Elise Cameron-Smith began 2015 dedicated to crafting whimsical wooden treasures to share with the world. Dancing between titles of Sculptor, Miniature Boat Builder, and Furniture Maker, she works primarily in timber creating dreamy ocean inspired pieces, made to spark the adventurer in all of us.
After 2 and a half years of dedicated Design studies at the Enmore Design Centre, Elise enrolled herself in a 1 year intensive Fine Furniture Making course at the Sturt Craft Centre in The Southern Highlands in 2012. Upon entry she was awarded the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Bursary for her dedication. On completion of her studies she was awarded the Craft ACT Emerging Artist Award and was invited to exhibit her work at their ‘Living in Design’ exhibition the following year. In 2014, Elise then began a 1 year traineeship with Leon Sadubin, one of Australia’s best Furniture Designer and Makers with over 30 years of experience and also worked for legendary Sculptor John Van Der Kolk.
In the beginning 2015, Elise began her solo voyage as an artist, craftswoman and maker. In her 2 years of trade she has been featured in Frankie, Donna Hay, Yen, Home Beautiful, The Captain & Real Living Magazine, and has sold her wares not only across Australia, but as far afield as Brazil, The Bahamas, Singapore & America.
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