Backstreet Christmas Day 5: For the Home


For artwork you can eat off, drink from, or hang on the walls to admire every day, look no further than the brilliant Brisbane artists below!

Bonnie Hislop
A Brisbane-based creative with a focus on ceramics, Bonnie creates brightly coloured, functional works of art. I’m a bit in love with her beautiful cat mugs – there are still a few available via her website and you can also read more about her work. Bonnie is also a workshop facilitator and hand building teacher at Mas & Miek (see below).

Mas & Miek Ceramic House
11 Byres St, Newstead
A mother-daughter collaboration, Mas & Miek is a ceramics studio and gallery shop – you can purchase some of their lovely handmade ceramics, paint a pot, or, if you’re feeling creative, make your own in one of their classes. Gift vouchers are also available via the website.

Nook 
19 Browning St, West End
Nook is always a wonderful place to look for gifts – from lovely clothing to cute greeting cards, pretty ceramics and sparkly earrings, I can always find the perfect last-minute gift here. Open Tuesday to Saturday in West End (hours on the website) or you can shop online.

2 Little Houses
Houses for your home! Laura from 2 Little Houses illustrates classic Queenslander homes in black and white with beautiful clean line work. I have a few of her pieces sitting pretty in my own home, and my family also commissioned an artwork of my grandmother’s home for her 60th earlier this year, which was just perfect. 2 Little Houses is closed for Christmas commissions, but Laura’s work will be available at the State Library of Queensland store and online in the form of tote bags and greeting cards featuring designs inspired by the ‘Home: a suburban obsession’ collection which is opening on December 7. In the meantime, you can check out her work on Instagram.

Red Hilda
Brisbane artists Debra Hood recently launched a lovely range of suburb tea towels featuring houses in her signature colourful style, in addition to her jigsaw puzzle, prints, fridge magnets, and more. Check them out on her online store.

Papadore
I purchased a lovely lil’ wombat print from Papadore stockist Hummingbird The Shop – it sits just above my desk and I smile every time I look at it. Although artist Alison is currently adventuring in Canada, she is open for custom orders. Follow along or get in touch via her Instagram.