© Bamfurlong Fine Crafts 2012
Bamfurlong Fine Crafts • 36 Main St, Hahndorf, South Australia • PH 61 08 8388 1199
During its early days exhibitions and openings at the  
Gallery focused on emerging artists, graduating  
students, and the more recognised Studio Potters Guild  
and Leathermakers Guild. These exhibitions brought to  
the public awareness an incredibly eclectic and diverse  
group of finely crafted and designed hand made, one off  
pieces for which Bamfurlong has become renowned.
Over the years more than three hundred individual  
artists have been showcased and confidence in these  
artists continues to grow as evidenced by the degree of  
local community patronage. The vast number of pieces  
taken or sent overseas and interstate, shows how  
valued unique, hand made pieces are in the local and  
international arena.
THROUGHOUT its long history of 24 years Bamfurlong  
Fine Crafts Gallery has been either remembered for, or  
sometimes forgotten because of its unusual name. The  
creator, Judy Farrow named her long dreamt of Gallery  
after a village near where she grew up in England. Also  
the name appears in Tolkien’s "Lord of the Rings" which  
is recognised by many visitors who comment and  
photograph the signage and Heritage building.
There have been many challenges over the years, including  
fluctuating visitor numbers, political influences, such as  
GST, the influx of low-cost imported goods and the  
mushrooming of Life-style stores. Yet Bamfurlong  
continues its commitment to provide a unique venue in  
support of South Australian and Australian Artisans.
Now, under the new ownership of renowned South  
Australian Ceramic Artist Rolf Bartz, Bamfurlong continues  
to offer an experience of enjoyment and appreciation of the  
skill of the maker, to inspire, delight and of course, to  

Written by the late Roz Campbell