Creative & Brave have six 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.
Beautifully constructed face masks with a hint of fun. All Stitched masks meet all the guidelines set out by the New Zealand ministry of Health and meet very high standards for customers in terms of construction and comfort. All Stitched masks come pre washed and sealed. They also come with a pamphlet on aftercare and more Information about their construction. All Stitched masks are 100% NZ made. Made with care and love by Lanah Harlick.
Celebrating Matariki with an exquisite range ofexclusive pottery art pieces. Hand made here in Aotearoa, just for you.
The new Māori calendar year begins on the first full moon after Matariki becomes visible on the eastern horizon. Matariki is a time to prepare the land for planting in the spring. Matariki also has great significance for ocean voyagers as a navigation beacon. From early June, before sunrise, look to the north-east horizon. Look for a faint sparkle of tiny dots, about the same width as Tautoru is long… This is the Matariki star cluster. Tohunga kōkōrangiTohunga kōkōrangi expert astronomers used stars and star clusters such as Matariki to help them navigate great distances across the Pacific. Today, there is a revival of these traditional navigation skills.
“We take pride in creating new ways to share our unique view of the world, honouring our Maori, Pacific and English heritage.”
This year we are thrilled to celebrate Matariki with entirely exclusive pieces by Borrowed Earth. They have truly taken our breath away with their Stargazer series. Each piece is adorned with constellations, some featuring moon phases and beautiful wahine, reminiscent of the seven sisters of Matariki. Richie and Adele believe that we can all make positive changes to the world by the choices we make every day. Borrowed Earth are committed to creating handmade ceramics with character that, over time, will become treasured family pieces. The creative duo work full time from their beautiful waterside studio in Whangaparoa.
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