Emma is currently finishing her diploma in ceramics. She works with colour and decoration to create narrative works, telling stories inspired by her everyday surroundings, and sells a selection of her work in her Felt shop, Emma Turner Ceramics.
Share a Cuppa is a community event celebrating the ritual of a good cup of tea, and at 2pm on Friday 28 August, we have 200 Share A Cuppa gift sets to give away!
Handcrafted by more than 40 studio potters from around Aotearoa, they are for you to gift to the person who has been your Covid-19 hero, giving you support, comfort, and love during this difficult year.
Gwen has been working with clay for more than a decade and specialises in hand-building techniques. She teaches ceramics and runs General Pottery in Christchurch.
Jenny is a first generation New Zealander of Chinese and British descent, and a graduate of the Diploma in Ceramic Arts course from Otago Polytechnic. Her Kurinuki cups and other creations can be found in her Felt shop, One Green Leaf.
Jane makes textured, stretched, stoneware clay vessels and forms, creating fluid textures on dry glazed, stoneware pieces to suggest geology, archaeology, and mankind’s marks on the landscape, fluxed over time. Her Felt shop, Clay Creation, features a selection from her Harbour Rim collection.
Conceived during the Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown and created in partnership with the Ceramics Association of New Zealand and Creative New Zealand, Share a Cuppa is a community event celebrating the ritual of a good cup of tea. There are three parts to this amazing event, designed to bring us together, promote creative well-being, and support ceramic artisans in Aotearoa.
We love this delightful Aotearoa New Zealand intaglio and watercolour map by Nelson-based Esther of Nester Prints. Intaglio prints are created by incising into a plate with a sharp needle. When the ink is applied and then wiped off the surface, ink remains caught in the incisions and creates the impression when passed through a press with the paper…
Christchurch jeweller Lara Hopwood of Geo Jewellery makes exquisite silver jewellery that is not just inspired by our dramatic landscape but also has a very personal connection to our local environment. A mum of two and wife of one supportive husband, Lara trained in molecular biology and conducted research on viruses that cause cancer – and alongside this she has been creating in silver for over 20 years.
Today we’re shining the spotlight on our pages of those products that celebrate awesome Aotearoa. A gift from our Meri Kirihimete selection is a great way to show your colours, send a reminder of home to a New Zealander far from home, or give family and friends from elsewhere a taste of Kiwi. Check it out now!