Launceston makers to meet at next Niche Market Bazaar

Susan McQueen from Fired Earth Designs and Bronwyn Kidd from Sustomi gear up for St Giles Niche market. Picture: Scott Gelston.
Susan McQueen from Fired Earth Designs and Bronwyn Kidd from Sustomi gear up for St Giles Niche market. Picture: Scott Gelston.

Launceston makers will meet this weekend for another Niche Market Bazaar.

The market is held three times a year in Launceston and gives back to a special cause.

All 60 stallholders at the event donate 20 per cent of their takings to St Giles children’s disability service.

Niche manager Victoria Bayes said the market was about sharing the work of talented Tasmanians.

“Niche artisans create with great heart – we only accept stallholders who produce items of integrity, designed and made in Tasmania,’’ she said.

One of the stallholders on Saturday will be Sustomi owner Bronwyn Kidd, who creates re-usable beeswax food wraps.

“Its always a great market, I just love the atmosphere – everyone that comes in is always very appreciative of the handmade work and of course it’s a great cause as well,” she said.

Fired Earth Designs owner Susan McQueen will also be at the market with her kiln fused glass jewellery.

“The Niche market is my favourite, what I really like about it is all the folk who have stalls there are makers, they’re all really good quality, unique and creative,” she said.

The market will be held on Saturday from 8am to 3pm at the Albert Hall.