Asuka and Anna established Wingnut & Co. in 2013 as a side project to their separate art practices. Working from their studio in North Melbourne they are committed to utilising discarded materials from workshops in Melbourne. Timber off-cuts are used to create Wingnut & Co. products. They also experiment with new materials that have a sustainable life-cycle.
The Wingnut & Co. label celebrates modest design where natural materials are highlighted with simple patterns and textures. Their designs often adapt the aesthetic of traditional Japanese carpentry and ceramics. Asuka was raised in Northern Kyushu and is influenced by historical ceramic studios in this area. Wingnut & Co. aims to create affordable and functional handmade wares.