HOT TOFFEE creator, Nicole has always been passionate about art. After completing a Bachelor of Art in Visual Art - majoring in printmaking she travelled Europe and then Japan. During her six year stay in Japan she studied Togei (pottery), Shodou (Japanese calligraphy), Ikebana (flower arranging) and learnt how to make kiln fired glass accessories. In 2005 Hot Toffee was born. Inspired by all things sweet, Japanese art & design and strongly influenced by the beautiful beaches of Australia - Nicole focuses on the small details and creates beautiful products that are little pieces of art - ART YOU CAN WEAR and as the name suggests... some pieces even look good enough to eat.
Amanda of Twinkle Star Art is an Australian artist who been illustrating for children since 2003. She is also a stay-at-home Mum of 3 little stars who inspire her everyday. Amanda attributes her drawing ability, passion for creating and few 'odd quirks' to her fabulously talented, slightly eccentric Dad. After graduating from the Queensland College of Art, Amanda worked for over a decade in the graphic design industry. Twinkle Star Art was born with the birth of her children for a more family friendly lifestyle. Spending time with her kids inspired her natural transition from graphic design to illustrating for children.