Sentinels and Spectres: journeys and jewellery with Andy Lowrie Sentinels and Spectres: journeys and jewellery with Andy Lowrie

To celebrate his wonderful Sentinels and Spectres exhibition we asked Andy to reflect on his internship in Tallinn, Estonia, and how his experiences inspired his colle... More

Q&A with Tom Emmett Q&A with Tom Emmett

Tom Emmett is a practicing designer, artist and design writer based in Brisbane.

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Big shoes to fill: bespoke shoemaking with Rachel Ayland Big shoes to fill: bespoke shoemaking with Rachel Ayland

The Apprenticeship curators Richard Stride and Aaron Barton recently caught up with shoemaker Rachel Ayland to discuss her journey into shoemaking and the challenges s... More

Reviving the tinsmith business with Ian Morgan Reviving the tinsmith business with Ian Morgan

The Apprenticeship curators Richard Stride and Aaron Barton recently caught up with tinsmith Ian Morgan to discuss the nature of tinsmithing in Australia and how he ma... More

Reinventing the apprenticeship: looking at new learning models for craftspeople with Aaron Barton Reinventing the apprenticeship: looking at new learning models for craftspeople with Aaron Barton We recently caught up with Aaron Barton of Backwoods Originals to discuss his journey as a furniture maker and how he was able to establish a successful artisanal furnit... More
Forging a new path for the bladesmithing industry in Australia Forging a new path for the bladesmithing industry in Australia

In Australia today, cutlery and knifes are almost entirely mass-produced and imported from overseas factories. As a result, no cutlery industry exists in Australia out... More

Frank & Mimi | The contemporary revival of hand lettering Frank & Mimi | The contemporary revival of hand lettering

The Apprenticeship curators, Richard Stride and Aaron Barton, caught up with Emily and Rick to discuss the story behind Frank & Mimi and how the value of the handmade ... More

Contemporary blacksmithing: celebrating the intricate and complex details of hand forged objects Contemporary blacksmithing: celebrating the intricate and complex details of hand forged objects

Curators of The Apprenticeship, Richard and Aaron, recently caught up with blacksmith David Bradley to find out more about his pathway to acquiring his skills and disc... More

Tricks of the trade: reviving handmade tools Tricks of the trade: reviving handmade tools

The Apprenticeship curators, Richard Stride and Aaron Barton, recently caught up with Lachlan to discuss how he became a fine woodworker and the importance of using ha... More

The raw beauty of traditional leather craft The raw beauty of traditional leather craft

The Apprenticeship curators, Richard Stride and Aaron Barton, recently visited Eleisha Nylund's leather shop to discuss her journey into traditional leather making and... More

Artisanal brickmaking with Clare Elizabeth Kennedy Artisanal brickmaking with Clare Elizabeth Kennedy

The Apprenticeship curators, Richard Stride and Aaron Barton, recently spoke to Clare Elizabeth Kennedy in her Brisbane-based studio to hear more behind her fascinatin... More

Catherine Large’s Strange Objects Catherine Large’s Strange Objects

We recently spoke to Catherine Large to discuss the inspirations and processes behind her creative practice and Strange Objects.

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Talking Straya’ Nights with textile designer, Julie White Talking Straya’ Nights with textile designer, Julie White

We recently caught up with textile designer Julie White to hear the story behind her label and stunning designs inspired by the Australian landscape.

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Blue hues and earthy tones: ceramics by Charlie and Blair Blue hues and earthy tones: ceramics by Charlie and Blair

After the success of their #100daysofmugs project launch in our Brunswick Street Window last year, we jumped at the chance to catch up with Adrian and Heather to learn... More

Maker & Merchant | Bespoke homewares from talented sister trio Maker & Merchant | Bespoke homewares from talented sister trio

With a new studio in the making and new stock hitting shelves, we jumped at the chance to catch up with the dynamic sister team to gain insight into the successful Mak... More

Xiaohui Yang | Tales from her studio Xiaohui Yang | Tales from her studio

We recently caught up 'Yang & Shaw: tales from the studio' artist, Xiaohui Yang, about her work and the importance and impact of cultural exchanges her creative practi... More

Colour, light, play: glass bead lampworking with artist, Avril Bowie Colour, light, play: glass bead lampworking with artist, Avril Bowie

Avril Bowie is a local glass artist who hand makes beautiful glass jewellery using traditional Italian glass techniques.

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Q&A with jeweller Luke Maninov Q&A with jeweller Luke Maninov

Luke Maninov is an award-winning Brisbane-based jeweller to watch out for. By day, you will find Luke managing a leading neuroscientific microimaging facility; by nigh... More

Q&A with Chloe Tozer of CLO Jewellery Q&A with Chloe Tozer of CLO Jewellery

It’s hard to believe that an emerging jeweller can accomplish an internship with a local jeweller, studying art in Spain, traveling to Mexico to do a silversmith cou... More

Rock & Gold’s delicious designs! Rock & Gold’s delicious designs! Alice Yeung of Rock & Gold is a design extraordinaire from Brisbane. Her designs ooze the cosmopolitan flare of cities like Tokyo, Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sydney.... More
Q&A with  Marisa Molin – Fragments of King Q&A with Marisa Molin – Fragments of King We recently caught up with jeweller Marisa Molin about her residency in Norway and her work that features in our current exhibition, 'Attitude As Form'. ... More
Q&A with Carol Russell Q&A with Carol Russell We recently caught up with Brisbane-based artist Carol Russell who’s featuring in our upcoming Marketplace exhibition. Born in Tasmania, Carol grew up surrounded by peo... More
Q&A with WARHOF designers Ruth Birtwell and Domm Watson Q&A with WARHOF designers Ruth Birtwell and Domm Watson Since discovering their mutual interest in unique, wearable and sustainable clothing after graduating from Fashion School in Brisbane, designers Ruth Birtwell and Domm Wa... More
Q&A with Greensmith artist Alicia Lane Q&A with Greensmith artist Alicia Lane During the course of the Greensmith exhibition you might have spotted jeweller Alicia Lane, working away at our in store studio. Alicia Lane is one of four exhibiting Gre... More