25.10.06

handmade in melbourne...

BOOK OF THE WEEK

This week sees the release of a great new book called Handmade in Melbourne. Written by Jan Phyland (a former fashion editor from The Age) and Janet De Silva (a freelance design, interiors and food writer), the book offers an introduction to the makers practice and the accompanying photographs by Dean Cambray (which by the way are beautiful) capture each maker at hard at work. Its a fantastic opportunity to peak through the studio door and provides a great overview of the creative revolution currently taking place in Melbourne.
above: ceramicist Kris Coad and below: Jane Wiffin cup cake maker

Through interviews with 80 makers from boat builders to milliners, musical instrument makers to bakers, toymakers and taxidermists, the book highlights both the diversity of practice and the common threads that bind all these craftspeople together. With the offical launch taking place tomorrow night, get ready to see it on the shelves of all good bookstores sometime soon... it'll be a great stocking filler!

2 comments:

ma roulotte said...

really looking forwatd to checking it out!
the cupcake work looks amazing! :)

Miss Meg28 said...

This book is sooo gorgeous. I read about it in the paper a couple of weeks ago and bought it direct from the publisher www.geoffslattery.com.au

Aside from the gorgeous pics, it has a great directory listing of the artist's 'inspirations'. Some of these are shops or galleries that the artists love, as well as markets and parks. There are also details of where u can buy each artist's work.

I would highly reccomend this book to anyone!