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Our Artists and Artisans

Peppercorn Gallery artists and artisans are a collective of over fifty artists across a variety of mediums.

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Sue Anderson

Being Creative

Hi, Im Sue Anderson. Born in NZ - I'm now a proud Tasmanian homemaker turned bag craftswoman, weaving threads of creativity in the heart of my home. With a love for crafting functional and stylish bags in leather, cork, cotton fabric and other textiles, I've transformed a corner of my living space into a cozy workroom. 

 

I create practical bags for daily errands. Each piece is infused with the warmth of a homegrown touch. Nestled among household responsibilities, my sewing machines hum creativity. 

 

With an eye for detail and a commitment to quality, I transform raw materials into unique, handcrafted pieces. Join me in embracing the beauty of handmade bags that carry not just belongings but stories of a homecrafted journey.

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Patricia (Pj) Hopwood-Wade

PJ Paintings - Tasmanian Watercolour Artist

Why emus? This is a question I am often asked.  When our workplace was being re-structured, I thought to myself, we need something in our office that will make us smile. I painted an emu. The feedback I received from that first emu watercolour painting was extraordinary. As it didn’t let up, I thought to myself, I’m not the only one who wants to look at a painting and smile. So, I painted more emus doing emu things and made my motto “helping put smiles on faces”.

Since then, I have branched out and now paint realistic Australian animals and birds, whimsical scenes and so some urban sketching. My work has been exhibited in numerous Tasmanian exhibitions and many paintings have been sold to private collections in Australia and abroad. I have received several People’s Choice and Highly Commended Awards, and in 2015, I was a finalist in a national illustration competition.  My images have featured on furniture, puzzles and a children’s book.

My prints are printed in Tasmania on high quality 310gsm William Turner watercolour print paper with archival fade-free inks (guaranteed for over 60 years). The watercolour texture often generates the question, “is this an original”?

Currently, my work is available at Art as Mania, Artefacts and Peppercorn Galleries in Tasmania, in addition to my online and Salamanca Market (site 30) platforms.

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Brian Marriot & Jera Conan

Celtmania - Tasmania

Our jewellery is handmade and cast in our studios at the base of Kunanyi/ Mt Wellington and Cygnet. Our range includes brooches, earrings, pendants and charms. We make an extensive variety of designs, with a focus on music, animals and Celtic.

We cast in lead free pewter using rubber and silicon moulds.  All brooch pins are soldered for strength. All earrings are beaded with sterling silver eye pins and earring hooks. The finished product is silver plated oxidised and hand polished.

We have been market stall holders since 1988 when we began at Brisbane’s Riverside Craft market. We moved to Tasmania at the end of 2000, having over two decades of summer trading at the iconic Salamanca Market.  We continue to sell our jewellery there every Saturday, all year round.

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Prue Quarmby

Bibiani & Prue Quarmby Designs

I explore techniques with metal, wood, paper, polymer clay and textiles. Sometimes these mediums are used together in design, sometimes by themselves for texture and form. My Tasmanian Collection contains jewellery of fine sterling silver cast on real foliage of Tasmanian endemic species, Tasmanian stones, such as East Coast granite, and designs using polymer clay colour mixes redolent of particular areas of Tasmania, such as the Freycinet Peninsula.

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Karen Stack

Bags from Rags

Karen has lived in Tasmania since 1981 when she moved here to begin her career as a scientist.  She has always enjoyed arts and crafts and has dabbled in all sorts of crafty things in her spare time. 

 

In 2014 she joined three other very creative friends to form Functionart, a cooperative with a passion to recycle and repurpose old and unwanted materials and things into creative and useful pieces. Karen started making bags from scraps and old clothes for presents for her friends and also various market stalls. 

 

Her passion for textiles and colour and reusing old clothes, particularly jeans lead to her creating “Bags from Rags”.  Each bag she makes is unique and incorporates embroidery, sashiko stitching, free motion quilting, old buttons and recycled yarn to form a unique piece of fabric art.

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Judy Thompson

JT Nature's Lens - Unique Photography

Judy has enjoyed photography, as her main hobby, for over 35 years. Having returned to her home town of Hobart in 2006, after spending many years in Sydney pursuing a science career and then running her own business, Judy is now enjoying more free time and has combined her picture framing skills with her photography to present a variety of quality images taken around Australia, from dramatic, colourful Arnhem Land sunsets to quiet, reflective days on the Derwent River in Hobart or wildlife photography on the Tasman Peninsula.

Within her Unique Photography range you can find, as well as framed and ready to frame images; cards, bookmarks, notebooks, 100% cotton carry bags,jute and cotton carry bags and magnets.

Inspired by nature's ever changing vistas and landscapes, her artist's eye has captured these inspiring images for all to enjoy, and in January 2015 Judy won the Best Nature Photography Award at the Tasman Art and Craft Exhibition for her 'Rosella at Sunset', this features the Green Rosella, one of Tasmania's endemic bird species. Then in September 2021 Judy won the Best Photography award at the Rotary Art Exhibition at Wrest Point for her panoramic image of Hobart's iconic Cornelian Bay Boatsheds.

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Scott Thompson

IN2WOOD - Woodworms

Scott has been IN2 WOOD for about 20 years after many years of enjoying working with wood as a hobby. He makes a wide range of finely crafted domestic wood wares such as cutting boards, trays, lazy susans as well as jewellery boxes and numerous other items from Tasmanian Timbers.
Scott’s work is exceptional. He knows how to make the most out of our unique Tasmanian timbers, often combining different woods to great effect in the beautifully finished pieces that he produces. He has a sense of playfulness about him and this is evident in some of his work.

Our consignees:

  • Kay Carney -  Artworx Studio - Ceramic whales, seals, owls + Original Prints, cards & silk scarves

  • Kate L Chatfield - Leather Bags

  • Crest Craft - Trevor Semmens - Woodcrafts

  • Christine Eaton - Ekko Glass Design -  Silver jewellery & glassware

  • June Hope - Felted scarves

  • Maureen Innes - Paintings, cards, journals and bookmarks

  • Let's be Frank - Coasters, custards, face oil, lip gloss, cards and candles

  • Julie Massey-Ross - Beeswax

  • Dinorah McWhae - Abstract paintings

  • Emma Nahmani - Saffron Rose - cards and prints

  • Graham Philip - Pottery

  • Carmen Reuter - Jewellery

  • Joseph Silver - Ceramics

  • Amanda Steel - Wooden boxes and boats

  • Rynne Tanton Pottery

  • Jayden Wilson - Rocks

  • Riotous Merriment - Woven baskets and necklaces

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