Gabrielle Powell | Basket Maker
Handmade | Recycled | Upcycled | Cobargo NSW
I was born to a long line of makers of things. Many generations of makers: a boot maker, cabinetmaker, painter, jeweller, ceramicist, basket maker, crafty stitcher and photographer. I value the practice of stitched coiling for its meditative qualities. I like to stitch the thoughts of each day into my pieces.
I have a life long love with ceramics and decorating. I am drawn to pass hours with painted design and to use colour to decorate my ceramics. I make bright cheery sturdy pots for everyday use.
Since a kid I have been an active recycler and scavenger. I collect and reuse stuff from fabric, Venetians to chairs, electrical wire and cables. I like to keep re-using items rather than see them end up in our landfill. I enjoy making useful strong baskets that will last a life time.
Every piece is totally unique and handmade. Handmade is a genuine and authentic representation - made by hand. Each stitch and twist of wire is made by my hands. When you buy my handmade items, you are buying a commitment to authenticity and a guarantee that no two pieces will ever be exactly alike.
I am based in Cobargo on the Far South Coast of NSW and originally trained in Ceramics at the ANU School of Art.