Category Archives: Arts, Crafts, Giftware and Galleries

Handmade in the Hunter Markets 

Handmade in the Hunter Markets – where you will discover the variety and quality of goods grown, made and crafted by Hunter Valley artisans.

Held in the picturesque gardens of award-winning Kevin Sobels Wines in Pokolbin, the markets allow the authenticity of handmade produce and wares, and the talent of Hunter Valley artisans to shine.

As a meet-the-maker market, you will meet and talk with the grower, maker or artist behind each of the expertly-crafted and truly unique “Handmade in the Hunter” creations.

We have the distinction of being the longest-running, genuine, handmade market in the vineyard area. Come along to see, taste, try, buy and marvel for yourself at what the vibrant Hunter Valley artistic and creative community has to offer.

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Valley Barrel Furniture

Valley Barrel Furniture handcrafts furniture from the recycling of wine barrels.
With a passion for fine woodworking and a love for creating furniture from recycled materials,
Valley Barrel Furniture was formed.

Taking pride with each and every piece created and a strong focus on quality and attention to detail,
Valley Barrel Furniture’s excellent reputation, superior product and fine customer service
has quickly become a fast and growing business within the Hunter Valley and is now servicing Australia wide.

With a large variety of products and accessories, there is sure to be a product that appeals to everyone’s taste,
style and budget. We regularly attend a number of markets in the Hunter Valley and Sydney displaying our most popular and best selling products such as our famous Wine Barrel Fridge.

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Capture Imaging

Welcome to Newcastle Photography, professional photographers in Newcastle, Maitland and the Hunter Valley.

Whether you want incredible wedding photographs, portraits to capture your family’s precious milestones, or striking images to market your business, service or product, Newcastle Photography will make it happen. You can count on us to deliver what we promise.

With years of experience and a burning desire to offer our clients quality and professional service, our photography studio is one of the finest in the Hunter Valley area.

We understand that each client has different needs – that’s why we’re more than willing to serve your unique requests. If you are searching for a photoshoot that is not on our services list, just ask! We will be more than happy to help.

Our company is based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. We at Newcastle Photography are committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals.

Newcastle Photography provides unique wedding, commercial, event, fashion, fine art, landscape, portrait, sport and street photography services across Australia. We regularly shoot in Newcastle, Maitland, the Central Coast and Hunter Valley areas, and travel to other areas by arrangement.

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Flight Dance Supplies

Flight Dance Supplies opened it’s doors in November 2003, in the NSW Hunter Valley town of East Maitland.

Flight Dance Supplies has earned an excellent reputation based on our excellent customer service provided by our expert staff. We are also well known for being a one stop shop for everything for all genres of dance. Brands sold through Flight Dance Supplies include Bloch, Energetiks, Studio 7, Capezio, Dream Duffle, Sansha, Costume Roller, Eclipse Textile, Glitter and Dance, Melbourne Glitter & Dance and more.

We are very proud to currently have over 4000 Loyalty Club Members and a Facebook following of 5000.

We strive to always let our passion for what we do shine through in all our actions.

We hope all our customers leave our store feeling good about their experience with us.

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Sue Linton -Artist

‘ I bring your photos to life in paintings that will touch your heart!’

I’m an  award winning artist and business and I live in a rural environment at Quorrobolong near the Watagan Mountains in the Hunter Valley NSW.

I paint all subjects in Pastel , Mixed Media  & Oil paint and my artworks are held in collections interstate and overseas.

You can purchase my original artworks direct from my website with Paypal. They all come with a 14 day satisfaction guarantee.

I  paint traditional oil landscapes with a delicate yet colourful style.

Do you have a place you love?

I can paint from suitable photos or if you are local I can come and take some or set up my easel and create your painting at your place!

I’ve been specialising in portraits of pets , people and animals for 16 years and I can provide a complete service from taking suitable photographs ( local enquiries ) , painting your  portrait or scene and finishing with a quality frame. All you need do to commission a painting is tell me your ideas.

 You provide the photos and then just plan the great unveiling!

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Setsuko Ogishi Art Glass Studio

Glassblowing is my great adventure. I started my artistic career as a painter (this drawing is one of my early works), but found I had a much stronger affinity with glass. For me it is a more flexible, pure and honest medium. I enjoy creating the harmony of colours and transparency in versatile textures and shapes that can be achieved in my landscape. It is the wilderness in glass that intrigues me – the depth, the possibilities.

Traditional Japanese art and customs are important influences in my work. I moved to Australia over twenty years ago and love Australia’s futuristic mood and freedom, which is very conducive to my wish to explore the flexibility of glass.

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Century Salvage

At Century Salvage we are passionate about sustainably preserving Australia’s industrial heritage.  Therefore, we only source genuine old factory equipment and machinery to repurpose and transform them into beautiful and robust furniture statement pieces.  No reproductions here!

Being mindful not to remove too much ageing from the furniture, we have applied all our restoration knowledge into producing furniture that displays character markings (dings, pit holes and old paint patina etc).

It is our pleasure now to be able to provide this eclectic range of items to the public.  The industrial aesthetic has the benefit of becoming an obvious focal point to any interior décor, be that commercial / cafés, restaurants, wineries and of course, residential spaces.

In addition to our furniture range, we also have lovely contemporary art and antique / vintage bric-a-brac available.

So, take a few minutes to view our on-line store or better still, come and experience things for yourself in our characterful barn in Wollombi.

Century Salvage is located in the historic village of Wollombi – 10 Negro Street.  Business hours: 10-4pm Thursday to Sunday. Or by appointment.

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