our story

 

Hi, I’m Karen and together with my husband David we’ve established Makersville, a unique retail space and gallery where we celebrate our love of artisan and handmade and the amazing creative talents of Australian and international artists and makers.  Through Makersville we provide our customers with the opportunity to purchase something a little bit special for someone dear or for themselves - artisan and handmade treasures to look at, use or wear, and hopefully to enjoy for many years.

From its humble beginnings in 2016 with only a few incredibly supportive local artisans and makers, today Makersville’s walls and shelves are overflowing with beautiful artworks and artisanal & handcrafted wares by more than 100 talented creatives. While the majority of products exhibited in the retail space and gallery continue to be sourced from the local region, we also support a number of talented artisans and makers from other Australian states. More recently, we’ve even found a couple of unique international makers to represent.

With a focus on the unique, the special, and the distinct, each and every item adorning our walls and display spaces is carefully curated, ensuring a continually evolving selection of artworks, ceramics, homewares, jewellery, gifts and more, many of which are bespoke one-of-a kind pieces.

Whether you’re a tourist looking for a special memento to take home with you, or you’re simply looking for a special something as a gift for a friend or even for yourself, you can be sure there’ll be something just right at Makersville.

In addition to our Montville store, we also have an online store, enabling us to sell lovely artisan and handmade items to those who can’t make it to Montville.

We do hope you like our concept as much as we do.  Have a browse through our online store, meet our artists and makers, and if you’re visiting the gorgeous town of Montville, in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, do stop in and say hi, and experience first hand our amazing artisan and handmade experience.