Finchbird on indie art & design

As a small child, Designer Ben Finch was an avid collector. Model aeroplanes, stones, shells, coins and objects in small boxes were highly prized treasure. He recognised that people's possessions were imbued with their life stories and as he grew older, he realized that he was creating his life story through his own pieces and collections.
Over the years Ben had a recurring vision of himself working at a bench, surrounded by tools and drawings. This vision drove him in his quest to create objects that would be collected and prized by the people who possessed them - pieces that would become companions as well as souvenirs of the wearer's life.
Today, the little boy's dream has become reality. Having gained an Honours Degree from The University of Sydney in Jewellery and Object Design, Ben now works from his Sydney studio to create the Finchbird range.
Ben finds inspiration in nature, clean organic shapes and lines, leaves and new growth. He feels privileged to create pieces that become part of the wearer's life story.

about us

Indie art & design is the digital baby of graphic design duo Carolyn & Martin (who are now also mum & dad to adorable Liam and Camille). Since 2006, we have showcased the work of Australian independent artists & designers on our blog, and we stock a large variety of beautiful and unique products in our online store.

We take a great deal of care with your orders, and have many return customers who love our range and service. We specialise in art and illustration (now including the work of the talented Amy Borrell and Dan Adams), and unique handmade pieces such as porcelain jewellery and objects by Irene Grishin Selzer of Iggy and Lou Lou... We have aso recently expanded our range of clever and thoughtful kids' products - from the ever-popular B&W Baby Mobile to exquisite clothing by Knuffle Kid, and delightful soft books and toys from Growing World.

About indie art & design

indie art & design is a web site dedicated to promoting independent designers, artists and labels from Australia.

The blog showcases Australian products from all over, boutiques that stock them and indie related exhibitions and events.

The indie store stocks some of our favourite things from a wide range of Australian indies. We're ready to take your order!

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