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The Team Behind Sydney Made

Sydney Made is 100% run by volunteers. Along with an amazing supportive community of makers and designers, we all come together to bring you gorgeous handmade products from in and around Sydney and NSW.

Eleni

Co-Director

I’m a self taught jewellery maker and designer, and first began my label CHASE FATE 4 years ago. Deep down I also feel like I should actually be a singer, but alas, the talent Gods didn’t provide me with that skill. Meh! Based in the inner-west, CHASE FATE is my creative outlet, with each carefully constructed piece designed and handmade with love, joy, and lots of coffee! I draw inspiration from my travels as well as the unique nature of semiprecious stones. CHASE FATE pieces include earrings, necklaces & bracelets with designs varying in lengths and style from statement pieces to more wearable, day-to-day designs.

Lauren

Co-Director

I’m the face behind jewellery brand, Ayana Jewellery. Growing up in New Zealand , I was surrounded by creativity so it was natural for me study interior design, but found my passion a few years later in jewellery and completed a silversmithing qualification. It was then off to London where I met Vincent, we explored the world together and finally relocated to Sydney in 2015 to start a new chapter. This was when Ayana Jewellery was re-born and taken from a hobby to a real business. I design and hand make all the pieces drawing from my own experience in style and always with the idea that jewellery should be worn and enjoyed every day.

Yiscah

Secretary

Hey, I’m Yiscah – an illustrator, designer and obsessive overalls wearer specialising in hand painted whimsical watercolour illustrations and bespoke stationary for special occasions. My artwork expresses my love of live and my hope to brighten up the world around me. It’s perfect for anyone who is young at heart and not afraid to dream big. Inspired by international studies in Graphic Design & Illustration I started Yiscah’s Pencil Box in 2016, working from my home studio in Bondi. Yiscah’s Pencil Box offers hand-crafted watercolour and papercut illustrations, fine-art prints and murals. I also love to create one-of-a-kind invitations for wedding, engagements and other special occasions, which feature unique designs, illustrations and hand-made typography.

Rowan

Treasurer

I am a printmaker, painter, illustrator and teacher. Originally from NZ, I live in Sydney’s Inner West with my husband, two daughters and a bolshy cattle dog. I set up Little Rowan Redhead mid-2016 and have said YES to everything since then in order to learn and grow the business. I often get asked whether there is more than one artist represented by Little Rowan Redhead because my work includes linoprints, watercolour art prints and digital art. The truth is that I can’t stay in one medium – I get bored! The process of moving between printmaking, illustration and painting keeps me engaged and motivated and by extension, keeps my work fresh and dynamic.

Teresa

Team Leader

I studied Fashion Design in Paris, and love all things French…. croissants, Diptyque, that Parisian je ne sais quoi chic. I worked in the Australian fashion industry for over 10 years, designing for iconic brands like Manning Cartell, Sass & Bide and Charlie Brown. My childhood was filled with books and film, and I grew up being inspired by the vintage beauty of jewellery pieces passed through my family. I launched my jewellery label AU REVOIR LES FILLES so that I can share my love of heirlooms and design with the world.

Lissy

Team Leader

Hi, I’m Lissy the owner and creative behind Derum Ceramic Design Studio. Derum Ceramic Design Studio studio is based in Sydney, Australia and is run by designer, ceramicist and all round earth mover, me! All of the studio’s works are made on site in our little studio using wheel throwing and hand building techniques. At the heart of the studio’s ethos is to make beautiful, functional objects that become part of your everyday life and ritual – bringing delight and pleasure in sight, touch and use. Having worked for many years as an Architect.


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