Guest Editor’s Profile – Liz Jones

Liz Jones

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

In terms of your things, what does your space (studio/office/orliving area) look like? please describe.
I would describe my home as ordered disorder. I like to display my retro collectibles and furniture so I guess I’m a “more is more” kinda girl! More colour and more vintage goodies = happiness.

The same goes for my shop “Gleaners Inc.” As well as vintage goodies I have lots of lovely handmade products all made from recycled “gleaned” materials.

And my studio is FULL of “stuff” especially off cuts of vintage linoleum that I use in my jewellery and home wares.

I also have a slight compulsive urge to sort things into colours like my collections of buttons and beads, plastic flotsam and jetsam, and knick-knacks.

Where do you normally get your things?
I get my large assortment of collectibles from many sources. Thrift shops, Garage Sales and School fetes. I salvage alot of useful materials and furniture from curbside rubbish collections and the tip shop (where usable items are saved from going to landfill). You could call me an urban gleaner.

What is your prize possession/”thing”/collectible/tool?
My prized possessions are either my childhood hand knitted blanket made by my Nana, or my set of Clarice Cliff sugar dredgers I found for a song.


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