Renee Waters creates wonderful handmade jewellery in Melbourne. Her work is a unique combination of coloured porcelain, gold and silver and Renee uses a gorgeous colour pallet in her work. Her pieces are inspired by textures, nature, things found in magazines and anything that catches her eye. Her wonderful ability to translate these impressions into artistic pieces of jewellery is one of the aspects that makes her work so unique. You can find our more about Renee and her jewellery at

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Renee Waters handmade porcelain, gold and silver jewellery made in Melbourne.

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Renee’s jewellery making tools.

Part of the mini series I’m working on this is Clea Cregan from Miniscapes in Brunswick. Clea makes gorgeous Terrariums and miniature landscapes within tiny terrarium worlds. Here is her portrait and some of her tools.

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Clea Cregan from Miniscapes in Melbourne, creator of gorgeous terrariums and miniature landscapes.

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A few of Clea’s tools for terrarium making.

I recently began an adventure meeting and taking portraits of Melbourne Makers. This is the first part of the series showcasing hand crafters and artisans in their studio’s and the tools they most frequently use. I hope to bring you more talented people of our beautiful city. This is an ongoing project, so please enjoy the ride!

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sarah dingwall at her studio in mornington

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sarah dingwall’s flameworking tools


The first in the lineup of wonderfully talented Melbourne makers is Sarah Dingwall, a flame worker from Mornington to not only be a part of the series but as a profile for an upcoming short documentary film I’ve been working on. Sarah’s work is as wonderfully enchanting and energetic as she is herself, so it’s no wonder I’ve drawn a lot of inspiration from her throughout this process. In speaking to Sarah I’ve realised that these pieces are created from her wildly inventive imagination and also from her own fascination with glass itself. It’s subtle and sneaky but I’m also personally drawn into the way we view nature in a totally new way through her work.

You can find Sarah’s studio at the Commonfolk Cafe in Mornington or online at


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