Westhill was born out of a belief that people can be challenged to appreciate an objects’ materials and where they come from. The details, the form, the traces of different production techniques, and the meticulous refinement that goes into the process.

Believing that ‘Made in Australia’ should be a badge of honour representing a lifestyle-focused, material driven and socially responsible approach to objects. Helping to build purposeful relationships with an object’s materials, source and lifecycle moving forward.

Materials Sourcing

Our high-grade materials are mostly from recycled products and are not mined. In Australia, there is enough Silver and Gold within the circular economy that there is little need to mine for more and put further strain on the Earth's natural resources. Unfortunately, the same can't be said about other continents in the world where small-scale gold mining accounts for a large portion of global mercury pollution. Highlighting the need for conscious decisions from consumers about their product choices.

Process

Design

Our core production process is the traditional technique of lost wax casting, but we use a wide range of new-age digital and laser techniques to meticulously design and refine all Westhill pieces.

Mould

Once we're happy with the form, we'll create a mould of the design in resin so that we can replicate it.

Wax

From the resin mould, we create a wax pattern of the piece to be used in the casting process.

Cast

The traditional process of lost wax casting is used to turn the design into a solid metal form. To do this, we work with local suppliers with decades of experience in the craft.

Polish

To finish, each piece is polished by hand here in Sydney and then it's ready to be packaged up and be sent out to you.