About Renegade


Renegade Handmade Market 

Held monthly. Our next market is May 14th 2023 

Information for Shoppers
Information for Makers & Stall Holders

Renegade Handmade Gift Shop

9am - 4pm Monday - Friday
9am - 3pm Saturday & Sunday
Warrina Arcade (Otto's)
Shop 3/3 Illuka Street
Currajong, QLD, 4812


Karissa Chase was never the type to hold a normal 9-5 job. It was while she was fresh out of high school and living in Brisbane that she trained as a potter before following her heart to the USA for the better part of two decades. 

It was in America that Karissa created a job to suit her life, working from within her home studio and wholesaling unique tableware items to over 75 stores throughout the US. Like many of the makers we now feature in our store and at our markets, she did this while raising two young children. 

When Karissa returned to Townsville after 20 years, she found there was a gap in the market for local makers and creatives to sell their work and display their talents. This coupled with her passion for supporting local and Australian made artists, led Karissa to begin Renegade Handmade Market in 2013. 

Ever the entrepreneur, Karissa expanded the brand to and open Renegade Handmade Gift Shop in 2014. Renegade Handmade Gift Shop still calls the shop across from Otto's in Warrina Arcade home, but can sometimes be seen as a pop up around town too.