Entries by Carola

Rare embroidery skills to be taught in Perth

Justine Bonenfant will join us in August to deliver extraordinary workshops in Goldwork and Tambour Beading. She ordinarily works at the Hand and Lock atelier in London where the British Royal Family and many eminent fashion designers commission embroidery projects of the highest calibre. We are delighted to partner with Calico & Ivy in Mosman […]

Real to Reel returns to Perth and tours to Sydney and Melbourne

Craft on Screen! The international film festival with a difference is back again in Perth.  Real to Reel celebrates the diversity of craft, materials and makers in 33 short films shown across two screenings. We are delighted to continue our partnership with the Crafts Council UK to again host ‘Real to Reel: The Craft Film […]

Do we need a gallery for Contemporary Jewellery?

At the ‘Driven to Adorn’ forum jeweller and gallery director Katherine Kalaf shared her journey as she sought to promote contemporary jewellers in Australia. Setting herself a challenge, Katherine opened the first dedicated gallery in Perth to showcase studio jewellers – in Cottesloe. Now closed since 2007, it has left a hole that has not […]

Why we run workshops

At Maker&Smith we set out to inject energy into the craft sector, here, in Western Australia. As well as bringing in skilled makers from overseas to share techniques and networks, we also run workshops and talks delivered by local makers and smiths. We’ve spent quite a bit of time lately with the good people of […]

Adorn Workshops – Sold Out!

The upcoming workshops, designed and delivered by Claire Townsend and Sarah Elson, have sold out. There are a couple of tickets left for the ADORN forum of craft conversations on Sunday 24 March 2019, at the Joondalup Reception Centre. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, click on these links: Adorn Forum […]

Melissa Cameron: 1.1.2017

Meet Melissa Cameron and learn more about her contemporary jewellery practice at the Adorn: Contemporary Craft Conversations on Sunday 24 March 2019. Melissa won the 2017 Raphael Prize and the film by Michael Pisano (Pisano Films) gives you a hint as to some of what Melissa will share with us on Sunday 24 March in […]

DRIVEN TO ADORN – FORUM & WORKSHOPS

  Jewellery has adorned the human body since time immemorial. It has fascinated us, bewitched us, caused murder and mayhem. We have coveted it. Over the ages jewellery has had many purposes beyond just ornament; as talismans, symbols of faith, tokens of love and esteem, trade guarantees and denoting status and authority. Join us for […]

Submit your short film for Real to Reel 2019!

We are continuing our adventure with short films about the diversity of craft in all its forms. And will again host ‘Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival’ in WA later this year – with tour dates across Australia too. You can submit up to three short films to the Crafts Council UK that have […]

Tom of Holland on ABC RN: The Hub on Art

Listen to Tom, interviewed by Eddie Ayres on Radio National’s The Hub on Art – Wed 8 Aug 2018. Tom of Holland is a guest of Maker&Smith in Perth, Western Australia. Here to deliver workshops on a variety of visible mending techniques for knitting and fabric. ‘Skilled in techniques including crochet, knitting and sewing, Tom […]

International film festival all about craft premieres in Perth

MEDIA RELEASE: 25 June 2018 Local craft initiative Maker&Smith are delighted to present the first screening in Australia of an international film festival about craft in Western Australia in August 2018. ‘Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival’ is produced by the UK Crafts Council and Crafts magazine and tours to Australia, thanks to Maker&Smith. […]