Kirsten Devitt, owner and designer at Each To Own, Keep-oh and Small Works Gallery, began her home based craft business on her dining room table in 2009.
Over the last 13 years, she has built a small, market stall based business into a jewellery and homewares design company that is known and loved by many.
With Each To Own, Kirsten specialises in handmade, laser cut jewellery, and has introduced many new materials and techniques to the genre over the last decade.
She and partner Richard, also produce useful and fun homewares under the Keep-oh banner. Both companies stock retail outlets across Australia and internationally. With the opening of Small Works Gallery in 2020, she created an innovative, rental space model that allowed artists to call their own shots by reclaiming gallery spaces as their own.
Kirsten opened a retail outlet in Murwillumbah in 2018 and splits her time between the studio, shop and the gallery. The bricks & mortar store, ETO the Shop, stocks her own labels as well as other designers and makers from all over the world.
Kirsten and her family moved to the Northern Rivers from Brisbane 7 years ago and shifted their studio and home completely off-grid and are committed to creating and producing sustainably.
Kirsten is passionate about giving back to the community, raising thousands of dollars each year for causes close to her heart and is currently working on a charitable business model for her new label, Dishy, which aims to sell beautiful items whilst giving back to charities that inspire artists.
The business has been a labour of love and a great learning journey of how to keep doing what you love as a business, sustainably into the future.