New Designers to Australian Handmade Community

We are excited to announce that the makers below have joined the Australian Handmade Canberra Community this month. If you are looking for something unique and special, you’re sure to find it amongst the handcrafted products of these fantastic makers. All products made by our makers are created within Australia, in small batches and use the highest quality materials available. Our makers love to create and this passion shows through in their final products, which are unique and quite often one of a kind.

Artichoke Design

Maya Sunny Honey is a 100% raw honey range, handcrafted wholly by Andrew and his hard working bees from Mudgee, NSW, Australia.

Andrew’s passion and inspiration for bees started at a very young age in the country-side of Poland, where he would learn and help his parents on the apiarist farm. Andrew believes honey should be enjoyed in its most pure form, allowing full benefit of its nutritional properties. By working closely with his hives, Andrew is excited to share his passion and knowledge of bees with everyone.

Artichoke design is a creative label, showcasing individually conceived and crafted leather products made in Melbourne.

The adventure of Artichoke Designs began with a range of purses and handbags and has continued to evolve, to now include accessories such as phone slings, key fobs, brooches, hair clips and earrings. 

Inspiration for each product is drawn from a fine collection of leathers sourced from waste from the fashion industry. Each piece of leather has its own unique story.

Curious Joe is a unique, vibrant handmade kids fashion label – designed and made in South West Rocks NSW.

Focusing on bright, fun prints that celebrate the fun and joy of childhood, each piece is made using only fabric that is ethically sourced and independently designed.

Curious Joe is fun to wear, made for play and available for kids aged 0-6.

Tilda and Cacao
The Honey Library
Nine Circles Distillery

Tilda & Cacao is a small family business based in Gerringong on the NSW South Coast. They are passionate about pioneering a chocolate artistry process that positively impacts everyone involved, from you to the growers, the community, and the planet. Each chocolate is created using raw organic Criollo cacao sourced from UTZ Certified Organic farmers in Peru.

Tilda & Cacao’s chocolate is plant-based, vegan friendly and free from additives, gluten and refined sugar. Ingredients are sourced from sustainable and ethical growers and producers in Australia and around the world and chocolate blends include ingredients such as finger lime, macadamia and Davidson plum.

The Honey Library collects rare and distinctive types of pure raw monofloral honey from their hives. They also sell a competition-grade air-whipped cold-set creamy-textured raw honey.

The Honey Library also collects information about different types of honey and pairs that information to create high quality honey based foods such as sauces and alcohol.

They Honey Library are famous for its Alcoholic Honey mead, and its distilled mead: “Bee-quila brandy”, and “Vodka made from honey” and focuses on keeping all of its products as pure as possible.

Nine Circles Distillery is located on the Far South Coast of NSW and makes small batch spirits with passion. Their signature gin is full of flavour with 14 different botanicals making up its complex profile.

A variety of local and imported botanicals are used to create a gin that has to be tasted to be believed, with every palate experiencing something unique.

Their vodka is different again, made from locally grown Australian wheat, double distilled and filtered, so that it retains some of the beautiful caramel bites of the grain.

Sweet Amalia
Mobius Distillery

Sweet Ama’lia produce a range of Greek sweets, handmade locally in Canberra.

Sweet Ama’lia uses only the freshest and highest quality ingredients to make authentic treats.

Mobius Distilling Co. is a distillery located in Marrickville that is punching well above its weight. Head distiller Philip is an alchemist of sorts, beyond passionate about making the best spirits he can. Mobius creates outstanding spirits – handy staples as well as delicious new creations of their own devising.

Their Moreau Apple Pie Liqueur is quite literally apple pie in a glass with notes of warm pastry as the finish. Mobius also offer a small-batch vodka that was awarded champion vodka for 2021 at the Australian Distilled Spirits Awards. Further, Mobius have an ever updating range of gins to sample.

Charleys Forest Silver makes jewellery using sterling silver and natural stones, especially turquoise.

Created by Sky and Jakub, Sky designs and creates the jewellery, making each piece one at a time at their farm in the bush and each piece is inspired by nature. “I like to wear strong unique pieces that are well made, so that’s what I make”.

Jakub makes components, does the stonecutting and makes beautiful boxes for the pieces.

Pretty Parrot Distilling
Clay By Fox
Richard Paige

Pretty Parrot Distilling make Australian gins & liqueurs using Australian botanicals and traditional ingredients.

The colours of each product reflect the natural ingredients used.

The gins and liqueurs make fantastic cocktails, can be served on ice or with traditional mixers such as soda and tonic.

Clay by Fox creates unique and subtle polymer clay jewellery. Each piece is individually handcrafted using high quality polymer clay and findings to create a timeless piece, perfect or any and every outfit.

Clay by Fox homewares are handcrafted with an Australian made ecrylimer acrylic resin casting compound. Each homewares piece is unique, durable and water resistant. They are perfect to add that final touch to your beautiful home.

Richard Paige  is a fine leather goods company founded in 2016 by husband and wife-duo, Tom & Brit Schell.

Australian leather craftsman, Tom Schell, has always loved working with his hands, no matter the medium. Always fascinated with how things are made, his first bag made for his wife, was therefore created solely by hand. As the clean and classic aesthetic of the bags began to resonate with others, Tom’s ever-persisting itch to create with his hands full-time continued to grow until the brand was formed in 2016.

Christelle Maire Designs
Lailatrees

Christelle Marie Designs create a collection of botanical earrings designed to connect you to nature. These earrings are all handmade by Christelle in her home studio in Adelaide.

The majority of the flowers you see are grown her garden or sourced locally, then pressed and dried before being encapsulated in the resin. The colours and combinations of flowers and the shapes of the resin pieces are carefully chosen to create a soft, pretty, minimal look in her signature colours and style. Her aesthetic is about simple designs to let the beautiful details of Mother Nature shine through.

Laila Trees, a British born artist, is based in the gorgeous Northern Rivers of NSW.

Inspired by Australia’s unique flora and fauna, each piece helps me to find beauty and peace in our complicated lives. The paintings reflect the stories of our lives that we weave, our past, and the places we come from. They honour the natural world and reflect its precarious balance and beauty.

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