Monday, November 24, 2008

GoMA Christmas Design Market

Plastic Girl: Liana Kabel, Florence Forrest of Flying Star Toys, Shannon Garson: ceramic artist, Rebecca Ward: jewellery, and Kylie Johnson of paper boat press will all have stalls at the Gallery Store Christmas Design Market on Saturday December 6 at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane...

we hope you can join us all for a great day of Christmas Shopping with lots of other exciting Brisbane designers and craft makers...

click on the image for larger version and more info...

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Made By Hand- Rebecca and Shannon's end of year events

For those of you around Brisbane in November/December, you are invited to Made By Hand.
Porcelain artist Shannon Garson and contemporary jeweller Rebecca Ward have created a very special exhibition sale for 2008 with an emphasis on individual, classic, environmentally-aware porcelain and jewellery.
There are four different times spread over three venues leading up to the end of the year.

Made by Hand @ Maleny Studio Sale

Saturday 15 November
9am - 4pm
Venue: The Studio
23 Cedar Street

Made by Hand @ Kelvin Grove Urban Village

Friday 28 November 4pm - 8pm &
Saturday 29 November 9am - 3pm.

Venue: Shop R5b, The Village Centre
cnr Musk Avenue and Caraway Street
Kelvin Grove Urban Village
Undercover parking available via Ramsgate Street (free on weekends).

Made by Hand @ GoMA
Gallery Store Christmas Design Market

Saturday 6 December

9am - 5pm
Venue: Gallery Store forecourt
GoMA - Gallery of Modern Art
Stanley Place, South Brisbane

Cash and cheque payments only please.

For information
Phone: 07 3861 0157 or 0411 213 610

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Aqua Vitae - group show at kick arts

The Umbrella Collective is pleased to present our group show at Kick Arts in Cairns.
We have all created work based on personal connections to that precious matter: water.
And we would like to send our many thanks to Beverley for organising the show.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Tape Measure Brooches

Brooches made from one old tape measure, buttons and stainless steel by Liana Kabel

Friday, June 27, 2008

Longshore Drift Bracelet

Rebecca Ward: Longshore Drift Bracelet, sterling silver, Okarito beach pebbles.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Piccabu Elephant and Molehile Mouse

New to the Flying Star Toys collections this month is Piccabu Elephant and Molehile Mouse.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Friday, May 09, 2008

Longshore Drifters

Rebecca Ward: Four Longshore Drift Pendants for boys or girls.
st silver, waxed thread, pebble clasps.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

cloud brooches

cloud brooches from paper boat press

Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Fishing Line

The Fishing Line hanging mobile Bramble Bay edition from Flying Star Toys by Florence Forrest.

Monday, March 24, 2008

spring nests

Spring nests. Moss green and brown twigs stirring to life at Vessel gallery in Berkeley, California.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Nature Owls

Mr and Mrs Nature Owl from Flying Star Toys by Florence Forrest.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Pied Piper Necklace

Necklace made from various vintage and recycled plastics by Liana Kabel

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Spring- the magnolia project

"The Magnolia Project" by Shannon Garson an exploration of a year in the life of a magnolia garden begins on March the 8th at Salmon Galleries in Sydney

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Gingerbread Biscuit Bunnies

Gingerbread Biscuit Bunnies from Flying Star Toys by Florence Forrest.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pebble Paddlers

Rebecca Ward. St silver, 18 and 24K gold, Okarito pebbles, waxed thread.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


ink drawings by Kylie Johnson.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Measure Up Brooches

Brooches made by Liana Kabel from tape measures and buttons.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Shark Shards Bracelet

Rebecca Ward. Shark Shards. Recycled louvre glass, st silver, nylon "spiderwire"

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

a book of poetry

count me the stars by kylie johnson
released this week by Murdoch Books

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

strange beasties

Beastie bowls by Shannon Garson

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Ripples Necklace

Rebecca Ward. Ripples Necklace. st silver, waxed thread.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Curvy Swingers

Rebecca Ward. Curvy Swingers necklace. Recycled window and louvre glass, gin bottles, st silver, nylon "spiderwire".

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Katkin Rattles

Katkin Rattle from Flying Star Toys by Florence Forrest.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Biscuit Bunnies Variety

New varieties of Biscuit Bunnies from Flying Star Toys, designer made toys by Florence Forrest.

Monday, November 12, 2007


The Nibble Project, Shannon Garson (porcelain) and Rebecca Ward (jewellery)
Nests: neckalce, ring and brooch.
porcelain, st silver, silk, 22 ct gold

Monday, November 05, 2007

Fruits of Eve: Perfect Pear

Fruits of Eve: Always Apple and Perfect Pear are wholesome and succulent. Taste the good life, make a happy home. Flying Star Toys by Florence Forrest

forest fungi

Forest fungi -little pots popping up in the Summer humidity!

Friday, November 02, 2007


Rebecca Ward: Longshore Drifters earrings & necklace.
St silver, handpicked pebbles from New Zealand

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Loads Of Earrings

Knitwit earrings in the making by Liana Kabel. Made from vintage/old knitting needles and sterling silver.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The fox went out on a chilly night...

The fox went out on a chilly night: fox brooch and cameo brooch. (st silver and porcelain)
Collabration of Umbrella girls, Shannon Garson (porcelain) and Rebecca Ward (jewellery).

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tactful and Tasteful

Ceramic topped cork board pins from Paper Boat Press by Kylie Johnson.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Delightful Things for Christmas 2007

saturday 17 november 2007
9am - 2pm

delightful things direct from the artists

st francis theological college
233 milton road milton
entrance via baroona rd

parking available
cash or cheque only

umbrella collective


florence forrest
flying star toys

shannon garson

kylie johnson
paper boat press

liana kabel
plastic girl jewellery

rebecca ward

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Chic-Chics are baby chickens who have yet to open their eyes. Flying Star Toys by Florence Forrest.

Sunday, September 23, 2007


Hoopies Earrings by Rebecca Ward - st silver, recycled materials (laminex, rubber, compressed paper)

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Herbarium by Shannon Garson For Lille- a shop in Chicago

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Carol Stars

Kylie Johnson's ceramic Carol Star ornaments make favourite Christmas keepsakes. Kylie Johnson - Paper Boat Press.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Bunny Hop Stickpins

Bunny Hop Stickpins by Liana Kabel. Made from recycled plastics, sterling silver and enamel.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Look and See

Look and See Owls hanging charm by Flying Star Toys.