Makersville – where it all began
Hi, I’m Karen and together with my husband David we’ve created Makersville, where we celebrate our love of handmade and the amazing creative talents of Australian artists and makers. Through Makersville we provide our customers with the opportunity to purchase something a little bit special for someone dear or for themselves – handmade treasures to look at, use or wear, and hopefully to enjoy for many years.
The Makersville concept has been brewing for quite some time. I’ve fulfilled my own love of handmade for many years with hobbies such as ceramics, painting, dressmaking and making fused glass jewellery. But only as a hobby – I’ve not had the opportunity to make a career of these ventures. But that changed in early 2016 – the opportunity to create Makersville arose. Within a couple of weeks of each other, David and I finished our conventional jobs, and we quickly decided “why not? It’s now or never!” and so Makersville came to be.
We’ve been visiting Montville (QLD) for many years. It is a wonderful artisan township and community in the heart of the Sunshine Coast hinterland and the perfect location for our Makersville’s concept store and gallery. We‘ve also launched our online shop, enabling us to sell lovely handmade items to those who can’t make it to Montville.
Phone: (07) 5478 5435