Running the successful food blog, My Beach Kitchen, for Kelly Lowdon it seemed like a challenging but natural progression to develop her own tableware range.
Wanting to design products that were versatile, functional and understated, Kelly’s biggest goal was to create a collection that encouraged people to cook and share food with their friends and family. “When you share food, you share love, friendship and kindness,” explains Kelly. “When I cook, no matter what or who it is for, it always comes back to that.”
Living with her husband and three kids in the beach town of Jan Juc, her coastal lifestyle and country Victoria upbringing is reflected in the range of enamel serving ware and wooden chopping boards and spoons. Designed locally in Torquay, the products come in a range of coastal inspired colours.
The process of creating and launching the range has come with many lessons for first-time designer Kelly. “Be patient, don’t rush and take time every now and then to step back and look at where you are at, where you have come from and if you are headed in the right direction. You need to start every week with some type of plan, but you also need to be flexible, because having a family means every week is very unpredictable!”
A far cry from where she thought her career was heading — she previously worked as a marine guide in Queensland — Kelly always knew creating amazing food to be enjoyed by friends and family was where her passion lay. Loving that she can spend her days with her young family, whilst exploring her desire to create inspiring food and homewares, she can’t wait to see where this road takes her.