Monday, 25 June 2018

The Dreamers Holiday Market

We're excited to return for our last market of the year, the Dreamers Holiday Market.

Save the date on Saturday, 17th November 2018...celebrating all things handmade!

As always, we'll be serving up unique handmade items from selected Makers, everything thoughtfully made! 

Shop Handmade this coming Holidays...and feel good!

Event ~ 
The Dreamers Holiday Market
When ~ 
17th November 2018
Where ~ 
Riverside Theatre 
*inside Courtyard
Church & Market Sts., Parramatta

Saturday, 13 January 2018

The Dreamers Market is in its sixth year and our dreams are getting bigger!
All things handmade are dear to our hearts and all these years we have maintained a 100% handmade market!
We carefully select talented artisans who create one-of-a-kind handmade items that can compete perfectly with the mass-produced.
Shoppers can purchase original pieces made by the stallholders themselves.
You can expect good quality and affordable gifts just perfect for any occasion. 

The Market will showcase an array of mediums that might include paper goods, soaps/ bath and body, natural candles, jewelry, pottery, clothing, accessories, knits, paintings and so much more!
You're sure to find what you're looking for. 

If you’re a Maker, Crafter or Creative Designer we encourage you to apply! 


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Feature Interview : Spallek Glass Art and Upcycled Bottle Art

Tell us something about yourself?

I was born and raised in East Germany. Growing up behind the “Iron
Curtain” shaped who I am, not taking anything for granted. The fall of
the Berlin wall opened unexpected opportunities which I embraced
with all my heart. My husband and I moved to the US, where we lived
and worked for 20 years until we (very recently) relocated our family
to Australia. Although busy “with life as it happens,” I have always
craved to be creative, to create beautiful things with my own hand.
When my kids were very young, my husband gave me the special gift
of time which I used to attend a series of stained glass classes. A
decade later, I found time to re-kindled my love for working with glass.
I discovered glass fusing and fell for this relatively young technique.
Today, I spent nearly every free minute in my small studio, sketching
new shapes and forms, cutting and layering specialty glass, firing up
my kiln.

What are your sources of inspiration?

Nature, mostly for colours. I love the
Where and when did you learn your craft? Who taught you?
I was lucky to find two wonderful glass studios in the Pittsburgh area.
The first, where I learned the stained glass techniques, unfortunately
closed. I learned glass fusing from Ruth Mahoney, at The Glass Place,

Aside from your craft, what else do you enjoy doing?

I love being a mom of two beautiful daughters (16 and 19), used to be
a physician and am now the CEO of a small independent Internet
service company for health care professionals. I also enjoy organic
gardening, cooking and most of all travelling.
What piece of advise can you give to other artists?
I am not sure if I am experienced enough to give good, solid advise in
terms of running a craft business. But I learned that it is important, no
matter how busy your work/family life is, to take care of yourself and
refuel by taking the time to do something you truly enjoy. For me, this
is working with glass.

What are your plans for the future?

About 5 years ago, still living in the US, I started out small, creating
little pieces for family and friends. After a few years, my goal was to
generate a little income with my hobby to cover the expenses. After
moving to Australia last year, I have opened an Etsy Shop and
attended a few markets. I enjoy meeting people, so I would love to
participate in more markets next year. On the creative side, I am
itching to try out and create bigger fused glass pieces such as plates,
platters, bowls, vases, candle holders and panel.

Spallek Glass Art and Upcycled Bottle Art will be at the Dreamers Market on 
December 16,2017. Saturday. The Riverside Theaters Courtyard. Parramatta. 

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Autumn 2015 Market Highlights

This is the first Dreamers Market in 2015.

It was beautiful Autumn day at the markets last March 21st. As usual, there were lots of gorgeous Australian Handmade products. Here are a few photos from the day. 

For more, photos check out the Autumn 2015 album on our Facebook page.

The next market is the Winter market on Saturday, July 18th!

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Applications for Winter 2015 is now open

Applications for the Winter 2015 market opens on March 23rd. Applications close on April 30th.

If you have previously downloaded a Stallholder Info Pack, we highly recommend you download the new version as some info has changed. 

Monday, 12 January 2015

Applications for Autumn 2015 Market is now open

We are excited to announce that the first Dreamers Market for 2015 is on Saturday, March 21st. 

Applications open Jan 5th and close on Jan 31st. 

For more info, visit

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Small Pots by Jo

JO, fromtheWolf has a new range of pots for her succulents and candles. She decorates her pots using the Mishima technique.

Mishima is a traditional Korean slip inlay technique process of incising lines into the clay then filling them with  slip, underglaze or even clay.

She makes her pots and carves them free hand when the clay is in the leather hard stage.  Then she inlays color into the lines of the carvings. It is a very simple technique and works very well with her simple designs. She basically use the same blue colour for all her pots.

Visit Jo on etsy -

or like her on Facebook -

Jo will be at the Dreamers Market on Nov. 1 with her new work and lots of other blue and white ceramics.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Applications to Christmas 2014 Market

Applications to the final Dreamers Market for 2014 is open on 18th August 2014 and close on 14th Sept 2014. Applications submitted before the opening date will be ignored.

Please note applications for popular categories may close earlier than the advertised closing date as applications will be assessed as they are received.

For more info, visit the Dreamers Market website.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Dreamers Market Autumn 2014

We're back for our 6th and first market of 2014. 

The Dreamers Market Autumn market will be on Saturday, April 5th from 9.30am to 2.30pm at the beautiful Riverside Theatres in Parramatta.

Save the date!