From the ADC Team

Dear Craft Lover

Sydney Craft Week is bursting with great events. Here are some that jumped out to us (including some of our own) and there are lots more recommendations on the website.

Handmade market days

Saturday 7 October is the Australian Design Centre’s Makers Market in Darlinghurst.

Sunday 8 October is Made by Hand: Hazelhurst Art and Design Market in Gymea.

Saturday 14 October is the Makers and Shakers Market in Marrickville.

Masters of craft

Head to Sturt Gallery and Studios, and Sabbia Gallery to see the latest work of Jeff Mincham, one of Australia’s most celebrated ceramicists.

Visit the studio of renowned textile artist Liz Williamson in Stanmore and get to see her in action at the loom.

Handmade in a digital age

Biotextilogy: The Cellular Catwalk will showcase the work of Melissa Knothe Tait, who brings together the fields of biotechnology and textile design at ADC.

Craft scholar and writer Jessica Hemmings will be visiting from Sweden to speak at UNSW Art and Design, and Barometer Gallery .

Anna-Lise Backlund will be showing her 3D printed vases and jewellery pieces at Vintage Meets High-Tech, a West Elm Pop Up Store in Bondi Junction.

Indigenous design

Four Aboriginal artists will be taking part in 60,000 Years in the Making: A Practitioner’s Yarn-Up at the Powerhouse Museum.

Bulay(i): ): Buku-Larrnggay Mulka, The Indigenous Jewellery Project will be on display at ADC, featuring Yolngu jewellery of north-east Arnhem Land.

Get your hands dirty

Koskela will hold a weekend of whittling and weaving with master spoonsmith AKA Jeff Donne and weaver Brooke Munro.

MakerSpace &company in Marrickville will be holding classes in woodwork, machine knitting, leatherwork and knife making.

The Fortynine Studio and Bic Tieu will be collaborating on a two-day Casting and Patina workshop where you will make an object in porcelain and bronze.

Learn the art of weaving with Catriona Pollard at Mosman Village Yoga.

Learn to crochet at the Speckled Squares Blanket Workshop at the Happenstore in Annandale or at the City East Community College in Bondi Junction, where you can also hear about how to turn a hobby into a business.

Drop in and learn how to throw ceramics on the wheel at The Pottery Shed in Surry Hills for free all day Monday 9 and 16 October.

These venues are hosting four or more workshops each during Sydney Craft Week: Sydney Jewellery School, COMMUNE, Sew Make Create, Work-Shop Makery, Parramatta Clay and Arts Inc, Made by me workshops, The Rizzeria.

If you have ever wanted to experience working and blowing molten glass, try Glassblowing and Sculpting on the Flame with Mark Elliott.

Craftivism in Focus

Learn to knit, have fun and connect with your community at Pussy Hat Knitting workshops with Shared Threads in the CBD and in Leichhardt.

Find out how to fix your ceramics and reduce waste – learn the art of Kintsugi with Studio Enti in Darlinghurst.

The Bronte Sewing Room is hosting a REMAKE Bag workshop, helping you to upcycle, while Reverse Garbage are holding two workshops inviting you to create new objects from reused materials that would otherwise end up in landfill.

Experiential events

Book now for Crafty Dining On Foley when five craft venues on Foley Lane in Darlinghurst will team up with five local restaurants on a dining walk event led by The Sydney Connection.

Bring your partner to a Claydate held by Conscious Dating Co, or create a spooky clay creation with your date at Freaky Friday the 13th Date Night at

Learn how to create simple circuits and explore a world where hand crafts and electronics meet with Bobbin and Ink x Working Cloth.

Become absorbed in making via mathematical paper folding when STEAMPop presents Lumifold: Mindful Math-Making.

Have a great week!
ADC Team

Left image from Bulay(i): ): Buku-Larrnggay Mulka, The Indigenous Jewellery Project on display at ADC, featuring Yolngu jewellery of north-east Arnhem Land: Sasha Mununggurr trying on her first rings made in lost wax, 2017. Photo: Emily McCulloch Childs

Right image from ADC Makers Market: Clay Canoe cups Courtesy of the artist