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Celebrating the city's most creative artisans and craftspeople, Handmade in Melbourne profiles over 80 subjects and includes a directory of inspiring shopping locations.
Jan Phyland and Janet De Silva visited every artisan to discover the inspiration behind their craft, and see the work that goes into each piece. Photographed by Dean Cambray, Handmade in Melbourne is a stunning tribute to the creativity of this great city. The beautifully photographed, inspiring stories show the intense fulfillment that can come from a life spent pursuing a passionate interest.
Jan Phyland has been a newspaper and magazines writer for more than 20 years. The former fashion editor of The Age, she has contributed to a wide range of publications on subjects ranging from food and fashion, to beauty, health and interior design.
Melbourne freelance writer, Janet De Silva has a strong interest in Melbourne’s creative scene. She has been a regular contributor to The Age, where she worked for many years as both a writer and section editor. She has written on homewares, interiors, design, food and small business.