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INTERVIEW | REBECCA AND DAMIEN LEIJER







Husband and wife team Rebecca and Damien Leijer decided to fast forward their lives and recently launched their eponymous furniture business, Leyer. The couple often spoke of the distant future and dreams to live by the beach in a home that they’d built with a shed out the back where Damien could make furniture. “It’s all he has ever wanted to do, and following our recent relocation to Torquay...

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INTERVIEW | HELENE ATHANASIADIS







“I have always - and still am - blown away by the science of photography, just the idea of recording light,” says Helene Athanasiadis. “But I never really set out to be a photographer as such, I just always liked taking photos. It’s been over 20 years now.” While Helene majored in photography at university while undertaking her first degree, she went on to study art history but maintained her...

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ARTIST JINARI MOUNTAIN








The women in Jinari Mountain’s family have been making and exhibiting art for at least four generations, she says. “I feel incredibly lucky that I got to learn so much from them and their very multi-medium practices, including ceramics, bronze casting, painting, wood carving, textiles and installation,” Jinari says. Born in Melbourne, she has moved and travelled many times over her life. “I have...

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CERAMICIST SANDRA BOWKETT







“From an early age I made, knitted, sewed and embroidered but to me these things were ephemeral and ‘use-less’,” says Sandra Bowkett. However, it was when she was introduced to ceramics towards the end of high school that she felt she had found a medium that provided a balance between creativity, craft and being ‘use-full’. Since then Sandra has won prizes, residencies and exhibited extensively....

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DESIGNER + ARTIST EMMA CLEINE







After eight years’ working as an art teacher at high school Emma Cleinefound a way to create a business that was successful enough to leave her full-time job. It was during a six-month stint on maternity leave that she set her plan into action. She wanted to return to her art-making ways - but make it a viable business. Emma started selling decorative objects at markets and soon had some...

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