Celebrating Tasmanian Handmade Since 1978
Since 1978, Aspect Design of Salamanca ~ a Tasmanian Handmade Art, Craft and Gifts Gallery ~ has been located within the creative environs of the Salamanca Arts Centre in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Representing over 100 Tasmanian artisans and makers in ceramics, glass, furniture, jewellery, lavender, paintings and prints, metal, textile and Tasmanian timber, we specialise in handpicking the very best of what our beautiful island state has to offer.
So, if you're looking for a Tasmanian handmade momento or a special Tasmanian handmade gift ~ you've come to the right place.
However, due to the unique and bespoke nature of much of the work, we are only able to offer a handful of products online. Please visit our brick and mortar gallery in Salamanca Place (just look for Philly, our rocking horse mascot) to view our full range.
Thanks for visiting!
P.S. And while you're in Hobart (or online), please stop by our sister gallery ~ Gallery Salamanca. We'd love to see you!
Aspect's of Our StoryQuintessential Tasmanian artist, Esther Shohet, has been an integral part of the Aspect Design family since 2007.
We've been on an amazing journey together and her Fine Art Prints tell a bit of the story.
You can see Esther's original works at our sister gallery ~ Gallery Salamanca.
Aspect's of Our ArtisansRead about some of our creative and dedicated artisans and makers.
Tom Marik is continuing his family tradition in the craft of Copper Art, having learned the skill from his father, Mirek Marik.
All items are firstly drawn onto a sheet and cut from either steel, copper or brass using an oxy acetylene torch (hot flame), laser cutter or plasma cutter, often there is a combination of cutting techniques on each piece of work.
The work is hammered into shape and often details are embossed with pieces of wire. Parts are welded/soldered together, and then sprayed black from behind. The art is polished on a buffer and then the colours are airbrushed on and baked with an industrial heat gun.
Once it has cooled, Tom sprays a clear lacquer to seal it, creating a beautiful shine.
Lynda Salmon grew up on a farm in the lower midlands of Tasmania and has crafted and created since she was a small child.
In the 1990’s, she spent four years overseas travelling and absorbing the culture and crafts of other countries. On her return to Tasmania, she enrolled in an Associate Diploma of Art, Craft and Design majoring in jewellery construction and has now been designing and creating her own jewellery for over twenty years.
Her early designs were influenced by her travels but in recent years she is more inspired by the large, wild garden she has carved out of the bushland surrounding her studio.