Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Saturday December 19th is our final Makers Market for 2009.
What a year it's been. We've done lots of work, and changed the name to make the market more identifiable. I think it has worked; we have a waiting list for stallholders, and there has been a huge increase in visitors to the Banyule Art Space.
We have over 30 stalls for Saturday. They include:
Katrina Lee - handbags and purses
Teresa Bennett - hand spun, hand knitted goodies
Julie Joyce - unique tea cosies, ironing board covers (36 sizes - who knew?)
Julie macmillan - most beautiful wedding accessories you ever saw
Cathy Sofarnos - baby quilts
Mieke Boynton - photography, cards
Kanella Tsirbas - silver jewellery
Stefaan Van Nunnen - artisan chocolates
Smiljan Kostic - wood turning, pyrography, handmade boxes
Shirley Barker - precious gem stone jewellery and toys for Kelti Indian charity
Lene Kuhl-Jacobsen - ceramics
Margaret Edwards - swarkovski crystal jewellery
Senia Kazar - ceramics
Michelle Garibaldi - fudge and turkish delight (yummo)
Christina Stewart - soy candles (the christmas blend is particularly nice)
Gill Peterson - slumped glassware
Di Bloomfield - glass jewellery
Inese Norvelis - paperwork
Alex Sanders - fabric passport covers, notebooks, cushions
Heather May - ceramics
Sophia Koulbanis - gem stone jewellery
Laila Fernandez - Indian sweets
Angie Davidson-Slater - natural soaps, lotions and balms
Nicole Sumner - glass jewellery, artworks
Douglas Blane - African beaded objets d'art
Patracia Bove - terracotta pots
Lesley Aurousseau - handmade childrens wear
There is definitely something for everyone this week! Come along, and support local artists.
10.00am - 4.00pm at Banyule Art Space, plenty of free parking, great coffee and cake at Cafe Ivanhoe just down the road!
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
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Wednesday, 14 October 2009
Gill Peterson of Artopia Glassworks makes handmade glassware; shaken, slumped, stirred and more.
I love her cheese boards - they are empty wine bottles melted in a kiln, and each piece is a unique shape and colour. And the best part is, she has to empty each bottle!
Gill runs workshops and makes beautiful one-off pieces for custom orders.
Psst... only 68 shopping days until Christmas!!
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
I absolutey love the retro lounge suite, with matching old school tv!
The shower door really opens, and the toilet lid lifts up and down - who wouldn't want these in their dollhouse? I want them in my real house.
These wooden toys are handmade by a gentleman in Mooroolbark, and all money raised goes to support the Kelti Project, a charity that has two centres in India; in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan and Jehangirpuri, Delhi.
The Kelti Project began 10 years ago, and funds are used to enable underpriviledged women to learn work skills, improving the quality of their families' lives. The Project is open to all religions and is managed in India by the Sisters of the Destitute and priests of the Jesuit Order.
The Bhiwadi centre focuses mainly on tailoring and embroidery, with classes in basic literacy art, dance and music. The centre in Jehangirpuri also runs classes in hairdressing and computer skills. Both centres offer free childcare, to enable wpomen to attend classes.
It's only 116 until Christmas, and I'm sure this helicopter would look pretty spiffy in a lucky someone's Christmas stocking.
All toys available exclusively at Ivanhoe Makers Market.
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
If you'd like to help with distribution, please email email@example.com, and I'll post some out to you.
Friday, 14 August 2009
We welcome four new people to our market. Samone Reid (stationery) and Kanella Tsirbas (Silver jewellery), both of whom are attending their very first market, how exciting for them. Gail Dickson (sculpted soaps) and Katrina Lee (bags and hats) are attending our market for the first time. We welcome them warmly and hope they have a good time. Please take time to have a look and give them feedback, it's lovely to hear what people think (purchases would be terrific too!).
And we have our regulars too:
Teresa Bennett (textiles)
Maureen Nugent (glass bead jewellery)
Inese Norvelis (paper cards, books and more)
Julie McMillan (elegant textiles)
Sophia Koulbanis (jewellery)
Smiljan Kostic (woodwork)
Ray Macminn (painter)
Di Bloomfield (glass bead jewellery)
Gill Peterson (glass)
Jennifer Dartnell (buttons)
Margaret Edwards (jewellery)
Josephine Yee (flowers)
Stephanie Winther (soft toys)
Lene Kuhl Jacobsen (ceramics)
Sarah Allen (soy candles)
Shirley Barker (jewellery)
Kelti Project (wooden toys)
Julie Joyce (textiles)
Come and see us, we're indoors and don't forget it's our 2nd birthday, wish us a happy birthday!
Friday, 24 July 2009
Next month is our 2nd birthday, so we think cake is in order! Some of our regulars are returning for this month, so come along and help us celebrate.
Thursday, 16 July 2009
Ray Macminn - oil painter; who is also a tutor at Livingstone Community Centre
Tank Donaldson - this month's challenge winner from Red Bubble
Josephine Yee - lovely fresh flowers
Julie Joyce - handmade ironing board covers
Patricia Keech - millinery
Margaret Edwards - jewellery
Come along and enjoy the beautiful Banyule Arts Space in Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe.
Friday, 12 June 2009
In order to broaden our horizons, we are in the process of changing the name and look of the 9" x 5" Quality Makers Market.
Over the next few months, we will have a new name, and a spiffy new logo on our banners and postcards.
So, what's in a name...
The name 9" x 5" Quality Makers Market was originally chosen to represent the history of Banyule, in particular the artists of the Heidelberg School. The Market is now approaching its 2nd birthday, and the wide variety of high quality work produced by our stallholders is not adequately reflected in the name.
In the meantime, it's onwards and upwards - our next market is on Saturday June 20th, 10.00am - 4.00pm.
The stunning work featured this month is by jeweller Di Bloomfield. Di makes handcrafted lampwork glass beads, which she then turns into one-off bracelets, necklaces, bookmarks, key rings and more.
I'm in love with the red and white spotty bracelet (sigh)
Di is a new stallholder at Ivanhoe Makers Market - Created by Hand, and we welcome her to the show, and look forward to seeing what new creations she has each month.
Like to become a stallholder? Visit www.banyule.vic.gov.au/arts for more information.
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
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Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Also this month, check out the amazing prints by competiton winners on www.redbubble.com. A great opportunity to pick up some affordable art, and meet the makers.
Interested in being a stallholder? Visit www.banyule.vic.gov.au/arts and download an application form.
9" x 5" Quality Makers Market - 3rd Saturday of the month
Sunday, 22 February 2009
We're also looking for more stallholders for our beautiful market, if you're interested or know someone who might be, download an application form from www.banyule.vic.gov.au/arts.