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Karen Kennedy

I am largely self-taught and have been sculpting for 25 years.  I have several styles. I make small delicate porcelain figurines, which are painted, glazed and sometimes gilded or lustred.  These are mostly birds, cats, chooks, dogs, mermaids, ocarinas or water warblers, fancy women or clowns, cooks, waiters and sailors.  I enjoy funny or quirky.  My heroes are Don Martin and Gary Larsen of course. Handmade means anything goes, from a sheep panning for gold to King Lear. Reli...

October 17, 2020

Lisa West

Lisa was born in Tauranga and began her jewellery training in 1986. She studied various aspects of jewellery design and production before gaining a Certificate in Craft and Design in 1989, and a Diploma of Applied Arts in 1991, from Hungry Creek Art and Craft School.After moving to Auckland in 1993 Lisa began to make flame worked glass beads under the tutelage of glass artist Peter Viesnik. She now uses that skill in combination in her work.Lisa has been able to create jewellery full time since ...

October 17, 2020

LYNDEN OVER

Lynden has studied glass extensively.He completed a Diploma of Applied Arts at the Northland Polytechnic majoring in Jewellery and Glass.On completion of his studies he rented a local glass studio and developed his own range of collectable pieces.He has worked in studios alongside some of New Zealand’s top glass blowers including Peter Viesnik, John Penman and the late Lynette Campbell.In 2002 Lynden opened Lava Glass Studio near Taupo where he works with a small but talented team producing so...

October 17, 2020

Lukeke Design

In recent years Katherine Rutecki (New York, USA) and Luke Jacomb (Auckland, New Zealand) have respectively risen to the forefront of the international studio glass movement. In 2006 they introduced Lukeke Design and created a studio in Avondale, Auckland (New Zealand), where they still operate from today."We collaborate to produce an affordable range of handmade cast and blown glass works. We want to bring beautiful glass work into people's homes."Their reputation is already firmly established ...

October 16, 2020

Lyndy Wilson

I am a full time Waikato artist of Tainui descent. Growing up and living in Ngaruawahia, I am surrounded by the majestic Hakarimata ranges and the Waipa and Waikato rivers. This natural beauty is a constant source of inspiration.Art and creativity have always been a passion, painting in particular. Although self-taught, in 2003 I was awarded an Arts Waikato Scholarship (nominated by the Raupatu Lands Trust) which enabled me to complete a Diploma of Art and Creativity through the learning Connexi...

October 16, 2020

Lynne Brown

Lynne Brown is a New Zealand Painter who creates beautiful, emotional and feminine pieces – but she hasn’t always worked purely as an artist. It was as she neared her fifth decade that she decided to seize the day and explore her passion full time, and she is never looking back.Lynne uses the land around her as her form of inspiration. “The natural environment in which I am lucky enough to live is a constant yet ever-changing source of inspiration for my art. I am lucky to be surrounded by...

October 15, 2020

MAGGIE DE GRAUW

“I have an endless fascination and passion for unusual costume jewellery.The intricate designs of seashells and feathers, the chemistry of our planet thatcreates gemstones, the variety of pods that carry seeds, are an inexhaustible sourceof inspiration to me.I search for unusual ingredients to create my own organic beads, which arecombined to make unique pieces that will be treasured forever.Thank you for giving one of my pieces a home. With gratitude.Maggie."...

October 14, 2020

Maree White

Maree White is a self-taught artist who has been painting for over 22 years.  Her first solo show was at the age of ten in South Canterbury. In her early twenties she resided in Reefton on the West Coast where she painted many Murals around the town. Upon turning 30 White shifted to Waimate South and took up painting full time.  At this stage she also started to teach people how to paint.  Here in her large Woolshed studio she painted a large 9m by 2m work for a film com...

October 13, 2020

Mariska de Jagger

"I have always been intrigued by the human form and its laws. Every face tells a story - whether that be fear, despair, love, hope, anxiety or dreams. I love the lines of the eyes and the way a person's mouth changes along with their emotions. My aim is to capture these emotions and for the viewer to identify with the emotions I try and realise through my work. All my work reflects  my own feelings and  experiences. Fragility is a recurring theme in most of my finished pieces...Humans ...

October 12, 2020

Mieke Van Dam

Mieke van Dam is a contemporary artist-jeweler based in Nelson, in the South Island of New Zealand.  Mieke design's and handcraft's each individual ring, necklace, pendant, bracelet and earringusing precious metals together with elements such as coloured gemstones, pearls and paua (New Zealand abalone). ...

October 9, 2020

Mike Millett

Mike Millett lives with his wife and son in a small rural community in Hawkes Bay.He was born and raised in the area but as a young man spent three years living in Samoa. This gave him a sense of New Zealand’s place within the wider Pacific.His skills as a maker have been honed through a formal jewellery apprenticeship and the practical disciplines of rural working life-metalwork, carpentry and a conscientious approach to the task at hand.This translates into pieces of exceptional workmanship,...

October 8, 2020

MISCHELLE O’DONNELL

Mischelle was a graphic designer working in fields as diverse as fashion illustration corporate design, advertising and display, stained glass design, print and tourism.‘Modernisation killed the passion of it for me and took away the styles which were the identity of the individual graphic designer.There is a pure honesty in holding a simple tool such as a brush or a pencil and guiding pigment around a canvas, similar to that of a gardener tilling the earth.The underlying vein to my life and a...

October 7, 2020

Murray Garner

Murray Garner is a Tauranga potter.He overcame great adversity when a stroke left him paralysed down one side of his body. It was determination to get back to making pottery that motivated the huge effort to recover. Despite some residual problems- he again makes the most beautiful pieces working with stoneware clay and firing a gas fueled kiln.Murray prefers making bowls and bottles.  He is strongly influenced by the simplicity of form and glaze of Japanese and Chinese pottery and this is ...

October 6, 2020

Gavan Riley

Gavan’s jewellery captures the intricacies and beauty of nature. He    combines the skills of carving and jewellery making to render unique pieces of jewellery. Each piece of jewellery is handcarved using the tradition of lost-wax and then cast in sterling silver or gold. Gavan was born in New Zealand. He went to England in 1966 to further his education and attained a BSC with Honours at the University of Kent. In 1976 he began working at his brother’s jewellery workshop, The ...

October 6, 2020

Narelle Huggins

New Zealand has been home to Narelle, her husband and three children since 2015. Australian born, and having lived in various parts of Victoria and outback Western Australia, they now call the Waikato home. The variety of landscapes in which her family has live is what most inspires Narelle’s work. With an endeavour to discover what makes a place unique, her paintings draw out a ‘sentimental connection to place’. Trained as an architect and working in this profession for 13 years before pi...

October 5, 2020

Nic Wooding

"Art has been my life, after graduating Dunedin school of Art in the early 90's I went on to teach art for over two decades. During that time I have also exhibited around NZ in various medium.I have awards in drawing, Oils, Photography, Sculptural work and Printmaking.  I have worked and travelled around NZ, from the Deep south, where I was born, to the Far North, and lots of places in between.Over my life time I have grown a deepening understanding and love for our country, our whakaapapa,...

October 4, 2020

Nick Feint—Stone Arrow

Nick Feint opened his Stone Arrow studio 20 years ago. It is located in one of New Zealand’s most idyllic and remote locations on the border of the beautiful Able Tasman National Park in the north-west of the South Island.Nick describes living “near a deserted beach with warm water just over the road.”Nick and his family live as part of Tui, a community with a strong environmental ethos.Nick designs all his jewellery and uses 100% recycled copper, sterling silver and glass. Of all our arti...

October 2, 2020

Paula McNeill

Paula has very long associations with Cambridge and Heritage Gallery. Her move to Tairua signalled the chance for her to concentrate on her brilliant creativity, exploring mediums and finding ‘her groove’. Paula has been teaching for many years with many pupils going on to become very      competent and successful artist. "Forever challenged by the subject matter and the medium, it can take the viewer on many personal journeys, through the many changes within the wor...

October 1, 2020

Peter Latham

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY...  “I was a keen photographer from an early age, but didn't turn professional until I embarked on a bicycle expedition of the South Island of New Zealand in 1989, with 20kg of camera equipment! A self-taught photographer, I spent many years travelling the world as a photographer on cruise ships and returned home to NZ in 2003, where I began experimenting with images on canvas. Most of my work highlights the diverse beauty of NZ’s grand landscape and flora. Today, m...

September 30, 2020

Peter Shearer

Peter Shearer is one of our most long-standing potters with decades of experience in this art field. Peter currently works from his Birkenhead studio with his wife Jeanette. He has been working with stoneware clay for over 30 years and aims to achieve a balance between form and function in whatever he makes. His forms and glazes are strongly influenced by New Zealand’s unique environment. One of the characteristics of Peters work is the contrast achieved by using glazed surfaces adjacent to te...

September 29, 2020

Peter Viesnik

Peter was torn in London, England, tut moved to New Zealand in 1974.In 1979, he and Peter Raos opened the Hot Glass Company in Devonport, Auckland.They were some of the earlier glass artists in New Zealand and for ten years the partnership worked at perfecting hot glass tlowing techniques. Peter joined Garry Nash at Sunteam Glassworks in 1989 and worked there for two years.Since that time, Peter has operated his own studio and has tecome one of NZ’s most respected glass artists. He has partici...

September 28, 2020

Raewyn Vanstone

I am Raewyn Vanstone, I drifted in to the King country area about twenty years ago, and am still here!  We have a small sheep and beef farm in Taumarunui, so I am lucky to have a quiet rural life style. I am surrounded by beautiful scenery, so I don't paint it, I prefer to look at it out the window! Instead, I like to use simple shapes, lots of texture, and bright eye catching colours, always trying to create something that makes people feel good.Houses, construction sites, sky scraper...

September 26, 2020

Rebecca Heap

Rebecca’s glass pieces are a magic combination of beauty and design, simplicity and complexity, just pure delight expressed in glass.“Over the last decade my glass adventures have taken me just about as far away from home as is possible. My initial studies were at Wanganui Ucol and in my final year I won a scholarship to study Glass Design for a semester at Kalmar University, Sweden. Doors opened and I ended up staying in Sweden for five years learning from some of the best glassblowers in t...

September 24, 2020

Rodney Hamel

Rodney Hamel has not attended nor has he had formal training at a university art department or polytechnic. He is a specialist in, and teacher of, Art History. This gives him constant exposure to twentieth century art and in particular New Zealand landscape painting. Rodney resided in the Waikato for many years painting the hills and mountains around the Cambridge area.  Even after returning to Dunedin, he continues to revisit and find inspiration in the Waikato landscape.   Rodney’s...

September 22, 2020

Ross Palmer

Those who have followed the New Zealand pottery scene from its insurgence in the 1970s will be familiar with Ross Palmer’s name and work.  Over his forty years as a dedicated potter, Ross has established a special niche in domestic ware, combining masterly throwing skills with a clean, distinctive style, where beauty, simplicity and function fuse in tribute and celebration of the simple pleasures of daily life.Originally a ‘Westie’ from Auckland, a time in his life from which he deriv...

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