We speak with Sharee from Run Wild Horses.
Tell us a little about the origins of Run Wild Horses.
I was always a creative child, drawing, painting and making jewellery for family and friends, however life took me in a different direction once I finished school. I began making jewellery again in the mid-2000’s as creative escape from the hum drum routine of 9 to 5 corporate office life, creating cute little necklaces from vintage and repurposed materials and selling them at markets around Melbourne. I had such a great response from these market that it soon became a full time job. Run Wild Horses was born in January 2007 and we’ve creating unique vintage and steampunk inspired treasures ever since.
Describe your creative process.
I’m always on the look out materials, i’m constantly buying vintage pieces to rework and storing then in my studio. Each design comes together a little like constructing a jigsaw puzzle, matching the right dial or mechanism with a complementing charm or key or vintage knick-knack . Often designs remain unfinished in my studio for months even years on occasion waiting for the final little gear or cog to complete the piece.
What inspires you the most?
The materials themselves. I love the idea of using materials that might otherwise have been thrown away. The thought that the watch movement or dial i’m working with had a story before it came to me, it could have been someone else’s treasured possession, a piece passed from one family member to another, a wedding gift or Christmas present and now i’m giving the piece a new life to be passed on again, this I find very inspiring.
Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers.
Zen Moments soy wax candles are just divine.
Nadine Turner‘s illustrations are mesmerising.
And my house is full of Winter Builts handiwork.
What are your ultimate dreams for Run Wild Horses?
Our dream is to open retail store in our home area of South Gippsland. We plan to stock the shop full of all my handmade goodies, jewellery, homewares and wedding supplies along with selected hand crafted works from other Victorian artisans. We hope to have a space big enough to have a workshop out the back for me to create in and an area to run classes and workshops.
What will we find from Run Wild Horses our August Bend and Snap Market?
We have an array of our unique steampunk inspired jewellery and accessories, including some of our best sellers and a selection of pieces from our recent exhibition. We will also be bringing along some of our super popular coaster sets made from recycled building tiles, and hand screen printed cushion.
Oh hello August, we are celebrating 1000 £ Bend‘s FIFTH BIRTHDAY this month so see you all at our upcoming Bend and Snap Market day at 1000 £ Bend on Sunday 25th August 11:00pm to 4:00pm 361 Little Lonsdale Street in the city for our monthly extravaganza of art design fashion vintage, wild posies and floral arrangements courtesy of FOXGLOVE BOTANICALS, terrariums by BONNIE, illuminating mushrooms from LOWGLO LUMINAIRES and we welcome back the perfect pop up nail bar courtesy of CRITTER CLAWS.
We will be having lots of sugary sweetness served up by BONNIE BIX QUALITY SHORTBREADS, SPOONFULS OF LOVE, SWEET TREATS and WAFFELIER (who sold out of their delicious waffles at our last market day, so be sure to get in quick), not to mention an accoustic set by the dreamy SEAN KIRKWOOD in the cafe.
We are also thrilled to have the MELBOURNE ALT CRAFTERS presenting our Crafternoon Corner again this month with a slew of robot building workshops as well as many of our regular stall holders and a load of exciting new additions to our Bend and Snap fold, including: BERNAVUE, BONNIE, BONNIE BIX QUALITY SHORTBREADS, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CRITTER CLAWS, DRISYA, EELAV MCBEE, FORGET ME NOT ENGRAVING, FORGET ME KNOTT, FOXGLOVE BOTANICALS, THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, HELEN FLEUR DESIGNS, JACKIE MADE THIS, JUX, LAUREN NICHOLSON ILLUSTRATION, LOWGLO LUMINAIRES, LOVE MY PRINTS, ME-U, MELBOURNE ALT CRAFTERS, PRECIOUS LITTLE SAKURA, THE RED FOREST, ROZZETTE, SABRI DURSI, SCRABBLE KITTY, SEBO-HANDMADE JEWELLERY, SPOONFULS OF LOVE, SWEET TREATS and WAFFELIER.
We have had some gorgeous interviews with many of our darling stall holders over the past few months. Be sure to make a little time to have a read of these inspiration filled interviews with a selection of our favourite artists and designers you will find at market day this month:
Stay tuned for more stall holder interviews and sneaky treats and be sure to like us on Facebook for all sorts of sneaky peek treats.
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♥ Be sure to also check out Rag Trade (also held at 1000 £ Bend) the day before on Saturday 24th August 11:00am to 4:00pm for some double market weekend love, you will find a treasure trove of second hand, vintage, sweet treats and Things Your Nanna Knew workshops.