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DAILY PRACTICE | TAMARA MAYNES







Tamara Maynes is a maker, stylist and author. After years of living in the country, and Sydney, she is now based in Melbourne, where she is the creative director at The Establishment Studios. Earlier this year she released her book The Maker with Murdoch Books.

Read her original interview on Daily Imprint.

Describe a typical working dayThere’s not much chance of keeping a routine with my work, so...

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DESIGNER + MAKER LAKSMI WILSON








Laksmi Wilson has always focussed on the art of storytelling. For many years, she toiled away writing creative stories. However, it wasn’t until after becoming a mother that she found an altogether different type of story to tell through her homewares business Copper and Cross. Byron Bay-based Laksmi believes that products made by hand are more than an object. They tell a story, and carry a...

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FIBRE ARTIST TANIKA REED







“There is just something so beautiful about working with natural fibres,” says Tanika Reed. “Watching the morning and afternoon light catch on the threads as I weave is probably up there on my list of favourite things in the whole world.” The fibre artist, who is based on the South Coast of NSW, turned to weaving after experimenting with other craft forms, including clay and painting. It also...

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WRITER, STYLIST + PHOTOGRAPHER VICKI LILEY







Vicki Lileyunderwent a major life change in 2006. Up until then she had been an in-demand food writer, stylist and photographer, writing about 10 cookbooks over the previous five years, and working non-stop for a range of clients. “There was a point at one time when every food magazine in the newsagent had something I had either styled and/or photographed,” she says. However, losing the use of her...

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CRAFTER GEMMA PATFORD






Gemma Patford loves the freedom of craft. “If I can hot glue it, I can work with it,” she says. “I call myself a versatile maker.” The Melbourne-based maker has become known for her rope baskets, which have allowed her to travel the world teaching people about her techniques. Gemma has held workshops in conjunction with Knot & Bow in Brooklyn, Bloesem Blogs in Singapore and Design Love Festin LA,...

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ARTIST MICHELE MORCOS







Weaving and its many iterations has been gaining a place in the spotlight recently. Sydney artist Michele Morcos is one of the proponents for this intricate art form. While she creates works to exhibit, such as in her recent show at Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Michele also hosts workshops teaching others how to create woven bowls using recylced materials, including plastic bags, raffia, wool and...

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sculptural basket maker harriet goodall






It is an ancient art form yet one that is resulting in international commisions for Australia's Harriet Goodall. She describes herself as a sculptural basket maker. The work incorporates craft, knowledge of plant materials and design. As part of her oeuvre, Harriet also collects discarded industrial farming materials to shape into objects such as light shades. She also co-founded Warp & Weftin...

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designer donna wilson






One of the great success stories out of the UK design world in recent years has been Donna Wilson. In 2010 she was crowned Designer of the Year at the British Design Awards, bridging the gap between craft and high-end design. Her wares are equally celebrated in boutique shops (including Kido Store in Sydney) as well as at design fairs such as Milan. She's also done collaborations with...

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textile designer shannon lamden






I thought it would be good to kickstart this year's interviews with a local talent. Shannon Lamden is a Melbourne indie textile designer, known as Aunty Cookie, who also produces homewares such as cushions and tea towels. All the while raising three children - the youngest was born only in November. Shannon downplays the combination of being a mother and continuing to create, but it's quite an...

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