Creative & Brave have five exquisite stores, dotted throughout Auckland, which are filled with exceptional local, New Zealand designed pieces including wall art, prints, ceramics, jewellery, homewares and more.READ MORE ABOUT US
We have a passion for representing local makers, artists and designers. Every product in our store has a story behind it and that story begins with a passionate Kiwi, out there in the world investing in themselves and their creative endeavours. We are thrilled to bring your their stories and present you with their creations.
New Zealand Pounamu (Greenstone) is such an incredibly precious stone and holds a lot of significance for us here. Pounamu is often gifted on special occasions like landmark birthdays, Christenings, Graduations or when someone important is leaving the country. A Pounamu carving is also a wonderful memento of New Zealand or reminder of home. What could be more special than travelling the world with a taonga (treasure) around your neck and close to your heart as a reminder of this beautiful country. Our main artists working with Pounamu are all based here in Aotearoa and you can read more about them here: Ernesto Ovalle, Nick Feint, Nick VonK. All of the pieces in this collection come boxed with an info card about the jeweller. All of Ernesto’s pieces will include an info card describing the significance of each design. Please speak to us about custom designs, larger pieces and Pounamu sculptures. We can offer these services through a commission process.
Introducing our premium candle/diffuser range hand made here in beautiful New Zealand. The Becca Project is a gorgeous story of friendship and the desire to create truly delicious scents to enrich our everyday lives. All Becca Project goodies are made from natural ingredients and the fragrances are derived from 100% essential oils, yum!
"In recent years, together we’ve delved deep into the world of essential oils, and have learnt a lot. We’ve studied all about the remarkable ways that essential oils can benefit our health, and we understand how enjoying beautiful and authentic scents really does wonders for your wellbeing." Carlie and Rebecca.
Each month we visit one of our local stockists for a little tour of their space a cuppa tea and a good old catch up. We’d love to share these moments with you. During our studio visits we hope capture some insights for you, to share our artist's stories and to show you little windows into their creative spaces…where all the magic happens.
Changing our name has been a really big and exciting moment for us! But we want to reassure you, that is the only thing that has changed. Everything else is the same, all those wonderful elements you have come to love are here to stay..
THE SAME STRONG VALUES, THE SAME FABULOUS PEOPLE, THE SAME SERVICES, THE SAME GORGEOUS STOCK
Want to chat about our artists and designers? Or perhaps you are curious about a product on our website and want to learn more. Call us, email us or pop into one of our gorgeous stores for a good chin wag. We'd love to meet you.
We have always felt that Texan Art Schools was a bit confusing for our customers, especially those just getting to know us; what did we have to do with Texas or Texans?!? Were we a school?? Or did we sell art supplies??
However, it wasn't easy to find a new name for such an iconic business that's been around for so long, we really wanted to find the right name...