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Creative People

Ceramics

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How Ceramic Artist Lucy Tolan Became One Of Melbourne’s Favourite Creatives

The handmade vessels of ceramicist Lucy Tolan are entirely original and instantly recognisable.
Christina Karras

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Meet The Award-Winning Young Ceramicist Making Intriguing Sculptures

Local ceramicist Jess Graham’s organic, 'bulging' creations won two awards last year, and the emerging maker's star is on the rise!
Christina Karras

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Beci Orpin’s Shared Studio Is Just As Colourful + Cheerful As You’d Expect!

Inside the charming studio of Beci Orpin, Ellie King and Hoddle, decked out with all the best things from local makers and creators.

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Inside Elena Strohfeldt's Beautifully Therapeutic Ceramics Practice

How the self taught artist started making ceramics as a way to work through a painful trauma, channeling it into whimsical vessels.
Christina Karras

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Byron-Based Artist Bianca Pintan's Vividly Colourful World Of Ceramics

The Brazilian-born artist now works and lives in Byron Bay, pushing the boundaries with her bold and bright ceramics.
Christina Karras

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An Interior Architect’s Impressive Side Hustle - In Ceramics!

Alana Crosby is an interior architect by day – and a ceramicist by night! She's just launched a collection of hand-built ceramic lamps.

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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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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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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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How One Ceramicist Turned Her Creative Calling Into A Full-Time Dream Gig!

Arcadia Scott grew her pottery practice from a hobby to a full-time business, which she runs from this dreamy studio in Coburg North!

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The New Ceramics Studio Built On Centuries Of Inherited Knowledge

The debut collection from new ceramics studio House Editions by Claudia Lau brings porcelain bowls, plates and vases in experimental glazes

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These Painterly Ceramic Pieces Make Every Day A Party!

How mum-of-three Kelly Murphy built her cult-status local ceramics brand in under four years.

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The Belarusian Sculptor Inspired By Her Sunny New Sydney Surrounds

Tatsiana Shevarenkova draws on her background in fashion to create sculptural, organic forms inspired by the female body - on show now at Sa...

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Ceramicist Jess Choi On Feeling The Fear, But Doing It Anyway!

The Korean-born, Melbourne based ceramicist shares how she turned her side hobby into her full time gig!

Creative People

Keep Your Eyes On These 8 Emerging Makers!

From a magazine editor-turned ceramicist, to a fashion and homewares brand using fabrics direct from Africa, these were some of our favourit...

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Behind-The-Scenes Of The Online Store With ALL Our Favourite Makers!

If you ever think you've discovered a new creative talent, chances are Makers' Mrkt founder Kelly Thompson is already all over it!

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Ceramic Artist Nicolette Johnson Gives Us 'High Spirits'

The Brisbane-based artist talks create revelations and new ways of working in 2020, ahead of her show 'High Spirits' at Sophie Gannon Galler...
Sasha Gattermayr

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Melbourne's Newest Ceramicist To Covet & Collect : Ella Reweti

We're loving these soft, corrugated ceramics that strike the perfect balance between function and ornament.
Sasha Gattermayr

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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