ERIN LIGHTFOOT creates jewellery and decorative homewares to be worn and cherished.
Working with porcelain, Erin creates simple forms which are thoughtfully decorated with subtly-hued colour schemes and geometric pattern.
Believing that objects should be both useful and beautiful, she places much value on design, selection of materials and the quality of craftsmanship through which everything comes together.
Her work draws inspiration from past movements including the Bauhaus, Modernist and Art Deco periods as well as patterning techniques from around the world. She pulls these influences together to create ceramics that feel both contemporary and slightly reminiscent.
Daughter of an architect and sculptor, Erin trained in fashion design before selecting ceramics as the material of choice for her self-titled label.
In 2011, Erin created her first range of porcelain bangles which were featured in Vogue Australia. Since then, her range has expanded with a focus on creating that which is original yet classic and very wearable.
Her label is currently stocked in gallery and gift boutiques around Australia.
In addition to her ceramic ranges, Erin designs custom prints for business wanting to capture a mood through surface decoration. She has worked on projects including surfboards, packaging, book sleeves and mezuzahs.
When demand for her ceramics grew, Erin partnered with multi-disciplinary creative, Tang Oudomvilay to develop and produce her porcelain ranges. Together, they produce the collections from their Brisbane studio.
All of the porcelain work is completed by hand, with much attention to each detail in the refinement of decoration of each piece.