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The Artisan's Hand

Hand-cut kumiko panel in Huon Pine
Emily setting gemstones in a hand-made ring
Three rings with gemstones and silver floral embellishments
Pink gemstone necklace with silver floral embellishments
Experience the art of hand-made being created right before your eyes at The Artisan's Hand, the working studios of Balfour House. Located in the middle of the historic township of Cygnet, only a 50-minute drive south of Hobart. The Artisan's Hand accommodates both permanent artisans and a rotating cast of artists-in-residence showcasing their work in studios within the house. The studios are truly working spaces as the artisans are designing and making pieces every day, clearly demonstrating their skills, their unique tools and their knowledge of trade and craft. As you meet the artisans, you are encouraged to ask questions, explore their work and get up close with the process as unique techniques and fine workmanship are on show. The works created in the studios are displayed throughout the gallery and are available to purchase, or you can commission a unique piece to be made for you. An ongoing program of workshops and classes is also available from not only the resident artisans but a host of other creatives from around the Huon Valley. Explore the art of hand-made in a half-day, full-day or full-term adventure and collaborate with like-minded people at The Artisan's Hand at Balfour House.

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Shop / Gift Shop

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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