Margaret is a producer of vessels and sculpture using a variety of different materials ranging from clay to found objects. She is a multi-disciplinary artist. Her forms are diverse, they can be thrown, sewn or hand built. Margaret’s preferred firing method is in her wood kiln.
Jill Bryce has been an artist for over 20 years now, starting with oil paintings of seascapes but in recent years she has moved to abstracts and trying her hand at ceramics. Jill is loving the 3D elements of ceramics and the burst of colour it can give your home or garden.
Didi enjoys transferring drawing onto clay medium, using Sgraffitto and Mishima decorating techniques, as well as using ceramic lustre decals.
Artist, sculptor and designer Trish is established as an artist for contemporary outdoor metal sculpture and has been consistently exhibiting sculpture in indoor and outdoor exhibitions throughout NZ.
Neil is a retired engineer. Brought up on a farm in the Far North, as a younger person he spent all of his spare time making things out of scrap metals. Neil has spent the rest of his life working with steel and likes the challenge of making art that stands out and is different.
Kendra prefers to sculpt using the slower steady method with just a hammer and chisel, it feels more familiar and intimate to me. I enjoy the challenges and surprises along the sculpting journey, and I love it when small fossils occasionally appear.
Recent developments in Jenning’s work have seen the inclusion of mixed media painting applied to the surface of the clay after firing. The clay has become like a canvas on which she can apply experimental designs and textures.
Wolf incorporates his German precision and humour with the inspiration of the New Zealand landscape. His works encompass a range of styles and media.
Dion Hitchens’ contemporary sculptures function as icons on a landscape, helping to signify the ‘unseen’. They allow an audience access to stories, values and philosophies that help shape communities, businesses, and individuals.
Gaye is specifically interested in what happens when spaces are divided by objects or line in both sculpture and painting. Gaye's,works often bring together very disparate materials, questioning textural understandings and utilitarianism.
I am self-taught and find it’s a great privilege to be able to create with these mediums and art forms. I enjoy carving human form. I feel doing human form connects me with my ancestral history which brings a whole new meaning and purpose to the finished art work.
In 2007 I began working with my partner to produce mixed media. A game changing highlight came in 2017 when I went to the International Ceramics Studio in Hungary to study a Masterclass in Porcelain. I have been exploring paper porcelain ever since.
John’s lifelong involvement with the creative arts has embraced the dynamics of change and renewal. Working across a diverse range of media with sculpture, found objects, painting, print, photography sound and light, his work has evolved into an articulation of space, shape and language within a conceptual framework.
My sculptures are an exploration of my passion for texture, patterns and experimentations with light. I love repetition. Although in each series of my work pieces are all similar and connected, each one is hand-made and unique if only by a small difference.
A few years ago I developed a new material to make large lightweight wall tiles that I found out later had advantages as a medium for art. I call it Artis Fiberclay. It feels like stone in texture and looks like terracotta except it is light and a kiln is not needed.
I started painting detailed bird paintings in March 2017 and after a lot of trial and error they are now being successfully printed onto aluminium for hanging outdoors or indoors.
The delicate nature and subtlety of Gitta's woven copper works have a feeling of movement, with the colours changing to reflect her love for the unique environment. Most of her works are for indoors and outdoors.
Bev enters her seventh season this Summer of crafting her beautiful bespoke deluxe deckchairs. Her unique tilting chair design comes in a variety of sizes, using quality materials that will last the test of time.
Akke's exquisite range of raku fired pottery makes wonderful gifts a wide range of sculptural and domestic ware, raku and stoneware.
Today, the brand continues to reflect Lisa's love of steel; its simple timeless design ensures her art will fit with any home, garden or corporate setting for many years to come. Lisa's work is constantly evolving, reflecting whatever inspires her at the time whilst incorporating current trends.
Daniel's creativity appeared during high school workshop design classes, where he developed a love of working with New Zealand native timbers, and learnt to bone carve. More recently, he started working with copper.