designer and maker
all created in the artist's delightful garden setting, Port Fairy.
Garden Studio 70
Jill Edwards is a designer & maker who revels in the exploration of her chosen & diverse media: leather, paper, vintage books, stitch, beads, found objects & garden. Her studio is set in an inspirational garden that she has created with her husband. It is here that she finds the peace and happy place in which to create & be.
Garden Studio 70 will be open to the public soon, a place of discovery to be enjoyed.
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GARDEN STUDIO 70
Nestled on one acre, this welcoming garden is where Jill creates. A productive & inspirational garden of orchard & vegie patch, shady trees,
quiet places to sit & secret pathways to discover.
Themed series of works which embrace all of Jill's media.
Within the confines of a topic, creative development is assured & bounderies pushed.
Original designs crafted in Australian grown & tanned leather. One off designs. Made to last.
Jill listens to the character of each hide & has a policy of zero waste in her pattern making.
Coptic bound books, handmade papers, shibori dyed. These Memory Keepers have room for your writings & drawings. The stories continue.
Each book is has its own handmade box.
PENDANTS & BROOCHES
Found jewellery & beads from my treasured collection combine to evoke a notion of history & elegance from times past & is set with a contemporary freedom in design.