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a list of crafty perth-based makers

a list of crafty perth-based makers

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Looking for some West Coast makers? These independent artists and designers have you covered.

While 2020 has been a tough year for so many, one positive has been remembering the power in buying local. To help support small business, we thought we’d give some love to a few West Coast creatives. 

MERINDA DESIGNS Merinda Chong is the brains behind Merinda Designs, making rad items like these hand-painted floral coasters. Merinda has also started ‘Revive’, a service where you can send in your drab sweatpants or old jumpers for her to revamp with clever embroidery or funky stamps. Reducing your fashion footprint and supporting local makers? It’s a win-win. 

 
 
 
 
 
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LEIA DUFFY Illustrator and ceramicist Leia Duffy is here to brighten up your space with bold pots, loud trinket trays and quirky prints. There's an adorable child-like quality to Leia's works, and if you appreciate faces on your homewares you'll definitely dig her stuff.

CERAMICS BY HANNAH Looking for plants, pots, and puns all rolled into one? Enter Ceramics by Hannah. You have to give Hannah credit for winners such as ‘Plants are my soil mates’, ‘Nobody pots baby in the corner’, plus the aspirational mantra every plant-lover needs: ‘Please don’t die’. The ceramics are made in small batches every three-to-four weeks, so hop onto Hannah's Instagram to get first dibs. 

 
 
 
 
 
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EMERY BORED DESIGNS With one-of-a-kind dresses named after honey myrtle, kangaroo paw and feather flower, it’s clear that Jess Emery’s creations are inspired by the Western Australian environment. Her label Emery Bored Design, also sells petal-packed resin jewellery. 

 
 
 
 
 
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CHIMERICAL HOMEWARES After meeting while studying fashion design in Perth, friends Sharnah and Charrisa began hosting ceramic workshops for kids. When they realised their homes were overflowing with ceramic mugs, plates and trays, they began selling their colourful wares at local markets. The pals now create a range of funky homewares and are still running workshops to spread their love of ceramics. 

 
 
 
 
 
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J UITERMARK CREATIVE Designer Jasmine Uitermark makes accessories that are good enough to eat. Jasmine's earrings include classic Australian snacks such as Iced Vovos, pink wafers and even a pair of Tim Tam slams. Please, just take our money.

 
 
 
 
 
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WEARJPW Jareen Wyatt combines cultural pride with style through their label WearJPW. The Indigenous maker creates rad earrings featuring the Aboriginal flag, native flora and fauna, as well as studs in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

 
 
 
 
 
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EVESDROP DESIGN Ella Seymour of Evesdrop design is a true multi-hyphenate. The designer and illustrator produces colourful, modern art prints (to help brighten up that bedroom we’ve all been spending way too much time in) as well as polymer clay earrings and trinket trays to keep them safe. 

 
 
 
 
 
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