vast shapes and designs and started going to junk shops and garage sales in search of unique and appealing containers that have had a previous life. Fowlers Vacola jars, an iconic Australian brand, were the usual suspects on my travels. The imperfections in the glass hint to the years of use they have had and create a unique finished product. It is important to me that the beautiful glasses and jars stay in circulation and continue to be used long after the candle has been enjoyed. Designers you admire? Anyone who shares their creativity with the world. I have a huge respect for the relationship that craftspeople have developed with their chosen tools and materials. What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? The people I meet. The experience of collecting preserving jars has been more enjoyable than I could have imagined. I feel lucky to have the opportunity to connect with people who once enjoyed preserving as â€˜a way of lifeâ€™, and to recreate the story of each glass for another generation. The interactions with people at the market, whether they are seeing my candles for the first time, or are returning with an empty jar, is also a very rewarding feeling. What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? Each of my candles is hand crafted, and poured into a one-off jar or glass container that has been purposefully collected. I retail my Fowlers Vacola range of candles through a small number of stockists as well as the market, but I also bring an assortment of vintage glassware candles to the market that are distinctive in their shape, colour and design. Lots of thought and energy has gone into sourcing these, and I hope people enjoy the fun in finding something unique!
contact Kate 0417 139 483 email@example.com www.quiescencecandles.com.au
quiescence candles handmade in Tasmania
little twig by Emily Snadden + Peta Owen Little Twig launched their business at the market in 2009 and we have to say they have developed an almost cult like following since. Must be because their jewellery + stationery are always the perfect combination of soft neutral colours, quirky twiggy style designs and boast a product range that includes a lovely collection of well thought out pieces. One half graphic designer and one half jeweller, the founding twigs are always innovative and constantly updating their range with new inspired new twiggy type designs.
Do you have a day job, if so what is it? Emily is a fully qualified manufacturing jeweller and during the day she creates amazing pieces for very happy customers from her studio in Salamanca, Hobart. Peta works as a graphic designer and divides her days between working part time and chasing her young son around the house. When did your business begin and why? Our business began in 2009 from a joint desire to do something fun as a creative outlet additional to our day jobs. We studied together at the Tasmanian School of Art and had previously collaborated on an exhibition piece so we had a pretty good idea that we would work well together. We decided the best thing to do was combine forces and see where a jewellery and graphic design venture could lead.
Inspiration/design aesthetic? We are inspired by all things twiggy, quirky and fun. We work with a neutral colour palette and a minimal approach to create products that are beautiful to look at and make people smile. Designers you admire? Our influences and personal tastes can be quite varied, however we have a shared love of illustration and simplicity that is prominent throughout all of our work. Whilst we draw inspiration from a myriad of artists our collaboration is mostly a response to our local environment and each otherâ€™s personalities. What is your favourite part of Tasmania? Tasmania is such a unique environment, our favourite thing is that everything is so accessible! We both love the great outdoors and find all the inspiration we need literally in our own backyards. What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? We love that our work is really anything but. We love creating things that we think are nice and then finding out that other people think so too. Our only gripe would be that there just arenâ€™t enough hours in the day to create all of the new things that we would love to do and that sometimes, unfortunately, we really do have to sleep. What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? Visitors to the market can expect to see our ever-expanding range of handcrafted jewellery including earrings, brooches, pendants, cufflinks and rings as well as our many illustrated gift cards and tags. We are constantly adding new items to our collections and love that the market is the perfect platform to test run our new designs!
contact Emily + Peta Emily 0409 801 270 / Peta 0408 138 018 firstname.lastname@example.org www.littletwigbits.blogspot.com
the snow queen’s garden by Natasha Langham The Snow Queen’s garden has an almost cult like following for her adorable little handmade decorations. Squirrels, birds, Russian inspired matryoshka dolls all get snapped up in the blink of an eye…no exaggeration. We think it’s because of the endearing personalities and fine details she bestows on each creature. A chubby little tummy on a squirrel, a pretty beaded section on a bird, or a quaint expression on a Babushka doll. All items are beautifully made by hand, and completely irresistible! Do you have a day job, if so what is it? No official day job… but mum to two busy young girls. Add to that a productive fruit and vegetable garden needing loads of attention, an energetic little dog, shift worker husband and all the things I want to stitch, sew, knit, crochet and embroider… no time for a job! When did your business begin and why? The seeds for creating embroidered pieces began in 2003, when my husband was posted out to country NSW. Sewing was a great way to fit into the small local community. Having a new baby and toddler, I was disappointed at the lack of beautiful, child friendly Christmas decorations. In December 2005, I sold some hand embroidered and beaded felt decorations at my daughters’ day care centre. When my grandmother passed away several months later, making Russian inspired felt matryoshka was a way to reconnect with my heritage.
Inspiration/design aesthetic? Large part of the inspiration comes from my grandmother’s stories of her upbringing in St Petersburg, Russian. From my early years she introduced me to a wealth of Russian fairytales, folklore and contemporary stories. Sometimes inspiration come from changes in my own perspective: finding changes in how I see patterns swirling in clouds, leaf shadows on a pavement, a moment of moonlight on a tin roof. It’s finding a moment of stillness to catch that moment and memorise it. The design then has to be robust for little hands, and pleasing to the touch. Designers you admire? Always changing. In previous years, I have been influenced by stitch work from Yvette Stanton and her Mountmellick embroidery, Aimee Ray and DoodleStitching, Tone Finnager and her gorgeous colour combinations. Forever loving artists, like Van Gogh, Klimst, Matisse, and Hundertwasser. What is your favourite part of Tasmania? Geographically speaking, love the mountains. Mt Wellington has so many moods to capture, with snow, rain, mist and rainbows. Sometimes all at once. Love the colours and season at Mt Field too. It is wonderful to have four distinct seasons in a year ( or a day). People also seem to have a more balance outlook on life, being able to embrace a lifestyle rather than just living to work. What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? Simply put – I love making stuff – taking a piece of felt, a sliver of wool, thread, beads and turning it into something that makes people smile. My only gripe is my ambitions often outpace my abilities – got some great ideas using a welder, angle grinder and heap of scrap metal. Maybe one day ….
julia dineen prints by Julia Dineen Julia Dineen is not only a very clever + talented lady (an award winning graphic designer didnâ€™t you know?) but she also has a lovely joyful sense of humour and the ability to create a certain mood or atmosphere through her fun designer prints and stationery. We like her use of spot on phrases and splashes of colour that brighten up even the dullest day.
Do you have a day job, if so what is it? Julia is an award winning freelance graphic designer. She loves to colour in all day, preferably in texta. When did your business begin and why? The seed was planted many many moons ago and recently came into bloom in 2011, with the goal of being able to realize my own day to day creative musings and thoughts. Inspiration/design aesthetic? Inspiration comes from the everyday, comments from a passing stranger, an overheard conversation in a cafĂŠ or the passing of time. Colours, light, shapes and patterns evolve from memories and muddled ramblings pieced together.
Designers you admire? Gosh where to start….current muses are Beci Orpin, Jane Reiseger, Ortolan, Dinsoaur Designs and anything vintage…. What is your favourite part of Tasmania? Cremorne Beach in winter…uncrowded, isolated and wind swept. What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? I love getting to be creative everyday…excepting for some days, when wouldn’t it be lovely to just walk through the day without a flash of inspiration and dream colourless dreams…. What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? Smiles and laughter.
contact Julia 0407 830 342 email@example.com www.juliadineedesign.com.au
s o p h i e c a r n e ll design by Sophie Carnell Sophie Carnell’s work can not really be pinned down to a singular niche, nor field. She creates beautiful objects, with a strong reference to nature, which gives her products a lovely sense of freedom and beauty. The mixture of her handcrafted silver jewellery and glass wares makes for a terribly covetable collection, very different, and very appealing!
Do you have a day job, if so what is it? My morning noon and night job is my crafting/making/creating. When did your business begin and why? I started seriously hand crafting 7 years ago, selling at local markets to support myself while doing Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania. I figured I’d rather try and earn money by making and creating than washing dishes. Dishes may have been more lucrative there for a while, but my creative soul was happier. I moved through making handbound leather journals and all sorts of vintage fabric reincarnations – bags, badges, birds, to creating unique sterling silver jewellery. Inspiration/design aesthetic? The natural environment is an endless source of inspiration for me. Tasmania’s
landscape is so rich and diverse. From the tiny pebbles and aged driftwood on the beach to the varied and intriguing rock formations of Mt Wellington. Designers you admire? Contemporary jewellers that I admire for their play with the natural world are Beth Legg, Marian Hosking and Julie Blyfield. Their works have a purity of form, yet are also delicate and intricate. What is your favourite part of Tasmania? Itâ€™s a toss up between Bruny Island and Schouten Island. Maybe Schouten for sunny summer days and waterfall-edge rockpools and Bruny for wild wintery days, crazy skies and roaring surf. What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? I feel very privileged to be in a situation where I can be creative for a living. I have a fantastic studio that looks over the river Derwent. I love the endlessly changing light on the water and the far hills. Itâ€™s very calm, and also inspiring. My only gripes are deadlines, why do they come around so fast?! What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? My newest range of jewellery using sterling silver and embedded resin, as well as pieces incorporating polymer clay; all created with a nod to this beautiful land we live in.
contact Sophie 0407 968 930 firstname.lastname@example.org www.sophiecarnell.com
r e b e c ca r ot h by Rebecca Roth Rebecca Roth creates a series of contemporary designs in resin, with a focus on vibrancy and texture. Her handcrafted signature line of colourful jewellery is incredibly popular, and for good reasonâ€Ś with a palette that spans pretty much the entire colour spectrum, and a product range that includes staples to statemental, bold bright accessory lovers need look no further.
Do you have a day job, if so what is it? Designer, maker and Owner of Rebecca Roth Gallery. When did your business begin and why? 2006. Whilst on maternity leave I started a hobby in jewellery making. This grew over time and here I am today running a small business, oops! Inspiration/design aesthetic? My inspiration comes beaches, coastlines and foreshores. My new hobby is beachcombing for glass, stones and pebbles that I can mould and turn into new jewellery pieces. Colour inspiration also plays in a big part of what I do, I am often captivated by certain tones in nature.
Designers you admire? Georg Jensen and Florence Broadhurst. What is your favourite part of Tasmania? Itâ€™s a secret, not well known by many! What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? I love that I work for myself. I love everything about what I do. I love the quiet time designing and making. I love meeting new people in my retail space. There are a few niggles that surround me in the busy times of the year, but nothing too bad. What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? Bright contemporary designs in resin.
contact Rebecca 0414 518 739 email@example.com www.rebeccaroth.com.au
arna sweeney by Arna Sweeney An environmental consciousness and interest in design featuring Australian flora and fauna led Arna Sweeney to the discovery of several independent textile designers. This selection of high quality materials and components featuring unique hand screen printed, ethically produced and sustainable fabrics such as organic cotton, linen and hemp, translates into a gorgeous collection of bags, purses, and home wares. All products are completely handmade in Arna’s Launceston studio, guaranteeing individuality and some lovely one off designs.
Do you have a day job, if so what is it? Firstly I’m a mother to my 14 year old daughter. My husband and I also have a club in Launceston, PYCSAM Health & Fitness. I’m pretty much behind the scenes these days, helping out at times with staff training and act as mentor to our club manager. When did your business begin and why? My mother sewed and I grew up with a sewing machine often out on the dining table, so it seemed like a natural thing for me. I’ve always loved to sew and know I’m a much happier, fulfilled person when I’m creating. During a three year sabbatical to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, USA my love for sewing was rekindled during the long snowy winters. After my return to Tasmania in 2008 my first bags and purses were created. From
a great response from family, friends and the public I started supplying a few local stores supporting the hand made revolution including Cocoon and The Mill. Late last year I expanded and launched my online store. Inspiration/design aesthetic? Simplicity of style and an almost extreme plainness is the core of my inspiration. I’ve always drawn inspiration from nature and in particular the raw Australian landscape and our unique flora and fauna. Following this interest and an environmental consciousness led to the discovery of several independent textile designers. Each of my products combines high quality materials and components featuring unique hand screen printed, ethically produced and sustainable fabrics such as organic cotton, linen and hemp. Designers you admire? I absolutely adore the work of designer and artist Julie Paterson, from Cloth. Another favourite is Stewart Russell who heads up Spacecraft, and his team of designer/makers hand screen printing onto any surface that attracts their attention such as fabric, concrete, wood, paper and glass. Lara Cameron and Tegan Rose, owners and designers of Ink & Spindle are two girls I admire too. What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? I love the search for beautiful textiles and being surrounded by them in my studio, sometimes hard to part with! I love the process of making that fabric come alive into a creation, that other people can enjoy. I simply love sewing – does wonders for the mind and soul! What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? I’m always on the lookout for new textiles and have some beautiful new colourways and designs to create into gorgeous homewares and accessories. I’m currently working on some new designs and hope to bring those to the market too.
contact Arna 0438 012 842 firstname.lastname@example.org www.arnasweeney.com.au
phat flats by Cathy McAuliffe Phat Flats really are phat….and joyful and fun and as bright as a button too. Hobart graphic designer and talented illustrator Cathy McAuliffe produces a range of greeting cards, gift wrap, art prints and gift tags that always hit the proverbial nail on the head. The best thing about her cards (in our humble opinion anyway,) is that her range seems to provide the appropriate card for every occasion, or person… best friend, great grandfather, the weird neighbor down the street…fun, quirky and individual cards for everyone.
Do you have a day job, if so what is it? I am a graphic designer, living in lovely Hobart with my two kids and hubby. In the time I don’t spend at the park or on the beach doing kid’s stuff, I work from the home office doing a mix of my design business, Cathy McAuliffe Design and my cards business, Phat Flats. The graphic design is really my day job but because I get to create illustrations for clients and love incorporating these into design and branding, it really doesn’t feel like a ‘day job’. When did your business begin and why? Creating graphic design and illustrations for clients and business is endless fun but I am always responding to a brief, design considerations, limitations, budgets and even just personal taste and opinion! I wanted to create a creative outlet for my artwork where I got to work on things that interest me, without having to run it past anyone. When the cards are printed though, I love getting feedback and responses
to the work from customers and store owners. That’s why I love being involved in The Market, especially when people are excited by a new range of designs. Inspiration/design aesthetic? Phat Flats imagery is inspired by old advertising posters, the graphic patterns of Dwell Studio and Marimekko, the wobbly lines of Julia Rothman, the items and objects in everyday life and the beautiful surrounds of Hobart, Tasmania! Designers you admire? This changes all the time, but the well-worn favourite designers include Scandinavian graphic influences of Olle Eksell, Alexander Girard and Draw Pilgram. Retro stuff and nice linework by Kilowatt Kat, House Industries and Evan Hecox. Architecture and furniture by Arthur Erikson, Charles and Ray Eames, Enzo Mari and George Nelson. Beautiful architectural magazines are always around our house (architect husband) with favourites of Monument and Dwell. I love to curl up with the house mags such as Real Living! There’s always a massive list of blogs featuring lovely eye candy stacked up in my ‘reading list’, plus favourite online magazines including BIG and LMNOP. Inspiration for making kid stuff usually starts with these two magazines and a personal favourite, Made By Joel. What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? Creating art prints has been a super exciting part of the business. I have also loved learning more about the website and how I can add some interesting one-off goodies – watch this space! One thing I am not so good at getting in to see my local store people to show them new ranges or to restock their current cards! What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? Well, this year I will be concentrating on developing gorgeous pick-up gifts. You can also buy lovely gift boxes of Phat Flats cards, plus a new range of small gift tags. There will be a few surprises too as I have some new ideas I would like to test!
contact Cathy 0419 788 125 email@example.com www.phatflats.com.au
jemma clements h a n d b lo w n g l a s s by Jemma Clements Jemma Clements brings a distinctively fresh style to the world of glass blowing. Trained under renowned glass artist, and father, Richard Clements, Jemma has embarked on a career which has seen her selling her intricately handcrafted pieces interstate and internationally. Her products include a bright colourful range of jewellery, bespoke perfume bottles and gorgeous decorations. All with Jemmaâ€™s strong original sense of style, focusing on spontaneity, light and colour.
Do you have a day job, if so what is it? I was working full time as a glass artist but since the birth of my two daughters, I am currently working part-time. When did your business begin and why? Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Huon Valley, I grew up in a family that was passionate about glass. I always knew I wanted to pursue a career in glass so in 1995 I embarked upon an apprenticeship with my father, Richard Clements. In the beginning I focussed primarily on perfume bottles, selling both interstate and internationally. After many years I discovered bead making and was instantly hooked! Pursuing bead making enables me to combine my love of fashion with my work. I spent every Saturday of my childhood at Salamanca Market â€œhelpingâ€? behind the stall. It was a natural progression for me to have my own market stalls. I love the whole process from making to selling and interacting with customers.
Inspiration/design aesthetic? As mentioned I was initially inspired by my family’s love of glass. I feel fortunate to have had a trade as well as a creative passion passed down to me. My father and I share a workshop in Franklin and he inspires me always. We both influence each other’s work. I also have my own workshop at home now, which is great as it gives me more time to tinker on my work. I endeavor to have a strong, original sense of style. I want my work to be a celebration of the medium. Designers you admire? Tasmania is overflowing with talented artisans. While there are many excellent designers interstate, I think it is great to celebrate Tasmania’s exceptional local designers. I admire Richard Clements, Carmen Blythe, Natalie Holtsbaum, Emily Snadden, My Mother Mabel, Little Lari, Roger Webb and Alex + Marion Ceramics…I could go on and on! I love anything Japanese, especially Japanese hand made beads. The skill and their attention to detail are phenomenal. What is your favourite part of Tasmania? I just adore Tasmania now, when I was younger I took it for granted. We are blessed with beautiful beaches, amazing wilderness and an extraordinary way of life. My favourite part of Tasmania now would have to be MONA. I love everything about it; the building, the art and the artefacts, the food and wine, everything. It is world class and out in Berridale…Amazing!! What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? Being self-employed is wonderful, although not being paid for sick days is quite upsetting! When I am feeling uninspired it can be difficult to motivate myself. That is probably one of the more challenging aspects of being self-employed. What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? A wide variety of my work including a full range of my bight, colourful studs, sterling silver and hand blown bead necklaces and perfume bottles.
contact Jemma 0407 853 976 firstname.lastname@example.org
b i r dy & m e / DANCING AT DUSK by Kelly Smith & Lauren Stevenson Kelly Smith is the incredible illustrator behind the Birdy & Me label. With a seriously impressive list of clients (Vogue, H&M, L’avion) Kelly focuses on fashion illustration and portraiture and also produces limited edition prints and artworks that are whimsical, beautiful and inspiring all at once. This year she has delved into homewares (yay!) and has teamed up with Lauren Stevenson to produce a collaborative collection of cushions and bags under their brand new offshoot label ‘Dancing at Dusk’….we’re excited! Do you have a day job, if so what is it? Kelly is an illustrator who has worked with local and international clients including Vogue Australia, Portmans, and H&M. Lauren is part of the office grind by day, creative genius by night. When did your business begin and why? B&M : I graduated from art school itching to start drawing again after 4 years of focusing primarily on photography and graphic design. I started a blog and etsy store to display and sell my work and things progressed from there! D@D: We are brand new, launching our products this Feb at the market. Our business blossomed from a conversation about how badly we wanted to design and create our own products so we thought ‘why not!’ and went for it. Inspiration/design aesthetic? B&M: My work has quite a soft aesthetic; it’s very monochrome with subtle pops
of colour. I find most of my inspiration in fashion, film and fairytales. I’m literally addicted to fashion magazines so photography always plays a huge part in my process. I like to create a strong sense of character and whimsy in my girls! D@D: Both of us are very inspired by colour and pattern. It’s quite a girly aesthetic, but with a lot of tribal, bohemian influences. Designers you admire? We love the work of Kat Macleod, Julie Verhoeven, Stina Persson, Kate Banazi and David Downton. They use colour amazingly well. What is your favourite part of Tasmania? Both of us would probably say Salamanca or the huge amount of coastline. Give us some sun, a park or a beach and we’re happy. What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? B&M: The fact that I get paid to do what is essentially my hobby is pretty much the best thing ever! Of course no job is ever perfect, we all get that difficult client, or unexpected deadline. But I wouldn’t trade jobs with anyone! (Apart from maybe Anna Wintour) D@D: At the moment everything is so new and exciting it’s hard to find any negatives. As with any new business, we’re sure to hit a few bumps in the road as we continue to learn more about it. We’ll get back to you on that one! What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? We’re launching with a range of cushions, zip bags and cards in two different ranges. We have the ‘Tigerlily’ range which has a bit of a Navajo vibe, and our ‘Sweet Nectar’ range which is all about blossoms and colour.
contact Kelly & Lauren email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org www.birdyandme.com.au | www.dancingatdusk.com
red wren designs by Anna Gooch Red Wren Designs are the bees knees in that lovely cosy kind of homewares, that make your home feel lived in and special. We love the simple and beautiful linen, the bright splashes of colour, the natural aesthetic and how all of Annaâ€™s designs just seem to be spot on â€“ and limited run!
Do you have a day job, if so what is it? I work a couple of days a week on my business, a couple of hours in the office for our farm business and the rest being a mum to my beautiful one year old daughter. When did your business begin and why? Red Wren Designs was officially launched in early 2009. I had been dabbling and developing designs for some time before this but it was a small outdoor market in northern Tasmania which saw the launch of the business. Since then Red Wren Designs has been a regular stall holder at various markets in Tasmania, my products are stocked in a handful of galleries and gift shops throughout the State and orders are sent around the world through sales generated on my online Etsy shop. After completing a screen printing course in Melbourne I began to develop designs and experiment with the printing process and various fibers. I now only print onto 100% natural linen which complements the designs well, I love the raw natural qualities of linen and it has certainly been well received by customers.
Inspiration/design aesthetic? Simplistic design, bold vintage/retro patterns, Scandinavian design, nature especially plant and leaf shapes, dried seedhead from the garden. Designers you admire? Florence Broadhurst, Orla Keily, Heather Moore, Sanna Annuka. What is your favourite part of Tasmania? Very hard to single out one place there are too many! Walls of Jersusalem, Pieman River - west coast, The Gardens â€“ east coast. What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? I love the whole process from finalising a sketch to cutting a new stencil and the excitement of seeing the first print of a new stencil. I love being in my printing space, cups of tea, good music - a lovely way to spend time. What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? 100% linen homewares â€“ Tea towels, placemats, napkins, handmade cushions. I also look forward to providing a sneek peek of my new range of designs at the July Market.
contact Anna 0419 529 580 email@example.com www.redwrendesigns.etsy.com
little snoring by Edwina Morris Possibly the cutest wares weâ€™ve ever come across, Little Snoring products turn us all into panda loving, simpering sillies. While her homewares and clothing are super fun and gorgeously made, it is her tiny pocket pandas and endearingly snooty little French Poodles that really hit a nerve. Edwina Morris designs all her products with a good dose of whimsy and a fearless approach to colour. She also has the knack of constantly evolving and creating totally irresistible items that you just have to have.
Do you have a day job, if so what is it? I have worked in the film industry and event management over the years. I am currently a staff writer on KidStyleFile which is Australiaâ€™s leading website for baby and kids wear designers, fashion and style, and also work in Communications for Arts@Work. When did your business begin and why? I started selling what I make about 3-4 years ago and am slowing building the business over time. I love making things and am always thinking of new things to design and create so having an outlet to sell the products and gather feedback is great fun and personally very satisfying. Inspiration/design aesthetic? Eclectic, colourful, whimsical, sometimes odd, sometimes very classical. I try to
keep things simple, but do like to combine colours and textures in an unexpected way. Designers you admire? Anne Hubert, Alexander McQueen, Toshiyuki Fukuda, Alex Riggs and Czech animator Jan Svankmeyer but if I could be any other person in the world I would love to be Keith Johnson, buyer-at-large for Anthropologie. I love kidswear brands such as Zorro, Bobo Choses], Pale Cloud, Le Petit Lucas, plus tonnes more. What is your favourite part of Tasmania? Bruny Island and the Channel. What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? I really like connecting with people, having a conversation about one of my products or something completely unrelated. Talking, meeting customers and watching them walk away with something that really appeals to them that I have made is a very lovely experience. On the downside I donâ€™t really like filing or putting the washing away. What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? Lots of new things plus some of my favourites from the past.
contact Edwina 0407 222 175 firstname.lastname@example.org www.littlesnoring.com.au
e m i ly a r l o t t e j e w e ll e r y by Emily Arlotte Butterflies and birds form the cornerstone of Emily Arlotte’s self titled jewellery collection. And we don’t mean depictions of…literally bird’s feathers and butterfly wings (ethically sourced we might add) set delicately in beautifully recycled silver, glass and perspex. Such interesting and elaborate components require just the right kind of settings and Emily does this to perfection, taking nothing away from the raw beauty and individuality of nature.
Do you have a day job, if so what is it? I work casually for the Hobart Royal Hospital as a Hospital Aide. When did your business begin and why? Once I had finished the jewellery course at the Tasmanian Polytechnic in 2010 there was nothing else I wanted to do. My business really became reality once I began to sell jewellery, which was initially at the market in early 2011! I now stock my jewellery at The Art of Silver and the Spacebar Gallery, which are both in Salamanca, Hobart. Inspiration/design aesthetic? The objects or materials I choose to use inspires my designs. I also draw inspiration from the Art Nouveau period and Victorian Mourning Jewellery.
Designers you admire? I admire and gain constant inspiration from local and international designers. I love Alexander Calderâ€™s jewellery and the freedom in which he crafted metal, this is a design aesthetic I aspire to. I also love the artwork of Del Kathryn Barton. What is your favourite part of Tasmania? Tasmania is my home and where I have spent most of my life. I feel connected to this place, its people, the land, and of course the weather! What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? I love creating jewellery due to the intricate nature of the craft and the passion I have for collecting natural curiosities. There nothing I can complain about! What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? Many pretty jewels made from recycled sterling silver, recycled perspex, glass, moth and butterfly wings and feathers. This range of jewellery is inspired by the ideal of immortalising the beauty of butterflies and birds. Hopefully some other surprises too!
contact Emily 0427 041 870 email@example.com www.facebook.com/emilyarlottejewellery
c u r m i ll a d e s i g n s + i ll u s t r a t i o n s by Lara Carborne Lara Carbone creates original artworks and adorable little bundles of whimsy to wear. We’re talking miniature, intricately handmade fairytale themed jewels…think bespoke bears, little red riding hood and pretty much every favourite character from your childhood you can think of….adorable! Do you have a day job, if so what is it? I am currently attending University in Hobart, Tasmania so as to obtain a BFA in photography, which is one of my other passions. My approach to photography is similar to the approach I have when I create my designs. I actively participate in each creation. In fact, my photographs are often self-portraits combined to elements that derive from the world of dreams, childhood memories mixed with imagination and fairy tales. When did your business begin and why? I began to create different types of objects, draw and take photographs ever since I can remember. I grew up with a mother who adored painting and a grandmother who loved every form of art. Art, therefore, has always been part of my everyday life. I completed numerous art courses when I was a child and subsequently enrolled at an Italian secondary school, which lasted five years, specializing in art subjects, especially illustration and modelling. This was the start of what has turned out to be the path which led to Curmilla Designs & Illustrations, where I express myself freely and share the joy and oddity of “my” world by creating little stories to wear, to display and to share.
Inspiration/design aesthetic? My inspirations always spark from my childhood memories which are tied either to what I actually experienced or to my dreams; stories and moments linked to facts, things that really happened or on the contrary that are totally invented, taken from books of folktales or simply from my imagination. My inspiration is my world, made of animals that can talk, plants that can move and of course the wind, which is the best ballad singer ever. Designers you admire? I admire a multitude of contemporary designers, however, my favourite is probably Donna Wilson, who was the winner of “British Designer of the Year 2010”. What is your favourite part of Tasmania? My favourite part of Tasmania… is Tasmania! I adore this island and one thing that I could never do without is the feeling you have when you drive from one town to another enjoying the ever changing landscape. It’s amazing and unique! What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? What I love most about handmade items is that all handmade items are unique and unrepeatable, just like human beings. Each and every one of us is unique and unrepeatable, and this is what makes us all so special. Whoever decides to buy handmade items chooses to recognize a person’s creativity and to reward the time and the passion that each designer puts into each creation. What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? They can just about expect anything and I have to admit it’s true! What they can surely find is a variety of unique and unrepeatable objects for grown-ups and children, created by an “almost grown-up” who remains a child at heart.
contact Lara 0468 941 482 firstname.lastname@example.org find ‘Curmilla Designs & Illustrations’ on facebook
Hideyo by Maya McDonell & Sam Beckman
Maya and Sam design and work together under the name hideyo. This was Mayaâ€™s motherâ€™s name, who remains a creative and inspiring influence. It is a Japanese name that also alludes to the Japanese influence in much of their work. Their fabric and paper creations use almost solely recycled and eco-friendly materials. They love the qualities of materials like old clothes and unwanted books that can only come with age. Along with the exciting process of recreating an item into something new, this also represents their commitment to a gentler impact on the unique Tasmanian environment and the world at large.
contact Maya & Sam 0408 464 576 email@example.com hideyodesigns.com.au
Magoolie designs by Julie Hoddy Magoolie Designs designer Julie Hoddy produces the most blissful collection of ceramics from her small Hobart studio. Feminine, delicate and handmade using Southern Ice Porcelain, the range incorporates jewellery, decorations and homewares. Oh, and one more little thing, in 2012 Magoolie Designs will be creating a small selection of one-off designs for the marketâ€Ś.yay!
Do you have a day job, if so what is it? This is my day job, as well as being a mother to 3 beautiful boys. When did your business begin and why? My business began as a hobby. When my children were younger I participated in some Adult Education courses in the evening, to take some time out for myself and to develop my creativity. In 2003 one of the courses I did was ceramics, and I was hooked. In 2009 I decided to turn my hobby into a full-time business. Inspiration/design aesthetic? I use Southern Ice Porcelain, as it as a clay that was developed in Tasmania. My products are quite feminine and I am always finding new inspiration every day, whether itâ€™s a colour combination, shape or pattern.
Designers you admire? Les Blakeborough, Louise Olsen, Collette Dinnigan What is your favourite part of Tasmania? The beach – it’s where I go to clear my head. What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? I love doing what I do. I work from my studio in my garden and it is great being able to be flexible with family and work. The only downside is that sometimes I get a little carried away in my studio, and my housework doesn’t get done. It often looks like a tornado has hit. I also dislike the bookwork and paperwork that comes with running a business. What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? Of course I will have my jewellery range, which I wholesale to various outlets. But for the market I will also be offering some limited edition and one-off jewellery pieces, along with a small collection of homewares, including mugs, plates and bowls. And don’t forget Christmas Ornaments at the end of the year.
contact Julie 0407 629 096 firstname.lastname@example.org www.magoolie.blogspot.com
once upon a time... by Lili Foster From the picturesque North West Coast of Tasmania a lovely little label called ‘Once upon a time ….’. produces a cute and quirky range of woodland style softies. Lili Foster makes her range of felted characters from beautiful eco friendly components, making them both endearing to your heart and your conscience. Painstakingly handcrafted, Lili’s seriously individual furry friends are inspired by the adventurous nature of vintage children’s stories, and each one comes with its very own story. Do you have a day job, if so what is it? My days are filled with the adventures and joys of living with my little girl .At any given moment you could find us playing cowboys and indians, baking some new and scrummy masterpiece, pottering in our organic veggie garden or snuggling up reading mountains of old books, but our favourite thing to do is have grand times in the old caravan that lives it the top of our garden. When did your business begin and why? I started “Once upon a time...” about 9 months ago after doing a Cat Rabbit workshop at a local gallery the previous year. I spent about a year playing around with ideas and different ways of doing features and then decided that it was time to start up my shop. Inspiration/design aesthetic? Old children’s stories and the adventures that they have.
Designers you admire? Cat Rabbit, Simpli Jessi , Marie Chou, Jipi jipi, The Black Apple, What is your favourite part of Tasmania? Chudleigh and the Mole Creek area and Bruny Island; I’m yet to decide which is better.... What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? I love the freedom being the creator gives you and being able to add in any little quirks at the drop of a hat. Oh and I love making custom creations. What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? Everything that’s been featured here plus a whole lot MORE! Plus if there’s anything that they really want to see there why not sent me an email and I’ll see what I can do...
contact Lili 03 6426 2107 email@example.com onceuponatimeforyou.etsy.com
exquisite style by Hayley Wilson The delightful mother and daughter duo Hayley and Janet are the brains and creative spirit behind Exquisite Style. What began as a kind of therapy after Janet was diagnosed with breast cancer seven years ago, has flourished into a bead based business, which now includes wholesaling their products nationally, a shopfront in Hobart, and our personal favourite…a gorgeous range of handmade satin flowers. Featuring lovely layers of colour, and finished with an intricately bejewelled centre, these fancy blooms have become a favourite with brides, bridesmaids and floral minded people generally! Do you have a day job, if so what is it? My day job is working in the family business Exquisite Style, where I help ladies choose their beads and design jewellery for them. When did your business begin and why? The business began when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, she used beading as a means of therapy and the interest was developed as I helped her through the years of treatment. Inspiration/design aesthetic? I gain a lot of my inspiration from the 1950’s style of the actresses jewellery used in the Hollywood movies, also the 1940’s was another inspirational time period.
Designers you admire? Miriam Haskell of New York. What is your favourite part of Tasmania? I love the little town of Stanley on the northwest. What do you love about what you do...and any little gripes or niggles? Sometimes there are difficult customers, but mainly I love to help them find what they want, but mainly it is the love of creating amazing jewellery What can our lovely customers expect to see you exhibiting? My handcrafted silk and satin flowers.
contact Hayley 0417 041 466 firstname.lastname@example.org www.exquisitestyle.com.au
m a ca r o n s b y r u b y by Hazel Chow Thank god for Macarons, those gorgeously pretty biscuits that hail from France which we simply can’t get enough of. Luckily Hazel from Macarons by Ruby makes hers in the perfect two bite size, so you can sample all her delicious flavours….sour cherry, salted caramel, boysenberry and black forest…just to mention some of our personal favourites.
contact Hazel 0428 930 105 email@example.com www.macaronsbyruby.com.au
BARISTA SISTA by Anja Boot Many people will remember the familiar faces behind the baristasista mobile coffee van from corporate events or festivals (or in the case of festival goers maybe not!) Anja Boot, the barista sista herself, makes delicious and most importantly proper hot drinksâ€Śweâ€™re talking real coffee, beautifully brewed tea, decadent hot chocolates and everything in between. Her foodie treats are the perfect addition to her range of beverages, keeping you nourished, and just a little bit spoiled.
contact Anja 0409 740 019 firstname.lastname@example.org www.baristasista.com.au
a m a n da ja m m m by Amanda Graham The aptly named business Amanda Jamm makes, quite simply, delicious jams! What’s not simple however, is her range of decadent flavours…almost too good just to spread on your humble morning toast. Rose petal jelly, strawberry + champagne, vanilla pear, the list is endless, and what’s extra nice about it, her flavours are always seasonal, and use yummy Tasmanian fruit.
contact Amanda 0425 791 738 email@example.com www.amandajammm.com
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Shannon Robertson Shannon Robertson, is the whoever behind the whimsical fashion label, Whatever Heather. Launched in the summer of 2008, Whatever Heather is a confident, youthful label full of intrigue and whimsy, known for its decidedly feminine outlook with a dash of dark dishevelment. WH produces bespoke seasonal ranges which are stocked in select boutiques around Australia. In addition to the seasonal WH offerings, the Heather Forever Collection (available online) boasts an eclectic and constantly evolving range of favourite pieces.
Established in April 2009 – the market is a boutique art and design event, held 6 times a year in the intriguing Masonic Temple. the market creators, Shannon Robertson and Holly Webber, both run successful small businesses of their own, so understood the need for and were intent on creating, a high integrity market, where quality up-and-coming Tasmanian artists, designers and makers could get the right sort of exposure. the market strives to keep its focus on boutique, high quality products, made with integrity, original thought and professionalism. While the exhibitors are extremely varied in their fields (think fashion illustration to bespoke ceramics), all belong to a similar ilk, which reflect the core values of the market, to present customers with the cream of the crop of Art & Design in Tasmania. Holly and Shannon are committed to their mission of showcasing and celebrating the abundance of talent tucked away in Tasmania, and are forever seeking new exhibitors, who have something wonderful and unique to offer the marketplace. With an exciting and interesting lineup of labels for 2012, featuring a new selection of exhibitors at each event, visitors can head to the market knowing that what’s on offer is indeed a snapshot of the vibrant art and design scene in Tasmania.
Shannon creates WH from her attic studio in Hobart’s Battery Point, which is filled with all manner of inspiration...flowers, chandeliers, battered crowns, and sometimes (if he fancies) her imperious ginger cat/occasional muse, named Raspberry. firstname.lastname@example.org www.whateverheather.com.au
Holly Webber Holly Webber is a freelance graphic designer and art director. Holly graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Graphic Design and Photography) in 2004. Holly has been able to combine her love of photography and design to create clean, intricate and vibrant patterns from her botanical photographs. Under her self-titled label she has developed a range of products using these colourful designs, including accessories, limited edition artworks and stationery. She is constantly adding new products to her range – including more recently a quirky illustrated stationery line titled ‘Letterbox Love’, sparked by a love of receiving good oldfashioned mail – guaranteed to raise a smile. email@example.com www.hollywebber.com.au
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This July we’re joining in the Festival of Voices fun, opening our upstairs level to some musical magic! The Festival of Voices is Tasmania’s largest winter cultural event and Australia’s premier celebration of the human voice. Whether your taste is choral or caberet, storytelling or musical theatre: whether you want to learn, perform or just sit back and enjoy, you’ll find something to savour at the 2012 Festival of Voices. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us!
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Welcome to July at the market. This market promises to brighten up the long cold Hobart winter, with our carefully selected collection of ex...
Published on Jun 9, 2012
Welcome to July at the market. This market promises to brighten up the long cold Hobart winter, with our carefully selected collection of ex...