“Since work­ing with clay is phys­i­cal, I can’t take it home. Home is home for the first time, and I love it”

Home Beautiful - - {INSPIRE} -

~ SI­MONE

a par­tic­u­lar style of bowl, she chose to cre­ate one, and with that, her la­bel was born. The name Winterwares em­bod­ies her mother’s maiden name, Win­ter, and also Si­mone’s love of the sea­son. “Fam­i­lies tend to gather in the kitchen, and meals are con­sid­ered more in win­ter,” she says.

Si­mone’s own fam­ily back­ground sig­nalled the be­gin­ning of her cre­ative jour­ney. She grew up in the re­mote Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­nity of Manyal­laluk, an hour’s drive from Kather­ine in the North­ern Ter­ri­tory. Also known as ‘the dream­ing place’, at the time Manyal­laluk was a ‘dry’ com­mu­nity, with only 80 res­i­dents. Si­mone’s fam­ily worked three weeks to pro­duce, with vari­a­tions in size, curve and speckle mak­ing each piece unique.

Her range – com­pris­ing beau­ti­ful rus­tic plates, spoons, bowls, mugs and vases in soft whites or de­mure shades of char­coal – is largely mono­chrome, and draws on the Ja­panese tra­di­tion of wabi-sabi, the muted beauty of im­per­fec­tion as well as the Danish cus­tom of hygge.

Con­sid­er­ing the ethos be­hind Winterwares is to en­joy a slower pace, Si­mone has no plans to ex­pand her bou­tique busi­ness. In­stead, she wants to revel in the life she has right now.

“I want to main­tain that phi­los­o­phy,” she says.

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