Gifts that Give

It’s never been move important to support local creatives by giving the gift of art and handmade. In the lead up to gift giving we are shinning a light on the many fabulous makers and creatives you can find at the STA Creative Directory with the Gifts that Give campaign.

Browse our listings below or search the full Creative Directory to find your perfect maker match. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook use #giftsthatgive. The STA Creative Directory is your one stop shop, connecting you with makers and creatives from across the Southern Highlands and Tablelands. Perfect all year round when you want to buy for yourself or give Gifts that Give

WANT TO FEATUE IN GIFTS THA T GIVE? Are you a creative and want a listing at our Creative Directory?  It’s free for STA members – sign up nowTo learn more about being part of Gifts that Give please email us at, [email protected]

Artists and Artisans 

Sarah Norton

Sarah Norton Creative As a multidisciplinary artist, my work is a reflection of the interconnectedness of various art forms and the human experience. Through my

Ayla Marika (Forssa Light)

Forssa Light Publishing Forssa Light offers hand-crafted visual branding, website development and graphic design for small business, creative professionals and events in Canberra, Queanbeyan, Goulburn

Tanya Nellestein

Ink Business Award-winning, best-selling author and journalist, Tanya Nellestein, writes page-turning, gut-churning Viking romance, romantic suspense, domestic thrillers and crime mysteries. I offer a range

Gabrielle Gregoir

Gabrielle Gregoire Gabrielle Grégoire, a filmmaker renowned both nationally and internationally, calls Bungendore, NSW, home. Her passion revolves around uncovering untold stories, striving to enhance

Andrew May

Andrew May practices across the fields of Photography, Painting, Sculpture and Works on Paper and has exhibited artworks in numerous local and international awards and


AngHart Gallery- Contemporary Australian Abstract Artist. Ang Hart captures the essence of the Australian landscape and infuses it into her canvases with bold colours, abundant

Helen and Danielle Cattell

Good Hope Pottery We are Helen and Danielle, a mother and daughter pottery team working together to create nature inspired pieces of ceramic that are

Natalie Will

MoeDoesLife. Lover of colour the outdoors and absurd.   Email: [email protected] Mobile: 0450527577 Website: Instagram:    

Chris Sutton

I’ve been a photographer since the 70s. I pursue many different styles of photography, and creating abstract images has been a passion in recent years.

Susan Hardy

Green Glass Studio Making bespoke unique recycled jewellery from unwanted scrap under a magnificent gum tree in the Hilltops Region. Locally sourced recycled materials used

Dani Vittz

Dani Vittz Illustration I combine my skills in Animation, Graphics, Caricatures and Illustration to produce unique marketing content for advertising, logos, branding, explainer videos and

Susan Buret

Susan Buret at Blackhouse Studio, is a ceramicist, painter and installation artist whose works are inspired by the colours and forms of indigenous and exotic

Chris Harman

Ceramic and metal artist. I have been focusing on custom lighting and unique home decoration.  I have many finished works on display in my studio,

Nullarbor Nights Knitwear

Alice Leda Pettirosso- I have been a textile artist for over 30 years and have a Studio and workshop in Queanbeyan . I have supported

Denise Scholz-Wulfing

I am an artist/printmaker who specialises in etching. My work is narrative and figurative, the subject matter ranges from landscape to local scenes and to

Jess Plumb (Boney)

Jess is a proud Gumbaynggirr woman and a Contemporary Aboriginal Artist with a strong connection to Culture and Country, living in Crookwell NSW.   Instagram:

Joanne Day

Artist and photographer. My work is a way of making sense of the world around me. It is a way of expressing my response to

Robyn Sykes

Robyn Sykes is a multi-awarded poet and dynamic performer who loves to entertain. Her passions include social justice, building community, environment and family.   Binalong

Freya Job Art

Contemporary abstract landscapes that explore themes of grief, love, connection and belonging. Inspired by the wild.   Mobile: 0418481967 Email: [email protected] Website: Instagram:

Lea Durie

Mud Dept. Ceramicist and artist pursuing design excellence and tactile perfection inspired by land and place. Phone: 0447046359 Email: [email protected] Website: Instagram: Facebook:

Amanda McLean Fine Art

I have worked in Pastels for over 35 years and been teaching for 30 years. I have taught and exhibited around Australia and internationally. I

Annemaree Dalziel

Annemaree Dalziel is an interdisciplinary artist and creative producer. She creates costumes, sets and installations for contemporary performance, notably with Stalker Theatre, The Opera Project,

Dashanti Carr

Dashanti is a 17-year-old 4th generation Aboriginal artist living in Berrima.

Caitlin Sheedy

Cat Sheedy is a young First Nations woman from the Hilltops Shire, currently residing in Young after spending much of her childhood and early teens

Alfie Walker

Alfie is a Wiradjuri Gibir, Yuin man & local Aboriginal story teller. Alfie is sharing his stories through Contemporary Aboriginal rock painting

Djon Mundine

Djon Mundine OAM is a proud Bandjalung man. Mundine is a curator, writer, artist and activist and is celebrated as a foundational figure in the criticism

Craig Brian Peter Coyle

Intrepid Arts Australia- A sense for detail and precision always looking for life on the subtle side of the landscape. The focus for Craig Coyle

Harry Merriman

An emerging contemporary artist, working in photography and videography. Harry photographs the human condition of living in an urban environment Visit Harry’s Instagram  

Elizabeth Burton

Painting – Liz Burton is an award winning painter and printmaker. Her works are in private collections all over the world.

Lorraine Coles

Painting – Loraine Coles’, art is her passion! Using mixed-media, inks and past

Gillian Baldock

Painting & Printmaking – Gillian Baldock shares her passion for the natural world with a particular focus on animals.

Savanna Caravan

Jewellery – Savanna Storm & her Wearable Treasures jewellery; unique, individual culturally and historically fascinating pieces.

Sumit Ameria

Originally from India and fell in love with Australian plants! His detail is intriguing.

Meg Patey Ceramics

Ceramics – Meg has a wide range of plates, bowls, jugs, and platters showing expressive use of brushwork and slipware techniques

Studio At Ashby Rise

Painting & Silversmith – Intricate water colours and  jewellery in sterling silver. Textiles – Margaret Conner hand felts merino and silk into one-off garments

Loopline Pottery

Steve Harrison and Janine King creates unique porcelain pieces using the ancient technique of milled sericite porcelain stones

Jenny Johnson

Jenny is a member of the Wiradjuri Tribe and she has a strong cultural link to the Wiradjuri lands through her mother and has adopted

Bens Boxes

Hand crafted, custom designed timber boxes for sale in Wollondilly, NSW. Eco print paper and fabric and collage from Doreen lyon

Culture on the Move

Ronnie Jordan. Cultural knowledge workshops for preschool, Schools, Government, Corporate and Communities.

A Silver Circle

Sharing creative alchemy through beautiful sustainable jewellery and expansive workshops.

Small Impact Studio

Glass Homewares & Jewellery. Handmade in Australia. Sustainable design 🌱 @smallimpactstudio or visit

White Waratah Workshops

: I see myself as an artist and a facilitator assisting people to use creative arts, including the written word, as a way to wellbeing

Nature In Sandstone

Hand carved sandstone sculptures made with locally sourced sandstone from the Southern Highlands, NSW. Drawing inspiration from local flora and fauna. Sculptures available for sale

Jodie Munday – Cr8tive Art

I have been studying art and building my skills for most of my life. My passion for Visual Arts really took hold during my high

Artists of the Round Yard

An artist run initiative based at Retford Park, Bowral NSW. We bring diversity of media and artistic styles to arts events and exhibitions free to

Sharon Collyer

I have always been drawn to, and inspired by the colours, textures and patterns in nature, vintage textiles, buildings and found objects.

Hillside Pottery

Peter Schmid is a Swiss trained production potter, based in Australia. Apprenticed to Thomas Herman 1986-1990.Zweisimmen.Switzerland.

Selenia Costanzo

My love of nature translates into my work through the use of colour and texture to capture the energy and movement found around me. I

Joy Cornish

I’m a mixed-media multi-disciplined community arts worker with 35 years working in the Hilltops region, though I’ve lived and worked all over Australia. I run

Gill Lumsden

My Bottle Top jewellery is based on traditional Khmer takao 8 petal lotus design. The materials used to construct the jewellery were collected from my

Platypus Knives

Greg from Platypus Knives makes gorgeous and functional uniquely handmade from recycled materials from his studio in Hilltops. Check out the  work at instagram @platypusknives

Ekaterina Mortensen

Displaying versatility in her solo and numerous group exhibitions Ekaterina Mortensen (BA Fine Art) from St Petersburg, Russia has producing over 500 works and has

Alex Mortensen

Alex took up art in 2008. His works have been hung in exhibitions including Camberwell, Sydney Royal, Canberra Royal, TAP Gallery, Goulburn Workers, Goulburn Regional

By Marie Nicole

Based at Creator Nest in Yass Valley handcrafting unique & bespoke products, with care & concern for our local & global community… and our earth.

Catherine Doyle

New artist exploring portraiture as a reflection of the quieter inner states of feeling. Strength, fragility, and imperfection are recurring themes throughout the work.

Bowral Jam

It is a lovely meditation on the seasons, preserving fruit is a radical act of hope and ambition for the future. And, like an exhibition,

Lisa J Walters Art

I am an artist and I specialise in animals. I paint alla prima which means I usually finish the painting in one sitting. I take

Sami Sparrow

Artist, Author and Creative powerhouse, Sami Sparrow designs with cute characters and bold pops of colour!

Bowral Market – 2nd Saturday

The Bowral Market is one of the oldest and best attended markets in the Southern Highlands. Our quality Vendors offer an eclectic mix of foods,

Berrima Schoolyard Market – 4th Sunday

Stalls include hand made, artisan, jewellery, fashion, homewares and many delicious food stalls. You”ll find fresh produce, ,home made jams, sauces, pies, sweets, cheeses, charcuterie and

Laggan Market – 3rd Sunday

With up to 50 quality stalls including fresh local produce, gifts galore, garage sale, morning tea & sausage sizzle & raffles. Great day out in

Dianna Hickey

I’ve been working with glass for over 20 years in a few forms but for 18 years using my kiln to make unique and colourful

Corinne Dany

Whimsical works in watercolour, oil, acrylic and sculpture at Dirty Janes Bowral and Canberra.

Di Smith

My works reflect the world I live in, the changes, the society, the trends, spirituality and nature around me. My painting gives me a quiet,

Jessica Raschke

Multidisciplinary artist, writer, editor and creative consultant. Her work typically considers existential questions about meaning and mortality.

Delene White

Eclectic by nature, her diversity comes from a desire to visually communicate her inspirations and learnings.

Jo Hollier

A respected artist and art tutor in drawing, painting, etching and printmaking.

Penny Simons

A Maker/Artist living and working in the Southern Highlands of NSW.

Printmaking Sisters

Sisters Robin Ezra and Annie Day travel around the country and overseas teaching waterless lithography.

Lily Cummins

Working across drawing and installation using spatial experiences and memory as a trigger.

Lynne Flemons

An established artist who has completed numerous commissions and residencies in Australia and internationally.

Cathy Hutton

Trading as Vintage Caterina, Cathy has been visiting Italian antique markets for many years searching out the exquisite vintage buttons from which she creates her

Al Phemister

From his workshop in Yass in regional New South Wales, Al creates decorative forms from everyday and industrial objects.

Makers Callout

Do you live in a STA Contributing council area and have work for sale this holiday season? This December STA are focusing on makers and connecting them to customers. The Gifts that Give campaign will include a dedicated webpage, regular social posts and direct emails to encourage giving art and handmade this season.  To be featured simply sign up to the STA Creative Directory. Your listing continues all year round and is free to STA members.

Membership to STA is free and open to everyone living within our contributing council regions, Goulburn Mulwaree, Hilltops, Upper Lachlan, Wingecarribee, Wollondilly, Yass Valley,  QPRC & Palerang.

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