About Gayetha

Gayetha wearing one of her creations

I live in Lindisfarne, Tasmania - the southernmost state of Australia, with my wonderful partner and Gayetha Designs supporter Max Bahrfeldt.   Max designed and maintains the website for me.

I have immersed myself in many crafts such as beading, sewing, knitting, crochet, and tapestry from childhood. I established a ceramics studio in my home 25 years ago, and have been a watercolour painter for 13 years.   I support my craft habits by working as a Medical Sonographer.

I exhibited my watercolour paintings at the Tower Gallery, Meadowbank Wine Estate, Cambridge in 2006 and 2007.

Five years ago I discovered the joy of working with a hot torch, melting glass to create beautiful beads. Miniature works of art, they provide me with the ideal opportunity to play with glorious, luscious colours.   So the pottery and the painting have taken a back seat for the moment.

The Gayetha Designs team

Initially including my beads as focal enhancers for my beaded designs, I now use them in many jewellery designs and functional pieces. 

Our stalls at the Tasmanian Craft Fair at Deloraine in 2010 - 2013 were very successful, and we hope to return there in November 2014.  We also successfully exhibited at Agfest in May 2011.