For art you can eat off, drink from, or hang on the walls to admire every day, look no further than the brilliant Brisbane artists below!
Shop 5 California Lane, Fortitude Valley
A Brisbane-based creative with a focus on ceramics, Bonnie creates functional works of art which are meticulously hand built and painted with bright colours and intricate line detail – I’m a bit in love with her beautiful cat mugs and Iced Vovo platters. Bonnie has a showroom and painting studio in California Lane and is currently preparing to open a second maker space in Yeerongpilly. You can also purchase spaces in her classes via her online store.
11 Byres St, Newstead
A mother-daughter collaboration, Mas & Miek is a ceramics studio, gallery shop, and café – you can purchase some of their lovely handmade ceramics, paint a pot, or, if you’re feeling creative, make your own in one of their classes. Gift vouchers are also available, and they’ve recently launched an online course ‘Clay Classes at Home’.
Houses for your home! Laura from 2 Little Houses illustrates homes in black and white with beautiful clean line work. I have a few of her pieces sitting pretty in my own home, and my family has commissioned artwork of my grandmother’s home for her 60th birthday, and of my sister’s favourite café on campus. 2 Little Houses is closed for Christmas commissions, but you can find her tote bags featuring designs inspired by the ‘Home: a suburban obsession’ collection at the State Library of Queensland shop – I’ve used mine almost every day for a year or more and can vouch for its sturdiness and durability!
I purchased a lovely lil’ wombat print from Papadore and I smile every time I look at it. Artist Alison is currently closed for custom pet portraits and commissions, but her Etsy store is full of beautiful art prints and greeting cards featuring watercolour and coloured pencil animals in stunning detail.
Bright and vibrant, McKenzie House’s handmade, hand painted canvas bags are made in Brisbane and inspired by the indoor-outdoor Australian family lifestyle. McKenzie House canvas bags are available in a range of colour palettes and three sizes, and can be used as plant holders, or for accessories, office stationery, nursery items, or other household items.
Every Paxxy and Flora item is hand moulded and glazed by owner and creator Cas Thompson, inspired by a love of pink, flowers, and a desire to bring beauty and joy to the everyday. Her range includes unique vases for flower lovers, trinket plates for jewellery collectors, pots for plant people and kitchenware for foodies, with the intention of creating art to complement your favourite things.
A one-woman show based in North Brisbane, The Weave Mama makes unique wall hangings, keyrings, and accessories by hand, and you can order a custom weave via her website.
Brisbane artists Debra Hood has a range of great gift items featuring houses in her signature colourful style, including a jigsaw puzzle, prints, fridge magnets, a colouring book, and more.