Archive for: November, 2014

Drew Akin

Meet blues and country musician Drew Akin, who’ll be joining us at Bowerbird this month, playing under the trees on the Big Lawn, on Saturday November 22 and Sunday November 23 from 1.30pm.   When did you know for sure that you wanted to be a musician, and how did your music career begin? I…

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Four Seeds, SA

A WORD FROM… Mim Gollan’s Four Seeds mobile retro kitchen cupboard is renowned for its homemade sweet and savoury treats, all made without artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. We asked Mim to share her recipe for the perfect Christmas. (And a tip… Come early to Bowerbird to beat the queue for her amazing salted caramel…

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Sustainable Stubbies, SA

Melbourne based glass sculptor Ruth Allen is Sustainable Stubbies, a boutique studio upcycling discarded bottles into homewares. It’s the perfect use for your empties, from your every day Coopers longneck bottle to a beautiful pendant light!   Tell us about your glass sculpting practice, which includes large scale installations, commissions and special projects. How long…

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David Archer, SA

Adelaide based David Archer is a contemporary automata maker, whose work is inspired by Edwardian and Victorian seaside carnival art, circus marvels and sideshow oddities. Roll Up! Roll Up! Contemporary automata makers seem kind of rare these days. Can you tell us about the artform and what it is that you do? One definition of…

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Katia Carletti, SA

Adelaide ceramicist Katia Carletti is a strong believer that everyday actions and moments should be considered as sacred. Her beautiful, functional ceramic pieces are all hand built, and intended to be ritualistically used and cared for. (Photo by Jessica Tremp) How did you get started as a ceramicist?  I trained as a painter at art…

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Mattt, VIC

Matt Thomson made his first backpack when as a first year engineering student he needed some way to carry his textbooks to and from uni on his Vespa scooter. As it turns out the bag making was much more interesting than the engineering, and when friends and family started asking him to make bags for…

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Chocolate Brownie, VIC

Meet Eleisha Nylund, founder and head honcho at Melbourne’s Chocolate Brownie, maker of beautifully handcrafted leather goods. (Photo by Salona Chithiray) Tell us about the name Chocolate Brownie, how did that come about? Before starting Chocolate Brownie, I was a jeweler for eight years and also taught jewelery making. During this time I had a…

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The Roaming Spit, SA

FOODIE TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS Ivan Tomic’s boutique catering company, The Roaming Spit, is known for its incredible charcoal spit-roasting – of ethically raised, South Australian Berkshire pork and premium lamb, slow cooked for five hours the true European way. Creating real, ethical food is a way of life for Ivan. So it’s no surprise…

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High Tea with Mrs Woo, NSW

“Life is like a cup of tea, it’s all in how you make it.” High Tea with Mrs Woo is a small family business based in Newcastle NSW, and the design collaboration of three sisters. Rowena, Juliana and Angela Foong grew up in Malaysia, where their family home was also their grandparents’ century old goldsmithing…

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