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Jane’s Stories from Villa Rustica

This is my place to share stories of life at Villa Rustica. Greg and I are two artists (clay and mosaic) working in studios on the property. We enjoy creativity and learning, leisurely drinks by the pool in summer, and savouring the quietness and beauty of our villa.

Upcoming art workshops

Our plan to hold small artisan workshops throughout this year has temporarily been put on hold due to the situation surrounding COVID-19. Hopefully, social distancing will flatten the curve so this pandemic passes quickly. The response to our candlemaking and mosaic classes held early this year has been very positive!
Upcoming art workshops
5 years at Villa Rustica

5 years at Villa Rustica

Early January 2020 marks our 5th anniversary at Villa Rustica. Greg and I had thought about celebrating but, with bushfires burning uncontrollably in so many parts of Australia, we were in no mood to party. Our villa in the Northern Rivers of NSW was mercifully safe from fires but the smell of smoke lingered in the air and distant hills were cloaked in an eerie haze.

5 minutes of fame

Last week we opened Ashy Bines' health and fitness magazine to see beautiful photos of Greg's tableware in the recipe section. Artisan hand-made tableware is a huge trend in food blogs and cooking books and magazines. British cook and restauranteur, Jamie Oliver is all over this trend and our friend Sandy Vanderwyk...
5 minutes of fame
Piyama

Piyama

Sleeping in on Sundays, lazily grazing on maple-drenched pancakes in bed, slowly moseying to the verandah to sip a rejuvenating cup of tea, before dozing in a hammock, unfinished book in hand – these are the slow motions of what dream weekends are made of.

Public Figure

Australia’s digital destination for honest luxury, Public Figure curates conscious fashion that effortlessly blends into the wardrobe of the modern woman. On a journey to find a balance between luxury and sustainability...
Public Figure
Celestial Earth

Celestial Earth

As seen on The Lane Local stylist Heidi from The Romance together with photographer Megan Kelly worked alongside a host of talented creatives, producing a poetic gallery of magical earthen moments inside the beguiling surrounds of Byron Bay estate, Villa Rustica...

Tigerlilly

Summer 20 “Oviya” Celebrate playful and modern styles with tie-dye and bold block colours, inspired by Indian culture with in-house designed traditional Chintz and Sanganiri woodblock prints...
Tigerlilly

“Stunningly beautiful setting - Morocco meets India! We attended a pottery workshop and lunch and we’d come back in a heartbeat!”

Ruth Swinton-Brierley

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