Christmas Gift Guide
Jaccob McKay Studios & Friends
This year I’d love to encourage you to support local small businesses for Christmas, using your buying power to prop up artists and makers who put their heart and soul into their work. Below I’ve put together a small selection of people who offer amazing handmade goods and beautiful experiences. Remember to share the love and support and tell your friends about the awesome makers you know!
Jaccob McKay Studios
Handmade creations from the forests of the Dandenong Ranges
(come on, I had to include myself)
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Concrete planters and pots with amazing textures that you have to touch. Made by Wayne and Jacek from Geelong/surf coast VIC. Find these guys at markets around the country, including Finders Keepers Sydney and Handmade Canberra.
Amie “Frankie” Luczkowski-Gibson
Clay witch, artist and all-round inspiring woman, Amie handbuilds a whole range of one-off pieces in her signature style, including both functional and decorative pieces. Amie is based in north-east Melbourne.
Please note: Amie’s shop reopens on the 26th - perfect for late Christmas presents or gifts to yourself.
Beneath The Treefern
Mystical and magical clay creations by Bacara from the Dandenong Ranges with plenty of forest inspiration. When I first saw her work at a market a few years ago I instantly had to buy two mugs and dishes. It’s been wonderful seeing her work grow and develop since then and I think I’ll need to order a few pieces to give as gifts myself! (or maybe to keep)
Find Bacara’s ceramics at Belgrave Emporium and occasionally at the Belgrave Big Dreams Market.
For the kids
A magical online fairy portal where your kids can chat live with a real fairy! These personalised sessions offer a glimpse into the fairy world and each session is personalised to your child. True Fairies are also available for birthdays, events and school holiday programs.