Establishing The Panton Store in 2009, Shelley Panton is a Melbourne based Potter and Retailer.
Stocking a curated collection of pottery, plants, books, and utilitarian home goods Shelley uses her business platform to proactively support and assist other makers and business owners in getting their product to market.
Shelley has worked onsite producing her own range of hand thrown studio pottery since 2009, and remains passionate about building a community around her business. Due to carpel tunnel in her left wrist Shelley will be taking an extended break from throwing pots in 2019. However, the store will have an ongoing supply of the commercial grade Table Series pottery, plus an array of ceramics by other local makers.
Where did it all begin?
During the Autumn of 2009 Shelley was looking for a house and studio to rent when she stumbled across 88 Park Road, a quaint century-old former butcher’s shop and dwelling in the beautiful back streets of Middle Park.
With a background in food, interiors and events, plus a passion for pottery, wood, textiles, photography, and anything handmade, Shelley saw 88 Park Road as an opportunity to build a foundation for her pottery and create a hub for other things she loves working with.
In August 2013 the Middle Park store was relocated to 440 Malvern Road, Prahran, and 11 years on The Panton Store continues to offer a diverse range of maker products and considered goods for the home.
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The Panton Store acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the Boonwurrung and Wurundjeri people and offer our respects to the elders both past and present.