Meet The Makers - Vanelili Succulents


When you first lay eyes on Vanelili Succulents at Providore Place Sunday Markets, you simply have to stop and just take it in! There is so much to see - beautiful succulents, stunning kokedamas and then so many beautiful clay figurines and ornaments for every occasion! Vanessa Ramsden and her amazing creations are a very welcome regular fixture at our Sunday Markets.

Vanessa’s hobbies include arts, craft, working with and growing plants and making ornaments. Two years ago she thought that she would start selling her creations and Vanelili Succulents was born!

All of the beautifully colourful ornaments are made of clay. It’s a long process to make each one and they are all hand made with love. Vanessa spends a lot of time making the ornaments look the way she would like to buy them. Each piece takes a great deal of time and patience. We also love how Vanessa tailors her ornaments for seasons and events throughout the year.

Similarly, each kokedama plant is individually selected then carefully wrapped. Vanessa also has a large range of succulents which she grows herself. You can buy them potted beautifully in pretty containers or take a few home and plant them into your own. Vanessa is very happy to give you tips on how to care for all her plants as well.

All of Vanessa’s ideas are original - she loves the creative process and she feels so rewarded when customers love what she makes. She takes a lot of time and has so much pride in what she makes.

She says: “Providore Place has been great for my business, many customers say they have found out about my business because of people telling them to check me out at the market. I love the Sunday Markets because they are really well organised, its clean, safe and the people are very friendly. Grant and Liz are fantastic and they make you feel so welcome!”

It is so obvious when you visit Vanessa’s market stall how much time and effort she puts into each and every piece she has on display, from the tiny ornaments to the perfectly wrapped kokedamas. Be sure to put Vanelili Succulents on your Sunday Market agenda, particularly with Mother’s Day just around the corner!

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For information regarding markets please email market@devonport.tas.gov.au or phone the Visitor Centre (paranaple arts centre) on 03 6420 2900

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