Adelaide’s leading showcase of designers and makers is back at the Adelaide Showgrounds this weekend, with a host of talented local and interstate vendors bringing their difficult-to-find wares directly to you.
Bowerbird is bringing in the best designers and makers from around Australia
The ever-popular Bowerbird markets are bringing together more than 150 designers, artists and brands for its three-day market event, beginning Friday, 13 May.
With Australian borders flowing freely, Bowerbird is eager to welcome new and returning interstate favourites to their list of designers and makers, including the usual assortment of jewellery makers, distillers, potters and even dog treat makers.
Bowerbird is at the Adelaide Showground May 13 – 15
Among the fresh faces will be Susi Fraser of Red Fox Pottery. Susi is a ceramic artist from Beaconsfield, Victoria, who creates both functional and art pieces made with love and purpose.
Susi began taking ceramics classes in 2015 at a communal studio, which sparked her passion for ceramics. From that moment, Red Fox Pottery was born.
“It quickly became an obsession,” Susi says.
“I’m blessed to be able to do something I love every day.”
Susi’s ceramic creations are earthy and inspired by nature. No two pieces are the same, and it’s their imperfections that make them perfect.
OR Design, created by Olivia Raymond, is a returning interstate designer. Olivia will bring contemporary, high-quality jewellery made with handblown glass gems and silver settings to the Showground for Bowerbird.
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The accomplished glassblower and silversmith creates all of her jewellery pieces by hand in her Sydney studio, and she’s eager to bring her work to Adelaide where she will be offering a 20 per cent off her entire range throughout the Bowerbird weekend.
“Bowerbird is one of Australia’s premier design markets and attracts the best and most talented designers from all of the country,” Olivia says.
“It is an honour to be included in this event.”
Other new designer making the trip to Adelaide include Marionette liquor from Melbourne. They make their liqueurs using fruit sourced directly from Australian farmers, such as an organic almond farm in Mildura and a third-generation berry farm in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley. Their very first release, Marionette Dry Cassis, immediately took out Champion Liqueur at the Distilled Spirits Awards.
Jewellery designer Debra Fallowfield has been at the forefront of jewellery in New Zealand for near on 23 years and recently moved to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland of Queensland. Debra specialises in truly unique one of a kind handmade jewels that are “miles away from the mainstream”, with signature pieces such as bold, heavyweight wedding/commitment bands in gold, often set with diamonds or rainbow-hued.
Bowerbird is happening from 13—15 May at the Wayville Pavilion, Adelaide Showground.
To purchase a ticket and browse the full list of vendors, check out the Bowerbird website.