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November 5, 2006

handmade in melbourne



One of our readers informed us about a great book ‘Handmade in Melbourne’, published by Geoff Slattery and written by Jan Phyland and Janet de Silva. Here is a description of the book by the publisher-

“This captivating book offers a window to the world of Melbourne’s vibrant community of artisans and craftspeople. Handmade in Melbourne celebrates an extraordinary collection of talented people, including milliners, fashion and textile designers, jewellers, toy makers, furniture builders, musical instrument makers, ceramicists and glass artists. The beautifully photographed, inspiring stories show the intense fulfilment that can come from a life spent pursuing a passionate interest. With a full directory of all subjects’ details and their inspirations, Handmade in Melbourne is also an essential shopaholic’s guide to Melbourne’s wealth of stunning products, galleries and shops.”

It looks like a fantastic read, and shows how the arts/craft scene is absolutely thriving in Melbourne. I think I’ll have to get myself to a bookshop.


Re: handmade in melbourne
Have seen this book and it is absolutely beautiful! The photographs are stunning and it's a really interesting overview of the craft movement in melbourne. Not daggy craft - really interesting stuff. Posted 8 years, 1 month ago by Anonymous • • • Reply
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Yeah, judging from the cover- which I always do ;) - the photos look very stylish and well done. Can't wait to have a look for myself. Posted 8 years, 1 month ago by modamuse • • • Reply
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Just got a hold of this brilliant book! A wonderful expose on Melbourne based crafts people and artisans... I highly recommend this book.

Some of Melbourne's best are featured...Masako Shibata (Japanese textile artist), Ilka White (Textile Weaver) and Brendan Dwyer (Shoe Maker) Posted 8 hours, 29 minutes ago by Tony Corrigan • • • Reply
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Saw this book being sold at the magnolia market but stall didn't only took cash thought i would be able to pick it up at airport - not available so if anyone knows the agents tell them to get it to the airport! Posted 5 years, 1 month ago by Tess smyth • • • Reply