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Studio Visit

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Kuku Yalanji Artist Tiarna Herczeg Creates Colourful Maps Of Country

The emerging artist shares how they found their creative voice and intuitive painting style, as their latest solo show opens in Sydney.
Christina Karras

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Kelly Thompson’s Playful Preston Showroom Clashes Colour In The Best Way

The clever creative behind online store, Makers’ Mrkt, gives us an inside look at her fun Preston stockroom-turned-store!
Christina Karras

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Stained-Glass Artist Poppy Templeton On The Finding The Beauty In A Lost Craft

The Melbourne-based creative shares the intricate process behind her beautiful retro glass art!
Christina Karras

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Indivi Sutton’s Ethereal Paintings Capture Emotion Through Colour

An inside look at Sydney-based artist Indivi Sutton's enchanting works and her creative journey (so far!) ahead of her latest solo show.
Christina Karras

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Inside A Perfumer’s Fragrant Cape Schanck Garden Studio

Sondrine Kehoe took a love of creating 'fairy potions' as a child and became a self-taught perfumer with her own business, Cygnet Perfumery....

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Inside That Paper Joint's Playful World Of Collage + Creativity

Maximillian Malone and Zoe Crook run the collage studio, workshop and gallery space ‘dedicated to all things paper and scissors’.
Christina Karras

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Chef Turned Ceramicist Claire Ellis’ Amazing, Experimental Practice

She got her start working as a chef at Attica, but has since developed a range of beautiful stoneware, with sustainability front of mind!
Christina Karras

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Studio Elke Relaunches With New Ceramics, Hand-Made In Her Off-Grid Studio

Studio Elke made waves as a successful jewellery designer more than a decade ago, but after a two year hiatus she's back - and with a new ra...
Christina Karras

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Inside The Charming Studio Of Ceramicist + Flower Farmer, Janae Paquin-Bowden

Flower farmer Janae Paquin-Bowden is finally realising her oldest passion; ceramics. Take a tour around her sun-filled garden studio.

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Brutalist Architecture Meets Contemporary Art In The Paintings Of Annalisa Ferraris

A fascination with architecture informs the bold, colour-blocked paintings of Sydney artist Annalisa Ferraris. She takes us inside her spaci...

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Inside Georgia Harvey's Quirky Ceramics Practice + Dream Studio

The Melbourne-based ceramicist on creating objects that are 'not too cute and not too hideous', but somewhere in between.
Christina Karras

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Gabrielle Penfold’s Nostalgic Paintings Capture Food And Feelings Of Summer

The Sydney-based painter shares how Instagram inspired part of her creative practice, which celebrates food, travel and nature.
Christina Karras

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Inside Textile Brand Mosey Me's Colourful Brunswick Studio

Textile designer Eliza O'Sullivan creates bold everyday homewares that are designed to bring joy into the home.
Christina Karras

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Woodworker Olive Gill-Hille Creates Incredible Timber Sculptures That Double As Functional Furniture

Sculptor and woodworker Olive GIll-Hille creates breathtaking and evocative timber pieces that challenge the distinction between art and des...

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Inside Painter Kirsty Budge's Apartment Studio

Kirsty Budge’s deep and brooding paintings take up space (literally and figuratively) in the artist’s light-filled home studio in Abbots...

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Inside Ceramicist Mali Taylor's Meditative Practice

The Melbourne maker shares how her childhood immersed in nature in Northern NSW inspires her cleverly coiled works.
Christina Karras

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Billy Vanilli’s Decadent, Hyper-Real Paintings Look Good Enough To Eat

The self-taught painter brings drama to his opulent still-life paintings. See inside his Fitzroy studio!

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Third Generation Potter Sam Gordon's Off-Grid Studio, On The Edge Of A National Park

Sam Gordon on leaving the family business to establish his own practice, creating handcrafted tableware for local restaurants.

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First Nations artists, designers, makers, and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files. Please email bea@thedesignfiles.net