Monday, August 21, 2017

HERVEY BAY STALLHOLDER PROFILE FOR THE SHED, TOWN & COUNTRY COMMUNITY OPTIONS

Stallholder Profile for The Shed, Town and Country Community Options


Name: Peter Kalbfell.

Business Name: The Shed, Town And Country Community Options, http://tcco.net.au/

What We Make: Wood products, including furniture, wine racks, planter boxes, anything that can be made out of recycled wood.




What Inspired: Giving people with disabilities somewhere to learn new skills, make products to take home and  interact as a group.

How Long: About 2 and a half years.

Where We Sell: To public, markets, friends and family.

What Makes Us Special/Different: Encouraging people with disabilities to have a go and involving them in all of the projects.




Most Rewarding: The smiles on the participants faces all the time.

Favourite Thing to Make: Everything.

Teach Classes Or Workshop: Only open to people with disabilities.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Airlie Beach Stallholder Profile for Sunbird Pottery

Stallholder Profile for Sunbird Pottery

Your name: Jan Hornett

Your business name and facebook/website name and link: Sunbird Pottery is the name I use for my Etsy shop

The suburb/town you live in now: Bowen




What is it that you make and what skills do you use?: I make pottery items, mainly wheel thrown, and altering some to make a more interesting piece.  I make both functional as well as decorative pottery.

What inspired you to start your business?: Looking for an interesting hobby on retirement I learnt pottery and then needed an avenue to sell it so I can make more.

How long have you been creating?: 18 years


Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?: Part time hobby/business

Where do you sell your creations?: Etsy shop (on line), local exhibitions, home sales,The Handmade Expo

What makes you so special or different?: I specialise in crystalline glazing, which few potters tackle due to its challenges. It is labor intensive and more expensive. The results are worth it in the long run.



What is the most rewarding part of what you do?: That’s easy - opening the kiln and having others appreciate your work.

What is your favourite product to make?: Sculptural pieces that are unique and let the form develop as you go.

Do you teach classes or workshops?: At our local pottery club “Bowen Potters Group” I help out every Wednesday. Anybody who wants to learn can come along. We are well equipped and have clay, etc, for sale. We are at 18 Beach Ave Queens Beach from 9am to 12md.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hervey Bay Stallholder Profile for Elizabeth Hersey Sculpture

Stallholder Profile for Elizabeth Hersey Sculpture


Your name: Elizabeth Hersey

Your business name and facebook/website name and link: Elizabeth Hersey Sculpture
                www.elizabethhersey.com.au
                https://www.facebook.com/ElizabethHerseySculpture/


The suburb/town you live in now: Hervey Bay

What is it that you make?: Limited edition bronze wildlife sculptures.





What inspired you to start your business?: A love of sculpture and wildlife.

How long have you been creating?: Bronze – 5ys  Art – a lifetime

Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?: I stepped out and made this my full time Business 4 years ago. Life is too short to not follow your dreams.

Where do you sell your creations?: I sell from my website, galleries and I will be showing work for the first time at the Hervey Bay Handmade Expo in August.

What makes you so special or different?: Bronze isn’t a widely used medium for artist due to the labour intensive process and cost, but it has such amazing qualities, its beautiful, timeless, has a small footprint and generally will last forever. To own a piece of art in a medium that was so instrumental in shaping human history including art is very special.




What is the most rewarding part of what you do?: Boy you may wish you never asked this question lol. For me the reward is maintaining an emotional connection - The more plugged in we are the greater the disconnect from the natural world becomes and sadly to the detriment of the planet. We’re witnessing great loss of habitat for our wildlife and the decline of many species, some are on the brink of extinction. If I can help people connect with nature, that’s not only good for them but its great news for the planet and its wildlife.

What is your favourite product to make?: I just LOVE Australian wildlife, but if I was asked a favourite - it would have to be frogs. I have quite a soft spot for these little amphibians and they are a subject I really enjoy sculpting.


Do you teach classes or workshops?: Yes and I hope to do more in the future.

Friday, July 21, 2017

TOOWOOMBA STALLHOLDER PROFILE FOR INKDELECTABLES

Stallholder Profile for InkDelectables

  • Your name: Sharon O'Phee

  • The suburb/town you live in now: Toowoomba

  • What is it that you make and what skills do you use? I create handmade cards and giftware using my printmaking skills. I use various printmaking techniques ranging from linocuts, mixed media and eco dyes.



  • What inspired you to start your business? I wanted to be creating on a regular basis and make a living from what I do best.

  • How long have you been ‘creating’? I have been a practicing artist for over 35 years.

  • Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business?  InkDelectables is a new business I started at the beginning of 2017, it is in the early stages.

  • Where do you sell your creations? Online/markets etc.. What makes what you do special or different?  I have just begun to sell my work at markets since the beginning of the year. I have some work in shops on consignment and am in the process of creating a website. My cards are made from mono prints (one of a kind) and lino cuts printed on Japanese paper and then glued to acid free card. They are like mini fine art works at a very affordable price. They are of archival quality and can be framed. Each card is handmade and unique.



  • What is the most rewarding part of what you do?  Creating quality work using the skills of my trade.

  • What is your favourite product that you make? My favourite product that I make would have to be the mono prints where I print real leaves that I have specifically selected.

  • Do you teach classes or workshops?  yes I do teach workshops in various printmaking techniques.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

ROCKHAMPTON STALLHOLDER PROFILE FOR BELUE HILL BEADS

Stallholder Profile for Belue Hill Beads


Your name: Kelly Vince 

Your business name and facebook/website name and link: Belue Hill Beads 

The suburb/town you live in now: Calliope

What is it that you make and what skills do you use?: Wire weave jewellery.  Creating weaves with stones for jewellery 




What inspired you to start your business?: children growing up, doing something for myself 

How long have you been creating?: 12 months

Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?:hobby 

Where do you sell your creations?: rockhampton handmade markets 

What makes you so special or different? One offs.  No one else will ever have the same stone or pattern 




What is the most rewarding part of what you do?: Making people feel good in what they wear 

What is your favourite product to make?: Pendants, weave bracelets

Do you teach classes or workshops?:no

ROCKHAMPTON STALLHOLDER PROFILES FOR LITTLE SAVVY DESIGNS & LIL CHEEKY CHOMPER

Stallholder Profiles for Little Savvy Designs and Lil Cheeky Chomper

Your name: Samantha Clark and Paula Wilson
Your business name and facebook/website name and link:
Paula: Lil ChEEky Chomper, www.facebook.com/lilcheekychomper 
The suburb/town you live in now:
Samantha: Calliope Queensland
Paula: Gladstone Queensland
What is it that you make and what skills do you use?:
Samantha: blankets, comforters, hats, headbands, earrings, bibs, burp cloths, gift sets, nursing pads.
Paula: Cheeky Chomper makes a Variety of fun, stylish and versatile teething and sensory products and comes from high quality Raw organic timber, BPA-free and Lead free Silicone that's is safe for your child. Products range from Playgyms and garlands sets, nursing necklaces, sensory rings, rattles, silicone braclets, pram garlands, felt ball cot mobiles and more.... all my items are Unique and handmade by Lil Cheeky Chomper.

Lil Cheeky Chomper 

What inspired you to start your business?:
Samantha: Sewing is my passion, and seeing the enjoyment children get from receiving one of my pieces is worth every moment spent creating it.
Paula: - I made a few teething rings and rattles for friends and from there the feedback I got a wanted to share my creations with others.
How long have you been creating?:
Samantha: Little Savvy Designs has been going on and off for the past 4 years
Paula: Cheeky Chomper has been going for 1 year now
Is it a full time/part time hobby or business?:
Samantha: a full time hobby that I am trying to turn into a Business
Paula: Cheeky Chomper is a VERY busy full time hobby
Where do you sell your creations? Online/markets etc..of course you must include The Handmade Expo LOL?:
Samantha: on my website www.littlesavvydesigns.com. Markets: PCYC markets Gladstone, Calliope river historical village markets, Pregnancy, Birth and Baby expo Gladstone and The handmade expo Rockhampton. 
Paula: I sell online on my Facebook page/shop and at local markets in Gladstone region and of course The handmade expo.

Little Savvy Designs

What makes you so special or different?:
Samantha: I take pride in everything I make and well not sell anything I am not 100% happy with.
Paula: All my items are unique and one of a kind and have the cheeky chomper love behind and put into them.
What is the most rewarding part of what you do?:
Samantha: Seeing the enjoyment children get from receiving one of my pieces
Paula: Having people say to me how the love there items and so does there child and having people place orders from people who sent them to me and seeing children around with there cheeky chompers.
What is your favourite product to make?: 
Samantha: Bunny Love Comforters
Paula: my favourite would have to be my Playgym and Garland sets.
Do you teach classes or workshops?:
Samantha: No
Paula: No

TOOWOOMBA STALLHOLDER PROFILE FOR DREAMCATCHER DAZE

Stallholder Profile for Dreamcatcher Daze

Your name: Melissa Stark
Your Business name and link: Dreamcatcher Daze, www.dreamcatcherdaze-aus.com

The suburb/town you live in now: Toowoomba, QLD

What is it that you make and what skills do you use: I make dream catchers, which requires a lot of persistence and experimenting.





What inspired you to start your business? I have been in love with dream catchers my whole life. I always wanted a GIANT dream catcher but could never find one in store. So I thought I'd make one for myself and things went from there..How long have you been ‘creating’? For about 6 months.

Is it a full time/ part time/hobby or business? Dream catchers are just a hobby, I work full time as an Engineer with the Council.

Where do you sell your creations?:I sell online and have recently started markets.




What makes what you do special or different? Creating is different to my everyday job, I love playing with beautiful colours and seeing what magical creations I can produce.

What is the most rewarding part of what you do? Handing over my very own creations to a happy customer.

What is your favourite product that you make? ALL of my dream catchers

Do you teach classes or workshops? No