Australian Homewares

With our next market fast approaching (30 April – 1 May), we’re getting excited.  We have put together an impressive list of Australian homeware designers and producers, who will all be setting up in the halls of EPIC in just a few weeks time. With Autumn here and Winter just around the corner, many of us turn inward and start to snuggle up our homes for the chilly season.  Today we wanted to highlight some of the fabulous Australian homewares designers attending our next market – perfect for those of you addicted to homewares!

artwork.

If your walls need a little love (or, if like us, you’re a sucker for beautiful handmade art!), we’ve got some incredible talent coming to the market!

Left to right:  Dots by Donna, Press, Galleria, Meadow Art Collective

Dots by Donna will leave you amazed.  Donna’s patience, discipline and love for drawing in dots, has quite literally turned into works of art.  She has an amazing gift (and clearly very steady hand) for the drawing technique known as stippling or pointillism.  The bottom line – there is none.  It comes down to dots and thousands of them forming unique and incredibly beautiful visuals, ranging from animals to dream catchers and the highly coveted African Goddess print.  Donna’s illustrations are all original and come with a life of their own, with each piece taking from 40-200 hours to complete.

Press Galleria celebrates the eclectic beauty of a wide range of fallen Australian herbaria. Handcrafted in every way, each herbarium frame tells a unique story that touches the heart.

Meadow Art Collective artist Nicola, is inspired by the uniquely Australian rural lifestyle.  Her work often features Australian livestock & native flora & fauna.  Her work is recognisable through her distinctive wet on dry style with a combination of contemporary loose watercolour layers & charcoal lines for depth and shape.  The range includes Australiana inspired watercolour artworks, high quality art prints and handcrafted wares.

next level homewares. 

It’s natural to want to fill our homes with beautiful things.  Beautiful AND handmade things are extra special!

Left to Right: Old Vine Candles, Rhapsody Design, Wajacreations

Old Vine Candles take old wine bottles, hand cut and carefully sand their edges and transform them into a beautiful fragranced candle for your home. Each soy wax candle is handmade using the highest quality ingredients available. They are unique, and unlike any other candle you have had.

Rhapsody Design sources and forages beautiful flowers, foliages, fungi, bugs and bones to create two and three dimensional botanical art. It is where a creative background in floristry and interior design unite to welcome Mother Nature inside. The collection includes dried flower decorations, maintenance free terrariums, edible blooms, and a greeting card range.

Wajacreations are two lads with an undeniable passion for interior design and a love for nature. Each one of a kind handmade concrete and recycled timber piece features stunning succulents, cacti and indoor plants. Waja represents love for the industrial feel and raw look with the use of different textures, shapes and colours.

practical and beautiful designs.

William Morris summed it up when he said “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”  These designers manage do deliver the goods on both fronts!


Left to right: Smartalex Textiles, Belinda Doyle Art, Julian Suitor Blacksmith

SmartAlex Textiles is all about preserving the authentic, traditional methods of print making. Alexandra, the name behind SmartAlex Textiles, hand screen-prints her own designs onto linen textile that she makes into a unique range of homewares. Cyanotype prints have now been added to her range incorporating Australian botanics, that beautifully compliment her products. From design inception, to the finished product, her work is fully hand-crafted. Each item that she produces is one of a kind – its beauty lies in the minor variations that result from being hand crafted.

Belinda Doyle is an Australian designer who creates stellar photography, resin art, and homewares inspired by her love of the ocean. Proudly born and raised on the NSW South Coast, Belinda has a strong affinity with the ocean, the coast and the natural beauty that country living offers. This connection is evident when you see her range of photographic artworks and resin art pieces.

Julian Suitor is a local Blacksmith who crafts hand forged pieces using both new and traditional techniques.  His kitchen knives are like works of art, and you’ll find a whole range of other exquisitely made practical and decorator items in his range.  Axes, hooks, homewares, kitchenware…  Stopping by Julian’s stall is a must to really appreciate the craftsmanship in his products.

This is the tippy top of the iceberg when it comes to the incredible range of handmade homewares and decorator items available at the market this March.  We invite you check out our Australian Made directory and to come and see them all (and so much more), April 30 & May 1 at EPIC. With free entry and parking, and a fantastic range of lunch, drink and snack options – Handmade is guaranteed to be a great day out this Autumn.  See you there!