MEET THE YACK STATION ARTISANS
Heather owns a small alpaca farm in the North East.
Her work consists of a huge variety of textile creations.
Hand spun Alpaca products - beanies, woven scarves, children's jumpers, gloves, knee blankets, slippers, ponchos, booties. Quirky dolls made from material and embellished with beads, rick rack, lace, embroidery and whatever else comes to the imagination are also on Heathers creative list along with patchwork, tea cosies and more.
Heather is always on the lookout for new ideas and new materials to use. This usually comes about from talking to people who ask her to create something for them. Heather loves sharing her knowledge of craft and passing it on to a new generation.
Heather will be at Yack Station from 11am - 3pm weekdays. Find out about classes you can attend with Heather.
Helen’s ‘clay change’ occurred in her late 30’s after she dreamt about hand-made bread and butter plates in kitchen cupboards, and exotic sculptural vessels in glass cases.
She graduated from the National Art School in the mid-nineties and has been teaching pottery skills and making clay work since then.
Helen is a vessel maker. From simple domestic flatware and bowls, through black-fired and raku-fired decorative objects, to more sculptural and colourful figurative pieces, her work has a soft, feminine quality.
She is inspired by the aesthetic and philosophy of Zen, and keeps it simple.
Find out more about Helen by visiting her website.
Contemporary Claywork Classes are available with Helen Lemke.
Lesley has been a regional artist in the North East for 20 years. She has exhibited locally in Albury-Wodonga, Yackandandah, Beechworth, Wangaratta, Benalla; and internationally in England and New York. Lesley has work in various private collections in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, England, America and South Africa.
"The land is the focus of my art work, the land as a mirror of the human psyche, as if we reflect the place we inhabit; examining the fragility of the ecological balance and the importance of our relationship with the natural world both spiritually and ecologically".
Darryn owns and runs 'Scan Your Herritage Creations'.
Darryn's business specialises in turning your old and historic slides, photos and documents into digital format. In addition, he also performs photo restorations and specialises in producing story books in PowerPoint, Keynote, or PDF format, as well as printed format in hard or soft bound books.
Darryn is also a model train enthusiast. He has a great knowledge of local rail history which he is more than happy to share. Darryn is exhibiting his model of the Yackandandah Railway Station along with his own "Kookaburra Park" model railway.
Darryn has many interesting historic records on display and is assisting with the railway museum annex to get it up and running.
Find out more about Darryn and his business on his website.