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Creative People

Ceramics

Studio Visit

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...

Studio Visit

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!

Art

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

Creative People

Bonnie Hislop Is The Ceramicist-Cheerleader We Need Right Now

The Brisbane-based ceramicist launches her 'Better Luck Next Year' collection - a series of clay trophies celebrating the losses of 2020. Gi...
Sasha Gattermayr

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The Northern Rivers Ceramicist Crafting Vessels With A Soft Edge

Ceramic designer Layla Cluer shows us around her farmyard workshop in the Byron hinterlands.
Sasha Gattermayr

Creative People

Meet The Emerging Artist Using An Unexpected Year, To Make Unexpected Objects

Melbourne-based artist Lucy Tolan shares her new collection of wonderfully wobbly ceramic objects + what it’s like to be a full-time artis...
Sasha Gattermayr

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How Melbourne's Most Beautiful Ceramics Studio Pivoted To Online Classes

Guy Vadas from Céramiques in Elsternwick got real smart, real quick, to bring his beloved pottery workshops to a home audience.
Sasha Gattermayr

Creative People

The Sydney Makeup Artist Making 'Voluptuary Ceramics'

Makeup and special effects artist Emma Bartik takes the plunge to a new creative endeavour – the soft, folded, forms of Voluptuary Cerami

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The Magazine Editor Turned Ceramicist, Using Clay As Therapy

Artichoke magazine editor Cassie Hansen unveils her impressive side hustle – handcrafted ceramics, inspired by architectural forms.

Creative People

Contemporary Ceramics That Look Like Ancient Relics, By Emily Brookfield

Meet the second year uni student making uniquely sculptural ceramics, out of her home in the Yarra Valley.
Sasha Gattermayr

Studio Visit

Sensual Ceramics That Celebrate The Human Form

We visit ceramicist, graphic designer, and mother-of-three Sophie Nolan, in her serene studio on Sydney's Northern Beaches.

TDF Design Awards

And Winners Of The TDF Design Awards Are...

After celebrating last night at our fabulous awards ceremony, we are so excited to announce the WINNERS of the TDF Design Awards 2019!

Studio Visit

Ceramics That Celebrate The Decline Of The Disposable

Melbourne-based ceramicist Shari Lowndes of Szilvassy shares her first collection of beautiful, functional ceramics.

TDF Design Awards

The Power Of Collaboration Celebrated In The TDF Design Awards

Ten of best creative collaborations of 2018, as shortlisted in the TDF Design Awards!

Creative People

Japanese Design Meets Mid-Century Modern In These Sculptural Ceramics

Melbourne-based ceramicist Jan Vogelpoel celebrates clay through her architectural ceramic forms.

The Design Files acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.

First Nations artists, designers, makers and creative business owners are encouraged to submit their projects for coverage on The Design Files – we would love to hear from you.

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