Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Work from Dorthe Kristensen

We have now have in store some fabulous new pieces from Wellington jeweller, Dorthe Kristensen.
Come in store or look on our website to view the full range.

22ct gold ring with 5 cabichon sapphires - click here for more details

22ct gold ring with 1 raw diamond and 1 cut diamond - click here for more details

22ct gold wedding band - click here for more details

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Claudia Borella at Bowen House

Glass artist Claudia Borella, is part of a Whanganui Artists show  which is currently on at the newly refurbished gallery at Bowen House. Organised by the Whanganui MP, Chester Borrows, the show hopes to highlight the outstanding quality of art that is emerging from Whanganui, and expose the artists to the varied crowds that pass through Parliament.    The exhibition is open 9am til 5pm weekdays until November 12.

For more details on Claudia's 'Boat Form - Transference 18' click here.

Claudia Borella's 'Boat form - Transference 18' on show at Bowen House

Stephen Bradbourne vase to enter Wallace collection

Stephen Bradbourne's 'Black Mosaic' vase has been aquired by James Wallace and is to enter into his prestigious collection. Mr Wallace is one of the most prolific collecters of  New Zealand art and this will be the second piece of Stephens in his collection.

To see more of Stephens work available at AVID click here.
To read more about James Wallace and his collection click here.

Stephen Bradbourne's Black Mosaic Vase

Glass blowing - Stephen Bradbourne blows a murrine glass vase

Katherine Smyth - Opening Night

Katherine's opening night of  'dot dot dot...' was a great success, with a large gathering of people coming to admire her amazing collection of vessels.  The show is on until the 30th if October, so come along and see this unique ceramic up close!
View of Installation

View of Installation

View of Installation

Opening Night

Monday, October 18, 2010

Penelope Barnhill in the latest House & Garden

The lovely Penelope Barnhill is featured in the latest NZ House & Garden where she discusses her inspirations and processes. You can read the article in full here and see Penelope's work available at AVID here.
Image of Penelope from House & Garden
Penelope Barnhill Ring - Pink Tourmaline, Stg Silver, 18ct & 22ct Gold

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Parker and Parker at the Suter Gallery

John Parker (Image from the Suter Gallery)

Today is the last day to see the successful West East exhibition at the Suter Gallery in Nelson, where two of our artists, Richard Parker and John Parker, had pieces as part of the show.
Richard Parker (Image from the Suter Gallery)

Kobi Bosshard - Focus on Now

A focus of  Kobi Bosshard's jewellery is currently on from the 16th - 30th October. Also look out for a write up about Kobi in the latest Life and Leisure Magazine.

Katherine Smyth - Exhibition Opening

Wellington ceramics artist, Katherine Smyth has a new exhibition opening on the 19th October entitled 'dot dot dot...''.   In the collection of new ceramic vases, Katherine continues her explorations of surface colour and texture on her simple yet strong handbuilt forms. The exhibition will be running through to the 30th of October.