Wellington designer/maker Stu Whibley of 6by3 is walking the walk when it comes to promoting less wasteful practises in production. His range of hand-made, hard-wearing, versatile and fashionable messenger and tote bags showcase eco-friendly and affordable carryware…
Kim and Chris of Born to be BoHo craft the bohemian spirit into every piece of their jewellery ranges, from their handmade and unique works of jewellery art, to their fun and frivolous assembled designs. This spirit is also reflected in their way of life…
Glass artist Roz Speirs of Clarity Glass used to have a “proper job” until a garage clear out, a night of insomnia, and a creative itch that needed to be scratched led her to the intoxicating world of fused glass
Rotorua potter Selwyn Hatrick of Geyser Pots has been making domestic pottery (on and off) for more than forty years. More recently he became interested in Bonsai and has added a range of beautiful, unique glazed Bonsai pots to his domestic pottery wares
Sarah Jane Wilson is a textiles designer-maker creating unique hand-woven products under her label Fearlessweaver. Her unique designs are woven on a traditional countermarch floor loom in her studio in Wellington
Sonia McManus of Sonia Therese Design is a jeweller with a passion and a purpose. Before becoming a jeweller Sonia attained three university degrees (including a PhD in civil engineering!) but she put all that aside to follow her true creative passion – eco-ethical jewellery
The Felt team would like to say a huge thank you to all the wonderful makers we’ve met through our Meet the maker blog series in 2017 – you’re truly inspiring!
When grandfather and builder “Papa Stu” embarked on his new project of Timber and Twine Handmade Toys, he also began a journey into new technologies and production techniques. His tactile timber toys are lovingly made in his Christchurch workshop using beautiful native reclaimed timbers and natural finishes, and are designed to inspire imaginative, naturally engaging play for preschoolers, and sensory experiences for babies.
West Coast jeweller Adele Stewart’s delight in flowers began as soon as she was aware of them in her infancy. By the time she was three years old, she was amazing her Mum’s friends by giving them a personal tour of the garden and telling them all the names of the flowers. That enthusiasm for flowers hasn’t faded…
Flax sculptor Chris George and his partner Kaye Blaker live a simple life in a converted shed tucked up in the hills of the Bay of Plenty, growing their own food and making unique flax creatures for galleries and markets, and on Felt as The Caretaker.