anita dineen

This creative Tasmanian began exploring life in the 70‘s with her sisters on their family’s property in the north. Intentions to become a wool classer eventually faded as she discovered her affinity for working with precious metals.

Anita took on a major in jewellery and minor in sculpture study in the early 90’s before dropping anchor at a studio in the Hunter Island Design Centre (now the Henry Jones Art Hotel) and later in the Salamanca Arts Centre.

After embarking on travels around the world, she has once again, found home on the island. With husband Luke, Anita is content creating award winning pieces in her studio overlooking Launceston.
 


 
‘Design makes me tick and good or bad, I see it in almost everything. Be it mechanics or Marmalade, it’s the fine tolerances of quality and aesthetic that can make something ordinary extraordinary.

I’m a sensitive and super tactile creature and though I spend much of my existence wandering through my imagination I do live by a few quotes that give me clarity… William Morris suggested to have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful, Oscar Wilde said ‘I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best’ and my Mum says ‘do what makes your heart sing!’

That said, I am inspired by the intricacies of life – my journey to create begins with thought, then feeling – quietly entertaining in metal.

I love how something so seemingly permanent and unyielding as metal is actually so pliable. It’s the idea of that permanency that really thrills and motivates me to give considered thought to what I make and how I make it, exploring the complexities and simplicities of design to produce high quality objects in the hope they are worthy of being handed from one to another through time.’

Tea set ring

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‘Design makes me tick and good or bad, I see it in almost everything. Be it mechanics or Marmalade, it’s the fine tolerances of quality and aesthetic that can make something ordinary extraordinary.

Anita Dineen

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    Glide Gourmet Knife
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ANTECHINUS CHEESE KNIFE

Anita Dineen has designed the cheese knife Antechinus. Its lines recall both the stylised forms of a slice of cheese and those of a little mouse intent on enjoying his favourite food. The curve creates a sensuous grip, giving the knife a balanced and aesthetically pleasing aspect… See More at Alessi