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VERMILION ZONE / OTUMOETAI - BETHLEHEM

BETHLEHEM

30. ALISON FITZGERALD'S
POTTERY STUDIO

Alison, a Tauranga resident has been potting for 40 years.
She has won several awards including the Supreme Award for BAYCLAY in the BOP.
Alison loves working on the wheel but also enjoys slab, design and exploring new techniques. Her 'functional art' can be found in many places here in NZ and overseas.
Her home studio is a delight to visit.

28 TALL OAKS WAY, BETHLEHEM, TAURANGA 3110

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Alison Fitzgerald

MATUA

31. ANNA SOLICH ART

Since picking up her paints again three years ago (after a thirty year absence) Anna has been exploring and expressing beauty, rawness, and the vulnerability of feelings. She works in watercolour, pencil and mixed media and through her detailed portrait studies and use of colour and brush stroke, Anna invites the viewer to connect with her art on an emotional level.  
Anna was the winner of the BOP Garden and Art Festival Emerging Artist competition in 2022.

16 SUNNY BAY ROAD, MATUA, TAURANGA 3110

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Anna Solich

BELLEVUE

32. ARLENE FOSTER - JEWELS

Arlene is a self taught jeweller and silversmith with some expert and much cherished input from masters - Hanne Erikson Mapp, Brian Adam and Vaune Mason.  

Arlene works mainly in silver (with some gold embellishments) and uses a variety of techniques in her work including forging, object setting, wax casting, cuttlefish and delft casting, chain making , oxidisation and keum boo. She uses raw and polished stone, shell, vintage glass and recycled jewels and is currently learning stone cutting and shaping. 

Arlene has a background in music, community arts, cast glass work. She is inspired by molten silver and organic forms, as well as sparkly things.

56 ANNE ROAD, BELLEVUE, TAURANGA 3110

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Arlene Foste

OTUMOETAI

33. CHRISTIE CRAMER

Christie loves to use bold, vibrant, translucent colours which set her work apart. Subjects while still recognizable, become abstracted versions of themselves, often the imperfections in nature are what make a subject interesting to her and this is reflected in her work.

Since beginning to paint full time in 2014 Christie has been involved in many group and solo exhibitions, she is also a regular exhibitor at the Garden and Art Festival. Christie is happy to create commissioned pieces, working with the buyers to come up with a personalized painting to suit their requirements. 

201A GRANGE ROAD, OTUMOETAI, TAURANGA 3110

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Christe Cramer

OTUMOETAI

34. DEB CLARKE

Deb Clarke is a passionate contemporary watercolour artist.
Her favourite subjects are large florals which she loves to paint ‘up close and personal’, representing the heart of each bloom in vibrant transparent colours or moody subtle shades depending on the subject.
Birds and wildlife also feature in many of her paintings. Deb loves to capture the essence of a flower or the character of a bird or creature by enhancing their colours, depicting the sun on a petal or a glint in the eye of a cheeky tui. 
She has pursued an online training process, with tutors and art mentors around the globe. She paints in her home studio overlooking the Tauranga harbour. 

171 NGATAI ROAD, OTUMOETAI, TAURANGA 3110

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Deb Clarke

BROOKFIELD

35. DOREEN McNEILL

Born in England Doreen trained as a draughtsman, hand drawing navigational charts for aircraft. She loved this work which also gave her a chance to travel.
Whilst she wanted to create using paint, it was not until she moved to the Bahamas in 1965 that she was introduced to acrylic paints. 
Moving to New Zealand in 1987 she studied at WSA, gaining a deeper understanding in abstract art. 
Since then she has spent many happy hours “playing” and experimenting with paint. Firmly believing that the process is more important than the result and every painting should be an adventure.

102 SUTHERLAND ROAD, BROOKFIELD, TAURANGA 3110

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Doreen McNeill

MATUA

36. ISAAC WESTON

Isaac Weston’s design process incorporates fire, water, air and acids to reveal the hidden elements of copper. Light, darkness, texture and vivid patinas emerge through this alchemy. Isaac's creative expression ranges from sculpture to wall art. He produces high quality gallery work and is inspired by the changing textures and colours of the materials he crafts from. Isaac is a full-time artist and has exhibited in galleries throughout the north Island. His sculptures feature in public gardens at the Tauranga Historic Village, Racecourse and the Te Puna Quarry Park. His artworks have appeared in magazines, online news stories and on TV.  

10 SUNNY BAY ROAD, MATUA, TAURANGA 3110

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Isaac Weston

OTUMOETAI

37. JANE CLARK

Jane works from home in her studio, creating domestic and occasionally, sculptural pottery. Using stoneware and porcelain clay, she fires in her kiln.  
She enjoys raw firing glazes (single high slow firing) and loves wood firing when she gets the chance. The unexpected outcomes are what make clay work a great medium and there are so many process in making one piece, its a joy when she gets that special piece out of the heat.

201A GRANGE ROAD, OTUMOETAI, TAURANGA 3110

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Jane Clark

BROOKFIELD

38. JO TRICKER GLASS

"Jo is fascinated by glass - by its ability to transform itself from a solid to a liquid and back to a solid again!   For her it is the endless fascination of where science and art meet."  

Jo's works are handmade from glass using kiln and torch techniques. Her medical laboratory background directly influences her artistic processes as does her love of colour, pattern and different world cultures. She is also inspired by English literature, family history, and the joy of dance.

Whilst glass is highly fascinating - it is also a hugely challenging medium that can have a high percentage of failures. And yet ironically, it is this challenge that keeps Jo coming back again - for it is never boring! Jo loves her job! And she is passionate about what she does!

62 THE DRIVE, BROOKFIELD, TAURANGA 3110

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Jo Tricker
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Lindsay Butler

BETHLEHEM

39. LINDSAY BUTLER

Lindsay enjoys learning and perfecting the many different techniques and challenges in glass fusing. Fusing slices of glass sheet into different patterns and designs; cutting and re-fusing; the subtle shift from the natural shininess to the more muted sandblasted tone - the possibilities are staggering and endless!

A glass artist is also a scientist. Understanding how glass reacts with other glass, to heat and to gravity is an integral part of a work of glass art and takes years to perfect. Her passion for perfection has led to selection in many exhibitions and New Zealand art awards.

28 TALL OAKS WAY, BETHLEHEM, TAURANGA 3110

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BETHLEHEM

40. LOIS PARISH EVANS

Lois Parish Evans is an award winning, mixed media, textile artist based in Tauranga, NZ. She shares her love of the extraordinary in the ordinary, urban wandering and nature through the medium of fabric. Using the quilt sandwich as a canvas, Lois creates unique - one off textile artworks. Each piece may be created with just one technique or be a rich combination of thread, hand stitching, pencil, paint, printmaking, machine stitching, photography and digital design. She has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally.

129 WESTMORLAND RISE, BETHLEHEM, TAURANGA 3110

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Lois Parish

MATUA

41. LYNN ISHERWOOD

Lynn enjoys creating in the lovely space of Ceramic Arts Gallery and Studio, in Cedar Grove, Matua, Tauranga.

Lynn has been an artist and ceramicist for many years. She paints with acrylics, enjoying the various ways paint can be manipulated, leaving a history of mark-making and texture.

Lynn is happy when playing, being open to possibilities in creative flow in both painting and clay. 

Visitors enjoy the bright colourful paintings and ceramics. Lynn’s paintings, totems, planter heads, sculptures and wall tiles, can be found in many homes and businesses. 

6A CEDAR GROVE, MATUA, TAURANGA 3110

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Lynn Isherwood

BETHLEHEM

42. NICOLA WELTEN

Nicola Welten is an expressionist artist painting bold semi abstract works on canvas. She has a love of exuberant colour and her paintings are inspired by her love of flower gardens and the New Zealand landscape. Her painting process starts with abstract marks and shapes which bring an underlying energy to her work and helps her convey her excitement about the colour and beauty of her themes. Nicola's work displays her ongoing fascination with different degrees of abstraction and transparency of colours, and she loves it when viewers feel uplifted by her art. 

5 ASHMORE COURT, BETHLEHEM, TAURANGA 3110

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Nicola Welten
  • Despite Moffat Rd closure, access still available via Orange Ln or Cambridge Rd, then St Andrews Drive

OTUMOETAI

43. NINETTE KRUGER METAL ART

Step into Ninette Kruger's enchanting Metal Art world and let your senses be swept away. Inspired by nature's beauty, her creations breathe new life into flowers and ocean creatures like never before!

With exquisite craftsmanship, she captures every intricate detail and texture, infusing them with vibrant life and a touch of sophistication.

Dive into her imaginative realm and encounter mesmerizing pewter sculptures of graceful sea creatures adorned with coral. From shimmering sea turtles to majestic whales, Ninette's pewter art celebrates the wonders of the underwater realm. 

Prepare to be captivated by the organic beauty and artistry of Ninette Kruger's nature-inspired pewter masterpieces.

171 NGATAI ROAD OTUMOETAI, TAURANGA 3110

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Ninette Kruger

BELLEVUE

44. ROBYNE DOWDALL

Robyne’s education at Waikato Technical Institute in Commercial Art acted as a foundation that connected her to the visual arts and brought a multidiscipline approach to her practice. She is a Display artist, Photographer, Stylist (magazine, film, theater) Designer, Painter, and Ceramicist.
Robyne's ceramic practice is defined by simplistic line, using the surface as a canvas. Working in large form, creating stories influenced by elements of the season to the political influences in her environment, she marks with meaning and colours with intention.
Named Toutouwai (after the native North Island Robin) Robyne's working studio is a nest which cradles and nurtures the growth of creative energy.

56 ANNE ROAD, BELLEVUE, TAURANGA 3110

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Robyne Dowdall

OTUMOETAI

45. TRACEY FINCH

Tracey Finch makes contemporary coastal artwork that wraps you in golden sunshine and transports you to a special time or place where childhoods were shaped and memories were made. Through her use of colour and composition, Tracey aims to capture the essence of a scene. Distilling it down to the essential elements so that the viewer isn’t bound to what actually was and instead is free to weave their own stories and reconnect to their own experiences. Tracey is represented by The Little Gallery and Waihi Beach Gallery.

11 GLENN TERRACE, OTUMOETAI 3110

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Tracey Finch

MATUA

46. VICKI FRASER

Vicki is a self-taught artist who works with oils in a painterly way. Using thick, flat brushes to create juicy brushstrokes.  Areas of flat colour give her paintings a modern, minimal feel while still portraying a recognisable subject in a creative way.

Living in Tauranga, with her husband and five children, she is surrounded by inspiration and paints in her light-filled studio in her home.

Her palette is inspired by the landscape around her.  The warm earthy neutrals, muted blue tones from the sea, soft greens from the bush and the odd zingy pop just for fun. 

39 CLIVEDENE STREET, MATUA TAURANGA 3110

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Vicki Fraser
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