New Zealand Designers we are proud to support
Otago Museum shop is proud to support local designers from Dunedin, and throughout the country. We love having unique products and supporting our community. Here are some of our favourite artists, illustrators, jewellers, and textile and product designers.
Jill Main, Jewellery and Merino clothing design, lives in Kumeu
Jill’s chic designs use only the finest materials from sustainable sources. Her shawls, scarves, and fingerless gloves are a favourite for customers looking for something warm for our cold Dunedin winters! Her distinctive designs feature beautiful New Zealand botanicals and birds.
Lucia Araoz, elegant jewellery, designed in Dunedin.
Luicia was born in Argentina and has been living in Dunedin for the last twenty years. Her design is contemporary, simple, and stylish, with a handcrafted feel to her products. Lucia is influenced by the landscapes in the South Island – the starry skies and the hills are reflected in her creations.
Bob Wyber, contemporary jewellery, lives in Dunedin
Bob’s pieces are individually hand made using simple, traditional hand tools and techniques. He makes one of a kind, or very limited series, and he works in sterling silver, gold, copper, mokume gane, pounamu, paua and Queensland boulder opal. Bobs work is illustrative and unique.
Marie Reid, fine art prints, lives in the Catlins
Marie’s work is deeply rooted in the land and people of Otago. Highland cows and native birds are juxtaposed together showing our mingling heritage. Marie Her works are masterfully drawn, mixing realism with invention in prints that are quirky and whimsical.
Glenn Jones, graphic design prints, lives in Auckland
Glenn’s art mixes nostalgia, humour, and what it means to be a kiwi. His work is well-known around New Zealand, and is and features lovely typography and clean, fun graphic design.
Jo Luping, ceramic and textile design, lives in Wellington
Jo’s started her creative life in Dunedin, and we still she is one of us! Her creations are often inspired from our native plants and birds and she designs each piece to be conservation conversation. Jo designs grow bags for plants, ecofelt wallets, laptop bags, and ceramics.
Bob Steiner, ceramic artist, lives in Auckland
Bob is a renowned New Zealand ceramic artist. He specialises in collectible pieces, designer ceramics to Pacific themed and quintessentially Kiwiana handmade gifts. Colour features strongly in Bob’s pieces, from mutes colours of nature, to sunny shades that will brighten any livingroom.
Cathy Hansby, fine art prints, lives in Auckland
Cathy’s work is inspired by the wildlife of New Zealand. Her style is modern, bold and elegant, with a hint of minimalism, and her prints are often featured in magazines. She loves colour, composition and the simplicity of modernist and art deco design.
Frank Gordon, fine art prints, lives in Dunedin
Frank started painting seriously when he came to Dunedin in 2000. The strong creative community here inspires and influences his current work. Whilst trying to find his own “style”, he tended towards painting people in often a very stylised way and often doing things you wouldn’t expect, like flying. Frank likes to incorporate Dunedin’s landscape into his work.