19 x 7 cm Handmade pink sand earthenware pasta sized bowl.
Jenz Studio and Toodles Noodles
Made in collaboration with Liora Saad of Toodles Noodles. Jenz Studio is located in Te Puna, Tauranga. It is a lovely sunny spot near the Waikaraka estuary inlet, bordered by lots of little orchards. It is an ideal place for a studio – it’s really peaceful and completely condusive to the creative process of making the ceramics. Ceramics All Jenz Studio pieces are slip-cast using beautiful white NZ earthenware clay, and glazed by hand before kiln firing. The art tiles, and (new 2015) hanging planters/vases are designed to be displayed in both interior/exterior spaces. Inspiration Design and colour inspiration comes from natural New Zealand - flora & fauna and land/seascapes, along with influences from the greater Pacific region. About Tom & Jen Tom (34 years old) and Jen (32) live, work, and play together. At work, Tom takes care of the practical/technical aspects of running a ceramics studio, and Jen the creative side of things. At home, they’re working on renovating their sunny 70s-style home, just walking distance from the studio in Te Puna, Tauranga. When they’re not working, Tom goes motocross riding or fishing, and Jen (happiest with a paintbrush in hand), enjoys painting and home décor/DIY projects. They also like water sports, snow skiing, and spending a long weekend or two in their caravan at the remote Otautu bay, Coromandel. They met and married in Tauranga 10 years ago, both originally from rural families. Jen initially pursued a career in the hospitality industry, but went on to set up their studio after enjoying a part-time job she had making plant pots at a local pottery. Tom also eventually left his managing position at a local car auction business to help with the growing demand for their ceramics.