2013 Australian Craft Awards

Handmade Redcliffe [DRAFT]

Image Credit : Redcliffe & Bayside Herald, Colourscape Studios, Marie Dillon-Krech, Janmaree Lowe



Event Summary

Handmade Redcliffe is a local, indie-craft market ~ a curation of all manner of handmade supported by shoppers who are seeking niche, handmade products & who enjoy meeting the local artisans that make them.


Handmade Redcliffe


Janmaree & Scott Lowe

Event Details

Handmade Redcliffe brings together 75 beautiful handmade stalls, artisanal food & drinks, pretty music, face painting & craft classes ~ all by the seaside.

I created Handmade Redcliffe in February 2013 as I saw a need to bring together handmade artisans (both local and beyond) on the Redcliffe Peninsula to promote them, whilst also establishing for locals a handmade market to sell and purchase handmade wares.

Being a lover of handmade, I longed for a regular, boutique-style handmade market that I could look forward to going to each month but one didn't exist, so I decided to create one. With a background in handmade & business, I felt this would be a perfect way to fuse my experience to help the local community and drive business to our beautiful seaside destination.

The first profile image I used for Handmade Redcliffe on Facebook said the words, "DARE SWEET DREAMER TO DREAM". Yes, dare to dream...it took an enormous deep breath to launch these markets and be an ambassador of HANDMADE those 9 months ago in Redcliffe but everyday I am thankful I did dare.


The local community has been supportive and excited by this initiative and by providing a home for our local artisans to showcase their made-by-hand wares, a new community has been forged.

Redcliffe is by the seaside ~ it was important to find a location where patrons could pull up by the beach and smell the salty air as part of the Handmade Redcliffe experience, which is why our markets are set by the sea.

Handmade Redcliffe:
~ Craft workshops to attend
~ Live performances to engage
~ Monthly themes to inspire
~ On trend, made-by-hand wares to buy
~ Product meets artisan, meets service!
~ Gift wrapping for charity
~ Working with community

A boutique-style market where product & service meet

This award celebrates the leading craft market that provides an opportunity for craft practitioners to sell directly to the public. Consideration given to the range of craft, community involvement, awareness and support.
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