Carragh Knapp of Badger Hollow is a part-time sculptor, part-time gallery minder, and part-time crafter with a love of handmade. The things she makes play with texture, tactility and contrast.
Ceramicists Peter and Kirsty combine colours reminiscent of the 1950s to create a modern range of bowls, plates, tumblers and vases inspired by popular historic designs. The duo are part of a group of designer-makers with diverse backgrounds in ceramics, jewellery, photography and food. As well as hand building pieces individually, they use many other techniques from slip-casting to china painting.
What is is about bicycles that they can worm their way into our affections? Whether we cycle in Lycra, frocks or seventies’ shorts and tee, we seem to want to personalise, decorate and remember with nostalgia our bikes, trikes, unicycles or bone-shakers.
Renee Coombe has a favourite mug. It’s just the right weight, sits nicely in her hand and, most importantly, holds a generous amount (because really, who has time to go back and refill in the morning?). Painted by Renee’s god-daughter Sarah, it makes her morning cup of tea something really special and inspired the creation of The Little White Box.
It’s not often we get to report on current affairs on the Felt blog, but today is just such a day! Christchurch ceramicist Gillian Weavers of Mudbird Ceramics has created a specially commissioned piece from her Emerge range which will be presented to the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles at the Diamond Jubilee dinner at Government House in Wellington tonight.
Next Monday is Labour Day. To me it’s one of our most important holidays, commemorating as it does the struggle for an eight-hour working day. From this right, so many things are possible.
When it comes to colour fashion, New Zealand is in an odd position – that position being, well, the southern hemisphere. What’s odd about living on the flip side, you say? Well, it has to do with the mysterious art of colour forecasting – and living neither in the future nor in the past…
On a cold winter’s morning it’s always nice to have a hot cup of tea or Milo to wrap your hands around – and even better if it’s one of these gorgeous stoneware tea bowls by Mary Ellen, each uniquely formed and beautifully glazed in shades of white and stunning blue.