ARTS AND CRAFTS
Porongurup is home to a wonderful array of stunning and creative art and craft outlets.
“FLORNAMENTAL” Gallery at Duke's Vineyard
Featuring only local Porongurup Wildflowers & Birds
The Cellar Door is also home to “FLORNAMENTAL” Gallery, by owner and Artist in Residence, Hilde Ranson.
Her works are intricate, colourful, very ornamental pieces featuring only local Porongurup Wildflowers & Birds.
For those who love her work, the pieces are all available for purchase. Commissions are also welcome, and her very popular ‘Porongurup Wildflower Blank Cards’ are for sale.
Gallery open daily 10am – 4:30pm
Multi awarded artist blacksmith & wood worker
At Takalarup, overlooking the ancient and picturesque Porongurup and Stirling Ranges, multi award winning artist, blacksmith and woodworker Dave Taylor has built his rendered strawbale art studio and workshops to pursue his passions for wrought iron and woodwork.
The natural warmth and cave like rustic charm of the strawbale building, spectacular panoramas and the powerful ring of hammer on anvil combine to create an experience unique in the Great Southern.
Using the traditional blacksmithing techniques of ‘hammer and hand’, beautiful local and recycled timbers, and hand rubbed finishes, Dave’s work embodies his ideals of craftsmanship, artistic individuality and environmental awareness.
His bespoke work covers a wide range from award winning sculptures featuring a combination of wood and wrought iron, entry statements for local towns, furniture and home adornments, gates and railings thru to hand forged layered Damascus blades for chefs to collectors.
When he gets time Dave is also an accomplished musician, singer songwriter and plays gigs in a number of bands around the great southern.