Hi I have added a new page to the website called Tombstones and I’ll be adding more of these as time goes by. It’s a very special item of course and very personal in nature. As always I can come up with many different designs and will work with you creating the very special something for your loved ones grave site.

Jan

New Commissioned and other news

This  was my last commissioned artwork I did before having an op. This
was to represent the six children ( 6 roots) on the home farm. The
tree represents strength,  growth, in the christian family  
I am hoping to be at work in the next week or so  after recovery from
surgery. 3 art shows coming up in May. the Original art sale at Telestra
Cear event centre in Auckland the largest in Auckland, Art at the
Estuary - Hibiscus Hospice Fundraiser and the Mac leans art show in
Howick dates up soon.

Orders and Markets

Orders and markets. Due to surgery I will not be doing markets for awhile nor will I be doing rock orders but you are welcome to place them so I can give you a quote so as soon as able will be able to get straight onto them. Picture orders if frame is made will be able to work on these sooner. You are also welcome to wander around my home gallery during this time and still purchase.Thanks for your patience doing this time. Read More...

Newtown fair

Newtown fair Site 40 Constable Street Sunday 10am to 4pm if you don't feel like coming to Martinbourgh you can catch us at the Newton fair on Sunday . This will be my last trip to the southern part of the north island for at least 6 months so make the most of these two fairs. Orders can be shipped if we sell out.  Martinbourgh fair I'm at the end of Oxford Street rain hail or gale force winds we will be there so hope you will be brave and come support us. Read More...

Glass Mosaic workshops.

Glass Mosaic workshops. I will be holding  workshops on basic glass mosaics. These will give you the do's and don'ts to working with different types of glass and different base materials. Come stay close by in Te Aroha and after a full day workshop treat your self to a relaxing spa or a walk round the mountain or domain.
Workshops will allow you make an item of your choice from a mirror or mirror ball or basic picture design. You can either purchase your own materials or purchase of myself. Workshops will be two full days bring your own lunch but tea and coffee will be available. These workshops will be held in my own home and limited to
two people per workshop. One on one workshops are also available.
Glass supplies can be purchased from Art glass in Ohapo, Morgan and Aicken coloured glass centre in Onehunga Auckland or from any glass specialist store near you. All tools will be provided on the day as well as grout, glue and sealers. Please allow two days to complete your work and to learn different rules for different materials. Glass varies in price so check out your local stores for colours but remember these are Mosaic courses so glass must either be opaque or mirrored so you want see your glue and base material. Workshops will start in April For more details contact me by email or phone.

Send us your designs or paintings and let us create replices for you

Send us your designs,or paintings and let us create replices for you

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New New New!

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New Idea!
New Idea!
New Idea!
Place names for functions.  
Create your own designs colours or themes for place settings.
Write you own names. Stones come from Greymouth. Glass comes in a wide variety of colors.


Commission artwork

Latest commission artwork. A painting was supplied for the design. This has been one of the most intriguing pieces I have worked on as it had so many different challenges to bring into one piece. First attempt at a Nikua palm must admit grinding the Nikua red flowers caused a few problems ended up having to create my own pliers to hold such small pieces. I really enjoyed doing something totally different.
CommisssionChristain- schoolartwork

Home safe after doing 3 different markets.

Home safe after doing 3 different markets. Meet up with a customer who had given me my first commission over 5 years ago who's wife is still rapt with her mermaid. Strange I had forgotton that I had ever made mermaids and shellfish. Must remember to look back on the earlier designs and up date them. Thanks everyone who supported me this weekend. It was good to catch up with some old and regular customers. Don't think I will be in a hurry to tackle 3 markets in different locations in a row again though. Read More...

Martinbourgh fair 1st Sunday Feb come join the biggest craft fair in New Zealand

Martinbourgh fair 1st Sunday Feb come join the
biggest craft fair in New Zealand This is one of the highlights of the
art and craft circle of the year. Come bring your friends and see the
latest designs and meet some of the most talanted crafters this
country has.
March I will be closed from the 14th for surgery and possibly will be
of 4 to 6 weeks so place any orders in now.

I Survived

Well, I survived a very wet Matakana show on Saturday. it was good to have my trailer back for display. today I Spent the day at Gulf harbor market this was a 1st time for me and I found it a very pleasant place to be. Good music and a steady stream of people sales not as high as I would have liked but overall think I Will return, It seems so long since I have done a show in the sun.

New Picture Ball Themes For Your Garden.

Theme your garden with matching balls and pictures. This is a first in a new series which will allow you either colour co-ordinate or them your garden. Watch over the next few months the new sets.


Happy New Year

Happy new year to everyone. Hey guys things didn't quite start out as planned with the loss of my trailer on the way to the Mangawhai show but just want to thank all those stall holders that phoned or text to check on me. Its great to have that support. And thanks for those customers who once again supported me. Its great to build a customer base and know that even when north you can meet up with someone from wellington. . Next weekend heading to Matakana country market if my trailer is fixed up in Warkworth. So hope to see some of you there.

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
A special thanks to all those who have purchased my Art Works this year  and to those who have regularly supported me.…. Jan

Matakana and Albany

Of to Matakana country market saturday start 9am  and Albany township market on the Sunday come join us for unique Christmas shopping.