Domestic Frontier is two week only POP UP event featuring handcrafted homewares by talented local makers
Opens Wed 5 Aug 6-8pm
466 Smith St Collingwood
Runs 5-16 August 2015
Wed – Sun 11-6pm
We are pleased to announce our first event for 2015 – The Domestic Frontier pop up shop will be on again this August in a great Collingwood venue. Exact dates and location will be announced shorlty but for now we are happy to share with you our full list of talented participants. There are some familiar faces and a few first time participants, all providing unique, locally made wares for your home.
Bind and Fold – Vic Pemberton handcrafts and hand dyes gorgeous textiles in her studio in Preston, often employing shibori dying techniques and using naturally occuring dyes.
Bridget Bodenham – working from her home studio in Hepburn, Bridget is an established potter, creating unique ceramic tableware, untensils, planter pots and vases
Erin Malloy – is a woodworker from Central Victoria who creates utilitarian pieces, like spoons and drink stirrers, using traditional techniques and tools
Glencross Woodwork – Collingwood based Julian McCartney handcrafts contemporary timber furniture and accessories which are often custom made to compliment the clients lifestyle
Loose Leaf – More Collingwood locals, Charlie and Wona have made quite a name for themselves with their skills with plants, floristry and wonderful woven baskets and garden features.
Housemade Studio – Georgia Clark, seamstress extraordinaire, is well known for her superb custom made aprons that she designs and sews in her home studio… also in Collingwood
Sandra Bowkett – From her country property in Tallarook, Sandra creates tableware in both porcelain and stoneware, often wood-firing wares in the kiln she built herself
Sophie Moran – Sophie’s studio is also nestled in a warehouse in Collingwood where she employs the potters wheel to create modern functional vessels in stoneware and porcelain.
Our first event took place in August 2014 on Nicholson St, Brunswick East. For two weeks we showcased the work of eight of Victoria’s finest makers, Bridget Bodenham, Sandra Bowkett, Adriana Christianson, Georgia Clark, Greg Hatton, Sophie Moran, Vic Pemberton and Jo Ruchel.
Combining textiles, ceramics, woodwork and basketry the store created the feel of home, giving customers context and space to consider pieces and the opportunity to speak to the makers.