The JamFactory – Our Adelaide Week Superstars!

by Jenny Butler
Monday 24th October 2011

This week we welcome the JamFactory to the Guest Blog! No doubt you’ve read all about Lucy’s visit to the JamFactory earlier today and already know that the JamFactory is packed full of outstanding creative artists in the fields of ceramics, glass, metal and furniture. This week we will be getting an fantastic behind the scenes look into each of these departments and see some of the recent projects the crew have been working on. A HUGE thank you to Emma Aiston for curating this exciting week for us! – Jenny x

JamFactory alumni, Mandi King with her Story Machines is currently exhibiting in the Atrium space at JamFactory. Photo – Rodrick Bond.

Welcome to a week with the JamFactory! We hope over the next 5 days we can take the opportunity to introduce you to our unique organisation and some of the folk within it! The JamFactory is nestled in the heart of Adelaide’s CDB and houses 4 studios (Furniture, Metal, Glass and Ceramics) a retail shop and 5 gallery spaces.

Gallery One at the JamFactory, the largest of our gallery spaces

The JamFactory’s retail space on Morphett Street, designed by local Khai Liew

The JamFactory shop

On top of this we also have 10 studios which are rented out by a talented bunch of designers and craftspeople, some of whom you will meet this week.  We also have a giveaway (we know you guys love a giveaway!) so one lucky reader will win themselves a KINK Oil Bottle designed and made in the JamFactory Glass Studio, all you need to do is leave a comment on the Guest Blog by 10pm on Thursday to go into the running to win!

Part of the recently launched JamFactory product range, KINK Oil Bottle will be available, along with many other great products in our new JamFactory online shop, which will go live just in time for Christmas!

Our second JamFactory production piece, Salad Servers, designed by John Quan. Top right- KINK Oil Bottle in action, designed by Deb Jones. Photos – Tom Roschi

The Jam Jar, still in its prototyping stage will soon join the JamFactory product range. Photo – Tom Roschi.

Ceramic Studio staff member, Kirsten Coelho is showing pieces at the JamFactory in Collectors Space until the end of this month

by Jenny Butler
Monday 24th October 2011


  • Kylie Jane 5 years ago

    Kinky and oily. I love it.

  • Kate 5 years ago

    William Morris once said have nothing in your home you do not believe to be Beautiful or useful… this certainly fits the bill in both beauty & utility!

  • Megan 5 years ago

    Divine ingenuity

  • Engracia 5 years ago

    Wow, what beautiful pieces.

  • Bec 5 years ago

    My word, I am positively swooning over the new jam factory online store if this swag of goodies is anything to go by – cannot wait for it to open! Christmas presents ahoy!

  • Amy 5 years ago

    One of those filled with some of SA’s beautiful olive oils would be a nice little taste of home.

  • Keryn Hughes 5 years ago

    So much creativity under one roof, get on board other Aussie states and territories

  • Beth 5 years ago

    gosh, this post almost *almost* makes me want to visit adelaide. the Kink oil bottle is especially gorgeous!

  • Ros 5 years ago

    I have been looking for the perfect olive oil glass pourer for years! Adelaide just grew up.

  • Natalia 5 years ago

    Love it!

  • Bella 5 years ago

    I am in love with this glassware. The Kink bottle is fab!

  • Olivia 5 years ago

    These glass products are beautiful! I subscribe to the blog & have forwarded today’s post onto a friend who I know will love these creations too :)

  • Lou 5 years ago

    Very stylish !

  • Alison 5 years ago

    I have been searching for an oil bottle – this would be perfect

  • mish 5 years ago

    Love the jam jars, can’t wait for those!

  • Lisette 5 years ago

    Woop woop my oil and vinegar obsessed family need one of those bottles!

  • Nick Addlem 5 years ago

    Wow, I absolutely love all of those pieces. Can’t wait to see what else turns up on the online store. Good to see thew Jam Factory getting more exposure!

  • norma keyte 5 years ago

    just bliss….

  • leah of sang the bird 5 years ago

    Gogeous design and functionality! Winning combination. Could be dangerous {$} but i’m off to check out your online store x

  • Felicity 5 years ago

    What a glorious space alive with colour and creative energy – fabulous!

  • Jackie 5 years ago


  • Maureen 5 years ago

    Love it!

  • Jane 5 years ago

    SO much lovelyness!

  • t 5 years ago

    simply beautiful! So many inspiring artists under one roof

  • Bev 5 years ago

    Can’t wait for the online shop to open, meantime would love an oil bottle

  • erin 5 years ago

    Yay! Finally an Adelaidian feature. and there couldn’t be a better one…Love the Jam Factory.

  • Alex 5 years ago

    What a useful giveaway, just beautiful!

  • meggsy 5 years ago

    Pretty cool bottle, I’m sure it pours smoothly as well….

  • Joanna 5 years ago

    Awesome. Wish I’d known about this when I was in Adelaide recently. And I could SO do with one of those oil pourers…

  • Thanks for introducing us to the Jam Factory; what a great concept.

  • Liza Zeni 5 years ago

    What incredibly talented people and a beautiful array of homewares, LOVE! And, I’m always amazed at the talent and pieces that glass blowers can create. Thanks for sharing this with us! xxx

  • Helen 5 years ago

    The Jam Factory is reason enough to drag me to Adelaide – such beautiful, creative works!

  • Carol-Ann 5 years ago

    Very beautiful – must visit Adelaide soon. Must remember to view shop when it comes online!

  • Tina Foley 5 years ago

    Will be putting The Jam Factory on the list for next visit to Adelaide!

  • Gael Joyce 5 years ago

    Such happy colours, I love love love them.

  • di 5 years ago

    i love australian design! thanks for sharing Design Files… di

  • Nat Power 5 years ago

    I have a cheap ass version of an oil pourer and it leaks everywhere, I would love this colour and practicality in my kitchen as a replacement.

  • Judy 5 years ago

    What an amazing inspirational place to go. How beautiful is everything. Imagine having that kinki bottle on your bench. Love it. And love those jars too. Can’t wait to see the online store. Hurry.

  • Cherie 5 years ago

    So beautiful, so useful, hoping one will be mine!

  • bj 5 years ago

    Simply stunning.

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    I just love it and all the other pieces featured in the blog. What a great place and can’t wait for the online shop.

  • Tracy 5 years ago

    I would love one of these.

  • Angela 5 years ago

    Lovely and functional – which for me, is the best combo.

  • Donna Quirke 5 years ago

    Wow – stunning – would look brilliant in my kitchen!!

  • Kerry Smith 5 years ago

    I saw the KINK oil bottle at Design Made Trade this year and thought it was beautifully resolved. One of the stand outs at this year’s fair.

  • Jane Skirrow 5 years ago

    Lovely shape and colours – would complement any kitchen!

  • Colleen 5 years ago

    Wow. beautiful and functional.

    Everything is so creative!

  • Chelsea 5 years ago

    its just beautiful

  • Jan 5 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!!

  • redshoes 5 years ago

    ohh so lovely

  • Erin 5 years ago

    It is stunning – perfect with salad season on its way! And those salad servers and the jam jar ooooh myyy!

  • Karen 5 years ago

    Have been looking for a great oil bottle for ages would love this beauty!

  • Kelly 5 years ago

    definitely need one of these..

  • Lupita Manzo 5 years ago

    The Jam Factory is great!!! Everything looks a cool dream!!!

  • Jennifer 5 years ago

    These are gorgeous – I love the kink oil bottle and the fabulous jam jars in particular! Great concepts and beautifully designed.

  • laura 5 years ago

    what a delicious peek into the making of gorgeous things. I would love to watch some glass blowing in progress. how fun. xx

  • Hannah 5 years ago

    wow love the Kink bottle and so looking forward to this week. We are planning a family road trip Adelaide shortly so will be taking notes!

  • Mark 5 years ago

    Amazing shop.

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    Wandered into the Jam Factory a few years ago and was lucky enough to watch some glass workers at work. Mesmorizing!

  • Em 5 years ago

    Gah – those jars! Gorgeous.

  • Jo-Anne Britt 5 years ago

    All the pieces are gorgeous, and that oil bottle looks like it’s alive-great form.

  • Marie Biswell 5 years ago

    Oh the talent! Awesome!

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    I’d like to feel a little bit more grown up too!

  • kirsten 5 years ago

    I’m always hearing fantastic things about the Jam Factory, Damn i wish i lived in adelaide, you seem like a bunch of super talented people

  • tina 5 years ago

    Oil never looked so good!

  • Mummageorge 5 years ago

    Hey I like enamelware, and so those ceramics attracted my eye! Kink bottle simply good design.

  • Lauren 5 years ago

    Absolutely beautiful. Hopefully one day I will visit the Jam Factory!

  • Kylee Paulissen 5 years ago

    Exquisite! Loving the Kink oil bottle AND have my eyes on those soon to be released jars.

  • OLIVIA 5 years ago

    I use olive oil every day and have been searching for the perfect bottle. I have just found it!

  • Courtney 5 years ago

    Love the pieces! Definitely checking out the online shop!

  • Suzy 5 years ago

    Thanks for visiting Lucy. The Jam Factory certainly is an institution here, it deserves highlighting.

  • judith 5 years ago

    Georgeous; sleek and sophisticated.

  • Ingvill 5 years ago

    Wow love it!

  • Sam 5 years ago

    oh my – gorgeous – yes please

  • Zen 5 years ago

    I miss you Adelaide. Love the Jam Factory.

  • Catherine 5 years ago

    The Jam Factory is an absolute inspiration!!

  • Clementine 5 years ago

    The colours and textures are to die for.

  • Jennifer 5 years ago

    wow adelaide, how inspiring

  • AmandaT 5 years ago

    How lucky am I to have this in my new home town? I’d love this for my kitchen and dining table.

  • michelle 5 years ago

    so pretty!

  • Judy Cinerari 5 years ago

    I love the the tiny fold in the bend of the oil bottle. It is this fine detail which elevates it to an elegant piece of art.

  • Lisa 5 years ago

    Always pointed in the right direction!

  • Majka Kaiser 5 years ago

    The retail space is gorgeous. No surprise it’s designed by Khai Lieu, one of my very favourite designers.

  • neddy 5 years ago

    Just gorgeous- keeping my fingers crossed!

  • JB 5 years ago

    Love it Want it!

  • lauren 5 years ago

    My mum’s new kitchen is crying out for one of these!

  • FEDe 5 years ago


  • Romy 5 years ago

    beautiful beautiful beautiful!

  • Mel 5 years ago

    so cute and happy looking !!!

  • Camilla Cathro 5 years ago

    Great to see this great Adelaide spot being nationally showcased!

  • Indra King 5 years ago

    How funny, I went shopping for an oil bottle on the weekend but gave up thinking the bottle the oil comes in from the supermarket is a million times more attractive than anything I saw for sale. That was until I saw the kink oil bottle!! Amaze!

  • Anucia 5 years ago

    I would love one!! So cute, yet so functional

  • Simon 5 years ago

    Super cool stuff!

  • Lacey 5 years ago

    It would take pride of place on my kitchen bench!

  • Dan 5 years ago

    Do the cookies come in the jar too ?

  • Margie 5 years ago

    ooo that glass is too beautiful. And the mugs! Sigh!

  • Alison 5 years ago

    Might even get me back to Adelaide. Love the glass

  • claire 5 years ago

    love it all!

  • Anna 5 years ago

    Love JamFactory. Very excited about the online shop!

  • Lee 5 years ago

    Ah I love! I have been hunting far and wide for the perfect oil bottle – I think this is it!

  • vanessa 5 years ago

    Love those oil bottles..tres cool!

  • Jane 5 years ago


  • Pippa 5 years ago

    Form and function, great design!

  • juliet 5 years ago

    I have been eyeing up those bottles ever since you last posted on them! Would LOVE one for my kitchen!

  • Nat 5 years ago

    Oh I am in love!

  • Dave Bickmore 5 years ago

    Lucy, Thanks for featuring our little SA icon. Beautiful

  • Meg 5 years ago

    Hells bells, what a good looking bunch of craftspeople!

  • Mary 5 years ago

    The shape reminds me of so many things – so universal and a little bit phallic! Wonderful idea to turn everyday objects into things of beauty

  • Tegan 5 years ago

    K to the I to the N to the K!!! Amazingggg!!! Can’t wait to one. Or two :)

  • Catherine 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! And love the biscuit jars too.
    Very clever people. x

  • Lu Horn 5 years ago

    Lovely Design

  • emma 5 years ago

    These are so great! Love everything of theirs you’ve shown here, oil bottle is awesome, love the jam jar.

  • gemma 5 years ago

    so beautiful!

  • Allison 5 years ago

    love the Jam Factory such an icon of Adelaide. It was a great source of inspiration when studying Interior Architecture at the nearby UniSA campus.

  • Denise 5 years ago

    Everything is amazing.

  • Dana 5 years ago

    So so pretty!

  • Maria 5 years ago

    Woowee! Would love to adorn my kitchen with these gorgeous, curvy glass beauties

  • Mary Rose 5 years ago

    Stunning simple design. Love this.

  • rose 5 years ago

    Ooh la la, love, love, love! Amazing talent under one roof.

  • Kellie 5 years ago

    Can we have one in Melbourne please?

  • carrie 5 years ago

    Loving the work from the JamFactory and the views from Adelaide…feeling the urge for a tree/sea change myself. Thanks Lucy for the inspiration and I think the online store has solved my Christmas shopping dilemma…less time in traffic and shops means more time to plan the escape!

  • Elisa 5 years ago


  • Eleanor 5 years ago

    Kinky! ;)

  • Siska 5 years ago

    wow, beautiful pieces..

  • ralph 5 years ago

    Lovely bendy bottle… the greens are truly lovely.

  • Jo 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! So inspiring… LOVE IT!!

  • Bridget Rafferty 5 years ago

    so vibrant!! love the colours!!

  • Rosanne 5 years ago

    another good reason to pop on over to Adelaide…. they are getting quite the reputation.

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