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INTERVIEW | MICHAELE SIMMERING







Michaele Simmering and her husband Johannes Pauwen of Kalon Studioswere always making things for their home - from door pulls to tables. “There has always been a lot of willing effort to invest our time and energy in our home environment,” she says. Part of the reason was that they were quite picky about the pieces they wanted in their home, and another was that they struggled to find items that...

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CERAMICIST IVY WEINGLASS







Ivy Weinglasshas a long creative curriculum vitae. She has and continues to variously call herself an artist, stylist, set and production designer. But two years ago, after receiving the gift of a ceramics class from her parents, she has found her feet making hands (with her hands). Initially she created ceramic wares for fun. “And then I realised that I was as content and happy as I had ever...

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ARTIST KADIE SALFI







Kadie Salfi admits that she needs varying types of stimulation for her art practice. While some artists can focus on a single subject matter for almost their entire career and become well known for it, she says she always has to have a few directions happening at once. At the moment Kadie has her politically and environmentally inspired work as well as a more commercial series, Petite Blue. “This...

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TEXTILE DESIGNER CAROLINA LOPEZ CRUZ






It wasn’t until Carolina Lopez Cruz learnt what possibilities were open to her that she really found her creative path. She had grown up in Cali, Colombia and only thought you could go to university to study subjects such as medicine or business. However, on learning about fashion design, she not only decided to enrol, but chose the well-known Istituto Marangoniin Milan, Italy. “After I got there...

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ARCHITECT AMEE ALLSOP







While working for renowned Australian architect Peter Stutchbury, Amee Allsopwoke up scared and excited to go to work everyday. It felt good, she says. “They were really impactful years for me, not just as a student of architecture but as a student of life,” she says. “It was blood, sweat, tears and such fun.” Amee grew up half in Australia and half in New York. She moved to the USA for the first...

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ARTIST KARIN HAAS





Karin Haasalways knew that she was going to be an artist, but getting to that point was another matter. After showing a keen interest in drawing and painting, her parents enrolled her in classes at a young age. “My parents are both very passionate about art, music and fashion, and that really shaped the person that I am today,” says the New York-based artist. After school she studied printmaking...

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CERAMICIST MARYAM RIAZI





While Maryam Riazi studied fashion design and has worked as a design consultant and stylist, it is her interest in objects that has set her on a new path. Born in Iran, and raised in the city of Shiraz - known for its “poets, philosophers and earthy souls” - she is now based in Los Angeles were she is gaining a following for her ceramics, as well as her jewellery and threadwork. “I have always...

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ILLUSTRATOR LEAH DUNCAN














It is almost one year since Daily Imprint relaunched on 11 June 2014, and as today is a public holiday in Australia, here is an interview from almost three years ago. 

Since the interview below, illustrator Leah Duncanlived in Brooklyn for two years but returned to her beloved Austin, Texas in the USA. She continues to source textiles locally to accompany her designs and many of her homewares and...

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CERAMICIST ANNA EAVES







“There’s nothing like opening a kiln,” says Anna Eaves, a ceramicist from North Carolina in the USA. “People compare it to Christmas morning, but it’s better!” The first time Anna experienced it, she became hooked. Her mother, an artist and potter, had encouraged her to make something. To appease her, Anna made a cream and sugar set under her instruction. “It wasn’t until I opened the kiln after...

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CERAMICIST LINDA FAHEY








Three months after Linda Fahey lost her job in the corporate world, Anthropologiecame calling asking her to create a range of ceramics for them. Up until then she had been juggling jobs and art-making on the side. “That project was very influential for subsequent decisions about the direction of my work,” Linda says. “It literally put me on an international scale and so much has come from that.”...

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