Life Giver. 2018. Hand formed ceramic.

Life Giver. 2018. Hand formed ceramic.


For Gardening - an exhibition of thoughtfully crafted tools and accessories for gardening

For Gardening is an exhibition produced by For (Sarah K and Bree Claffey) of thoughtfully crafted tools and accessories for use when gardening indoors or out. Designed and created by a stellar group of Australian designers and gardening enthusiasts.

Emphasis has been placed on carefully crafted, handmade works, mindful of environmental impact. Each designer is closely involved in the making of their objects. All items are made to order, shifting away from creating objects en masse and towards fulfilling needs as they arise, even for larger audiences. This made-to-order model - where the number of items created is only what is necessary, and is limited to the need - is a model at odds with that of industrialised process which tends to make as many things as possible in the hope that they will be consumed. The For Gardening products are priced to reflect their real value; the time, skill, care and cleverness that has gone into the making of each thing. It’s hoped this approach to valuing objects makes purchasing the product a considered process that in turn encourages a fuller appreciation of the object and its use.

Ash Allen Design
Anna Varendorff for ACV Studio
Andrew Simpson
Beci Orpin
Dear Plastic
Daniel Emma
Elbow Workshop
Liane Rossler

The exhibition runs for the month of December 2018 at Mr Kitly gallery.