Ceramicist Kaye Bustin lives and works from her home in Waikanae Beach, Wellington, creating mini artworks inspired by the intricacies of seedpods and sea shells. Her simple designs draw on her experiences living in India and reflect a fascination with tiny treasures collected from New Zealand beaches and native bush.
The loss of Christchurch’s fabulous High Street shopping precinct and many of Lyttelton’s lovely shops has left Christchurch with a distinct lack of independent boutiques and gift shops to discover up and coming designers…but all is not lost!
Ceramics artist Gillian Weavers of Mudbird is making the best of a bad situation. Her Woolston property, like so many in Christchurch, has taken a hammering in the recent earthquakes. Silt flooded her property in February and again in June, swamping her garage and damaging her kiln. However, Gillian isn’t one to be put off by a spate of natural disasters. She took the silt and made it into something beautiful.
Gillian Weavers started her ceramics business, MudbirdNZ, on Felt in October last year. Since then she has featured at three markets in her hometown of Christchurch and is becoming a regular at local craft events. Trained as a professional photographer, Gill was born into a creative family and is now passing her crafty skills on to her three children.
Drink your morning brew from this sweet teacup by Will Make for Change and you’ll be whistling a tune for the rest of the day!
I always think it’s super cool when the powers of two awesome Felt makers combine to create a whole new product, and this wee package deal is a lovely example. Gorgeous moisture-rich handmade soap by Honeynspice served up on a stylish ceramic soap dish by … Read more »
Celebrate Halloween with a spooky ghost brooch & monster mosaic Abby Potter : Ghost Brooch $39 | Mmms : Mosaic Monster $40
Talented artist and ceramicist Tatyanna Meharry is the creative genius known on Felt as The Busy Finch. A crafter since she was knee high to a grasshopper, Tatyanna is an advocate of bringing back the quality New Zealand-made homewares our mothers invested in. Her latest … Read more »