© 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 tempt!

Written by the late Roz Campbell