Sara Storer always did feel good when it rained, she still does. That’s natural: she grew up on a wheat farm in Victoria and has been close to the land in one way or another ever since.
The Mully Raindrop collection pieces are hand-made by Julia in her studio in Mullengandra.
‘We can all wear our rain drop and think about how powerful it is and what that little drop means to so many people in Australia’.
When you buy your Mully Raindrop it will not only be helping the Royal Flying Doctor Service in some way but it will be a positive talisman to wear and encourage the rain gods to smile down on those who need it the most.
Sara & Julia.
‘Into each life some rain must fall.’
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Julia Simpson is the founder and director of JMP Silver.
Julia’s studio is based on her and her husband Ben’s farm at Mullengandra, just North of the regional centre of Albury Wodonga.
Having completed an apprenticeship in silversmithing after school in the States, Julia returned to Australia and eventually set up JMP Silver.
From her studio Julia continues to craft many individually designed pieces in sterling silver often incorporating wood from the trees around her and other metals such as gold, titanium, copper and brass. Julia's work is influenced and inspired by the ever changing landscape around her.
Over the years in the country Julia has come to understand the incredible impact rain has on the environment and is in conjunction with Sara Storer looking forward to be giving back to the rural community through the Mully Raindrop collection.
Storer is one of Australia’s most-loved singer-songwriters, a multiple Golden Guitar winner whose crisp observations of the Australian landscape and its people provide the solid foundation stone for her music. She has seen all the beauty, joy and heartbreak this land can bring, living for a time in western Queensland, where she wrote her first song, and working as a schoolteacher in Katherine in the Northern Territory.
“I think I write at my best when I say it as I see it or feel it. If I sing about the rain on the roof it’s because we live in a little old farmhouse with a tin roof. You smell the rain coming, hear it on the roof. And I have to write that because it is the truth for me. Don’t hang around me when I’m writing a song, you will get a mention.”
Family is paramount to Storer and that is another cornerstone of Silos, whether it is I Wonder Joe, written when her youngest song Joe was a two-month-old asleep beside her, or collaborations with her brother Greg, who is both farmer and songwriter.
The Mully Raindrop Story
Where does the Mully Raindrop come from?
Mullengandra is a village community in the southeast of the Riverina. It is 35km north of the regional centre of Albury-Wodonga. Population 320.
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