News

It's a small world after all

In breaking news, we now ship worldwide!

Our products can now be sent directly from Manual Arts DEpt. HQ - Tenterfield, Australia - to anywhere in the world.  So if your brother lives in New York, we can make, gift wrap, securely package and dispatch his birthday gift for you.  No double handling!

A complete production, gifting and logistics service at your fingertips!

What took us so long?

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It's almost time to hang up our hats for another year.....

At this, the tail-end of 2016, 

we would like to wish all of our customers, online partners, suppliers, friends and family a wonderful festive season filled with an abundance of eating, sharing and loving.....

For all your support, we send a heartfelt thank you!

Merry Christmas!

David & Carol x


Imperfect inspiration

We have made a recent triumphant purchase.  The breathtaking book by Karen McCartney, Perfect Imperfect.

Along with Sharyn Cairns (photographer) and Glen Proebstel (stylist), Karen McCartney has created a wonderfully warm, thought-provoking book that we are sure to treasure and adore for years to come.

The photography, styling and words come together to form a delicious combination of texture, tone, history, character, personal discoveries and journeys - all referencing the "beauty of accident, age and patina".


Please welcome to the stage...

We thought we should formally introduce you to the newest Manual Arts DEpt. family member: our Personalised Raindrop Wooden Tray.
Nature-inspired (again), we created this product design as a functional and sculptural receptacle for those treasured trinkets or jewellery items.
Crafted from our beloved Spotted Gum Australian hardwood, each Raindrop is hand-sculpted and polished to a deliciously-tactile finish and engraved with a personalised monogram - creating a one-of-a-kind milestone gift to cherish.

Brand new day

One of the final stages to finishing our hardwood products is to brand them with our abbreviated name, M.A.DE.

This is done using a propane gas torch to heat the aluminium brand that we created ourselves.  It only takes a few seconds.

It takes less than that to burn yourself if you're not paying attention when someone is taking your photo :)