This interview was conducted by Michelle Genders and posted originally on the Australian Wandarrah team website.
Let’s get to know Alison Machin from Foiling Star. Her super shiny shop includes carefully hand embossed decorations, decor, garlands and jewellery made from metals such as silver, aluminium, copper and brass. Alison opened up about the experience of being a long term Etsy seller.
Lyn says: “I have always been a doodler so chose to do it 5-10 minutes at a time and just let it grow. A bit about me – I’ve taught painting and drawing for 25 years in schools, training organisations, retirement centres and my own studio. I also dabbled in mosaics, textile and any craft that I became curious about. In 2006 I became really interested in ceramics and after going back to uni for 4 years, making and designing ceramics is all I do. My biz is ‘the studio handmade’.”
Mel Young says about this drawing: This might be water but it could be the blur of the land from a moving vehicle – which is where I made the drawing on the bus from Sydney to Canberra, letting the movement of the bus dictate the line. I always wanted to do a drawing like this.