For a while now in the sunny state of New South Wales there’s been a duo who’s name has been synonymous with permaculture. Milkwood, comprised of partners in business and in life, Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar, have made it their life’s work to educate and build community.
Benjamin Baldwin is a man who opts for time honoured methods over modern shortcuts. He finds beauty in every join and detail and the time and skills required to get there. And as a maker who works only with recycled materials (and machinery!) he knows the value of a decent piece of otherwise discarded timber better than many.
With just enough of winter left hanging around to still enjoy the nourishment of a warm bowl of porridge, Lentil and Matt from Grown and Gathered are sharing their ultimate recipe. And it all starts with milling those oats from scratch.
Marrying into a family of potters, it’d be hard not to be influenced with dreams of working with clay. Likewise, residing in the peaceful surrounds of NSW’s Sunshine Coast it’s almost a given to let nature take it’s due course as an influence over creative work. It’s these paths that have led to the natural and minimal ceramics of Elke Lucas.