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NEWS - WE GET CREATIVE & BRAVE BY CHANGING OUR NAME!

NEWS - WE GET CREATIVE & BRAVE BY CHANGING OUR NAME!

October 02, 2018

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...

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NEWS - OUR NEW STUDIO VISITS SEGMENT TAKES OFF!

NEWS - OUR NEW STUDIO VISITS SEGMENT TAKES OFF!

June 20, 2018

We have long wanted to share more of our artist stories with you and are pleased to announce the start of our Studio Visits segment! Working a long side talented local makers and designers is such a privilege, hearing their stories, watching them grow and retailing their products is a delight. Our Studio Visits are a way for us to bring you into this world, read more about this new journey and how you can follow us...
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NEWS - PAINTED PACIFIC POTTERY CELEBRATE LOYALTY WITH US

NEWS - PAINTED PACIFIC POTTERY CELEBRATE LOYALTY WITH US

May 02, 2018

Our loyalty club has been created specifically to reward you. If it weren’t for you, our supporters, fans and repeat customers we wouldn’t be going as strong as we are today…26 years and counting! Consider yourself a patron of all the talented artists, suppliers and small business owner's whose products currently grace our shelves and walls. Read more about our month of loyalty club celebrations and learn how to sign up here...
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ARTIST STORY - FINN MOUNTIAN

ARTIST STORY - FINN MOUNTIAN

May 02, 2018

Finn Mountain is a creative young man who has just started out on his journey as a businessman and ceramicist. He has a natural talent for the craft from envisioning designs and glazes through to completion. Read more including Finn's own gorgeously written bio.
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Behind The Scenes- Mr Chow the studio cat

Behind The Scenes- Mr Chow the studio cat

February 13, 2018

Read how over the course of a few cuddles, scraps and losses (of certain body parts) Mr Chow becomes an integral part of the Borrowed Earth studio team. We are thrilled to present Adele’s account of the life of Mr Chow.

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NEWS- Planting Kahikatea Trees With Martyn Milligan

NEWS- Planting Kahikatea Trees With Martyn Milligan

November 30, 2017

The giant and majestic Kahikatea trees are ancient survivors from the Jurassic period and once dominated the skylines of much of New Zealand’s swampy lowland areas. With the help of jeweller Martyn Milligan we are re-sewing the Kahurangi forest with these prehistoric beauties. Have you taken part in tree planting projects? Or nursed a tree sapling and planted it somewhere special? Its a pretty special moment and Martyn has hundreds of wee saplings ready and waiting to set roots in the Kahurangi forest.
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News- Look for sustainably made gifts

News- Look for sustainably made gifts

November 14, 2017

"A quick scroll on Pinterest will show you that there are some clever folks out there making awesome things from materials that would otherwise have been biffed." Our Te Huia cushions are right at the top if you are looking for sustainably made gifts so we were chuffed to see them featured in Your Home and Garden's Christmas edition for all to see!
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Behind The Scenes- Nick Feint

Behind The Scenes- Nick Feint

November 07, 2017

Based in the remote Golden Bay area of Nelson, Nick Feint is surrounded by national parks and lakes. The incredible beauty of this location has a deep impact on Nick's practice conceptually and can been seen in his delicate replications of native flora and fauna. Read more about this environmentally focused artist.
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News- Freedom, One Stitch At A Time

News- Freedom, One Stitch At A Time

October 08, 2017

The Loyal Workshop gives hope to women in India seeking to escape the sex trade by providing training and employment creating one of a kind leather goods in their workshop. We are thrilled to be able to take part in this project and become advocates for the women who make these satchels. Read more about the artisans and the beautiful story of hope behind this Kiwi owned business.
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News- Saving Kiwi's With Kat Merewether

News- Saving Kiwi's With Kat Merewether

October 08, 2017

October is Save The Kiwi month and its no surprise to us that Kiwis For Kiwi have made Kat Merewether an official ambassador. Her beautifully written and illustrated books feature the sassy, intelligent and nature loving character Kuwi...who happens to be a little Kiwi bird. Learn about Kat and take part in protecting Kiwi's with us.
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Behind The Scenes- JS Ceramics

Behind The Scenes- JS Ceramics

October 08, 2017

JS Ceramics is a family affair with Jenny Watt at the helm. Both the studio and Jenny's home are located in the harbour-side rural Te Puna, among orchards and lifestyle farms. Read more about her peaceful studio space and the process behind her creations.
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Behind The Scenes- Del Winter

Behind The Scenes- Del Winter

October 08, 2017

Del Winter is the fantastically talented jeweller behind the Love Winter brand. Her light flooded studio is based in Auckland's sunny north shore. Watch a behind the scenes video of her creating her distinctive and contemporary pieces.
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