Gemma Johnson

Gemma Johnson, designer and maker of the most exquisite jewellery, shares with us her workspace and plays some word association games with us…..

 

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My workspace is connected to my living room. I love this, as its nice and warm in the winter. When I was studying and living at home dad set me up a studio in the garage which lovely of him, but very cold. Which made gave me motivation to do my work fast, so I could get back into the warm house. This space is small, but much more homely and inviting to work in. It also means I can listen to the television for some background noise. I also work as a woodwork teacher, so I also made my chair, picture frames and the boxes where I store all my trinkets. I love my old metal blue draws to store all my findings and tools. As this space is connected to my living room I try to keep it tidy.

 

http://www.gemmajohnson.net/

 

Join us and GEMMA JOHNSON at our upcoming market day on Sunday 27th July 11:00am to 4:00pm with a delicious variety of stalls showcasing the wonderful work of the local art and design community.

We are also thrilled to be having the eclectic and retro cool designer behind GOODIIS, Maria, hosting a “MAKE YOUR OWN MINII NECKLACE” creation station at market day this weekend.

Play with chaotic geometric and organic shapes that use energetic colours with contrasting textures to create bold personal statement pieces with a unique twist. All beads have been lovingly hand-crafted by GOODIIS and we invite you to join in the fun and inject a little more colour into the dreary dark shades of winter.

Be sure to see our other gorgeous stall holders where you will find a range of delights such as sweet treats like the best shortbreads in the land and millions of layers of  crepe cakes, hand made jewellery from bold colourful polymer clay pieces to delicate works with silver and uncut stones, original art work from pop art inspired pieces to those a little more darker, terrariums, sarcastic greeting cards that push the envelope, re-imagined film posters, delicate paper crafts, and magnetic sassiness (you will have to come see to find out!).

Stall holders for our July market  include: with stall holders: BONNIEBIX QUALITY SHORTBREADS, CREATE COMMUNITY, GEMMA JOHNSON, GOODIIS, ELK DIAMOND, LYNCH AD, MILLE & B, PLATED IMAGE, POST LOVE DESIGNS, SEBO HANDMADE JEWELLERY, TERRARIUM LABORATORYUNFAZED & CONFUZED and more.

July Bend and Snap Market
Sunday 27th July 11:00am to 4:00pm
1000 £ Bend
361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

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