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Posted: Nov 13 2017

There is so much to love about Taranaki! And our summer this year is bustling with events. Mountain Makers will be out and about at lots of different locations this summer. Art in the Park is a big day in the Hawera creative calendar. Saturday 2nd of December we will be taking our Paint-A-Mountain event […]

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Posted: Sep 05 2017

I have been running my two part pottery workshops by demand, and demand is great. Every two weeks I have twelve spaces for my pinch pots and bowl making workshops and they have been filling up fast. It is a real pleasure to spread my love of ceramics and the simple skills to eager potters. This […]

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Posted: Jul 08 2017

We have moved our gallery/storefront to the Main Street in New Plymouth. Leaving our King Street location to be a dedicated workshop and studio space. So after lots of enquiries we are at last offering pottery making and decorating workshops. We currently offer 2 part classes, a week apart. First week come along and create […]

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Posted: Apr 05 2017

We are gearing up for our next Mountain Painting Workshops for the next NZ School holidays. We are working on dates right now and will be releasing dates via social media soon. These classes give our fans a chance to come in and be a part of the design process themselves. You start with a […]

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Posted: Feb 15 2017

The inspiration of my tee shirt design “Love is Taranaki”, comes from the Maori Legend. In Māori legend, Taranaki is a mountain being that lived peacefully for many centuries in the centre of New Zealand‘s North Island with three other mountains, Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu. Nearby stood Mount Pihanga. Covered in a cloak of deep green forest she presented a stunning sight and all the mountain gods were […]

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Posted: Dec 22 2016

So the crazy festive season is just about over for me this year. I will closing up my store at 3pm on Friday 23rd December for a few days off. I’ll spend a few days with family and friends before I get stuck into my clay again and start producing. My shop is looking very […]

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Posted: Nov 23 2016

I’ve just hosted another successful and very fun day of Mountain Painting at the Taranaki Conductive Education Victorian Christmas Fundraiser. Craig Neilsen asked me to come along and be part of their fundraising event. Offering a nostalgic kids activity to the ticket holders on the day. The kids had a great time designing and painting […]

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Posted: Jul 11 2016

Wow! What a ride so far. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend signing a commercial lease on a retail space before actually designing a range of products you’re going to sell, but I know myself well and I know that I have to dive into the deep end to make myself commit. Not to mention I am […]

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