Black Sheep Workshop – Shed 5
Jamie Burke, John Paterson, Dirk Lewis, Doug Alderson and Sam Haliday
Black Sheep workshop is a trades collective located at the Mill Castlemaine. Originally the wool bale store, Shed 5 has been fitted out as a multi–trade workshop where each artisan has their own area of expertise, working individually or collaboratively depending on the need. The main focus is in sculptural and structural steelwork, handcrafted timber and cabinetry.
The Metal Shaper
Metal Shaper Castlemaine Fabrication and Design Workshop founded by Jamie Burke (Fitter + Turner and Art production metal worker). Drawing upon 20 years+ of metal fabrication and design, the Metal Shaper provides beautiful Steelwork. Gates, Fences, Shaded Arches, Benches, Pergolas and Commissioned Sculpture. Using other materials he also turns his hands to unique and bespoke furniture.
m: 0434 266 105
Doug Alderson is a craftsman inspired by the sculptural and functional beauty of wood. In close collaboration with clients he handcrafts furniture out of recycled and responsibly harvested timber. Doug is driven to create enduring pieces that will be a cherished part of people’s daily lives.
m: 0432792 886
John Paterson is a true craftsman. His skill and care with Australian timbers, using centuries old techniques, allow form to follow function via his minimal aesthetic. John creates beautiful pieces that will be handed down through generations. He only uses non toxic natural oil finishes.
m: 0431 679 444
The latest addition to the Black Sheep Workshop is Sam Haliday of Shivering Timbers. Seen here are his Shoji Lights, the inspiration for which emerged as a result of recent trips to Japan. Brought home were visions of shoji screens in old Kyoto presenting horizontal and vertical lines glowing from within.The natural textures in wash paper and the simple crisp nature of shoji paper merge, complimenting the modern beauty of the handmade frames.
m: 0417 230 488