Hana Makin began her jewellery-making journey in England, but now produces her pieces from her home beside beautiful Petone Beach. Inspired by this and the nearby Zealandia Sanctuary, her work features our fauna and landscape prominently (and in the case of the landscape, literally – small found items often make their way into her work). She’s inspired by found things, natural things and old things, and she loves handcrafting her Hana Made Jewellery in her workshop by the sea.
This made to order hand-carved abstract fantail sculpture from Bearwood Workshop is hand crafted from locally sourced fallen mountain beech timber that has been seasoned for three years in the workshop prior to carving. Each wooden bird is lovingly carved from a custom selected bit timber to provide its own unique grain pattern and character and perches elegantly on its own little perch.
New to Felt, Nelson-based artist Che Vincent creates stunning earrings like these lovely rhodium plated copper Tui, as a fundraiser for bird habitat restoration and enhancement.
Gracing the cover of our Christmas Catalogue this year with their elegant form, these beautiful birds by Bearwood Workshop are handcarved in Wanaka from Tasmanian Blackwood or Mountain Beech. Inspired by the korimako or New Zealand bellbird, each one is unique, with its own grain pattern and character. We think these make a stunning gift (though you may find you want to keep them for yourself).
Looking for a lasting gift for a newborn or youngster? This beautiful flying Tui mobile from Gwyneth Hulse Design will add lovely interest to their room and will never tire of flying! It will fly gently in a breeze or you can set it in motion by pulling a string below. Made from New Zealand Tōtara and sealed with a natural beeswax polish, it’s completely handcrafted…
Otago-based graphic designer Astrid Erasmuson loves to sew, so her talents have been perfectly combined in her Plum Billy textiles: swaddles and wraps, scarves, cushion covers and tea towels. Working from her home in Port Chalmers, she’s inspired by the native birds that enjoy her garden. Her native avian and botanical designs are brought to life on quality natural cottons and linens.
Catherine Marion of Folklore & Flora is a Canadian artist and designer, now living in the beautiful Taranaki. Trained as a graphic designer, Catherine has followed her heart and her own creative journey to become an independent artist. She loves to create art more than anything else and enjoys producing pieces that connect with people and remind them of the rich diversity of nature surrounding them.