The Well Made Dad

With Father's Day just under a week away, why not go local and support South Australian artists and designers. This selection of gifts are available direct from the maker, artist or retailer.

Lex Stobie | Round Tray European Oak

This superb hand made tray is great for the dad who loves to serve breakfast in bed, deliver a martini in style or is a fan of the cheese platter. Due to the nature of the timber each piece differs slightly. Food safe. $135 from Council of Objects.

Peter MacDonald | Flinders Ranges Photographs

Catch a stunning SALA exhibition and find the perfect framed photograph for Dad. Focus - Finding Treasures in a Landscape features Peter MacDonald's latest project which starts with a spectacular Flinders Ranges landscape and then specifically looks at the unseen treasures that make up this landscape. Currently showing alongside furniture by Gray Hawk at Fisher Jeffries, First Floor, 19 Gouger St, Adelaide. Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, exhibition concludes 9 September. Read more.

Sarah Rothe | Minimalist Cufflinks

A concave dot of colour with a delicately etched pattern. Each cufflink is unique, with a different design on each one. Titanium’s ability to form a multitude of brilliant shimmering colours, through refraction and the use of an electrical process, means no dyes or chemicals are needed to achieve these vibrant hues. Measuring approximately 15mm and available in four colours Blue, Mint, Pink Champagne and Violet. $130 from Sarah Rothe Jewellery & Design, Shop 29 Regent Arcade, Rundle Mall, Adelaide.

Hunt Furniture | Garment Rack

Continuing with the minimalist mid century styling the HR1600 garment rack adds sophistication to clothes storage. Hand crafted from oiled Tasmanian Oak and powder coated steel the HR1600's efficient use of materials makes this rack look great while having a low environmental impact. $535, order now direct from Hunt Furniture.

Print Making Workshop | Union St Printmakers

Tempt dad away from Bunnings with a Saturday Class at Union St Printmakers. Low-toxic intaglio and Relief processes run most Saturdays from 10am-1pm (intaglio) and 
1.30pm-4.30pm (relief processes). The casual printmaking classes are small, 4-10 students, which is ideal for beginners or experimenting with different techniques. $35 per class book at Union Street Printmakers.


From The JamFactory

Clare Belfrage, Orbital Paperweight, $100 each from JamFactory shop.

Helen Fuller, Vide Poche bowls, $110 each from JamFactory shop.



Banner image: Lex Stobie, 2014, 33 & 1/3 Round Tray, European Oak. Images top to bottom: Lex Stobie, 2014, 33 & 1/3 Round Tray, European Oak. Photographer Jonathan VDK; Peter MacDonald, 2017, The Marks of Man have Scarred my Ancient Soul. Photographer Peter MacDonald; Sarah Rothe, Anodised Titanium with Sterling Silver Cufflink, Deep blue main colour with a darker purple colour in the etched design. Image courtesy Sarah Rothe; Hunt Furniture hanging solutions, 2013, bent steel available in oak and copper. Photographer Max Hunt; Printmaking workshops at Union St Printmakers; Clare Belfrage, Orbital paperweights; Helen Fuller, Vide Poche bowls.