Artist Story - Lee Sinclair Opens Her Home

Artist Story - Lee Sinclair Opens Her Home

There is a mantra at Cloud Nine Creative: design with honesty, thoughtfulness and a feelgood factor. When entering Cloud Nine designer Lee Sinclair’s home in Rangiora – which she shares with partner Peter Butcher and their baby son, Jack – it is clear this philosophy applies not only to her business but her home, too.
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NEWS- Limited Edition Amazonite Earrings Are Here!

NEWS- Limited Edition Amazonite Earrings Are Here!

Her wonderfully bright an contemporary space is eclectically littered with curios and bespoke ceramic dishes by her friend Yon Kavaas. We loved seeing Del in her element among the precious metals and stones chatting about how Covid has effected her life and those of her children. The family recently had the opportunity to get away to the South Island which no doubt helped to shake off the anxiety.
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ARTIST STORY- Lily Griffin's Southern Skies

ARTIST STORY- Lily Griffin's Southern Skies

Nicky Cliff is the wonderful jeweller behind our Lily Griffin brand...named after her two gorgeous children Lily and Griffin. We are thrilled to exclusively release her new Southern Skies range to the public and think these pieces will become heirlooms for the future.
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NEWS- October is gift posting time!

NEWS- October is gift posting time!

Anoint Skincare are here to help at this very important time of the year. Right now is the best time to start thinking about your overseas family and friends when sending Christmas gifts...yikes! We know it seems a bit early but if you get in now you will avoid the queues and manage to get your gift off with enough time that it will actually arrive before not after that crucial date.
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BEHIND THE PRODUCT- Our Whakatauki Bowls

BEHIND THE PRODUCT- Our Whakatauki Bowls

If we greet our friends and whanau with words of aroha on a whim, if we close our gatherings with a whakatauki of special meaning to us. If we do all or any of these things just once a day we keep te reo Maori alive, evolving and a part of our collective identity as people of Aotearoa.
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NEWS- Borrowed Earth celebrate te reo Maori with us

NEWS- Borrowed Earth celebrate te reo Maori with us

“We take pride in creating new ways to share our unique view of the world, honoring our Maori, Pacific and English heritage.” Richie and Adele have been with us here at Creative and Brave for years now and we adore them! Their positive philosophies and attention to detail are evident in their beautiful hand made pieces. They believe that we can all make positive changes to the world by the choices we make every day.
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NEWS- NEW ARTIST BONNIE FRASER

NEWS- NEW ARTIST BONNIE FRASER

We are thrilled to have this talented young lady on board at Creative & Brave. Like many of our artists she is based in Aucklands Waitakere, a beautiful and inspiring place to live for any artist with a passion for capturing our native birds.
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ARTIST STORY- IRINA VELMAN AND JULIAN HINDSON

ARTIST STORY- IRINA VELMAN AND JULIAN HINDSON

Our ever popular West Coast artist Irina Velman is joined by a new addition to our whanau, Julian Hindson. Julian is also from Auckland so we are super chuffed to be supporting a couple of Aucklanders like us emerging from the undergrowth of level 3! Enjoy these gorgeous new works.
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ARTIST STORY- NICK VON K

ARTIST STORY- NICK VON K

Over the 30 years we have been in business we have supported many of Aotearoa's most talented and unique jewellers. Nick Von K certainly fits into this category, so you can imagine our delight when we had the chance to release his Huia range exclusively ... 
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HISTORY- The Mythical Huia Bird

HISTORY- The Mythical Huia Bird

This year we have decided to focus on some of our most distinguished endemic creatures. First up has to be the Huia bird. Its almost mythical legacy is one of nobility and loss. For those you who have not heard of the history of this beautiful and now extinct bird we present this wonderfully told tale by Michael Szabo.
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Belinda Fergusson Owner of Creative & Brave

NEWS- Our Belinda Opens Up To The NZ Herald About Covid 19

Former accountant Belinda Fergusson talks to the NZ Herald about buying into a small retail chain, the risks around having your business tied into your house and negotiating rent relief with landlords from the first round of lockdown.

What does your business do?

Creative & Brave is made up of six Auckland retail stores and an online store and we consider ourselves part of a little ecosystem representing more than 100 artists, jewellers, ceramicists and designers as we sell their Kiwi-made products....

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

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

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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