Producing highly detail illustrations in pencil, Anoushka Szybowski is inspired by the ever changing beauty, the snippets of untouched primal forest, the aliveness, the calls and movements of her forest surrounds.Born in Israel to a French-Israeli father and a kiwi mother, Anoushka lived and rec...

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Ash Hilton started making Jewellery in 2003 after years of slogging away as a chef. His Mum recommended a Jewellery course as a distraction and Ash took to it immediately. Loving the way materials influenced the design and the design influenced the materials, Ash finally found a way to express a...

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Based in the Akatarawa Valley, Asher Boardman is inspired by the wilderness and mountains that surround her home. Unusually for a New Zealand artist much of her work features foxes, owls, deer, bears, wolves and rabbits as oppose to New Zealand natives. Her current range of work contrasts harsh g...

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One would expect someone successfully selling jewellery at an Otago University student market to be of similar age to the students. However, Audie Wilkinson wasn’t selling to her peers when she first starting selling fashion accessories she was just eight years old.Several years later this entre...

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Award winning New Zealand artist, Bec Robertson enjoys infusing art with a sense of quirkiness and humour. Growing up in the Hawkes Bay and the Wairarapa before leaving for overseas, Bec lived in London, Singapore and even in the rainforest of Cairns. Here Bec lived for several years with no ele...

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Drawing upon her background as a digital artist in the film industry for eight years (three with Peter Jackson's Weta Digital) Belinda Griffiths’ uses it's technologies to drive her practice, a hybrid of both digital and oil mediums.A full time practicing artist, Belinda’s current style shows a ...

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Blending wood grains, realistic forms and lines Ben Timmins produces photo realistic images that speak to the viewer on multiple levels: birds float serenely through spaces invoking contemplation and alluding to a deeper sense of reality, while the ‘void’ of the wood grain produces a peculiar ca...

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Deborah Moss works across a range of media including painting, sculpture and object art. Her vibrant semi-abstract/abstract expressionist works have a strong narrative element and frequently reference nature which is a constant source of inspiration for this passionate conservationist. The artist...

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Working from her purpose built glass studio in Cambridge, Di Tocker produces cast glass objects for select galleries, exhibitions and commissions throughout NZ.  Born in Auckland, 1971 and educated in Tauranga, Di was fortunate to discover her love of glass at the early age of 18.  Since then Di...

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Ema Frost at a very young age had a desire to create "things" - which led her towards all sorts of arts and crafts. That early interest and dabbling in a wide range of different art media led Ema to a career in graphic design. "I love intense, vibrant, poppy colours that bring a sense of enchant...

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While studying for a degree in Contemporary Applied Arts in the UK, Fiona Mitcham discovered a love of maps and scientific instruments. The rich graphic qualities of maps combined with their reference to important places and memories helped Fiona develop her initial jewellery range which continu...

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Over the last twenty years, award winning New Zealand potter Fiona Tunnicliffe has hand-made and sculpted many different animals. Fiona’s passion for clay started during her school years and a ceramic course at Wanganui Polytechnic soon followed. Expanding her knowledge and expertise under the tu...

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A fledgling Flox emerged around a decade ago from Auckland’s centre of vice and art, K Road. Using the city as her canvas and stencils and spray paint as her tools, Flox quickly made her presence felt, transforming grey walls into oases of ferns and flowers. Flocks of her trademark native birds ...

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Form & Fable is the creative collaboration between designers Mark Buntzen and Kate McIntyre. Based in Auckland, the pair are focused on creating high quality, handmade homewares; this quality is achieved through late nights, early starts, lots of sandpaper and eye squinting attention to deta...

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Boutique jewellery brand Found Jewellery was established in 2012 by designer Juliet Ramson. Armed with a Bachelor of Industrial Design completed at Massey University, Juliet worked within the lighting and furniture industries before deciding to venture out and begin her own enterprise. This time...

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After travelling overseas and seeing the level of poverty, FRANK founders, Jason & Jess Holdaway arrived back on New Zealand soil keen to create a business that would impact communities in a positive way. After exploring the needs of New Zealanders, they found that many young children lack b...

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Gary has been painting and exhibiting his art at galleries around NZ for the last 15+ years.About 18 months ago his creativity took a new direction and he started experimenting with concrete: "Working with concrete is a lot different than painting in that you are relying just on your hands to cr...

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  Establishing her own unique style, Gillian Buckley’s beautiful graphite and ink portrayals are both refined and timeless. It’s hard to believe looking at her photorealistic portraits that at one stage Gillian thought her talent didn’t extend to creating fine art. Having studied art at secondary...

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Gwyneth Hulse Design is a boutique studio in sunny Kerikeri. A love of clean, minimalist lines and natural materials inspires Gwyneth's designs. All of her products are created from native New Zealand wood. Due to the unique nature of the wood, no two objects are alike. Her beautifully handcraft...

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Hello Lovely is the creative outlet of former policy analyst and criminologist, Kirsty Robinson. After giving birth to her second son Kirsty felt the need to indulge the more creative side of her brain and set about experimenting in jewellery making and design.Just a few short years later Kirsty...

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  Setting out on a backpacking adventure, Canadian Holly Roach feel in love with New Zealand and soon made it her home. Complimenting her diploma in illustration from Sheridan College, Holly studied for a certificate in Fabric Design and Print through AUT to allow her to bring together her love...

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Ingrid van Heusden creates dramatic art jewellery featuring components such as human hair as well as a range of environmentally aware fashion jewellery. A self described late comer to the jewellery industry, Ingrid studied at Unitec gaining a Bachelor of Design and Visual Art in 2011. Initially ...

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 Waikato artist Jane Crisp is inspired by her love of the natural world. Born in Auckland, the largely self taught artist has been painting professionally for over a decade following her first solo show in 2003. Following a childhood spent drawing, painting and creating whatever she could get h...

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  Creating contemporary abstracts drenched in colour, Jen Sievers aims to draw the viewer into her work and evoke joy, movement and emotion. Creating art ever since she could hold a pencil, Jen started a fine arts degree before switching to graphic design. Working as a graphic designer for more ...

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Jenna was born in Auckland in 1993 before moving to South Western Australia at a young age.She grew up on the beach, days spent by the sand and water as the family piled into the kombi along with windsurfing gear and surfboards. Consequently the lifestyle has played a great role in her love for ...

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Somehow between juggling a part time job teaching high school art, creating online art lessons and being father to 3 young children, Joe McMenamin manages to produces contemporary art that blurs the line between illustration and painting. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Media Arts from the W...

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Dividing her time between family, painting and designing, Justine Hawksworth’s work is largely inspired by the kiwi bach, the beach and the sea; native birds, historic documents, copper and lace combine in a contemporary designs. Raised in Tauranga, Justine graduated from both the Elam School of...

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Kate McIntyre has been working predominantly in ceramics since she completed a Bachelor of Design in 2009. Her current work is inspired by patterns and structures found in nature.  Kate's interest in the natural world stems not only from the beautiful forms and intricate patterns, but also fro...

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Kate Smith, the talent behind has taken traditional methods and added a twist to create unique and contemporary jewellery. Her range of original literary (Austen, Shakespeare, Bronte, Dickens, Poe, Doyle) and bibliophile inspired necklaces, cuffs and cufflink are designed and handmade in England...

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Escaping from her day job as an art technician at the Eastern Institute of Technology, Katherine Quinn takes over her kitchen table to create whimsical illustrative works. Working in both traditional and digital illustration, Katherine works in acrylic and watercolour pencils on a variety of vin...

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Based in Nelson, acrylic artist Kathryn Furniss was encouraged by her father from an early age to explore her natural creative talent.  Self taught, Kathryn work fuses pacific inspired landscapes, objects and birds with symbolic elements: birds are used to tell stories or portray feelings, shado...

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Based in Whanganui, Katie Brown is one of New Zealand’s foremost female glass-blowers. Always creatively inclined, Katie had the opportunity to study three different art diplomas but it was seeing the hot glass in action that cemented her career course, a career entering it's 20th year. While s...

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Although she’s a local from Tutukaka, Whangarei, Katy Hayward is currently based in Wellington central, where she works as a full-time Tattoo Artist and spends her spare time drawing from her special little home in Aro Valley.  Katy's art work is mainly inspired off her great love for NZ nature,...

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Based in Napier, Laura Pearce works in a variety of mediums with experience in watercolours, oils, printmaking, and ceramics. It is her ceramics that Laura is currently focusing on with her pieces exhibited throughout New Zealand. Laura graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Educatio...

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  Linda Watson is a versatile contemporary artist and designer based in Auckland. Her passion for life, love and nature shines through her wide range of work which includes metallic foil print, paper cut originals and screen prints. Inspired by travel around the globe, Aotearoa, and the beauty s...

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Lisa Grennell moved back to her home country from Australia 15 years ago to raise her 3 children.  Now living on the South Island in rural Glenhope, Lisa’s studio sits high on a hill surrounded by 42 acres of pasture and native forest. She has chosen a more simplistic lifestyle with solar and win...

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The daughter of two bohemian artists, it was only natural Melissa McDougall followed in their footsteps. Creating lush expressions of literary ideas and characters using oils, pencil and conte, Melissa’s images tend to be dark and melancholic, reflecting the influence of vintage cinema, Gothic l...

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Melissa Young is a Wellington based artist producing delicate figurative sculptures in bronze. After completing an Industrial Design course at Wellington Polytechnic in 1989, Melissa started sculpting in 1993, actively selling her work in selected galleries throughout New Zealand from 1998. Her ...

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Originally training as a printmaker and textile artist, Michele Bryant uses a range of mediums to explore the idea of belonging. Carving hand-drawn maps into wood, metal, resin, and glass Michele uses planes to symbolise leaving or returning a space while keys are used to implicate inclusion and...

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In 2010, Trent Kirkwood flew to Taiwan with the intention of starting a mountain bike business. While shopping at the local markets for his girlfriend, Bec, he stumbled across some handcrafted jewellery by a local named "Greatman". From this chance encounter Moorigin was born.  Moorigin aims to ...

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In a land far, far away (well across the Cook Strait anyway) is a world where monsters, creatures and reality blend together. A place where monkey's wear sneakers and carry boom boxes, where evil clouds strike fear into innocent creatures heart's. This land is Peretopia. The mayor, and founding ...

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Kerri Devine, the artist behind Poetry + Cloth produces canvases, screen prints and photographs inspired by nature. After studying Fine Art Photography in Sydney, Kerri returned to New Zealand where she learnt to screen print - now no fabric in her North Canterbury home studio is safe. Poetry + ...

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Napier born artist Rachel Walker (aka Walkerillo) can count living and painting in rural France and London, designing illustrations for the Royal New Zealand ballet, and taking tea in Bilbo Baggin's kitchen among the highlights of her career so far. Rachel graduated from Massey University in 200...

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Over the last decade Rebecca Heap's glass adventures have taken her just about as far away from home as is possible. After winning a scholarship in 2006 to study Glass Design for a semester at Kalmar University Sweden, Rebecca stayed five years and learnt from some of the best glassblowers in th...

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Based in Auckland's West Coast, ceramic artist Renee Boyd approaches working with clay in her own unique style. Using botanical themes which make her work instantly recognisable, Renee's pieces have been described as calming, elegant, sensitive and crisply contemporary. Each piece is made by han...

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Born and raised in Malaysia, Renee Chin graduated from the Wanganui School of Design in 2009. Now based in North Auckland, Renee works as an advertising illustrator during the day. Drawing inspiration from people, places and things Renee creates her own range of artwork during her spare time. T...

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Returning home after several years in Melbourne, Rob Kay was encouraged by his partner to put some of his doodles onto vintage crockery birthing ‘Shit’s About To Get Dainty’.  Describing his work as illicit lovechild of the band ‘Slayer’ and ‘Antiques Roadshow’, Rob’s work is inspired by his int...

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Symbolist artist Santie Cronje paints full time from her studio in Cambridge. Originally from South Africa, she studied Art at school and completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Pretoria in 1994. Santie's preferred medium is acrylics, with its quick drying times and low toxicity. She u...

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Sarah Backler is an Industrial Designer with a long standing love of ceramics. By turning her appreciation into an outcome, she has created an offering of porcelain products carefully crafted in her Tauranga studio. The digital technology of Sarah’s vocation is combined with the hand crafted qua...

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Botanical artist Sharnaé Beardsley’s watercolours belong to a history of botanical and fine art that has its origins in 19th century Victorian art. Objective and meticulous in their detail and links to both scientific observation and the romanticism of the Pre-Raphaelites, Beardsley’s studies re...

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Shelley d was founded by Auckland based designer Shelley Dunn in 2011. The idea evolved out of a passion for the technical side of fashion—wanting to create designer clothing and accessories simply by placing a pen against a blank sheet of pattern card and taking it from there to finished produc...

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Whangarei artist and iillustrator Soju Shots takes inspiration the dark and quirky. The pseudonym for Evan Heasman, Soju Shots detailed works range from twists on traditional childhood toys such as Sullivan families through to fairytale inspired pieces. Working in both traditional media such as a...

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  After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2012, Sophie Divett decided to put her love of constructing small, fragile sculptural objects in to the creation of her jewellery line, Sophie Divett Jewellery. Sophie Divett's aesthetic frequently draws upon the delicately flawed beauty of natura...

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Storm & India Tea Sisters was started by Dooley Crighton in 2004, when she began growing and blending herbal teas with the dream of creating bespoke teas from small organic tea plantations. Naming the company after her eldest two daughters, Storm & India, turned out to be a good plan as ...

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Working from her Nelson home studio, Sue Scobie's inspiration comes from the natural environment of New Zealand and Australia. Her work aims to capture the memories of time spent in wild places: the colours, forms, sounds and textures of the land, sea, sky and bush.  Initially juggling ceramic s...

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 Tamara Phillips is a west coast native from British Columbia, Canada. Completely inspired by the natural world, Tamara find beauty everywhere... "it is in an old growth forest, the depth of the sea, and the curve of a bone. It is skin, scales, bark and tide pool ripples. It is texture, and it ...

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The Aviary is a small independent design business based in Kent, UK. Run by designer and maker Victoria Foster, The Aviary creates delicate and intricate illustrated homewares, accessories and gifts. Inspired by the rural environment, folklore and times past, their handmade products are designed...

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The Bach Book is a collaboration project between two Auckland artists and friends: Justine Hawksworth & Louise Sykes (Crafty Lola). The project began like any good New Zealand project between friends, over a glass of wine. At the time the two were at a family bach in Waihi where they mulled ...

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Growing up in the UK, Emma Fraser (the designer and creator behind The Little Card Factory) moved to New Zealand in 2008 to complete her Visual Arts degree at Auckland University of Technology. Knowing the corporate world wasn't for her, she decided to take her love for cards and illustration fu...

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To be a member of The Lonely Animal Friendship Society (LAFS for short) you have to be: An animal Lonely Looking for a friend. Crafted from polymer clay, pumice, air drying clay, wire, acrylic paint and varnish, the animals that form the expanding LAF society gather in Auckland. There their ki...

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Ceramic artist Annette Bull began working with clay shortly after the birth of her son, Max. After initially grabbing moments in the shed with a kick wheel, Annette completed a diploma in Ceramic Design with Otago Polytechnic in 2008. Since her graduation Annette has explored ideas and technique...

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Jewellery designer Hannah Clayton has been crafting her wares in a little house and workshop on top of a hill overlooking Whitianga Bay for the last seven years. Squeezing in her jewellery making between looking after two young children, Hannah occasionally escapes to her workshop set amongst a ...

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As a three dimensional artist, Zekiah Heath has combined her love of hand crafted objects with her technical experience in ceramics. During her final year of study for a Bachelor of Design, Zekiah dedicated herself to making ceramic objects. Working primarily with slip cast porcelain, Zekiah cre...

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