Bendigo artisan Justin Harrick has a lot going on at the moment.

Writer: Megan Spencer – Photographer: David Field

Also known as Juxton, not only has the multi-talented sculptor, furniture designer, bike-maker and musician opened a brand new workshop in Eaglehawk’s Workspace Australia complex, he’s been rapidly expanding his product line.
We meet at the airy, surprisingly large 12m-squared space adjoined by an outdoor work area of equal size. His beautiful shed dog Chloe (a 16-month Bull-Arab cross adoption dog with a chunky studded collar), sniffs my heels, curiously investigating this new interloper.
“She gets a bit bored here,” the 34 year-old grins, affectionately. “I do at least eight hours a day. She bothers me every half-hour. But it’s better she’s stuck inside than at home chewing up shoes.”
Justin tells me that even though he’s only weeks into his three-year rental contract, the site has already been one of much toil and busyness.
So far, on Juxton Manufacturing’s freshly-minted books, are a fibreglass teardrop caravan prototype two-years in the making and nearing the end-stages of completion…