Find AKA on Instagram, or meet the maker at the Makers & Shakers on Saturday 4 November at Albert Hall.

Amelia Kingston is the owner and founder of AKA, a small, independent company based in Stawell, producing hand thrown and hand painted ceramic homewares and jewellery using locally and ethically sourced materials. Her homewares; including bowls (with her original distinctive wave edge), cups, planters, hanging planters, ring holders, vases, platters and plates are both functional and beautiful, drawing on elements of nature, most specifically the sea in her recent work. Amelia’s porcelain jewellery is delicate, simple and very practical. Her work has been seen in Peppermint Magazine, The Sunday Herald Sun and has been on The Design Files.

Encouraged by her high school pottery teacher, Val McCann, Amelia was able to take home clay and a wheel during school holidays to hone her craft. She travelled and worked throughout the world as a potter. Clay is one of the oldest and most preserved art forms and this connection to the earth and its history inspires Amelia to continue creating and pushing artistic boundaries inspired by the Japanese woodblock artists such as Hokusai, to paying homage to the region she lives in, the gold in her work being representational of the goldfields of the Wimmera and Gariwerd (Grampians).

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