These are but a few of the many designer makers who's works are on display at the Bamfurlong gallery in Hahndorf.
More information about each Designer Maker will be added as it becomes available. Bamfurlong changes this listing on a regular basis, so come back again soon to read about other designer makers
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Ron Burke
Glass
Tasmania
Jan Simons
Neil Strong
Tim Stone
Peter Carrigy
Rolf Bartz
Paul Fox
Jan Twyerould
Helen Taylor
Alison Cooper
Bamfurlong Fine Crafts 2012
Bamfurlong Fine Crafts 36 Main St, Hahndorf, South Australia PH 61 08 8388 1199
Brendan Stemp
Irene von Budewitz
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Brendan lives in McKenzie Creek, a small rural community in Western Victoria.  He moved there in 2002 after finishing a 18 year teaching career in Melbourne.  This is also where his workshop is located. Brendan is a full time wood-turner and enjoys the chance to celebrate the remarkable qualities of what is the essence of Australia.  By blending Australian timbers with gumnuts, leaves or twigs (embedded in a resin) he creates distinctive and original pieces that have the ability to intrigue. His work is ideal for wedding and birthday presents and is often sent overseas as a gift that represents Australia beautifully.
Peter Carrigy is a self - taught artist wood sculptor, who uses unconventional methods; developing bold shapes, combining off-the tool texture with earth pigments and resins he has collected from the natural environment. “The ancient Australian landscape inspires me artistically and spiritually. I use wood from coastal and outback regions which is felled by fire, wind, rain and old age.”
Peter’s work is represented in public and private in Australia and internationally. His work has been purchased by federal and state governments as gifts for visiting dignitaries.
After many years working as a studio potter, Ron moved into working in wood. The natural qualities and beauty of various woods allowed him to use his experience as a potter to create forms that enhance the timber. Self taught at wood turning and using various decorating techniques and pigments, Ron is producing an interesting range of wooden "pots".
Following art school in the early 70’s Neil worked as an art lecturer and potter. In recent years he has been exploring the natural qualities of wood through woodturning. In support of our planet, he will not use wood that has been harvested from native forests. All of his pieces are made from recycled or rescued wood. He is passionate about exploring the internal beauty and uniqueness of every piece of wood and learning from each piece what it might be and say in its new life beyond the living tree.
Paul manufactures a wide range of timber boxes made exclusively from Australian native timbers. Boxes range from document boxes to jewellery boxes of all sizes. Paul's boxes have been shipped all over the world and have also been given as gifts for visiting dignitaries by the Australian Government. Paul has spent most of his working life in the kitchen cabinet industry. His work has ranged from working on the tools to management and most jobs in between. There have been various sojourns into other industries, usually self employed. In 1994 a tree change to Oberon, where there was space for a bigger workshop, started the process of returning to the tools and to his first love of creating beautiful woodwork.
Rolf Bartz is well known in Australia and Europe for his superbly carved porcelain vessels. He has exhibited widely throughout Australia and overseas accumulating many accolades for his  designs. His work can be found in many public and private collections nationally and internationally.
I have always been interested in working with wood. Turning gives me personal satisfaction in creating something that gives one pleasure upon viewing and touching. I endeavour to work with native timbers felled by the elements or old age. I enjoy working pieces that nature presents, creating a relationship with the natural defects which results in an original piece of work. With each piece I try to create something a little special, different than the last, at times incorporating silver wire, pewter and shell. Many of my pieces are in private collections in Germany, Japan, England and Australia.
Irene von Budewitz is a South Australian Artist and Sculptor working with Ceramics.
Her inspiration has been drawn from stories and myths, often using the female form as a metaphor for the dilemma of the human soul. Living close to the sea, her work often features Seascapes, birds and trees. The work is fired, mostly using traditional methods. Pieces for Pit-firing, which is adapted from the Pueblo potters of Mexico, is burnished to a beautiful shine before firing and fired slowly in a pit with materials such as seaweed, sawdust and wood. Flame painted, is a way to describe the results. Raku, from the Japanese tradition, is a quick firing with often surprising results.
Helen Taylor is a South Australian ceramic artist who after completing a Bachelor of Design in Ceramics in 1990, has been working at her studio in the Adelaide Hills. She has participated in both solo and group exhibitions, winning prizes in both ceramics and painting. The current work features forms decorated with a "Persian blue" glaze which has it's origin in the Middle East and ranges in colour from azure to emerald green, sometimes with royal blue or black highlights.
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Jan learnt her craft at the Jam Factory and has run her own studio for over 30 years. She specialises in designing and making a range of limited edition handbags and accessories. Jan’s work is widely recognised for its quality and attention to detail. Made from high quality leathers and fittings from around the world, all bags are lined with leather.
Wood
South Australia
Wood
South Australia
Ceramics
South Australia
Wood
Victoria
Wood
South Australia
Wood
New South Wales
Wood
South Australia
Ceramics
South Australia
Tony Trivett
Ceramics
South Australia
Ceramics
South Australia
Leather
South Australia
Ceramics
South Australia
I was introduced to coloured clays while working as a resident at the Jam Factory workshops, where I experimented in carved and inlaid work and airbrushing. Forms are thrown with porcelain clay, air-brushed with body stains and fired in the electric kiln to 1280oC. My inspiration comes from seeing the landscape silhouetted against the colourful sky at sunset while camping extensively in the Australian and New Zealand bush. The air-brushed technique I use is time consuming and takes a lot of concentration, but the reward is there when unpacking a kiln load of colourful pieces.


















Ceramics
Victoria
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Anthony Jensen
Ceramics
South Australia
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Marianne Cole