Jewellery, fibre and textiles
Jewellery is a universal art form; and also the oldest one, predating cave painting by thousands of years.
Fibre and textile art has a place in many different cultures around the globe and is also used as a form of adornment and personal expression just like jewellery.
Beautiful examples of locally made jewellery, often crafted from found or local objects, can be found throughout the Kāpiti Coast District both in store and at local markets.
Whether you are looking to commission a special piece or want to pick up a wearable momento of your time in the beautiful Kāpiti Coast - you will find what speaks to you here.
Gem Division is the work of contemporary jeweller Helen Punton. A graduate of Whitireia's contemporary jewellery diploma, Helen crafts one-off pieces from her studio in Paraparaumu Beach. Organic in style, the work features textured metals and striking gemstones. With a strong focus on sustainable practices, metals and gems are recycled where possible.
Pania & Co. Jewellery
Handcrafted jewelry using unique taonga (treasures) from New Zealand, enhancing and respecting the beauty of these natural resources, gifted by Papatuanuku (Earth Mother).
Diane Connal Jeweller
Jewellery for special occasions that endures.
From her creative base in Kāpiti, Diane Connal creates earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets. Found objects are used in many of her designs. And colour! Diane love's a bit of colour. Custom commissions are also offered, where Diane can design and make your own unique piece of jewellery.
If you have an object such as a piece of china or glass you would love to see incorporated into a special piece of jewellery, or a child's drawing to use as inspiration, chat with Diane about ideas for your unique design.
Wendi Lindsay Jewellery
Wendi creates fun and wearable jewellery, often unique pieces, that you will love for many years to come.
You may see many different styles and colours, from simple to ornate, casual to elegant.
20 years of the Kāpiti Arts Trail
We are excited to be celebrating 20 years of the Arts Trail with a wonderfully diverse range of artists, and a chance to get close to many of our working artists as they create their artwork.Find out more
9. Rebecca Bond, Renown Studio - Unique, contemporary, handcrafted jewellery with precious metals and ethically sourced gems. Rebecca is passionate about sustainability and draws her inspiration from nature.
21: Helen Punton, Gem Division - Helen crafts one-off pieces organic in style, the work features textured metals and striking gemstones. With a strong focus on sustainable practices, metals and gems are recycled where possible.
22. Jaki Marston - designs and makes copper and polymer clay jewellery.
33: Ellen Hodgetts, SweetArts Studio - Ellen is an experimental multi-media artist, mainly working in abstract techniques.
75: Sarah Shaw, Organic Design Studio - focuses on hand crafting metals through techniques of fabrication and casting using the principle of "Organic Design" to create one-off original jewelry pieces and sculptures.
57: Diane Connal - has been a practicing artist, jeweller/painter since attending Sydney College of the Arts in the 80s. Dianne has a love of found objects that has always run through her work.
73. Karen McCall, Organic Design Studio - creates works of art from vintage costume jewellery and watches, giving these precious things a second life or new purpose.
Fibre and Textiles
3. Emma Hercus, Ivy and Willow - Emma weaves willow baskets and lightshades and grows most of the willow she uses locally. She has been weaving for three years.
36. Lisa Call - Lisa Call’s contemporary textile paintings explore pattern, structure, memory and adventure.
53. Birgit Moffatt - The sustainable and holistic approach to creation is a key aspect of my work and the process of making is equally important as the finished work.
52. Tom Beauchamp - Wood, aggregates and binders of clay and lime are combined with different fibres including straw and harakeke to create representational and abstract work.
59. Isabel Fernandes-Day - is influenced by nature, its patterns, flora and fauna, especially birds. The sea is also a great influence as is her Portuguese background, growing up in Africa.
Kāpiti Arts Trail - 7/8 and 14/15 November 2020
Hubs, Galleries and Societies
14. Kāpiti Gallery - exhibits works by Kapiti Arts & Crafts Society members and guest artists throughout the year.
17. Te Ara Korowai Wellbeing Centre - is a peer support and wellbeing hub located in Raumati, showcasing a variety of artworks from members of all ages and abilities.
34. Kāpiti Youth Support (Hub) - is a youth one-stop-shop for young people ages 10–24. We provide a range of health and social services whilst supporting various youth activities including the arts.
40. Big Mac Slabs Creative Centre (Hub) - showcasing an extensive display of Kapiti Creativity, with over 40 Artists work & Creative Businesses on-site year-round to inspire you.
45. Old Courthouse Gallery - Local Art & Craft Cooperative including clay-works, textiles, photography, mixed media, paintings, sketches, natural fibres and steelwork.
49. Toi Matarau Gallery - is a Toi Iho™ licenced Māori art gallery of traditional and contemporary Māori art. A whare tapere – home for the Indigenous, the arts, a house of inspiration and storytelling where economic, social and cultural wellbeing is supported.
72. Mahara Gallery - will be hosting 100 Days a Journey – 2020, featuring 24 Kāpiti artists working across a wide range of media and content, in partnership with Tutere Gallery + Creative Space.