Saturday, 28 March 2015

Autumn 2015 Market Highlights

This is the first Dreamers Market in 2015.

It was beautiful Autumn day at the markets last March 21st. As usual, there were lots of gorgeous Australian Handmade products. Here are a few photos from the day. 

For more, photos check out the Autumn 2015 album on our Facebook page.

The next market is the Winter market on Saturday, July 18th!

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Applications for Winter 2015 is now open

Applications for the Winter 2015 market opens on March 23rd. Applications close on April 30th.

If you have previously downloaded a Stallholder Info Pack, we highly recommend you download the new version as some info has changed. 

Monday, 9 March 2015

Feature Interview:
Naked Indiana- Native Grub

Tell us something about yourself?

 I am a chef who fell in love with an artist. He changed the way I addressed cooking, together finding a dialog through food. Its about blending passion, with ethos and communicating love, intention and respect for each other and for our earth.

What are your sources of inspiration? 

The environment, that being my natural surrounding as my starting point of what to cook and then my greater concern for conservation and restoration of our earth.

Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you?

 I only did 12 months at TAFE so I don’t have a formal qualification. It all started in Thailand where I spent 2 months cooking in the monastery for the monks with a wonderful woman who showed me how to feel food. Since coming home I have been blessed with some incredible work relatonship that led me to meet my husband, together we decided to start Naked Indiana. I continue to learn everyday.

Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing? 

What piece of advise can you give to other artists? 
Believe in your own style and don’t look around too much at what others are doing.
What are your plans for the future?
 To save our natural world and its wonderful reasources for my darling daughter Saskia.  

Naked Indiana- Native Grub will be at the Dreamers Market on March 21, 2015 at the Riverside Theatres from 9:30 am. to 2:30 pm.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Feature Interview: Modo Pearls

Tell us something about yourself?
Modo consists of myself and my wife, we have come from very different areas of design and aesthetics and we bring this diversity to our jewellery. We love designing jewellery as we believe that beautiful things are enduring.

Modo has really become a fantastic outlet for the both of us to explore and wander through the huge world of design. It really is an exciting journey, which we don’t know where it will eventually take us.

What are your sources of inspiration?
We get inspiration from many areas including some of the great cities we have lived in through to the quiet mountain we now call home. We find inspiration in colours, textures, and looks, as well as the many top notes that can found in today’s popular culture.

Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you? 

We learnt our craft over time from being exposed to design through our careers and every piece of what we do has been learnt, sometimes very slowly, over a long gestation period. Craft comes with time, and test and learn is an important part of that journey.
Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing?
We are a family business including kids, pets, and friends. This all keeps us pretty busy in our day-to-day lives just enjoying and making the most of what is around us.

What piece of advise can you give to other artists? 
Be proud and true to your point of view, be prepared to make mistakes, and don’t pre-judge your work, let your customers’ be your judge.
What are your plans for the future?

We love what we do and are seeing a huge groundswell in the handcrafted, artisan economy. We firmly believe that women are getting tired of mass designed, mass produced, and mass worn. More and more women today are looking for fashion that is unique, handcrafted and peronalised for individual custom styling. We believe this is the future of fabulous design.
We are currently also focused on building out our footprint to reach broader, larger markets.

Modo pearls will be at the Dreamers Market on March 21, 2015. Saturday. at the Riverside Theaters, Parramatta . 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Applications for Autumn 2015 Market is now open

We are excited to announce that the first Dreamers Market for 2015 is on Saturday, March 21st. 

Applications open Jan 5th and close on Jan 31st. 

For more info, visit

Sunday, 7 September 2014

WoW! this guy makes RESIN JEWELRY

     Mo from Mo Resin  is a Franco- Australian artist. He learned to play with resin and gold leaf for his art. He loves challenges and is always keen to put down anything that would keep him from working the way he wants. He is hard working, very determined and no matter how long it would take him, he works and works until he obtains the right result. This is how he imagined a unique process of inserting  gold /silver leaf into resin . He then made a cuff to give to his wife for her birthday.

     And that is how it all started because his friends loved it and they asked for colours. So he created his first collection 4 years ago.

     Precious gold and silver leaf are fused and suspended in translucent resin to flatter the form and delight the senses.
     The Classic 22 Collections are available in 15 vibrant colours. Each one, a piece of art from the heart, signed by MO.
    Since 2013, Mo is very proud to also work  with Aboriginal artists. The result of which is the Limited Editions of Insertion of Aboriginal Art under license with Warlukurlangu Artists Corporation.

     Mo Resin is now a contemporary unique range  of jewellery, fashion accessories (cufflinks) and homewares (door knobs and handles)  hand crafted in Maianbar, in the Royal National Park, 1H South of Sydney. A very inspiring Paradise.

      Mo also loves doing markets because he gets to meet his customers. He is very proud to have customers from age 7 to 88. He also tries to keep his prices accessible to everyone. 

To find out more about Mo and his work , you can like him on Facebook.

Mo Resin will be at the Dreamers Market on Nov. 1 at the Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. ( courtyard inside the building), 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Thursday, 4 September 2014

Small Pots by Jo

JO, fromtheWolf has a new range of pots for her succulents and candles. She decorates her pots using the Mishima technique.

Mishima is a traditional Korean slip inlay technique process of incising lines into the clay then filling them with  slip, underglaze or even clay.

She makes her pots and carves them free hand when the clay is in the leather hard stage.  Then she inlays color into the lines of the carvings. It is a very simple technique and works very well with her simple designs. She basically use the same blue colour for all her pots.

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Jo will be at the Dreamers Market on Nov. 1 with her new work and lots of other blue and white ceramics.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Applications to Christmas 2014 Market

Applications to the final Dreamers Market for 2014 is open on 18th August 2014 and close on 14th Sept 2014. Applications submitted before the opening date will be ignored.

Please note applications for popular categories may close earlier than the advertised closing date as applications will be assessed as they are received.

For more info, visit the Dreamers Market website.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Dreamers Spotlight: Ask Ed Designs

Tell us something about yourself? 

Most importantly, I am a mum our darling boy Edward, who is almost 10 months. He has obviously been the inspiration for the name ‘Ask Ed’! I’m an artist and high school Art teacher. I adore teaching but am trying to focus more on my art.  I have two partners in crime. My Husband Matt and my twin sister Amy. Both come along to all the markets, help me set up and give me advice.

What are your sources of inspiration?

 Mother Nature! I know it’s a little cliché but there is just so much diversity and variation in what nature provides. From the neon colours of the Great Barrier Reef to the muted and dirty palette of the scrub, I just haven’t ever had a need to look elsewhere. Colour is just the beginning! Then we have all sorts of shapes and textures. If I want to do an abstract piece, rockpools at the beach have such delightful forms. Organic little blobs in the vast sea scape. 

Where and when did you learn your craft?
 Who taught you? 
I always drew as a kid and loved art class at school. My year 10 Art Teacher who has sadly since passed really lit the painting fire in me! Beautiful Mrs Ward….she was kooky and yet so classy. Some people pay you a compliment and it’s nice to hear but it doesn’t scratch the surface. If Mrs Ward said your work was good, it was! She gave 100% for my year 10 major submission and from that moment I have had the confidence to believe in my skills as a painter particularly. 

Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing?

 Getting out into the bush with my hubby and baby is always a treat. We love bush walking or going for drives out of the city. Eating is also fun! My husband is a terrific cook so I love to stay in on a weekend and help him with a roast.

What piece of advise can you give to other artists?
 I am constantly telling my students that practice really does help! I wasn’t necessarily born with painting skills, I have been at it for years and have been experimenting, evaluating and trying again since I started as a child. Find a handful of mentors or artists who inspire you and try to really observe their work. I love the idea that I think came from a Picasso quote that in order to break the rules you have to learn them first. Learn the rules then don’t be afraid to bend or break them!

What are your plans for the future?

 I will keep painting till I can’t hold a brush and while people want to buy my work I will sell it. I really enjoy teaching teenagers to express themselves and look to the world for inspiration so I will keep teaching too.  My plan is to teach a few days a week and look after Ed and paint the rest of the week.

Ask Ed designs will be at the Dreamers Market on August 9, 2014. Riverside Theaters. 9-2 pm.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Feature Interview: La Divina Designs

Tell us something about yourself?
I am the mother of two beautiful children and I work part-time as a Water Quality Sampler. I love yoga and music and food! If I did not meet the love of my life when I did, I believe I would have succumbed to wanderlust and become a gypsy.

What are your sources of inspiration?
All that I can see! Everything I interact with in my daily life somehow influences my craft. When I am completing a product I visualize the person I believe it was meant for, in a way each piece is custom made. Hopefully it finds its rightful owner.
Most of all my inspiration comes from my children and the colour and life they have breathed into our family.

Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you? 
I am self-taught in what I do, however I believe I have my mother to thank for my creativity. My grandmother also loves to paint portraits and landscapes on canvas. I guess it runs in our family.
Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing?

I love to shop, especially at handmade markets. I love trips to the beach and reading a great book. Spending precious time with friends and family would have to be at the top of the list!

What piece of advice can you give to other artists? 
You will always be your worst critic, but don’t be so tough on yourself! If you love what you do and it makes your soul happy then do it I say. Also don’t ever let it stop being fun. If you try to make your craft a job at the same time, be sure it doesn’t loose that fire it lights inside of you…
What are your plans for the future?
Hopefully I can continue to make cards and paper stationary through La Divina Designs. If everyone else enjoys my products as much as I do then perhaps I can continue full time.

I wish to expand the products I offer and maybe even design my own paper in the future.

La Divina Designs will be at the Autumn Dreamers Market on Saturday, April, 5 at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.