Kāpiti Arts Trail: Listing 59
Artistic medium: Ceramics and pottery, fibre and textiles
Step into Isabel’s magical world in her fabulous cottage garden and studio at her Waikanae Beach home. Vividly coloured and characterful garden ceramics abound, and her studio displays an array of domestic ware alongside intriguing harakeke and felt creations.Born in Mozambique where she initially learned to paint, sculpt, and sew, Isabel then lived in South Africa and the UK before settling in New Zealand in 1999.
The extraordinary light and natural environment in her new home in Kāpiti inspired her to pick up her art and develop her work with clay and with fibre. Her bright, unique, organic art is influenced by the patterns in nature, by flora and fauna, her Portuguese and African background, and the sea.
Isabel completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Raranga) at Te Wananga O Aotearoa in 2012 and loves working with harakeke. Isabel now combines her own art practice of over 50 years with teaching.
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