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Jason Grant creates a casual grazing platter with Winterwares

At Home with Jason Grant

This week I'm chatting to Australian stylist Jason Grant, "Home is my creative space, my sanctuary and a place to hide away. The way we live and decorate our home has never been more important. I like my home to be comfortable and creative with a focus on natural style."
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Holding a Winterwares stoneware mug

At home with Sarah & Emma

I chat to Sarah and Emma from Read & Hall about their daily rituals and the small things that bring them joy. "Slow living to us is prioritising your own needs and is about making the everyday things you do as nice as possible. Feeling good in what you wear, making lovely food for yourself and drinking from a nice cup. All enhances your experience of each day."
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For your Christmas table

For your Christmas table

After a monumental year I'm aiming for a low stress Christmas, focusing on the little things that mean the most. Being grateful I can be with my family, the sweetness of fresh seasonal fruits and of course, the table looking gorgeous with Winterwares plates and bowls. 
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At home with Annabelle Hickson

At home with Annabelle Hickson

There are writers who say that one of the greatest unexpected consequences of writing is that you become a better reader. Just as, I would say, playing and working with flowers can help you become a better observer of the natural world. Anything that helps you focus on what is beautiful and interesting in your daily life, when so much can feel repetitive and mundane and ordinary, is worthy of celebration. Reverence, even.
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3 things pottery taught me about life

3 things pottery taught me about life

Over time, the clay was my teacher. I had to let go of my expectations. To be ok with things not turning out as I planned. To let go of outcomes and just enjoy the feeling of the spinning clay. Sculpting clay with my hands connected me with the natural world and something deep within myself, and it taught me to slow down. It was the first of many life lessons that pottery has taught me. 
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At home with Christie from The Slow Drift

At home with Christie from The Slow Drift

Christie lives in the south-west coastal town of Denmark with her husband Dave, two boys and the family kelpie. Knowing that friends and family would be flocking to visit for a seaside getaway, they started renovating their shed to accommodate visitors. Three years on, they've created the Slow Drift for us all to experience the slower pace of country life – that beautiful balance of salt and earth that is Denmark. 

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holding recycled clay

Do you believe in signs?

When you’re stumbling along and not sure what path to take. And you're looking for that little nudge from the universe, that tells you you’re on the right track. When it feels like the whole world's against you and you’re drowning in buckets of soggy clay. Ok, that probably hasn’t happened to you exactly. But that was my situation a couple of years ago when I was questioning everything. Then the universe gave me a sign, in the most unexpected place.

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Eva Cassis holding a Winterwares ceramic bowl filled with broccoli salad

At home with Eva Cassis – fashion design with a slow living ethos

Eva Cassis is a fashion designer who is passionate about the idea of buying less but buying well. She exquisitely handcrafts sustainable keepsake pieces for everyday wear in her Sydney studio. Seasonal collections are released in small batches to stay true to Eva's philosophy around maintaining slow manufacturing and a low environmental impact. 

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Journey to Onta – the ancient Japanese pottery village

Journey to Onta – the ancient Japanese pottery village

Onts is a hidden gem, tucked away on the southern island of Japan. Along winding mountain roads I found the tiny village, where ten families have been creating pottery, using the same humble techniques for more than 300 years.
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At home with Sophie Cottrell, editor of Sceen'ry magazine

At home with Sophie Cottrell, editor of Sceen'ry magazine

Join me for a conversation with Sophie about creating a community around you and the stillness that home brings.
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At home with Laura Wortlock from Once was Lost

At home with Laura Wortlock from Once was Lost

This week I'm chatting with Laura Wortlock. She's the Mum of two sweet young boys, a lover of cosiness and home – and owner of Once Was Lost. The ethical and sustainable apparel label she created with her husband, Andy.
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Dee Tang from Kawa Heart studio, drinking tea from our Winterwares stoneware mug

At home with Dee Tang, at the Lady California

Dee Tang is a freelance designer and content creator. She lives with her family in Fremantle in their Californian-style bungalow affectionally know as the Lady California, I chatted with her about cultivating space to be creative at home. 
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