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More delicious winter treats are in store from the fabulous Bree for our June market.
Spiced pumpkin pie with maple walnuts and sweet shortcrust pastry - YUM!!! {click menu to enlarge}

All important pumpkin pie taste-testing by Bree...now we're drooling!

stall holder profile:
Kate Allen from wix + wax

There is something cosy and warming about lighting a candle in Winter...particularly when it is a delicious handmade soy wax candle, housed in a gorgeous vintage glass jar. Clever Kate Allen from wix + wax, joins us at our June market, with her lovely collection of candles, softly scented and ready to go to a good home....perfect timing we think!

When and why did your business begin?
wix+wax started two Christmas' ago, when I made soy wax candles to give as gifts to friends and family. I have always had an appreciation for things handmade, and it was a great way to experiment with a new interest, and to receive honest feedback from people close to me whose input I value and am guided by.

What are your creations inspired by?
All things natural and respectful to the environment, expressed foremost through the use of recycled jars and decision to use soy wax. When I first started making candles I hunted around for empty jars and bottles that I already had, instead of buying new glassware. I quickly developed a fascination for the different shapes, patterns and colours of the glass and started going to second-hand shops and garage sales in search of unique and appealing containers that have had a previous life.

What’s your favourite thing about what you do?
The people I meet. The experience of collecting preserving jars has been more enjoyable than I could have imagined. I feel lucky to have the opportunity to connect with people who once enjoyed preserving as ‘a way of life’, and to recreate the story of each glass for another generation.

Favourite colours/materials to work with?
I never tire of the essential oils in my range. The oils give the candles their identity and can change the mood of any room. I am enjoying the warm, earthy aromas of the ‘Christmas spice’ and ‘Suede’ blends at the moment.

What can customers coming to the market expect to see at your stall?
There are currently six essential oil blends in the wix+wax range, in an assortment of vintage glasses and preserving jars. Lots of thought and energy has gone into sourcing the glassware, and I hope people enjoy the fun in finding something unique!

Favourite piece you make?
The delicate gold printed glasses are all individual and the slight imperfections hint to the years of use they have had. They remind me of celebrating special occasions!

stall holder profile:
Emma from Emma Bugg

Emma Bugg’s work has always fascinated us at the market. Constantly evolving and thought provoking, they are the kind of pieces that you fall a little bit in love with at first sight. Her new collection is rather exciting…who knew concrete in jewellery could look so pretty! Working from a studio upstairs in the bank acrade (seems to be a bit of a creative hotspot for local designers…) Emma creates unique jewellery, that is completely handmade, and completely beautiful.

When and why did your business begin?
I studied Fine Arts at UTAS, graduating with a bachelors degree in 2002, majoring in sculpture and beginning my fascination with handcrafted objects of design. I reduced the scale of the things I made, so they could be accommodated on the body, and carried around, either attached to fabric or worn on appendages.

The product that began my career in jewellery was my love button range. From this point, I wanted to challenge myself with a more technical side of jewellery making, so I returned to study jewellery design at Tasmanian Polytechnic, where I am currently in my second year.
The silver smithing skills I have learned here have allowed me to have so much more freedom and creative control in the design process of my work. I spend time making work in my studio (5 Flights Up) shared with three other contemporary Hobart jewellers in the “Gods” level of Bank Arcade.

What are your creations inspired by?
Above all, my creations are inspired by my need to create. I keep a sketchbook next to my bed so whenever new ideas pop into my head, I can scribble them down.

What’s your favourite thing about what you do?
After spending many solitary hours constructing and designing these pieces, you develop a sort of relationship with each piece. I love coming to the market and seeing how my jewellery reacts with people, then releasing it into the wild and wondering where it will end up in 100 years.

A large part of being involved in
the market for me is the enjoyment I get from the interactions that I have with people that come by, and also the friendships you develop with other stall holders.

Favourite colours/materials to work with?
My absolute favourite material to work with is concrete. Over the past year I have developed an original technique of using it in jewellery. I love the nature of this industrial material, and how when it is reduced to the scale of jewellery, it can change how we perceive it. I find it exciting to use a traditionally un-precious material and set traditionally precious diamonds in it.

In juxtaposition to the hardness of the concrete, I use beautiful soft Tasmanian Alpaca fleece in the hand felted necklaces. The design of these necklaces allows flexibility in the way they are worn. They can be wrapped several times, or worn elegantly long.

What can customers coming to the market expect to see at your stall?
Alongside some contemporary sterling silver jewellery, bold red and black acrylic neck pieces and soft felty chain necklaces, there will also be some divine leather gloves, adorned with vintage button feature to keep your mitts toasty over winter.

Favourite piece you make?
It’s being hatched as we speak…

Things we loved at the May market

Beautiful fabrics with cute quirky designs.

Bright red babushkas, all in a row.

Keeping cosy with fun + snugly heat packs.
Everyday things like screen-printed tea towels, cases + wrap, made beautiful and special.
Thanks to everyone for making May such a wonderful market, we look forward to another cosy market date on June 6th...with a lovely brand new addition being launched oooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. More on that soon!

If you'd like to see more of the lovely work from yesterday's market, hop over to the gallery section on our website!

Bye for now,
Shannon + Holly :0)

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