Saturday, February 28, 2009

Melbourne - Creative and Craft paradise

Melbourne is the home of much that is the best of handcrafted, craftsman made.
Parthenon Shoes in Coburg is one such business. Run by Christine and her Father John Koikas, this is the shoe as art! Christine is holding one of her personal favourites among her creations.
Craft made ball gowns and bridal gowns glitter from street front boutiques along the long, long stretch of Sydney Road. Glorious gowns with finely detailed beadwork and exquisite lace look out of suburban shopfronts.

The markets in Melbournes' beachfront St Kilda are typical of the amazing array of highly original craft work on offer at affordable prices!

From Mugs on Mugs to Aussie Animals, Origami Architecture to Sleeper Clocks.

St Kilda Marketeers include:

Sculpted by Senia - Australian, handcrafted pottery animals,

Glass Art - Sally Green's unique lampwork jewellery
Celtic Handmade - Tony Fitton,
Handmade pewter jewellery - Yvonne Moloney & Colin Fleming,
Recycled redgum, clocks - Bill Jackson,
Handmade kilnformed glass - Ray Seeber
Metal jewellery - Edward Faingold,
Ocean inspired jewellery - Dan McGill -
Art & Craft - Yani Moediman -
Stainless Steel Design - Serge Rudakov -
Handcrafted bells and windchimes - Bird's Gallery
Handmade Metal Art - Lee Rodsted - Hyram's Metal Webs
Other crafts -
Danny's Knitwear, Queen Victoria Markets,

For the art of writing and associated excellent conversation - Collected Works Poetry & Ideas Bookshop,

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