By Lucas Wearne (He / Him)
Wurundjeri Land, North Warandyte, VIC
Neighbourhood Studio is best known for their hand–carved limestone objects and lamps.
Founder Lucas Wearne draws on his background in landscape architecture and furniture making to create highly textured forms — each piece is uniquely expressed through soft curves and hard edges, capturing light and shadow in perfect harmony.
Lucas is both meticulous and fluid in his approach. There’s a strong sense of order and process in his studio, which he built just over a year ago behind his house.
The workshop is packed with industrial tools and machinery (we won’t pretend to understand what most of them do). Yet the space feels dreamy, euphoric even. A testimate to Lucas' ability to gently balance contrasting forces.