A Handmade Life Exhibition

A Handmade Life Collective Exhibition 2020
Opened today Thursday 15 to 25th October.
We will be open every day till Sunday 25th so you are welcome to visit.

All welcome!
Covid safe protocols will be in place, maximum 12 in the gallery at one time.


Window Shopping has a Whole New Meaning!

Come see the shop window…

From now until Saturday 9th May WoodPaperSilk will be hosting a Mother’s Day pop up full of lots of handmade goodness from local and interstate makers, mine included.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we have set it up a little differently than usual, allowing you to purchase either from the front window, singularly in store or via newsletter. Meryl has styled the window so you can see a selection of what’s in store. It will also be lit up at night for your viewing pleasure.
The shop will be open weekdays 9-5 and Saturday 2nd and 9th from 9-12. 

Studio 2/3 Victoria St Lewisham 2049. Just down from Lewisham Station.
If you are unable to visit in person, Meryl will be sending out a series of newsletters with itemised products that you can order via email or phone.
To get on the mailing list email her at: woodpapersilk@optusnet.com.au
Free delivery is being offered within the local Inner West area until May 9th or postage is available, fees apply. Allow extra time for delivery.
Let us know when purchasing if you’d like your purchase gift wrapped.

Stay safe, keep healthy with social distancing and window or email shopping!
For further enquiries ring: 0427 087 556
Saturdays shop girls will be Meryl from WoodPaperSilk and Gill from Feltwilde


Artisan Markets this Christmas

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Where to find me and my jewellery up to Christmas!

I am looking forward to being part of Gifted at the Happenstore.

2nd December, 10am to 4pm

55 Parramatta Road, Annandale.

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29th November to 22 December.

Stanley Street Gallery
1/52-54 Stanley Street

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Romana will be at Artisan Gift Market

9th & 10th December, 10am to 3pm

Tramsheds, 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge


WoodPaperSilk is a treasured stockist.

An Inner West gallery with a beautiful collection of art and artisan made wares.

4 Victoria Street Lewisham, Sydney NSW 2049

Open Monday to Friday 9 – 6pm Saturday 9 – 4pm

I would love to for you to visit!

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Gill and I have organised another Pop Up Shop to coincide with The Inner West Open Studio Trail

We have gathered together some of the Inner West’s vibrant, creative talent for this event

so expect to see some fresh and beautiful creations.

Thursday the 11th of May we are opening the doors at 10 am.

Come and join us on Thursday evening with a glass of champers

from 5pm to 9pm

Wood Paper Silk across the road is also on the trail, so pop in and see the

‘Well Cushioned’ Community Challenge Exhibition they are installing for the Studio Trail.


Pop Up Hours:

Thursday 11th May, 10am to 9pm

Friday 12th May, 10am to 6pm

Saturday 13th May, 10am to 5pm

Sunday 14th May, Mother’s Day, 11am to 3pm.

Friday 19th May, 10am to 6pm

Saturday 20th May, 10am to 5pm

Sunday 21st may, 11am to 3pm.

See work by:

Julia Flanagan of Frejj Leather accessories.

Rowan Sivyer of Little Rowan Redhead illustration

Kim Davies handmade creations

Gill Brookes of Feltwilde Handmade Felt

Romana Toson of Tiger Talisman Design Jewellery

Box People wood works

Margaret Daszkiewicz of Red Hedgehog crochet jewellery

Lorrie of Shu Shu Leather

Creative Lives: Vicki Mason, Contemporary Jeweller.

Vicki Mason is a Melbourne based Contemporary Jeweller

I was lucky enough to see ‘Dry’, an exhibition of Vicki’s recent work at Gallery 20/17 in Sydney.

Her beautifully resolved, wearable forms are creations inspired from her exploration of dry climate plants and the significance of water in the garden.

In 2015, Vicki completed an Australia Council for the Arts Residency in Barcelona and

‘Dry’ is a collection of works she has created since her return.

Vicki says of her time in Barcelona,

‘I was able to do enough research to keep me inspired for the next five years’.


Title: Fountain and pool series

Materials: Powder coated brass, sterling silver, oxidised sterling silver, hand-dyed cotton, cotton, leather

Dimensions: Largest – 8.4 x 8.4 x 2.2 cm

Photographer: Andrew Barcham

“Her fountains and pools series taps into the poetic approach to water seen in Islamic gardening traditions. These ornamental garden features bring the cool, reflective, musical and playful characteristics of water to the garden, while at the same time often serving the function of irrigating its plants”.


Title: Ripple cool pool. 2016.

Materials: Powder coated brass, sterling silver, cotton

Dimensions: 6.3 x 6.3 x 1.4 cm

Photographer: Andrew Barcham


Title: Watery pool (detail). 2016.

Materials: Cotton, silk, powder coated brass & sterling silver

Dimensions: 35.5 x 20 x 0.7 cm

Photographer: Andrew Barcham


Title: Correa alba series. 2016.

Materials: Powder coated brass, sterling silver, cotton, linen

Dimensions: Largest – 6.9 x 6.9 x 1.4 cm

Photographer: Andrew Barcham


Title: Bottlebrush garland. 2016.

Materials: Linen, brass, sterling silver

Dimensions: 29 x 25 x 3.5 cm

Photographer: Andrew Barcham


You will be able to see Vicki Mason’s work in e.g.etal, Melbourne

in February 2017. Stay tuned, I will post the dates as soon as I have them!!







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One thing we plan not to change around here is our journal. Gill and I see the journal as an opportunity to stay in touch with you, our community. We love to share our creative journey and the journey of other creative folk too. We would be so chuffed if you would tag along and…

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