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ARTIST STORY - FINN MOUNTIAN

ARTIST STORY - FINN MOUNTIAN

May 01, 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 12, 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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Behind The Scenes- Nick Feint

Behind The Scenes- Nick Feint

November 06, 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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Behind The Scenes- JS Ceramics

Behind The Scenes- JS Ceramics

October 07, 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 07, 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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Artist Story- Borrowed Earth

Artist Story- Borrowed Earth

October 04, 2017

Richie and Adele have been with us here at Texan Art Schools 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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Artist Story - Jenny Watt

Artist Story - Jenny Watt

September 10, 2017

Meet Jenny Watt, the amazing lady behind Jenz Studio. Jenz Studio is located in Te Puna, Tauranga where her team of talented individuals (including husband Tom) work hard creating Jen's special range of ceramics. Learn more about Jenny's story, what inspires her hand crafted pieces.
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Artist Story - Angie Dennis

Artist Story - Angie Dennis

August 15, 2017

Established artist Angie Dennis has lived in Auckland, New Zealand, since emigrating from the UK in 1998. Although she had been painting for years, in 2002 she went professional. Angie has a background in Environmental Science, which perhaps explains her passion for preserving native flora through her artwork - the focus for many of her paintings.
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Artist Story - Reuben Price

Artist Story - Reuben Price

July 30, 2017

100% New Zealand was started as a way for photographer and designer Reuben Price to follow his passion for travelling the country taking photos. Since 2002 the company has quickly grown as a supplier of photos and related giftware products to leading design and gift shops around New Zealand. 

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