DINNER SERIES #3 - CWA IN THE CITY
MONDAY 19TH November
To say good bye to winter and the woolies we host this dinner in a toast to the backbone of our country craft and cuisine heroines, the Country Womens' Association.
Studio Enti Dinner series returns hosting the culinary delights of Super chefs Dids and HJ.
Country classics are reinterpreted into a six course feast favouring all the favourite smells that remind us of our favourite moments with G-Ma. Food inspired by the country classics we all know and love, a lively and creative interpretation and tribute to the heritage of the CWA.
As with each dinner in this series a live musical set by Funk Schway sounds will keep everyone swaying through the evening. Expect to schway and tap your boots... no cowbells in sight! Ok, maybe one.
Bespoke ceramics for the evening will see interpretations of baking dishes and pie tins brought to life in porcelain and earthenware, milk jugs and more. These limited edition pieces will be available for sale on the evening, one-off classics made to last a life time.. just like that beanie you've been wearing since you were 10..
Places are strictly limited - these evenings are intimate and exclusive. Dietary requirements can be catered for, alcohol is BYO. Non alcoholic beverages to match the meal are included in the ticket price.
Sponsored by the City of Sydney - The Studio Enti Dinner Series is a recipient of the Night Time Diversification Grant.
Dinner Series #2 - Thievery Kitchen
Two weeks on and we are reminiscing about what a fantastic night the second dinner in the Studio Enti Dinner series was! A perfectly paired combination of delicious foraged, thieved and looted foods, beautiful bespoke ceramics, smooth tunes, and a stunning floral installation.
We couldn't be more pleased with how it went. A seamless combination of food, music, bespoke ceramics and florals that made for a superb night.
Special thanks to:
Chefs Dids and HJ for the delicious food
DJ Adi B @funkschwaysounds for the smooth tunes
@sensory_creative for the graphics
@nastiagladu for her beautiful floral installation 'The Neighbours'
Dinner Series #1 - Korean Kitsch’n
The first dinner Korean Kitsch’n went off with a Kpop!
A big thank you to those who came to the first of the Studio Enti Dinner Series sponsored by the City of Sydney, the night was an overwhelming success.
An immersive mix of great food, beautiful bespoke ceramics and k-pop like you've never heard it before.
Diners feasted on 6 courses of delicious Korean food with an Australian twist, from ferments and smoked butter to 'hillbilly tteokbokki' all served on Studio Enti's handmade porcelain tableware with special additions of porcelain chopsticks, saké sets and the cutest little tigers. All while DJ Adi B ushered diners through a melodic journey from appetiser to desert.
A special thank you to:
Amazing food by Dids and HJ
Tunes delivered by @funk_schway_sounds
Stunning florals by @lush_flora
KINTSUGI FOR MODERN LIFE,
Studio Enti workshop 13 Foley St Darlinghurst.
23rd September 10am - 2pm SOLD OUT
7th October 10am -2pm SOLD OUT
4th November 10am -2pm TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
16th December 10am -2pm TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
Returning: This series of workshops will explore and discuss the traditional art of Japanese Kintsugi and bring a modern spin to the ancient repair technique.
The philosophy of kintsugi sees the broken piece brought back to life with a new level of beauty, both aesthetically and through the trauma it has experienced. The application of gold (or silver) to the exposed vein of the mended piece creates a visual representation of a mended scar and each process – the make, the break and the mend – creates a story that adds to the value and beauty of the object.
In these 4 hour workshops participants will practice an adapted method of this technique using modern glue and powders. There will be a selection of broken pieces they can choose from to repair, as well as bringing their own broken treasures to work on. All materials will be supplied and each participant will receive a small kit that they can take home to continue their kintsugi adventures.
JRM SOCIAL SERIES, HOSTED BY STUDIO ENTI
We are very excited to announce this collaboration happening on Friday the 25th of August. The studio will be transformed into a fine dining space for the evening - 40 seats are available for this 5 course degustation with matched wines, it is a night not to be missed!
This month JRM are joining forces with Studio Enti Hand Made Ceramics, to host the next JRM Social Series Dinner! A series of monthly fine-dining pop-ups with local businesses.
JRM'S Managing Director, Chef James Metcalfe, is best known for his years spent in Hatted and Michelin star restaurants worldwide and is excited to bring you this exclusive event.
A 5 Course Exclusive Menu with Matched Wines will be hosted in the Studio Enti workshop. Lovers of Food and Art, this is a night not to be missed!! view menu
Studio Enti has collaborated with several well-known Businesses and Top Restaurants, to create custom porcelain pieces and has featured in many articles. This is a unique opportunity to dine amongst an array of local Hand Made Ceramics.
There will be a 15% discount for all tableware orders placed on the night.
Exclusive Menu Created by Chef James Metcalf, all served on Tableware by Studio Enti.
Take a look at our successful 1st JRM Social Series Dinner HERE
Limited tickets available, Bookings Essential!
JRM proudly partners with local suppliers Sydney Direct Fresh Produce.
SCULPTURAL VASE BUILDING ON FOLEY ST
1st August & 8th August 6.00 - 8.30 pm, 13 Foley St Darlinghurst
Taking inspiration from our built environment this class will see participants using classic hand building techniques to create sculptural vases. We will work with various stoneware clays and pinch, coil and slab our hands messy and our hearts full.
The two week class is suitable for the complete beginner or someone who has experience - all that is required is a willingness to explore the medium and apply creative ideas of form and mark making. We will discuss simple glazing and underglazing options and all pieces will be fired by Studio Enti for collection one week after the last class.
Studio Enti's new workshop and retail store is centrally located in Darlinghurst, and all tools and materials will be supplied. Please wear old clothing/apron and covered shoes.
Places are still available - bookings can be made through eventbrite HERE
Studio Enti on Foley St - May 2017
After a long and nail biting wait we are thrilled to announce that production has now begun in the new Studio Enti workshop and retail space in the heart of Darlinghurst.
Last weekend's opening saw the launch of five work and retail spaces as part of the City of Sydney's Creative Spaces Program. A huge thank you to all who came/participated/supported and thank you also for your patience in the lead up. We could not be more grateful for all of the support and are super excited for the future - ideas that have been on hold will get a run now as prototyping begins for new products and ranges.
In other exciting news, Studio Enti is teaming with the immensely talented Jonathan West who's locally handcrafted furniture will be coming through the retail space. Exquisite craftsmanship that makes ceramics atop sing in joy. One-off and production pieces will be coming through the space so keep an eye on instagram or pop into the studio to see for yourself.
We have also announced today of a series of dates that we will be running the popular 'Kintsugi for Modern Life' workshops in the new Darlinghurst premise. Tickets are limited, so get in quick to reserve a place. Tickets can be purchased through eventbrite here.
Coming soon will be a full program of upcoming workshops and exhibitions - exiting times ahead. Pop your name onto our mailing list to be notified as information is released.
Coming Soon (early 2017)
On Foley - Darlinghurst
The time has almost come for us to move into our new home in Darlinghurst. We are beyond excited about being asked to join On Foley - part of the City of Sydney's Creative Spaces Program.
On Foley will be a collection of makers and designers who share a common ambition of presenting Australian-made, innovative and sustainably designed goods.
The other On Foley residents are Soto Smith and Spunky Bruiser, Fine Fellow (a Men In This Town x Burton Metal Depository collaboration) and The Tribe Art and Design Collective.
We'll be joining the other On Foley creatives at this year's Finders Keepers Markets (details below) so you can come along and see will be on offer in the space when in opens in early 2017.
November and December 2016
Upcoming Markets - Sydney
Studio Enti will be at the Big Design Market at Moore Park 25-27th November & the Finders Keepers at the Australian Technology Park on 9th-11th December 2016.
Coming Soon (late 2016)
Abacus Bar & Kitchen - Melbourne
We have been commissioned to design and produce the plateware for this exciting new Melbourne eatery. Abacus Bar & Kitchen promises a full farm to fork experience and our collaboration called for bold, playful colours and forms.
Fred's - Paddington
Another commission from our friends at Merivale. This time for Fred's - a beautiful new restaurant in Paddington that puts sustainable produce at the heart of it's menu. We had a lot of fun making this plateware which enhances the restaurant's simple, earthy approach to good food. /merivale.com.au/freds
Lotus - Barangaroo
A new commission and a new form for Studio Enti. Lotus restaurant at Barangaroo have asked us to make their lobster and fish plates. Lotus chefs Chris Yan and Kenji Okuda (ex-Billy Kwong) have created a seafood-focussed menu that draws inspiration from its Sydney Harbour location and Chinese culinary traditions. http://www.lotusdining.com.au/
Fish and Co, Tramsheds, Harold Park
Another exciting restaurant collaboration - this time at the newly redeveloped Tramsheds complex. Fish & Co. serves sustainable seafood that's wild-caught and traceable. Sustainability is a core philosophy at Studio Enti so we were honoured to provide the plateware for these beautiful dishes.
Henry Lee's - Redfern
Studio Enti created the tableware for new venture Henry Lee's - a cafe and collaborative space in the Eveleigh Street arts and culture precinct.
Henry Lee's supports and showcases artisanal, creative and small batch producers. We were thrilled to be included alongside The Little Marionette boutique roasters.
Baby Anything Commission
We were asked by Baby Anything Founder and Director Lucie Ferguson to design and produce some custom ring dishes. Lucie hand-makes beautiful jewellery and wanted something that would capture her unique feminine style. We made these individual ‘Luna’ Dishes for her in watercolour pink.
The Resident - Hyde Park Sydney
Studio Enti's Porcelain Dusk series featured at The Resident. A new venture with Head Chef Pablo Tordesillas.
Studio Enti's First Retail and Workshop Space!
Studio Enti has secured a three-year tenure with the City of Sydney's Creative Space program and will be taking on a workshop and retail space in Foley Lane, Darlinghurst.
With six new spaces leased to established and emerging artists and designers, the laneway is set to become a diverse and lively new creative precinct. Studio Enti will be offering retail and exhibition space, as well as a small number of work spaces available for emerging creatives.
Building work is underway and excitement levels are HIGH. This is a dream-come-true and I can't wait to welcome you there with a program of collaborative events, workshops and exhibitions.
The Art Of Kintsugi Workshop in Sydney
In May, I'll be hosting a workshop on the Japanese art of Kintsugi as part of the FIX AND MAKE series. Kintsugi is the practise of mending ceramics with gold or silver lacquer, accentuating the cracks. The finished piece is not just useful again, but more beautiful. Broken ceramics are a part of life in my studio, so this artform is something I've embraced with joy.
The workshop takes place at Koskela in Alexandria on Sunday 15th May 2016. You can book a place here.
Gaia Retreat and Spa, Byron Bay
Studio Enti's Porcelain Dusk range featured with beautiful dishes by Head Chef Dan Trewartha.
Antler and Moss Pop Up Shop, Brisbane
If you're lucky enough to be in Brisbane over the next month or so, you might want to take some time out to visit the Fifteenthirtyeight//Antler and Moss Pop Up Store. Fifteenthirtyeight design and make amazing furniture in their Brisbane studio and Antler and Moss are long-time friends and stockists of Studio Enti ceramics. Read what the design files had to say about the collaboration. The store is open until the end of May.
Gelato World Cup
The Australian team for this year's Gelato World Cup privately commissioned some tableware for this year's competition in Rimini, Italy.
Pastry Chef Tiffany Jones came third in her category, presenting on stoneware plates made by Studio Enti. It's amazing to see our work travel to the other side of the world and be part of such a fantastic event. Congratulations to the hard working and brilliant Australian Team, who place third overall.
Sexy Ceramics Fueling Foodporn!
I love a good bit of foodporn, so I was very pleased to get this write up in the Huffington Post Blog.
"Studio Enti tableware is fast becoming a favorite among Australian food stylists. Featured regularly in the likes of Gourmet Traveller, Naomi’s handmade range has been the cornerstone of many a stunning, photographic spread."
Thank you to writer Wilamina Falkenhagen for the interview.
Studio Enti is Expanding
I have begun working on a large scale production for New Zealand-based designer Little Belle. They asked me to produce their handmade ceramic children's night lights - delightful fairytale mushrooms in playful colours.
This commission marks an exciting new phase for Studio Enti, as we expand our Australian-based production and manufacturing of ceramics. I am now offering production and design consultation on short run/batch commissions. This gives local designers an alternative to offshore production - currently one of the only options available.
7th November 2015
FIX AND MAKE @ HOTEL HOTEL
November the 7th saw the long awaited launch of the new 'Fix and Make' Program which is being staged over the course of 2015-2016 at the superbly designed and appointed Hotel Hotel in Newacton, Canberra. I have been asked to host a workshop on the 'Art of Kintsugi' and being an enthusiast for fixing (especially broken ceramics)! I jumped at the opportunity. Kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending broken ceramics with a gold or silver lacquer. Through this mending process the object not only becomes useful once more, but is in absolute fact made more beautiful through the application and accentuation of the cracks. The philosophy behind Kintsugi is deep and powerful and ties in closely with well known concepts such as 'wabi-sabi' and the 'perfect imperfect'.
I am absolutely loving the exploration and practice that this new craft is bringing me - and can't wait to share my learnings at the workshop in April next year.
A full rundown of the fix and make program can be found here: there is a STELLAR line up of talks and workshops planned, so if you are in Canberra over the next year try to get along... you won't be disappointed - rather your conciense and your soul should get a decent dose of inspiration.
You can book a place at 'The Art of Kintsugi' and other awesome events here.
15th October 2015
Collaborations with Leafsmith and Kin are well and truly underway - I am working on the development of three new ceramic pots for the startup venture of super creative sister duo Nina and Bek. Named after Finnish family members, Yksi, Kaksi and Kolme are gorgeous little pots that will be given huge amounts of life through the application of custom fixtures and stunningly planted gardens. I can't wait to see them all potted up and ready for their debut at Canberra's Undercurrent Market and Sydney's Finders Keepers in December.
8th September 2015
It has been an incredibly busy and exciting few months for Studio Enti - new clients and big commissions filled. Running off the back of two awards from The Good Food Awards last night, I am thrilled to talk about the recent commission I completed for Monster Kitchen and Bar at Hotel Hotel in Canberra. I produced a series of porcelain plates and serving dishes for chef Sean McConnell's delicious food. Gourmet Traveller ran an awesome article on the restaurant in the August Issue, Pics can be found in the press pages.
7th July 2015
Very Excited to add a couple of new stockists of Studio Enti handmade porcelain wares this fortnight. In Sydney The Design Hunter has a large range of pieces in store - hand picked by the wonderful Mel and Steph, the range they have chosen gives a thorough cross section of Studio Enti's work. The store is also stocked with the most divine collection of furniture, homewares and accessories. The Design Hunter also offers unique design and interior design services aimed to "facilitate the creation of a cohesive living experience"
29th June 2015
A busy couple of months have passed and there are a few exciting updates. Most recently is the news that Studio Enti's Dusked Pendant lights have been shortlisted for the Launchpad 2015 as part of Sydney Indesign. The standard of entries is truly astonishing, so it's an honour to be included. Looking very much forward to the workshops and the many other events of Sydney Indesign this August. Article from InDesign Live:
29th April 2015
Wow - have just received a copy of the Clean Living Fast Food Cookbook which was published earlier this year. Styling by the wonderful Trish Heagerty sees some stunning pics of Studio Enti's Porcelain Dusk range teamed with the super healthy and delicious food by Luke & Scott. Excited that Studio Enti will feature in the next publication out later this year. Happiness! more pics in the Press page.
19th April 2015
Boot is off! Finally back on both feet and so excited to get working on some great new projects. Finders Keepers market is coming up on the 7th, 8th and 9th of May. Once again to be held in the beautiful old warehouse spaces of the Australian Technology Park, the mid year market is set to be a huge weekend of design, great food, music and collaboration. Extended over a third day, it should allow much more time for sydney siders to get along and make some special purchases. Have a look at the article about Studio Enti on the Finder's Keepers website from March this year: FKs featured designer/studioenti
29th March 2015
It has been a very busy few weeks in the studio despite being six weeks into healing my broken ankle. A couple of exciting collaborations have been confirmed - A limited edition Artist series in collaboration with Paterson & Steele and Jai Vasicek in Byron bay. Jai is the multi talented artist and business mogul of the stunning Byron Store, Ahoy Trader. Nicole Steele is the woman behind the online trading company "Paterson & Steele". I am working with them to create 100 Limited Edition Plates printed with Jai's trademark style - Playful, colourful and full of life. This is such a wonderful job to be working on - lots of learning new techniques and practicing old ones. Total win.
22nd March 2015
We have also begun working on a collaboration with Lee Sutherland from Fitness in the City on her new and exciting venture: Little Wildling Tea Company. Studio Enti is designing and making a series of Teacups for these most delicious brews which will be adorned with the company's stunning graphic work. Can't wait to get these happening! Check out the beautiful packaging, whilst I get to work on the cups themselves...!
1st December 2014
Studio Enti moves to Darlington!
19th February 2015
Photoshoot with Natasha Lorenzen:
Amazing couple of days working with Natasha on shooting all of the Studio Enti Range. What an epic effort - we shot something like 80 images over two days (I'm told photographers normally average 8-10 per day). With my novice 'styling' skills, I am really thrilled with the way the images are looking and cannot wait to get them up online and sent out to my growing list of potential stockists.
Here are a few shots from behind the scenes... The dirty warehouse really gave us the goods with texture and backgrounds of interest. I have been working on the most beautifully ugly concrete floor and looking at a stunningly decrepit flaking, brick wall for the last 4 months waiting to get these shots. Heaven!