The inspiration for Liz Jones’ work comes from many places, including her love of Australia, cute retro toys, favourite childhood books such as Snugglepot and Cuddlepie and nature in all its colourful glory.
“I find inspiration comes from the material I work with,” she says.
“The gorgeous retro prints and patterns on vintage lino, the lolly shop colours of buttons and the Nana-inspired fancywork in pretty op shop doilies.
“I am also a self-confessed colour addict and believe there are no rules when it comes to mixing colours and clashing patterns.”
Jones describes her reclaimed lino homewares as predominantly decorative pieces that can add colour and interest anywhere.
“For example, the strands of lino bunting can brighten up a room and add a vintage festive vibe,’’ she says.
“Retro-inspired cuckoo clocks and flying ducks evoke memories of the past, and my popular maps of Australia have cool kitsch value as well as being a pretty addition to any wall.”
Jones says her lino homewares are mostly larger versions of her jewellery pieces.
“To make the clocks, maps and flying ducks, I cut the shapes from wood and attach the lino and other adornments to make the finished pieces. The bunting flags are strung together with rings and chain.”