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!
241 Station Road, Yeerongpilly (open by appointment and for workshops)
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. She is also the Director of Dabbler Studio, a space dedicated to ceramic handbuilding and mindful making – you can book classes through the website.
11 Byres St, Newstead
A mother-daughter collaboration, Mas & Miek is a ceramics studio, gallery shop, and coffee bar – 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 online courses!
Houses for your home! Laura from 2 Little Houses creates custom house illustrations 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 our childhood home, and my grandmother’s home for her 60th birthday, and of my sister’s favourite café on campus. Orders are full for 2021, but you can join the waitlist on the website.
Demi is the operator, maker, and creator of Poème, hand-pouring candles in small batches on the Gold Coast. All scents are locally sourced, cruelty free, and carefully blended and curated using organic products, poured into jars, tumblers, and handcrafted vessels. Poème also offers a recycling option, refilling your original Poème vessel rather than buying a new one each time- lower cost, lower environmental impact, big win! Demi also creates perfume oils, diffusers and room sprays that are completely non-toxic and plant-based.
Neo traditional pottery made in North Brisbane and inspired by the natural environment. Beautiful handmade cups, tea and toast sets, trinket dishes, soap dishes, and jewellery are currently in stock in the online store, or you can purchase a gift voucher for a custom order.
I have a lovely lil’ wombat print from Papadore – it lives on my bookshelf and I still love it as much as when I bought it! Artist Alison is closed for custom work, but her Etsy store is full of beautiful art prints and greeting cards featuring watercolour and coloured pencil animals in stunning detail.
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.
Brisbane artist Debra Hood has a range of great gift items featuring Queenslander houses in her signature colourful style, including a jigsaw puzzle, prints, fridge magnets, a colouring book, T-shirts and tea towels, and more. You can also purchase reproductions via her website, either stretched and ready to hang, or rolled.
Corner Block Studio launched in 2015 with debut product, the Book Frame, and has expanded to include hanging frames for prints, records, cards, tea towels, and more. Corner Block Studio chooses materials that are environmentally sustainable and cruelty-free, and craft their products in Brisbane from recycled Australian hardwoods, sustainably grown Queensland hoop pine, and cotton string.