Stallholders announced!

Stallholders for the­August 10th­ market have been announced. View the full list of stallholders to see the fantastic line up.

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Next market­ September 14th


March 2013 Stallholder of the month announced!

Each month we highlight one of our talented stallholders. The March stallholder of the month is...

Wade Skelly of Wade Skelly Photography

 

 

Tell us a bit about Wade Skelly Photography

I am primarily a photographer and while I do sometimes sell prints of my work I am currently focusing on making jewellery using my photographic images. I make pendants, earrings, rings and cufflinks. I also have produced a small range of greeting cards featuring my photography.

How did it all begin?

I only recently discovered my passion for photography. I've always been an art lover and dabbled in various creative pursuits over the years, but I never imagined it would become my job. But when I discovered photography, everything seemed to suddenly make sense. I'd found my 'thing', so to speak. I quit my job working in hospitals to pursue my new found passion and needed a new way to make some money. I've always been interested in jewellery design and as I was looking for a unique and different way to present my photography work it all seemed to fall into place. By accident, I've found what I really love to do and I am pretty excited about what the future holds for me as a photographer as I learn and develop my skills further.

Where are you based?

I'm from Melbourne but recently relocated to Tasmania, where my wife is originally from. I am now based in Hobart, where my wife and I both work from our home studio.

What do you love about what you do?

At the heart of it, I simply love photography, capturing moments, colours, patterns and emotions through the lens.

What inspires you?

So many things inspire me it's hard to know where to start! Wispy clouds over the mountain, greek mythology, Jane Austin novels, thunderstorms, philosophic arguments on Facebook, the smell of strong coffee in the morning, Albert Tucker, classical music, the dingy alleyways of Melbourne, the wide open space of the Tasmanian highlands..... it's endless really, if you open your eyes and pay attention, inspiration is everywhere.

What do you do when you're not creating for Wade Skelly Photography?

Most of my days are spent working on photography in some way. But outside of that, I love writing and can often be found in a cafe, scribbling in a notebook about my ideas for short films or a novel I dream of publishing one day. Taking my dog to the beach, watching bad reality tv (Ramsay's Hells Kitchen is the current favourite!) and obsessively updating my Instagram feed takes up the rest of my time! (I'm @wade777 if you're on Instagram come and find me!)

What do you enjoy about selling your wares at markets?

I love seeing my ideas and work out in the world. It's always satisfying when I get good reactions from people at the market, when they want to wear them straight away.... I love that people can incorporate clouds or a soaring bird or a mosaic from the other side of the world into their outfit! The interactive environment of the market is always fun - getting to chat to people about the work, which invariably ends up in lengthy discussions about life, philosophy, nature and any other number of things! It's also great to meet other makers and be a part of the artistic community, especially as a newcomer to Tasmania.

Do you have a useful tip for new stallholders?

I am quite new to markets and am still learning myself. My best tip would be to practice your display at home so you can organise the right props and know what you're doing on the day - it saves a lot of stress in the morning! How you display your work makes a huge difference so if you're new to markets, get ideas online about interesting and effective merchandising. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration - just search for market stall displays and you'll get lots of ideas to inspire you. You'll learn the most by getting out there and doing it - talk to other stall holders, talk to your customers and you'll learn as you go.

How can people contact you?

Website: www.wadeskelly.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/wadeskellyphotography
Etsy store: www.etsy.com/shop/WadeSkelly

 

 


 

 

In the news...

Since its launch in November (2012) Kingston Beach Handmade Market has featured a number of times in the Kingborough Chronicle, Kingston Classifieds and The Sunday Tasmanian.

KBHM is still a very new market, so it's great to receive such support from local media to help spread the word about this community focussed event. Click on the images below to read some of the articles and see some of the great photos that have been published (posted 28 Jan. 2013).

Kingston Classifieds, 15 November 2012, page 1 and 3:

Kingborough Chronicle, 20 November 2012:

Kingborough Chronicle, 8 January 2013, page 8:

Kingborough Chronicle, 15 January 2013, page 17:


February 2013 Stallholder of the month announced!

Each month we highlight one of our talented stallholders. The February stallholder of the month is...

Toni Rands of Honey Child's Creole Catering

 

 

Tell us a bit about Honey Child's Creole Catering

We specialise in catering North American Food all prepared with a Creole Twist. We do it all from Southern smoky BBQ's, Tex Mex Fiestas, to Napa Style Vineyard picnics. I do in home cooking classes for groups of 6-10. We also offer American Baked Treats at Market Stalls.

How did it all begin?

I started the business out of homesickness. I really missed the flavours and hospitality of my Family Table. This was the best way to feel like I am in the kitchen with my Grandmother's keeping my heritage alive while honouring my new home!

What's the story behind the name?

A 'Honey Child' in the Southern USA is a Sweet Sassy Cutie that you never forget! I thought it was the perfect embodiment of my food style and my personality. That is how I wanted Australia to be introduced to me!

Where are you based?

We are based in the Kingston area.

What do you love about what you do?

I live to impart the true philosophy of Whole Food eating, hospitality, sharing of culinary traditions, and responsible feasting the way it was passed down to me. I come from a long line of Great Hostesses, Cooks, Chefs, and Event Planners. I love to show the joy in Creole food and the alchemy of my blended heritage. I feel like an Evangelist of the first water when someone I have fed is blown away by the freshness and quality of what I have presented to them. And the bonus of making my Grandmothers proud is a selfish byproduct of my hard work.

What inspires you?

Tasmanian meat and produce! I am completely humbled and blown away by the quality and deliciousness of the ingredients here. I cannot remember ANY place I have ever lived where the fruit tasted better. I was born in Hawaii, and have travelled the world. I can say without guile that Tassie small batch fruit and veg win it for me. I am also inspired by the lifelong memories of great everyday & holiday feasts I enjoyed growing up. I love the reverence certain preparations and traditions have that I am passing down here.

What do you do when you're not creating for Honey Child's Creole Catering?

I am a newlywed and new Aussie so I am VERY busy learning my way around Tassie and being besotted with my husband, Nicholas. Also I have studied & cooked all over the world. It is my passion & my favorite sport!! I am often found in the library researching North American Cooking, watching programs, or networking with other chefs & foodies!

What do you enjoy about selling your wares at markets?

I really enjoy connecting to the people. When I am catering it is usually a behind the scenes operation. Running the stall lets me talk to the people, and get great feedback, answer questions, offer advice, and share a laugh. It's nice to know who is enjoying your food!

Do you have a useful tip for new stallholders?

Yes. Be cheerful, and engage passersby. A smile goes a long way to making a connection that could lead to anything as little as a sale or as big as a new friend, customer, or reference. Some of my larger events have come from just talking to people over a sample and a chat.

How can people contact you?

I have a Facebook page, or can be contacted by email or phone:
Website: www.facebook.com/HoneyChildsCreoleCatering/info
email: Honeychild_oz@yahoo.com.au
Phone: 0424 172 191


January 2013 Stallholder of the month announced!

Each month we highlight one of our talented stallholders. The January stallholder of the month is...

Philip Emery of Picture It!

 

 

Tell us a bit about Picture It!

Mainly I do portrait drawings of people, pets or other animals (ie. wildlife). I work with watercolour pencil and charcoal. I also do other mounted artwork to sell of various subjects (ie. wildflowers, insects, boats, etc), cards and bookmarks.

How did it all begin?

I started Picture It recently partly out of necessity (lost my job), and partly because it is something I have wanted to do for quite some time.

What's the story behind the name?

It says what I want to convey. People often have photographs of a favourite pet or person etc, however by making it a picture you personalise the image and give it an intrinsic value all of it's own which a photo can never achieve. Sometimes also a handmade picture can improve on a photo by picking out features which you want to emphasise.

Where are you based?

Kettering. I work from home.

What do you love about what you do?

Everything! I love drawing and I hope that shows in my work. I like the feeling of satisfaction I get when things come together and I get near to completion, and of course I like it when customers like the final product also. The act of drawing itself I find very therapeutic.

What inspires you?

Nature in all it's guises is an endless source of inspiration. Seeing other peoples creatively is also very inspiring.

What do you do when you're not creating for Picture It?

Gardening, walking, sailing and helping out in the local community. Until recently I was working at a local sheep cheesery, and restaurant. I have also worked many other jobs over the years including as a printer, disability support worker, salmon farm/factory, running a B&B.

What do you enjoy about selling your wares at markets?

Feedback and meeting new people, and of course making the occasional sale.

Do you have a useful tip for new stallholders?

Not really as I am only new myself so still learning. I'm guessing one needs to have a variety on offer for wide appeal, and be realistic with expectations - taking a long term approach. Persistence usually pays in the end.

How can people contact you?

I have a website for viewing some of my work: www.philipemery.wix.com/pictureit
email: philipemery7@gmail.com
Phone: 03 6267 4606 or 0418 137 722

 


December Stallholder of the month announced!

Each month we will highlight one of our talented stallholders. The December stallholder of the month is...

Jenny Brown of Pansy, Fern and April

 

 

Tell us a bit about Pansy, Fern and April.

I make dolls house dolls, sets of dolls like storybook sets and animals.They are all made using a technique of wrapping wool around pipe cleaners so the result is bendable and durable. I also do all of the packaging myself and include little poems that I write with some sets. I sell at markets, online and to shops.

How did it all begin?

My Mum and I have been making and selling things for as long as I can remember. I used be a Home Economics teacher and an embroidery teacher & project designer for a magazine. I'm also a qualified illustrator. Mum used to make these type of dolls and I could see an opportunity to develop the idea and add packaging etc. I started selling them about five years ago.

What's the story behind the name?

My business name was chosen as I could see a chance to have an interesting name- better than a rather drab colour! There were three of us in the business back then- me, Mum and my Belgian shepherd dog (whose input was mostly in moral support!)

Where are you based?

I work from home at New Norfolk. I moved here at the end of last year when I returned to Tassie after spending six years in Adelaide. I used to live near Cygnet before that.

What do you love about what you do?

I like making all the different characters and watching them develop. There is always a new one I can think of!

What inspires you?

The little kids that fall in love with them.

What do you do when you're not creating for Pansy, Fern and April?

I make dolls most of the time but also love walking my two dogs, Vincent and Lottie.

What do you enjoy about selling your wares at markets?

Seeing all the people who love the dolls and love to buy them for their kids and grandkids.

Do you have a useful tip for new stallholders?

Make sure you love making what you're making because if it takes off you may have to make a heck of a lot of them!

How can people contact you?

I have a website where people can see and buy my products, and a blog where people can find stockists, market attendances and new products.


Latest Media Appearances

Kingston Beach Handmade Market was recently featured in the Kingborough Chronicle and on the front page of the Kingston Classifieds. It's great to see the upcoming market is creating such a supportive buzz amongst local media!

Full articles below (click images to enlarge) (posted 6 Nov. 2012).


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