Elise Cakebread is a textile-based artist, craftsperson and designer.
Through her work she explores materiality, tactility, sustainability and the ornamental through experiments with traditional textile processes. This gives life to sculptural work, installations and decorative objects.
Her work focuses on the tensions created by unexpected contrasts that emerge between material, form, colour, texture and scale. I explore ideas of materiality, tactility, sustainability, disposability and the ornamental.
Elise founded her studio Cakebread in 2013.
In 2021 she was awarded a Fellowship from Regional Arts Victoria to research scale and sustainability within her art and design practice. Her research into ways of addressing the textile waste crisis has culminated in a variety of projects and bodies of work.
Elise has worked on commissions and collaborations with businesses including Dulux, Space Furniture, Gorman and Hotel Hotel.
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.