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.
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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.