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Coastal Artisans Gallery Store at Peregian Beach

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Published January 12th 2015
Beautiful and sometimes quirky handmade items
Coastal Artisans Gallery, Peregian, handmade
Coastal Artisans Gallery Store, Peregian

Whenever I go to the beach I like to look at the local shops inbetween beach going. Often I find there are quirky, interesting stores selling all sorts of unusual items that make perfect gifts. The great benefit of shopping away from your home town means that you will always be able to surprise your family and friends with items they won't find in Brisbane. This is why I was so excited to find the Coastal Artisans Gallery Store at Peregian.

ceramics, Peregian Beach, Coastal Artisans Gallery
Elke Lucas Ceramics

Opening only a few months ago this store is a fantastic addition to the lovely village square of shops that is the heart of Peregian. In this world of mass produced and cheap items I am always so pleased to find handmade artisanal items of the quality you will find at this gallery store. This high quality is surely a result of the store being a collaboration between three local artists Brenda Marshall from Tree Tomato (artist and printmaker), Melissa McFarlane from Charlie Mac Designs and Elke Lucas from Elke Lucas Ceramics.

printmaking, Peregian, Coastal Artisans Gallery
Tree Tomato

Nestled in the Oasis Laneway off Peregian Square this lovely gallery has a range of handmade creations made by local artists and those further afield. The range of artworks includes jewellery by several artists, handprinted cards, beautiful leather notebooks, purses and belts, hand printed t-shirts, hand thrown pottery, paintings, soft toys and hand dyed and printed textiles.

jewellery, handmade, Coastal Artisans Gallery
Jewellery made out of skateboards by Elie Beck and Sam Messina of NSW

Many of the items are made from pre-loved items such as Margeaux Davis' toys constructed from old or discarded fabric, the jewellery made out of old skateboards by Ellie Beck and Sam Messina and the beautiful paper and books created by Michelle Auer and her vintage typewriter, needle and thread.

handmade, toys, peregian, Coastal Artisans Gallery
Handmade Toys by Margeaux Davis

On the day I visited a passionate conversation was occurring between one of the founders and a potential new artist and it was lovely to feel the energy and enthusiasm that surrounds this new venture. Yet another great reason to visit Peregian Beach.

jewellery, handmade, Peregian, Coastal Artisan Gallery
Jewellery by Wendy Tayls

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Why? Beautiful art and craft and great gifts
When: Tues-Fri 10-4 and Sat-Sun 9-5
Phone: 0479 190 203
Where: Peregian Square, Peregian Beach
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I love the whale, it looks brilliant.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12457) 1712 days ago
Some beautiful items there.
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