The Print Room
Carizza is a Sydney based artist originally from regional NSW. She studied textile design at the Eastern Sydney Institute of Technology. Instead of being disheartened by the move of hand printing to digital forms she opened her own studio- The Printroom. Carizza has been facilitating open to the public DIY screen-printing studios for the past 9 years across independent community driven shared creative spaces such as Anyplace Projects, Blackwire Records and currently Monster Mouse Studios in the industrial landscape of Marrickville. In the studio Carizza teaches screen printing and shibori dyeing workshops and spends time on her own creative practice. Her designs are printed using eco friendly water based inks on linen and cotton/linen tea towels, calico tote bags and 100% recycled seed card. The silk scarves are hand dyed with natural indigo. Crotchet coaster sets were lovingly crafted by her mum Evelyn using recycled materials.
Square & Round
Yoko studied interior design in London before moving to Sydney and set up her studio where she designed SQUARE+ROUND Washbasin using porcelain tiles imported from Japan which was shortlisted for Etsy Awards in 2016. Her works combine elements of handcraft and material technology, an approach which reflects her cross-cultural background ''Unity of Opposites'', wabi & sabi aesthetic, mathematical perfection, boldness and elegance, tradition and innovation, streamlines and curves..... Square and Round. Recent years, as well as collaboration with Tajimi tile artisans in Japan for new product rang, Yoko is expanding her creative skills and practicing Japanese traditional art and craft of Kintsugi and Makie which she also teaches in workshops.
John (aka pitok) is a Sydney based artist, designer, creator, who creates works using acrylic gouache, a bright lurid medium of pure pigment. It’s fast drying and colours can easily be layered. It forces you move quickly and not labour too long with your art making. By day John stares at a computer screen and pushes pixels around. Painting is analogue and fuzzy, there is no undo button. He draws diverse inspiration from geek culture, abstract and pop Australiana as well as classic and contemporary Japanese art making.
Erica is a Sydney-based artist drawn to textile manipulation art-making practices. She has studied a range of arts and textile practices through the University of Technology Sydney, the College of Fine Arts and through the mentorship of various practitioners.
Em is an inner west based illustrator and textile designer with a passion for sustainability, body positivity, sharing joy, loud prints and silly sketches. She runs Oomami a textile business focused on hand printed textiles and art prints.
Mennt is a design studio operating out of a small Sydney studio. Mennt’s products are designed and made by Laura Butler with creative direction from her partner Aman Braich. Mennt has an uncompromising focus on high quality materials. We believe in creating products that will last a lifetime with continual love and use.
We believe that high quality design should be available to everyone, not just the 1%. In order to create a more affordable product, we reimagined our entire approach to create a more productive and streamlined process. Mennt is minimalist in its approach to design; we strip our products down to only the necessary elements and focus on the rituals of everyday life. Mennt is designed with longevity in mind. Our clay is sourced sustainably from Victoria and we recycle as part of our daily practice in the studio. We design and create refined objects that will not only last a lifetime, but will polish with age.
Vanessa is a designer who has worked for various fashion labels locally and internationally. Her fashion journey has taken her on worldwide adventures to create, learn and produce accessories. Those experiences include leather handbags, resin jewellery and most recently silk dyeing scarves.
I blew into Sydney in 2014 after leaving school, where i first developed an interest in the arts. I've worked in many mediums including painting, printmaking and photography amongst others. I am a published artist whose work has been part of exhibitions in Australia and overseas. I sell clothing, prints, zines and stickers under nonverbal.
Chris Savage is a designer based in the inner west of Sydney whose passion is the design and creation of bespoke eyewear. He is also highly committed to the repurposing of materials, and uses as many recycled materials he can whilst still maintaining the high quality look and feel of his unique eyewear. Chris has always been a hands on and innovative person. From a child he and his grandfather handmade timber toys, often with used materials. This instilled in Chris that the value of materials is not necessary over once their original purpose was complete. This was further reinforced travelling to many developing countries with his family and observing how innovative and resourceful people are due to necessity.