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Activities - Arts and crafts in Nelson New Zealand

Arts and Crafts in Nelson New Zealand

Moutere Artisans

Upper Moutere – a small village outside Nelson in New Zealand’s South Island – home to a bunch of creative and productive people.

Höglund Art Glass

Höglund Art Glass Studio & Gallery is one of Nelson's iconic tourist attractions. Internationally renowned glass artists Ola & Marie Höglund welcome you to experience the art of glassmaking. The gallery presents a wide range of handblown platters, vases, bowls, goblets, perfume bottles and glass jewellery. Open 7 days. Visitors welcome 10am - 4pm.

Encaustic Art Gallery – Tuition & Supplies

Believed to be the only specialist encaustic art gallery in New Zealand, Ascot Gallery is now proud to be offering Tutorial Workshops along with Art Supplies making encaustic art part of the Nelson environment.


LynNZart label signifies that you are looking at another unique artwork created by Lynn Whitford incorporating encaustic wax painting.

Rainbow Flight

Gretchen and Ted Howard created Rainbow Flight as a shop in November 1992. This was after 2 years of selling kites at the local arts and craft market and running monthly kite days.

YuYu Japanese Calligraphy

Yu Yu Beginners' Courses for Adults or Young People run for 6 months, with small weekly classes at different times. I also hold personal lessons by arrangement, for tourists or visitors to Nelson. No previous artistic experience or knowledge of Japanese is required!

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