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by Ros Stiles (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer living in the south of Adelaide. I am a vegetarian, humanitarian, animal activist and bird rescuer. I believe to the very depths of my soul that we are put on this Earth to look after those less able than ourselves.
Published July 29th 2014
A touch of class at Willunga
Beautiful and interesting products are showcased in the Willunga Show Hall, at No 2 Main Street Willunga every second Saturday of the Month.

The market is open from 9am – 1pm.

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Willunga Artisans Market


As I walked into the old Show Hall it was a little like stepping back in time. The stalls were arranged in a neat horseshoe shape with a couple of stalls in the middle.

Unlike the other Market stalls – the people who show their wares at the Artisan's Market are actually personally selected by the Selection Committee. Their craft must be high quality, unique and locally produced art and craft. Stall holders must belong to the Onkaparinga & Fleurieu Peninsula areas.

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Bags, Scarves and Winter Woolens


Cushions, tapestries and unique clothing caught my eye on the left hand side. Thickly woven woollen winter clothing, hanging tapestries were arranged amidst decorative photo frames.

Wheat Bags, Shopping Bags and Dog Coats
Home Sewn and Winter Wise


Nearby was the Sirius stall – a medley home sewn shopping bags, dog coats and little Aussie wheat bags all adorned this colourful table.

Clay Pigeon Pots were next. Beautifully glazed bowls, pots and plates for practicality and presentation. Most pottery was a blend of turquoise and aqua with a few items truly blue.

I missed a few stalls that were so busy I couldn't get in to take a photo or find out what wares they had for sale. Just the fact that it was so crowded makes me wonder what I missed out on and what I may have to go back to take a look at soon.

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Mary Pulford's Intrinsic Art


Mary Pulford had a stall a little way to the left (looking in). Mary writes, drawers and paints with the finest of brushes and pens. Her designs are very fine, delicate depictions of Asian influenced flora, fauna and calligraphy.

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All made of glass but you would never know it.

"Its Glass Designs" next caught my attention. Chunky flamboyant jewellery to the more delicate formal wear. There was certainly something for everyone. There were mainly necklaces and earrings with a few baubles for the inspired to make their own.

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Beautiful Jewellery Art


There were another two displays of completely different types of jewellery. Home-made with completely unique designs.

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Fashionably Unique


I left my visit to this market until it started to rain, preferring to visit the open markets while the weather was fine. There are 3 markets and a food and book swap running at once on every 2nd Saturday at Willunga. I certainly won't be leaving the Artisan's Market to last next time I go.
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Why? Searching for a unique gift or wanting to by yourself a special treat.
When: Every 2nd Saturday of the Month
Phone: Phone 0403 698 461 or 0413 361 817
Where: Willunga Artisans Market in the Old Show Hall, 2 Main Street, Willunga
Cost: Free
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