Melbourne artist and crafter Dawn Tan is a self-confessed foodie with a penchant for all things yummy and beautifully packaged. Her work embraces her inspiration with home-cooking, packaging and grocery shopping. Some of which have been translated into large over-sized sculptures, paintings and accessories such as tea towels, pillowcases, plates and tote bags.
With a passion for teaching, Dawn runs adult and children art workshops in a number of schools. At the same time, she also does home art classes during the school holidays, along with arty birthday parties, all while juggling a post graduate course in Education. In her spare time, Dawn authors a blog called Handmadelove, where she journals all her fun art adventures. Dawn firmly believes in hand making things and puts a lot of love into each and every one of her creations. Thus the name, Handmadelove.
Dawn and her work have been featured in various publications including Frankie Magazine, Inside Out Magazine, Uppercase Magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Design Files, Michi Girl, and The Thousands. She also enjoys working with others and have to date, collaborated up with some of Australia's most talented designers and creatives, such as Harvest Textiles, Douglas & Hope, Shelley Panton, Frankie & Swiss, The Design Files and so on. Have a look at Dawn's website to see more of her work. And click here to view some of the kid and adult classes she runs.
Dawn is currently represented by The Jacky Winter Group.