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Meet The Makers

Who we are and What we contribute


Bronwyn Hawkins


Artisan clothier, designer, maker and owner of bespoke linen clothing brand The Handmade Closet.  Following a philosophy of slow sustainable clothing, carefully crafted for everyday wearability from a personally curated range of quality 100% linen fabrics, the business has seen continuous growth and community support for locally made versatile clothing, since opening the doors in 2019.

As the founder of The Churn Room, I'm excited to have the opportunity to nurture a welcoming creative hub where artisan makers and community, mingle, encourage and support each other.



Sonya Flower

Miss Flower Creations - Working Artisan

Sonya brings a passion for creativity, learning and enthusiasm for old craftsmanship to her journey of transforming old forgotten copper into treasured contemporary jewellery for everyone.  Having been a part of the local Moreton Bay Sunday market scene since 2019, she brings her heartfelt sense of community, a nurturing spirit to customer service and the possibility of a laugh or two to the unique and historical walls of The Churn Room. 


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Joanne Rutherford

Manresa Design 

Joanne Rutherford - Jeweller, print making, ceramics


Joanne studied the visual arts over many years taking classes at a number of art schools - from the Flying Arts School many years ago to the Brisbane Institute of Art.​


Jewellery design has been an extension of her creative work and brings with it the challenge of designing and constructing unique pieces of jewellery and wearable art. Joanne works primarily with semi precious stones, pearls, glass, silver and textiles such as felt. Her most recent passion has been exploring the use of textured metals such as silver, copper, pewter and brass in her designs. I am also exploring the lapidary world, cutting my own stones from rough and slabs of rock.

Currently working with us as an Artist in Residence exploring an old love for print making.  Joanne offers several workshops in our space for you to explore your creativity from her experience. 

The name - Manresa Design - comes from a family tradition.​​ Manresa was the name of Joanne's grandmother's house - wherever she lived - in recognition of her spanish origins.


Merchant Makers

Donna Saunders Ceramics -

Terina Smith - Recycling Artist


Belinda Krumm - Carbon Black Ceramics

Eryn - Nom Handcrafted - Wooden Toys -


Vicki - Oakmoore Designs 

Karen Massy - Ceramics - Clay n Pine

Catie - Black Wattle Wood Shop -

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