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Hello Hannah Turner!!!!

Hello Hannah Turner!!!!

We are so excited to announce the upcoming arrival of a select range from Hannah Turner.

Egg cups in Turkey, Peacock, Flamingo and Birds. Salt & pepper shakers in Ginger cats, Birdy and Toadstools. All beautifully gift boxed.

Hannah Turner is a Bristol UK.  based artist.

Hannah started her business in 1991 after a sell-out show at Bristol University. Her show was inspired by taxidermy and how we display animals as trophies in the home. In it were all sorts of creatures, but the stand out favourites were little black crows she had made. Whimsical humour is a constant theme in Hannah’s work.
Hannah's designs are sold world-wide to beautiful shops like Liberty, Anthropologie (US and UK) and now The Source Homewares!!
Stock available in stores soon, pre-ordering is recommended:


Bed Bath N' Table (The Works): 255 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn, 3122. (03) 9810 6600

Key Ingredients: 1/171 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill, 3068. (03) 9481 1011                                  Key Ingredients on facebook

I want I need: 572 High Street, Echuca, 3564. 0447 339 455                                                    I want I need on facebook

Village Idiom: 34 Anderson Street, Yarraville, 3013. (03) 9687 3445                               Village Idiom on facebook


Pentimento: 249 King Street, Newtown, 2041. (02) 9565 5591                                                Pentimento on facebook

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery Shop: Civic Centre, Cnr Baylis & Morrow Sts, Wagga Wagga, 2650. (02) 6926 9660.                                                                                                            Art gallery web site

Portobello Rose: 42 Sailors Bay Road, Northbridge, 2063. (02) 9967 0046                        Portobello Rose on facebook

Beachwood: Shop 10/57 Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach, 2107 (02) 9918 7162

South Australia:

Presence: 12 Adelaide Arcade, 12/115 Grenfell St. Adelaide, 5000 (08) 7226 1914       Presence on facebook



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Marnie watercolour collection - The art is in the detail

Marnie watercolour collection - The art is in the detail

On a trip to the great China trade fairs, Suzanne and I were at the stand of one of the finest Chinese ceramic manufacturers, I mean they supply some of the most exclusive companies in the ceramic tableware world. We were just browsing, as we rarely if ever would purchase an "off the shelf" pattern. On the walls of the stand were the most beautiful watercolour panels.

What if we could have these patterns on dinnerware we thought? The artist was contacted and she was delighted to have her artwork applied to a collection of plates and mugs.

The whiteware we chose was New Bone China. Traditional Bone China contains animal bone ash, where-as New Bone China contains calcium oxide instead of bone, which makes New Bone china finer, whiter and more durable than standard porcelain. It also has a beautiful translucency. Just hold one of our plates up to the light and you will see how fine they are.

So back to the watercolour patterns. The watercolour patterns are applied to the finest rice paper from Japan then pressed onto bisque plates and mugs by hand. The rice paper is removed, the pattern remains on the bisque-ware and they are glazed and fired. When you touch the plates, you can feel the edges of the ink and the strokes of the watercolour brushes.

We are so delighted with our Marnie collection, and the story behind it.

For our retailers that will visit us at Life Instyle in August this year – we will have some of the original art work on display on our stand.

Alice x

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Hello! Welcome to The Source

Hello! Welcome to The Source

Hello, Welcome to our web site and blog!

The Source - Melbourne - Australia was established in 2001. With one product!

Today we are established designers, manufacturers, wholesalers and importers of gorgeous products for the home.

All our products are manufactured exclusively for The Source, and many we design ourselves.

But it's not all work! With Molly the dog heading security, warehouse management and neighbourhood relations, life here at The Source warehouse is never dull.

Here at the warehouse, we work hard, we love design, current trends, and looking to the future...(and the sound of Molly dog barking at the neighbours over the fence for a biscuit!)

We hope you enjoy our new web site, and blogs about "Life at The Source"

Alice, Suzanne and Miss Molly Dog.

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