Founded in 2012, Jaccob McKay Studios is a media and design studio specialising in creating images and products inspired by the beautiful natural world of our surroundings in Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges. From these natural surroundings, Jaccob draws inspiration and resources to produce his exclusive range of hand crafted homewares, jewellery and giftware.
Photography has been a hobby for Jaccob since 2009, when he first had a chance to experiment with a DSLR. Later that year he won his first awards in a local photography competition, taking first and second place. In 2011, Jaccob began photographing professionally and the next year began a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts.
During his time at the VCA, Jaccob began to experiment with sculpture and the mediums of wood and metals. In exploration of these materials he created his first piece of jewellery: an oak leaf pendant, which later became the logo for Jaccob McKay Studios. Needing something to put this necklace in - to give it as a gift - Jaccob created his first design of a timber box made from a piece of black locust wood which had been felled on his property. Since then Jaccob has been crafting unique pieces from otherwise useless pieces of timber and recycled metal.
Belgrave Big Dreams Market - 9am - 2pm
Sep 10th / Oct 8th / Dec 10th
Emu Plains Market, Balnarring - 9am - 2pm
Oct 21st / Dec 16th / Feb 17th / Mar 17th / Apr 21st
Jan 20th - Twilight Market, 3pm-8pm
Little Beauty In The Park Market, Frankston
December 23rd, 10am-3pm
Stringybark Festival, Rowville
October 15th only, 10am-5pm
How long will my order take?
For ready-made items it can take up to two weeks for the items to be posted (it's only one person doing all of this!) and then another 3-5 days for postage in Australia and 1-2 weeks internationally. Made-to-Order items may take longer than this and lead times vary.
Please contact us before purchasing if you need an item sooner.
Can you send timber/bark items to my country?
Before purchasing please make sure that your country allows importation of the items you've selected. While we've never had any problems shipping our products around the world, we cannot be held responsible for rejection of items or import taxes. Our timber is kiln dried to kill off bugs and sealed with natural oils.
Can I pick up my order?
Most orders can be picked up in store at Olinda Collective or at markets if organised via email. Please do not arrive at either location without receiving an email confirming that your order is ready to pick up.
Where do you source your timber?
Most of our timber is sourced from the Dandenong Ranges / Yarra Valley area on private properties and roadside storm damage. All timber used is sustainably sourced. If you've got timber to spare please let us know!
Do you do custom orders?
Custom orders are one of my favourite things so please contact me with your ideas!