Angela Abbott paints a wide variety of subjects in oils on site: outdoors or in the studio. She studied drawing at the NGV School with Ian Armstrong and painting under Shirley Bourne OAM, at the Victorian Artists Society.
Born in 1956, son of Matcham Skipper, Damien has lived at Montsalvat since he was very young. An artist and musician, he was offered a place at the Gallery School in Melbourne. Damien gained a Diploma of Fine Art from Preston Institute of Technology in 1981.
A tonal oil painter and teacher and resident artist at Montsalvat since 1992. Don has been practicing and teaching the principles of tonal realist painting for many years. Don learned his craft from Shirley Bourne O.A.M and Alan Martin.
An award winning Designer, Gold and Silversmith whose work is timeless and unique. Born in London, Jeanette trained for 9 years as a Gold and Silversmith in England, Germany and Australia. She is an award-winning jeweller whose work can be found in public and private collections worldwide.
Jo's love of textiles can be traced back to the finely woven pale-pink wool security blanket with satin edging whose tactile qualities she loved when she was a baby, (the remnant of which she still has in a trunk).
Kevin White is an internationally renowned ceramic artist educated in England and Japan. His current research focuses on interpreting the porcelain traditions of Japan and the Japonisme seen in British ceramics of the 19th century.
Mariella McKinley is an award-winning Australian glass artist who specialises in hand blown and cold worked glass.
Matt Stonehouse is a musician, composer and instrument maker based in the
courtyard workshop located behind the barn gallery. Matt handcrafts frame
drums from the Middle East, Central Asia and surrounding regions; drums with a
history dating back 5800 BCE, married with his own contemporary style.
Son of Montsalvat founder, Justus Jörgensen, Sebastian is a former student of such guitar luminaries as Len Williams, Sadie Bishop, Jose Luis Gonzalez (Australia), Ida Presti, Alexander Lagoya (France), Ahrio Diaz (Italy), and John Williams (London).
Shinobu Kobayashi was born in Japan but started his woodworking career in Australia in 2002. He plans to create more art pieces while inspiring others to learn traditional Scandinavian and Japanese woodworking skills in a beautiful heritage area...and all over the world.
Sigmund, the youngest son of Justus Jörgensen, was born and raised within the artistic family of Montsalvat, educated locally and then attended Melbourne University.
Simon is an established, highly regarded goldsmith who specialises in the creation of unique items of jewellery and other precious objects. Many of his most valuable and unusual pieces have been commissioned by connoisseurs and are held in notable private collections.
Sue is passionate about fabric. Working from her sewing studio in the glasshouse at Montsalvat, she fuses colour, texture, drape and form to inspire creation in the making ofclothing, cushions and soft furnishings.
Susan Reddrop is a sculptor and glass artist, trained in Sculpture at the Victorian College of the Arts and in Glass at Monash University.
Tim Clarkson is a ceramic based sculptural artist currently working from his studio at Montsalvat.
In 2008 he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts with First Class Honors and is at present undergoing his Doctor of Fine Art at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.