With our March 21 & 22 market fast approaching, we’re getting excited. We’ve put together an impressive list of Australian designers and producers, who will all be setting up in the halls of EPIC in just two week’s time.
With Autumn here and cosy season just around the corner, many of us turn inward and start to cosy up our homes for the chilly season. Today we wanted to highlight some of the fabulous March market designers who make things for the home.
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 March market!
Earthdrawn Studio artist Carlie will draw you into a world of colour, imagination and captivating levels of intricacy, all created with coloured pencil. Hours of work and attention to detail go into each piece. Animals and creatures (real and imagined!) are beautifully and colourfully drawn by hand. They make a beautiful addition to any room, from kid’s bedrooms to your living room.
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.
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 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 homeliness
It’s natural to want to fill our homes with beautiful things. Beautiful AND handmade things are extra special!
Birdy & Clementine, a “one-woman studio”, creates stunning, handmade ceramics with delicate colour palettes but robust durability. Using minimal tools and emphasising the organic creation of hand built shapes, each piece is made from scratch by artist, Robyn Stewart. Decorated using layers of bespoke coloured slips and clays, each piece is finished with meticulously hand painted patterns in gold or platinum lustre. Every item crafted is completely unique. Birdy & Clementine pieces are functional art: practical, pretty tableware and porcelain jewellery with accents of gold or platinum for you to enjoy.
Lighten Up Handmade’s aim is to continue the tradition of previous generations by producing beautifully made bespoke products here in Australia. Their gorgeous custom-made lampshades are offered in a fabulous range of Australian designed fabrics in contemporary drum or tapered styles. To complement their beautiful shades they offer timber hand-turned lamp bases in two different sizes.
Zoco Candles come to you in beautifully sleek and sophisticated white glass jars. The fragrances are kind on the senses and have been developed exclusively with a fragrance house to gently fill your room. Hand made with skill and care in small batches.
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!
Clare Mazitelli’s designs start out as watercolour paintings which she turns into patterns to print on linen and linen blend fabrics. These fabrics are combined with leather, velvet and other materials to make a gorgeous range of homewares and accessories. Clare aims to make products that are beautiful, long lasting and functional – something for you to find joy in using and want to look after and keep for a long time.
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.
Common Wood designer Pete creates unique recycled timber furniture and home décor items. His aim is to never take part in the cutting down of a tree. Every piece is created entirely from reclaimed timber. All of Pete’s chopping boards are created from a range of reclaimed Australian hardwoods and get this – locally sourced recycled skateboards!
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 to come and see them all (and so much more), March 21 & 22 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!