"Expressing a deep care for how we live and give in this naturally beautiful world."
Hi, my name is Miya Valmadre-McCrae. I’m a Brisbane artist and Environmental Science student. I originally studied a Bachelor in Fine Art at the Queensland College of Art and through the years I've continued to learn from many wonderful and generous teachers. I value the contribution of artistic craftspeople throughout history and enjoy connecting with people who see the importance of modern and traditional artisans in our culture.
My strong desire to learn more about the natural world, including our connection in it, has lead me back to study environmental science. The artistic connections are infinite and the beauty of nature is overwhelming at times. I hope to contribute positively to our understanding and conservation of nature and the development of sustainable living.
Every Two Warm Hands piece is a carefully considered form, made with attention to detail using locally manufactured stoneware clay, local materials and equipment where possible. The work is packaged using locally manufactured biodegradable and/or recycled card and paper (no plastic!). All pieces are made by me in small batches in Brisbane, Australia.
Stoneware clay is a type of ceramics that is strong and high fired, perfect for functional, durable, quality tableware and decor. I love stoneware for its varied textural, visual and earthy qualities.
I make and use food safe glaze recipes that are excellent for all purpose use. New glaze developments are an ongoing creative process, which I get excited about.
I endeavour to make every piece as beautiful and functional as I can for you and your loved ones and I look forward to the exchange from my hands to yours.