Meet some of Australia’s very best artisans, individual makers and craftspeople as they showcase a stunning selection of handmade gift and homeware ranges. Wander down Artisan Lane and experience a creative community of artists, clay workers, jewellery makers, craftspeople and more as they handcraft bespoke products in front of your eyes.
Meet Karen & Hayley CANDLEXCHANGE STAND AL1
Hayley Clarke and Karen Platt founded CandleXchange – a home fragrance brand with a circular economy at its core. The 2 eco-warriors focus on natural materials, zero landfill, and reusing containers, offering a unique ‘Return & Swap’ solution that enables eco-conscious consumers to return empty home fragrance containers for new, hand-poured, natural fragrance products. Products include soy candles, diffusers, hand & body creams and room spray.
Meet Deb MURALS ON THE MOOVE AL12
Artist, teacher and art-therapist Deb founded Murals on the Moove, named fittingly as she and her van travelled whilst she created murals and artwork. The van itself was carefully and craftily painted with a mural in its entirety. Now, Deb uses the most inspired of her artmaking to adorn products such as hats, bottles, books, bags, towels and many other gift items.
Meet Sonia SONIA WASHBURN NATURAL PERFUMES AL8
As a practicing aromatherapist, Sonia was drawn by health concerns into natural perfumes. She creates beautiful and alluring perfumes that are natural and less harmful. Other products in her range are botanical skincare products and essential oil candles.
Meet Stephanie WEI’S CREATIONS AL6
In 2017 Stephanie, a passionate animal lover, began making adorable and fun pet-related designs. A journey that began with bespoke pet portraits, expanded into product lines that include tote bags, clothing, stickers and purses. As Wei’s Creations continues to grow and evolve, Stephanie remains committed to creating high-quality, creative, and unique designs that celebrate the bond between pets and their owners.
Meet Emma ZENTI DESIGNS AL2
Zenti Designs founder Emma Oliver uses gouache and pencil to create a collection of uniquely whimsical art and patterned items. Products include colorful and fun greeting cards and a selection of Archival Art Prints with an array of subjects, ranging from Aussie birds and botanicals to colorful little shops and houses. Emma designs, paints, prints, and packages every art piece, working with a local printer to create the cards.
Meet Aileen AILEEN ANDERSON ART AL7
An emerging Australian artist and small business owner, Aileen specialises in painting Sydney coastal landscapes and people. Her business developed organically with requests for her artwork and now she produces organic tote bags, sustainable travel towels, postcards and the ever-popular prints.
Meet Rebecca LITTLEHOOTHOOT AL4
Bec began her small, one-woman run, Australian-made stationery business based in Sutherland after leaving her graphic design job. Striving to focus on artmaking that sparked joy and happiness, she started creating greeting cards, notebooks, gift tags and prints, best known for their delicately hand-crafted scripts and leafy watercolour designs. With a passion for being eco-friendly, all her products are printed onto eco-friendly paper stocks.
Meet Sylvia HARVEY WALKER STUDIO STAND AL5
Sylvia desires to bring that summer vibe holiday feeling into the home for everyone, every day. With hand-illustrated watercolors, her prints and cards are designed for any age, staying in touch with current home interior trends. Printed in Australia these beautiful prints and cards are luxurious yet affordable.
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