Wish List #3 | Grace Dewar, First Coat Studios

We asked some of the most stylish people in town what they’re gifting this Christmas

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What are the most stylish people in town gifting for Christmas?

We’re asking some fabulous locals each week to round up what’s on their radar this Christmas season. We’ve spoken to Vanessa from Profile Hair Design and Aaron from Harold’s Finishing Touches. Keep an eye out for the whole series, as we’ll be going right up to the 24th, because we know you…

This week we asked Grace Dewar of First Coat Studios to name some of the best ways to support local artists, makers and businesses this year. As always, she didn’t disappoint. Whether you’re looking for a statement piece on the wall or a decorative piece you’ll use every day, Grace knows best.

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ceramics by Peta Berghofer

I adore Peta and her hand built objects. Her collections are carefully considered, mixing both function and sculpture. This one woman powerhouse has limited pieces left from her recent final release for the year ‘Housebound’. Works available online or book an appointment to visit her inner city studio.

vinyl from Bunker Records / coffee from Bunker Espresso

Vinyl is here to stay and who better to get your new or used wax from then Bunker? Dig through the racks for that perfect find or visit their neighbours at Bunker Espresso for your take home coffee supplies (their cold brew is a must!). Feeling indecisive? There’s gift vouchers available at both.

original artwork from Alexandra Lawson Gallery (ALG)

This is your first stop for quality original artwork. Outside of her regular exhibitions, Ali’s stockroom is a curated mix of paintings, collages, photographs, prints and objects by esteemed local, national and international artists. Varying price points available for you to start or build upon your own art collection.

everyday art from Wonders of the Volcano

Wonders of the Volcano are a sister duo merging their individual backgrounds of art and design. Their namesake and OG range of linen tea towels and cotton totes are a homage to Toowoomba’s volcanic history. These simple and clever art objects are a beaut way of marrying art with the everyday.

seeds from Settler Hives

These local backyard beekeepers have sourced high quality seeds from around the world to help regenerate the bee population. Their selection of garden vegetables and herbs, wild flowers, natives, cut flowers, flower nectar and edibles flowers cater to first time growers and green thumbs alike. Available online or visit their local stockist, Harold’s Finishing Touches.


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