Katie Blundell Artist invites you to her “Get Real” exhibition (an abstract chat about reality). 


Friday 1st          Knifemaking                    Book Now

Saturday 2nd    Knifemaking                    Book Now

Sunday 3rd Knifemaking   Book Now

Friday 8th          Knifemaking                Book Now

Saturday 9th       Knifemaking                    Booked Out

Sunday 10th      Knifemaking                    Booked Out


Saturday 14th    Knifemaking                    Book Now

Saturday 14th   Candlemaking                  Book Now

Sunday 15th      Knifemaking                    Book Now

Sunday 15th      CandleMaking                  Book Now

Monday 16th     Knifemaking                    Book Now

Saturday 21st     Knifemaking                Book Now

Saturday 21st     Soap Making                    Book Now

Saturday 28th     Knifemaking                    Booked Out


Friday 3rd      Knifemaking              Book Now

Saturday 4th       Knifemaking                  Book Now

Saturday 4th       Nuno Felting                  Book Now

Sunday 5th         Felt Gloves & Purse       Book Now

Sunday 5th         Knifemaking                  Book Now

Friday 17th        Knifemaking                   Book Now

Friday 17th        Pyrography 1/2 Day       Book Now

Friday 17th        Pyrography Full Day      Book Now

Saturday 18th    Leatherwork (1 day)       Book Now

Saturday 18th    Leatherwork (2 days)      Book Now

Saturday 19th    Leatherwork (1 day)       Book Now

Saturday 19th    Leatherwork (2nd day continued)

Saturday 18th    Bronze Casting (Day 1) Book Now

Sunday 19th      Bronze Casting (Day 2) Book Now

Saturday 25th    Knifemaking                   Booked Out

Sunday 26th      Knifemaking                   Book Now

Sunday 26th      Cheesemaking                Book Now

Sunday 26th      Bronze Casting (1/2 day) Book Now


Saturday 2nd        Knifemaking                    Book Now

Saturday 2nd        Sewing Bee                      Book Now

Sunday 3rd         Vintage teapot                      Book Now

Sunday 3rd         Knifemaking               Book Now

Saturday 9th      Knifemaking                   Book Now

Saturday 9th      Pyrography 1/2 Day        Book Now

Saturday 9th      Pyrography Full Day       Book Now

Sunday 10th      Knifemaking                   Book Now




27-29 JANUARY 2018.

Hi Maureen,

Autumn is definitely here with the leaves on our beautiful old deciduous trees beginning to fall and warm fires being lit.  

You can do it you know!
Make that knife, weave that basket, felt that wool.

We want to show you how, and together discover your many hidden talents.

How about this for an Autumn treat. 

Hedgerow weaving.
This is not creating hedges for us here on the farm. More so it is a hunting and gathering of vines and woody material from around our property then creating a basket, trivet, wreath etc.

A nice warm fire awaits you as you twist and turn vines and prunings. Join Maureen on this adventure.

  Hedgerow Weaving

Oh yes, we have added another workshop to our growing list.

Cast Bronze Sculpture
This is not creating a giant sculpture that you would need a crane to shift. Rather, out of this workshop, you will come away with a small bronze piece of sculpture. We have local artisan Frank Watson taking us in this creative workshop. It is 2 1/2 days of creative WOW. 

Cast Bronze Sculpture

Have you booked one of our Sewing Workshops? 

Book a sewing workshop before May 31st and you go into the draw to win your very own vintage sewing machine. If you bring a friend then you get two entries! 

Win a Vintage Stylemaster Sewing Machine

Don’t forget about Mum!
Make Mothers Day special and book a workshop or buy her a gift voucher.
Do it now. The 14th of May is coming up fast.

May Calendar
Here is our May Calendar with links to find out more and to book your workshop.

Saturday, 6th            Knifemaking                                   Book Now
Sunday, 7th              Teapot Pin Cushion & Sewing Kit  Book Now
Wednesday, 10th      Knifemaking                                   Book Now
Friday, 12th               Pyrography (Half Day)                   Book Now
Saturday, May 13th  Cast Bronze Sculpture                    Book Now
Sunday, May 14th    Cast Bronze Sculpture                    Book Now
Tuesday,16th           Teapot Pin Cushion & Sewing Kit    Book Now
Friday, 19th              Candle Making Full Day                  Book Now
Saturday, 20th          Leather Work                                  Book Now
Saturday, May 20th Cast Bronze Sculpture                    Book Now
Sunday, 21st            Knifemaking                                    Book Now
Wednesday, 24th     Knifemaking                                    Book Now
Saturday, 28th         Hedgerow Weaving                         Book Now
Sunday, 29th           Hedgerow Weaving                         Book Now
Wednesday, 31st      Knifemaking                                   Book Now

Dates not suit?
Contact us and let’s create a memorable moment for you at another time.

Could we ask you for a small favour? 

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We look forward to seeing you soon 
James and Maureen Conquer
021 27 599 4499
+64 27 599 4499
303 North Road
Auckland 2582
New Zealand



Anniversary Weekend 29th-30th January 2017.

(1) Left-field Artist Collective (Open 10-4pm both days)

Printmaking Workshop

12-2 Sunday Jan 29th 6-8 max participants
Come and give printmaking a go! Free workshop. To register or for more information contact]

Monday 30th Jan from 1-3pm Jo Raill will be doing a pottery demonstration on the wheel.

(2) Flux Studio (Open 11-4pm both days)

Workshop Tour and lost wax bronze casting demonstration showing how Fine Art bronze sculptures are made.

Artist Frank Watson will demonstrate pouring at 3pm on Sunday 29th Jan.
The Studio is at 50 Parish Line Rd. Clevedon.

(3) Art Industry (Open 9-4pm both days)
(4) James Wright On Sunday 29 January James will be doing Artist talks
at Art Industry at 12pm and 2pm.
For a full list of Artists represented please visit

(5) Woodzone (Open 10-5pm both days)
Will be showcasing their furniture and woodware. Also you can see Matthew turning a massive bowl. 126 North Road.

(6) Forgotten Arts 303 North Road will have their stable studio

(Open from 11-4pm Sunday 29th and 10-4pm on Monday 30th January)

No reservations or charges apply. There will be several artisans in attendance. JAMES CONQUER will fire up the forge and demonstrate basic knife making skills. MAUREEN CONQUER will have the Pyrography (aka poker- work) machines hot to ignite your “burning aspirations”. You can test drive the machines, gather some hot tips, then create your own masterpiece wooden spoon. DAVE MANGINO leather artisan will be demonstrating traditional braided leatherwork (see Dog and Horse lead classes). KATHERINE MOWBRAY our Cheese-maker will be talking about and tasting cheese and entertaining us with her beautiful harp and storytelling. GRACIE MATTHEWS, textile artist, will be up cycling with crazy Patch working and will have some super classes samples on display. DONNA KEATS the felting poet, will be working her wool magic with items for both display and purchase as will JENNY ELLWOOD-WADE from Cuesta Alpacas with wonderful weaving. Items for sale include exquisite handmade soaps and more.
In addition photographer Clinton Schubert will have an exhibition of his work and be able to discuss future photography workshops to get your fingers creatively clinking quality.

(7) Katie Blundell Artist Gallery+Studio

(Open 10-4pm both days)
Permanent mark” FREE Art Workshops
Where: Katie Blundell Artist Gallery+Studio, 331 North Road, Clevedon
A fun free drawing workshop that helps you develop ideas into an original artwork using Indian ink.
29th January 2017 3-4pm Kids ages 7+ (6-8 max participants)
30th January 2017 2-4pm Adults (6-8 max participants)
To book a place email or phone 021 944 645