Rhiannon Thomas has been inspired by traditional craft techniques not found in online videos but rather in the depths of the craft community and networks of grassroots organisations.
Rhiannon is graciously sharing these skills with the wider public and you can book into her workshop as part of the Craft Cubed Festival.
Aurelia’s jewellery is informed by a fascination with metamorphosis, phenomena, and the mysteries of the elements existing in the natural world.
Inspired by raw geologic forms, intricate crystalline structures, and the exquisite geometries of nature – Aurelia’s works elegantly unveil stories of the earth. Through a conceptual and considered design language, her pieces celebrate the unique characteristics of natural material such as coloured and included diamonds and precious gems, together with her unorthodox and distinctive approach to enameling steel that has won her international recognition.
South Australian born glass artist Thomas Yeend is now stocking at Craft. His eye-catching glassworks are a combination of 3D modelling, 3D printing, and mixed-media components with traditional glass-making techniques. Thomas creates a variety of vibrant and cheerful glass wares that we are totally in love with.
When asked about her practice and studio, Jennifer Conroy Smith speaks of being patient and calm. These qualities are evident in her ethereal porcelain sculptures, that are on show as part of the Craft Cubed Window Walk. We were able to to speak with Jennifer to gain some insights into her artistic process.
It takes significant concentration and experimentation for Sarah Tracton to produce her stunning porcelain light fixtures. We are thrilled to be featuring the results of her hard work in the Craft Cubed Window Walk.
We had a few questions for Sarah about her process and inspiration.
Kate is a visual artist & contemporary jeweller with a passion for crazy, excessive detailing in art and design. Craft is thrilled to be featuring her work in the Craft Cubed Window Walk.
We had a chat with Kate to find out a little bit more about her craft practice.
Tegan sees the fun and joy in crafting. This is certainly apparent in her contribution to the Craft Cubed Window Walk. Her hand painted tickets reflect countless joyful occasions, and the relatable desire to try and hold on to a tangible piece of those memories.
We had some questions for Tegan about her crafting philosophy.
CiPi AKA the Pink Shadow likes craft that evokes connection. CiPi's contribution to Craft Cubed aims to achieve just that through a combination of online interaction, real life activity and of course the hand made in The Pink Shadow Game.
CiPi gave us some insights into what inspires her practice.
Nora Thamthanakorn sees the potential for creativity in discomfort, and the potential for beauty in decay. Nora's stunning deconstructed ceramics will be showing at Alpha60 this month as part of the Craft Cubed Window Walk.
We had a chat with Nora to learn a little bit more about what inspires her craft.
Craft is thrilled to be featuring the innovative jewellery of Cara Johnson in the Craft Cubed Window Walk. Cara's approaches craft with thoughtfulness and intent. Her current collection explores the fragility of nature and its reaction to the influence of unrelenting human expansion.
We sat down with Cara to learn more about her craft philosophy and inspiration.
Angela and Renee of D'alton Baker Production's value the community and connectivity of craft. They are generously sharing their wisdom and expertise with the crafters of Melbourne in their seminar tackling the difficult question of just how do you get the most out of design markets?
Ahead of Craft Cubed, we had some questions for them about their practice and where they find their inspiration.
Being a maker is more than just creating. Behind the creation of handmade object there is a process that includes the formation of narratives that communicate to the user the story of the object and practice. Inherent in this the process is writing.
We’re constantly trawling the net for research, education and inspiration here at Craft. There are a magnitude of sites that feed us, one great resource is the website Collosal | Art, Design and Visual Culture - although not specifically classified as craft the site features artists employing craft processes in their making
Christine Cholewa's work uses graphic imagery to record and detail moments in life, in particular showing the evolving connection between humans and nature through blown, fused and sandblasted glass panels.
Craft is pleased to publish Instruments of contentment – Furniture and poetic sustainability, a book by Associate Director Student Experience at Monash University and Art Critic for The Age, Robert Nelson.