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Queenstown artist Angus Watson has been a
professional artist for more than 30 years and his
diverse and distinctive range of work reflects his
varied interests and passions.
He is highly sought after for commissions and
holds exhibitions around New Zealand and his
annual January exhibition at his rural studio is
always eagerly anticipated.
"Having my own exhibition gives people a chance
to visit my studio in its idyllic garden setting and
see where my work is created," he says. "Clients
are always keen to know what inspires specific
paintings and I enjoy meeting the cross section of
people who visit."
Angus' wide-ranging collection features nudes,
landscapes, boats, horses and figures.
His nudes are detailed tones of golds, reds and
silvers and his watercolours use bright, vibrant
colours. "I make a bold use of colour and my work
tends towards impressionist."
His 2014 calendar is available on line and represents
a stunning mix of his favourite work and he also
sells a selection of prints and cards from his studio.
Visit Angus in his studio in Littles Road Dalefield.
No appointment necessary.
Every Saturday, whatever the weather, artists from
around the South Island gather near the waterfront at
Earnslaw Park at the Creative Queenstown Art & Craft
"The market is a beautiful way to interact with people
from all around the world," says jewellery designer
Emma Peers from Mouse Illustrations. "I love coming
each Saturday to talk with customers and the other
artists. The market is like a big family gathering of
very creative and interesting people."
Emma's passion for making jewellery began while
working as a shop assistant at a local bead store.
"I went into The Bead Shop to buy a gift for a friend
a few years ago and I ended up leaving with a job,"
says Emma. "They taught me how to make jewellery
and that was it. I was
quickly hooked. I
have a background in
creative and graphic
design and working
with the polymer clay
that I use to make the
jewellery is a tactile
extension of that."
"The clay is a bit
it takes a long time
to get it to the point
where I can start
moulding each piece
by hand, especially in
winter. I often use a
pasta machine to do
the hard work of softening the clay and mixing in the
Emma's colourful and quirky Sweetshop Range
features everything from "liquorice all sorts" earrings
and necklaces to turquoise blue "Oh la la macaroon"
earrings and charm bracelets.
Originally from Lyon, France, Jacou Vettard of
Zazou Pottery is now based in Wanaka and has been
attending the Queenstown Art & Craft Market since its
"I started making handmade ocarinas or little clay
flutes, and selling them at the market 20 years ago.
I love the market for its friendly atmosphere and the
opportunity to talk with people from all over the world.
We have great music and entertainment for the public.
It is so interesting."
Jacou comes from a long line of craft people with
grandparents working in the silk industry, a mother
who was a tailor and his father a mechanic.
"My family has very proudly worked with their hands
for generations. I feel happy and connected to the
living world with my hands in the dirt and clay. When
the opportunity to buy a pottery wheel and a kiln
second-hand came up many years ago, I took a leap of
faith and literally threw myself into learning the skills
of a potter."
Zazou Pottery has a unique range of handmade, hand-
painted ceramics on sale at the market.
"My soul is still in the little flutes, but I also adore
the mugs with handwritten little sayings like 'Trust
the Journey' because they are charged with my life
experiences. They are wonderful gifts for anyone who
needs a good word!"
BY KRISTI HOWLEY
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