GRAIN OF DESCENT
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ABOUT US

Grain of Descent is a small family business based in Melbourne, Victoria. The formation of Grain of Descent was a natural evolution; as each of us are so passionate about utilising the skills and knowledge we have learnt from our descent in order to create and inspire. 

Our team consists of four family members, father, mother, daughter & son. Each member works together to create a variety of unique handcrafted and handmade goods. 

As a business we are influenced by an overriding consciousness to create simple, beautiful and functional objects.

Our products are immensely inspired by Victoria’s surf culture and Australia’s laid back approach to living. Utilising locally sourced and sustainable materials we aim to create meaningful and valuable products.

This is the way we live, this is the way we make.
We hope you can find as much joy in our products, as we have making them.

ABOUT HANNAH NOWLAN


Hannah Nowlan in her Black Rock Studio. Artist Profile Photograph by Suzi Appel Photography.

Hannah Nowlan in her Black Rock Studio. Artist Profile Photograph by Suzi Appel Photography.

artist bio:

Hannah Nowlan is an emerging artist having completed her Bachelors in Fine Art Drawing and Printmaking with Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) in 2015, Hannah currently works out of her home studio as a visual artist and partner in her family business ‘Grain of Descent’.

Considerably influenced by the surf culture of Victoria’s coastline, Hannah’s practice attempts to communicate relaxed and therapeutic atmosphere of Australia’s vast natural landscapes.

Hannah’s latest body of work, ‘Myths, Moons and Mountains’ continues to explore the coastline as well as new motifs inspired by mythological narratives and ancient legends. A primitive language is formed through her paintings that speak directly of person and place.