Katia Carlettialways envisaged herself as an artist - but a different one to the one that emerged. Born and raised in Adelaide, she had been studying painting at art school but it was starting to frustrate her, and after returning home from the studio she would spend the rest of her day making things with clay, she says. “I found it so enjoyable, and it sustained my interest so much more readily,...

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Artist Kim Bucksays that the first time she began drawing with charcoal “was like remembering a language I didn’t know I knew”. Up until that point she had started a degree in psychology, lived overseas, and begun a science degree. She says that what began as a hobby soon turned into an obsession. Since then she graduated from the South Australian School of Art in 2009 and has had six sell-out...

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designer sally pottharst

It is almost impossible to open an interiors magazine and not see a rug from Armadillo&Co featured in a styling shoot, or someone's home. (They have recently launched I Love My Rug- whereby interior designers, architects and stylists can share images of their work with the rugs.) Yet it was only three years ago that the company was launched. But it had two huge advantages on its side. Jodie Fried...

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jewellery designer naomi murrell

A little while ago I was interviewing a homeowner in Adelaide for real living magazine and spotted a print on her child's bedroom wall. It was the work of Naomi Murrell, who perhaps is even better known for her jewellery, although you can buy her illustrations here. The first collection was launched mid 2009, and has featured in Australian and overseas publications, including Inside Out and Franki...

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