"We work directly with our artisans and partner with them to create each piece ensuring every part of the process is hand crafted, sustainable for our makers and safe for the environment.  All our textiles are World Fair Trade Organisation Certified which means that we don't just simply provide safe working environments and fair pay, we provide education and training, care for the environment, sustainability for our artisans employment and respect to nature." Laura Wortlock, Once Was Lost

New Zealand artist James Kerr, shares his inspirations, his influences and his love for art in this video. Learn more about his artwork at or visit him on Instagram @jamesbhkerr
I had the privilege of shooting a short film on the Eagles City Mission in Perth, Australia, in partnership with Lifestreams Christian Church. Love and acceptance of all races, religions and backgrounds sees them feed and preach the gospel to the homeless each week. God's work is real here. He lies in the hearts of the volunteers that dedicate their time and effort every week and in those whose lives have been transformed through generosity, love and compassion. | Thank you to Basil, Yvonne, Ryan, Shane, PK, Dave and the rest of the team for allowing me to tell their story. | Please go to to find out more or for opportunities in volunteering or donations.
Sultana Shamshi calls herself an artist jeweller, having started in ceramics, she then transitioned to jewellery. She works from a small studio in her Ayuverdic garden drawing upon her collection from nature to create her ‘pieces of art’. She describes her jewellery as both pieces that can be worn or works of art to be hung on a wall. Find out more at


Here's a little social video of ceramicist, Lauren Williams, of Miss Willow Designs.

Social film for Perth Upmarket, University of Western Australia.

The lovely Tanya Cain-Abbs from Old Grey House ( and her process of shibori.
It was lovely collaborating with Stackwood and, Phoebe, from Sunday Weaves. To learn more about Phoebe's weaves or her Perth workshops visit Read more about her on Stackwood's community blog on
Kate Hulett is the Perth creative behind Kate and Abel, an eclectic store where she makes and sells her own hats. Read more about Kate's story on If you would like to see more of her work visit

I started The Maker’s Portrait six months ago and I can’t believe how encouraging and supportive the Perth creative community is! Our community has grown and blossomed over recent years and I’ve learnt that if you take a risk and put yourself out there, it can be so rewarding. I’ve met such talented people who have believed in my vision and I am so grateful for their continued support. Thank you to all who have supported me!  Music by //