9 Local Artisans to Know
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• Katherine Smyth
One-off ceramic tableware in soft pastel glazes.
• Island Gelato
Waiheke gelato handmade by Ana Schwarz and Geoff Tippett from local ingredients. The seasonal plum flavour is the stone fruit bomb.
• Lorimer Handmade Knives
Kitchen knives made from folded layers of iron and steel that pack more than a punch.
Botanic beauty products made in Muriwai harnessing the power of NZ plants, oils and flowers, with no bad stuff added.
• Penny Sage
Hand-dyed silk slips with hand-blocked prints by Bagru textiles in India, coats with handmade buttons.
• Aotea Tonics
Handbrewed tonics inspired by traditional Maori remedies, made using native leaves picked on Great Barrier Island.
Earthy stoneware clay by ceramicist Felicity Lydia Donaldson, who makes pieces for local cafes like Muck, Ceremony and more.
• Marta Buda
Linen, cotton and raw hemp bags hand-woven on a table loom and finished by hand.
• Houston Design Co.
Ceramics handmade by Holly Houston, with black sand from West Coast beaches mixed into the clay.