Emerging artists and Craft Hatch ‘neighbours’ Dianne Collins and Caroline Johnston collaborate to create a unique leather handbag collection incorporating beautiful ceramic tiles.
Over the past year Johnston & Green and Dianne Collins Ceramics have joined their shared design aesthetic and deep appreciation of each others work to create a limited edition collection of unique leather handbags featuring textural and colourful ceramic tiles. This collaborative collection together with their independent work explores functional elegance.
Johnston & Green: Melbourne based Caroline Johnston is the designer and maker for Johnston & Green’s range of high quality handbags and small leather goods that are classical with a modern twist. The early design influences in her life are reflected in this collection with an elegant simplicity of design, good functionality and appealing colours. Caroline is well known for designing and producing very high quality products utilising beautiful leathers and suedes. She thrives on designing and creating things of beauty.
Dianne Collins Ceramics: Melbourne studio potter, Dianne Collins originally studied ceramics for a year in Japan as an exchange student, this subtle Japanese influence emerges from her delicate wheel thrown functional ware. Dianne strives to create functional pieces that draw the hand to touch, that elegantly enhance and become treasured everyday pleasures.
She launches Nature’s Design, her new range of functional ware exploring visual and textural connections with nature. Contrasting the organic variation of pattern and colour with the exquisite structures and symmetry found in nature’s designs.
Fresh botanical studies of indigenous flora and new works in the popular Copperware Collection will be exhibited.
Venue: Malvern Artists’ Society Gallery
Address: 1297-1299 High Street, Malvern
Date and time: Friday 24 March 11.00am-6.00pm; Saturday 25 March 10.00am-5.00pm; Sunday 26 March 10.00am-5.00pm
More information here.