Cakebread explores materiality, tactility, sustainability, disposability and the ornamental through experiments with traditional textile processes. This gives life to sculptural work, installations and decorative objects.

The Cakebread studio is based in Gordon - Victoria, and was founded by Elise Cakebread in 2013.

The studio works on a large variety of projects from soft furnishings to commissions and installations.

Please contact Elise directly to discuss your requirements.

cakebread@elisecakebread.com

shop.elisecakebread.com





Artist Statement and Bio


Elise is driven by experimentation within traditional textile processes and techniques.

Her work focuses on the tensions created by unexpected contrasts that emerge between material, form, colour, texture and scale. She explores ideas of materiality, tactility, sustainability, disposability and the ornamental. This gives life to sculptural work, installations and decorative objects.

Elise’s work is concerned with how physicality and texture create intimacy with the viewer, engaging senses that are increasingly relegated to a secondary importance in our hyper digital lives. She seeks to draw the audience into the physical world by elevating the aesthetic value of haptics and form on to an equal plain with the visual. Through this Elise questions ideas of material worth, sensory modulation and aesthetic value systems

Elise has worked on commissions and collaborations with businesses including Gorman, Dulux, Space and Hotel Hotel.

Elise has been featured in Vogue Living, Yellowtrace, Grand Designs, The Design Files and many other publications.

Her work has been exhibited nationally, including at Craft, Design Tasmania and The Australian Design Centre.

Elise has hosted textile workshops in Melbourne and Sydney.

Her handmade products are stocked at retailers across Australia.

Elise is currently undetaking a creative fellowship awarded by Regional Arts Victoria.