We really do have some VERY talented makers in our midst at Made 'n Thornbury Craft Market.
We're very lucky to be joined by artist, Viv Hayes and her beautiful watercolour paintings.
Open Door......... A Pop Up Shop by TWNH
Meet the Maker –Viv Hayes
Tell us a little about your business ?
I work from a small space at home, where I produce paintings and drawings that reflect my local urban environment, or natural scenery from Australia and New Zealand.
How long have you been in business ?
In 2011 I attended the ‘make craft your business’ course run by TWNH, and since then have participated in a number of Made ‘N’ Thornbury craft markets as well as a couple of other markets around Melbourne.
Who inspires you ?
A teacher at RMIT convinced me that watercolour is a versatile and beautiful medium gaining popularity in contemporary art.
Craft people, particularly those at the Made ‘n Thornbury market, who display a wide variety of creativity and originality, are a great source of inspiration.
How has TWNH and it’s programs, including Made ‘n Thornbury Craft Market, assisted you in your handmade business journey ?
The ‘Make craft your Business’ course was extremely enjoyable and informative, and the volunteers from TWNH work tirelessly to promote and run the Made ‘n Thornbury market.
What are you plans or dreams for your business ?
I would like to experiment and diversify with the view to exploring other methods of displaying my work to the public, however I intend to continue participating in the Made ‘n Thornbury craft market at present because I really enjoy and benefit from the feedback and encouragement I receive in this environment.
Thank you for joining us Viv.