This Sunday at Shed 10 on Queens Wharf, New Zealand’s best makers will gather and present their wares. Entry is $5.
You can bet that all around the country there are makers working day and night over the next few days to get ready for this huge event.
There are over 150 independent makers and to cover the all would be impossible. To keep a list manageable I’ve compiled a little list of makers who may appeal to the foodie in you.
Auckland based artist Joey Ho creates watercolour and gouache paintings, prints and cards. Works feature tiny people, wonderful landscapes, cactus and of course, food. She is probably the coolest little sister in the world. No bias or anything…
Helo Birdie on Instagram
Artist Ruby White presents a ceramic plates, cups and her signature rooster bowls. I have to admit, I have a girl crush on Miss Changy. She cooks from scratch, she makes furniture and all the ceramics her diners eat out of. Over achieve much?
Miss Changy on Instagram
Nannestad & Sons
A range of Scandinavian-inspired homewares including these chopping, cheese and serving boards. Their Peggy Folk Shelf would also make a nice spice rack.
Nannestad and Sons on Instagram
The Candy Apple Wagon
Selling candy apples and caramel apples.
The Candy Apple Wagon on Facebook
Sew Lou Lou
Hand crafted hair accessories and decorations including felt ice cream garlands and fruit salad garlands.
Sew Lou Lou on Facebook
Crocheted cuties including hot dogs, burgers, easter eggs, fruit and vege.
Crafterzan on Facebook
Hand poured scented soy candles. Fragrances include coconut lime, chocolate orange truffle, candied pear, and triple shot vanilla.
Ceramic art including tiered cake stands, bowls, plates and platters.
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I have been to many Auckland Fairs, here is some wisdom I have picked up…
Auckland Fair tips
- Go with a buddy or go alone. This is not the place to shop with a group.
- Bring cash. The EFTPOS line can grow to dizzying lengths.
- Be patient.
- Make a list of names if you have birthdays to buy for coming up. Hand made and locally made gifts are always appreciated.
- Enjoy and be inspired.