Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku.
Head in cloudy sky
Hands on tools and passing cat
Feet sturdy on ground
Tell us a little about the origins of Min Pin.
Min Pin began after an inspiring internship that I undertook at an alternative design school in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. Working in such a progressive environment, relentless in its aim to design for good and from the heart, really solidified the community focused, do-it-yourself attitudes that I had been developing in my own design practice.
Motivated by this dedication to compassionate design, during early 2013 I began to create my own line of unique jewellery pieces that were not only completely handmade and lovingly crafted, but also affordable. Thus began Min Pin!
Describe your creative process.
I have a visual diary that I scribble rough ideas and designs in almost every day. Certain ideas are then hashed out more thoroughly and grow into new things (generally) on the computer. If awesome enough, they are then magically turned into jewellery or printed onto fabric.
What inspires you the most?
My friends. Other awesome artists. Things on the Internet. Bands and musicians that I love. My mum!
Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers.
What are your ultimate dreams for Min Pin?
To have the freedom (well money, really) to experiment with limitless ideas and materials. I’d love to work with ceramic, learn silver-smithing – even work with glass! I hope that the future will see Min Pin as a successful small business, allowing me to keep making weird awesome things
Our next market will be held THIS Sunday 27th April 11:00am to 4:00pm featuring gorgeous stall holders: AGNES & I, CASHMERISM, CRITTER CLAWS, CULTURE TEA, FLOWERS ST GERMAIN, THE GIRL & HER NIGHTINGALE, HANNAKIN, JULIE’S LITTLE WORLD, METTA SKINCARE, MIN PIN, OH DAKOTA, ONE SMALL DUCK, THE SNOOD’S ART, SOUL STORIES, STRANGE BEAUTIFUL ME, TAMARA GAMIL CHOCOLATIER, UNFAZED & CONFUZED , YOU, ME & BONES and more.
Chinpin is a contemporary treatment to the traditional cabinets of curiosities, which will bring together a diverse selection of work from 20 emerging artists within Australia (including some of our previous stall holders!): Anna Snoekstra, Annita Maslov, Bonnie Eichelberger, Ebony Eden, Evie Cahir, Halszkat, Jr Blue Cloud, Julia Trybala, Julian May (The Handy Studio), Lauren Nicholson, Lisa Twomey, Michael Hawkins, Nina Elliott, Paul Mares, Saara March, Steven Pennington & Xian – Christian Bishop.
At our market day this month, the team behind this visual extravaganza EMMA, ALLEGRA & EMILY will be showcasing an assortment of goodies from a selection of artists from the show with items such as totebags, zines, badges, t shirts, postcards, gocco prints, screen prints, digital prints, original artworks and various other oddities.
See you all at our market day this month on Sunday 27th April 11:00am to 4:00pm at 1000 £ Bend for a wander about our emporium of wonders of countless creative talents that we are incredibly proud to be bringing you each month!