Since 2011, some of the items Lizzette has been working on have been influenced by Kiwi nostalgia. In addition to her signature clay, she was experimenting with recycled materials and resin casting. Kiwiana stands for artifacts inspired by and related to the history, geography, folklore and cultural heritage of New Zealand. Many of the pieces are iconic specimens of New Zealand culture.
AVAILABLE || 2012 || Resin Lizzette first started experimenting with resin in 2012, inspired by the beautiful transluscent colours of the medium. Each piece is molded and cast by hand at the Glue Pots & Lemon Drops Studio. The concept pieces for mini caravans used as molds were made from plasticine. The resin was cast in a … Continue reading Sweetie Pie
AVAILABLE || 2013 || resin || The resin sweets are all classic kiwi favourites, jet planes, milk bottles, gummy bears and eskimos. Each piece is molded and cast by hand at the Glue Pots & Lemon Drops Studio. The pieces have been made into various types of jewelry including earrings, necklaces and brooches. Anyone feel like a … Continue reading Jet Planes & Eskimos
AVAILABLE || 2015 || clay, paper || Hokey Pokey Ice-Creams in individual holders waiting to dry in the Kiln Shed Finished Hokey Pokey Ice-Creams with colorful bunting Glazed Hokey Pokey in its stand
2011 || glaced clay || Hokey Pokey is a quintessentially Kiwi flavor, and one of those rare treats that belong to today as much as to your childhood. The detail on these individually hand-made Hokey Pokey cones in a Tip-Top Ice Cream stand is so life-like that it’s hard to believe they aren’t melting away … Continue reading It’s a Kiwi Summer! — Childhood Memories
2011 || glazed clay || This particular piece is a one-off, and complements the rest of the Hokey Pokey series. The inspiration for the piece is the disappearing flipside of summer, of being the one kid who falls down while walking with his ice-cream. Disappearing Dreams It is the reverse side of the story to the other … Continue reading Disappearing Dreams — Tears & Tantrums
2011 || glazed clay, recycled materials || The most famous condiment in the world is called not ketchup, but tomato sauce in New Zealand. When someone decided to start serving this delicious tangy sauce in a tomato shaped plastic bottle, the container became one of the most iconic sights in every coffee lounge and home across the two islands. The … Continue reading Living A Saucy Life
2011 || clay, recycled materials || Buzzy Bees are one of the most iconic Kiwiana items, manufactured in New Zealand since the 1930’s. Lizzette’s clay rendition of this classic toy combines clay-work with nostalgia-inspired recycled materials. Buzzy bees were featured in Lizzette’s 2011 Kiwiana inspired exhibition. Today, most of them are in private collections, but one … Continue reading Buzzy Buttons