Northern Regards Artisan Market is excited to welcome back…
Kate Campbell Designs
Another of our wonderful returning stall holders, Kate Campbell Designs shares her thoughts with us on sustainable, handmade and what’s the best drink in town….
Why do you choose to use recycled/upcycled or sustainable pieces in your handmade craft ?
Jewellery has so many layers of meaning; wealth, beauty, culture, relationship. I use recycled and upcycled materials in my pieces in an effort to challenge ideas of precious and value. In my mind there is nothing so precious as the creative spark that takes something old or used and creates something new and beautiful from it. If we lived in a world were these things were valued as precious perhaps we would have a safer future for our kids.
Why is handmade important to you ?
Buying something handmade from the maker, paying the real cost, seeing the work that goes into creating something breaks down the insatiable consumerist cycle – slow buying, like slow food, brings out the flavour.
Which is your favourite Melbourne suburb and why ?
Northcote of course! I have lived here for almost 14 years and have watched so much change. I love walking down the street and saying hello to the locals, feeling part of a community.
When you are not making or selling at markets, what would we find you doing ?
Hanging out with two very lovely boys – playing trains, watching skateboading skills, throwing balls and trying to help them grow into the wonderful men I know they will become.
Coffee or tea ? Wine or beer ?
I am a woman who loves tea, white with a big spoonful of honey and at night, locally brewed craft beer is the only way to go.
So come on down to Northern Regards Artisan Market on Saturday 2nd November 11am til 4 at Northcote Social Club and check out Kate Campbell Designs recycled sterling silver and copper and upcycled brass jewellery.
We can’t wait to see you there!