The Olive Tree Market will launch the first market in it’s Summer Series on 2 November at Civic Park in Newcastle. It’s at this time of year you can expect to discover unique-to-market stalls, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for us! Drop-in on the first and third Saturdays on November and December and check out the newcomers as well as your long-term favourites.
Launching at the 2 November market is Salvation Jewellery – a Darwin-based handmade polymer clay earring business. Designer Shona Johnson makes small-batch, vibrant earrings packed with colour and pattern. Each unique piece is designed and handmade in her home studio.
Also in town is Gina Ermer – a Newcastle sustainable eco-fashion success story. Her brand Fringe Dweller is based in the east end of Newcastle in a gorgeous heritage design studio and retail outlet. Gina is the designer and maker, with a strong creative process that is evident in her pieces.
Love Your Space will also debut on 2 November – Danielle Burley is the founder and photographer of Love Your Space, which was launched two years ago in Warrnambool, Victoria. Dani has recently relocated back to Newcastle with her family for some much-needed sunshine and family time.
On 16 November, Velvet Sunday launch their first stall at the market. Nadine Coghlan of Velvet Sunday is an emerging designer of slow-crafted jewellery who aims to create unique and timeless pieces that carry a meaning for those unspoken moments. Nadine says that her pieces are created: “To say that which cannot be said, and to say it with beauty and grace.”
Velvet Sunday uses the ancient lost wax casting method, a technique where illustrations are hand-carved into wax and then cast into metal. This method produces pieces that are organic, individual, and imperfect. The range is available in sterling silver, solid gold, 14ct and 18ct triple gold plate and brass.
Artist Amy Moffatt of TRAM makes original art pieces that come from a love of the world and the places we live. When she launches her stall on 16 November, you'll discover art prints for your wall featuring all the places you love. We love that TRAM proudly uses recycled materials at their small printing house in Sydney and are committed to leaving the smallest eco-footprint possible.
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