I long worked out that to work in a collaboration and be supported by other artists was the only way Peace by Piece could keep a stocked shop and give customers an eclectic collection of functional beautiful things made in purity.
One of the mothers at our tiny 40 student country school was a potter.
I asked her if she would be happy to make some designs for the Brunswick Heads shop that were inspired by the area.
Renee Jeffrey had been going to Brunswick Heads to holiday for years and knew the area so a range of designs were born.
The Bikes and Dogs – a very common sight around our little fishing village
A park bench for Fish and Chips to be enjoyed.
Caravans and Pelicans and the Beach Tree are also very popular designs
Now we have bowls and Teapots to match
We started with a conservative 10 cup order – now we do big 30 cup deliveries when Renee can squeeze me in! She is working on a new collection from finest porcelain so we look forward to seeing what comes.
Hand stitched Kangaroo with a linen thread, canvas lining and a leather cord tie….super light but very strong..after two years it looks better…thats what we do at Peace by Piece..things that last and travel with you through your life.
On the Lions Full Moon we opened a second shop, this time in The City!…oooh!
49 James Street Fortitude Valley Brisbane
I dug red soil from my hinterland home and nicked some sand off the beach at Brunswick Heads where Peace by Piece has its first shop.
Dont tell the Mayor!
I brought them to the new location with intent…to keep ourselves grounded in the earth and nature so we can stay connected with our home and our goals…natural handmade…made to last…ethical, practical, beautiful things.
Spending two days as Shop Girl Peace by Piece Brunswick Heads…always look forward to meeting new people and having a good ole chat…and not being covered in dye and glue and leather shavings…and come home with clean clothes!