Buzzy Buttons

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 remains as an installation in Lizzette’s Courtyard Garden.

  1. Line-up of glazed Buzzy Buttons waiting for their second firing
  2. Buzzy Button taking in the afternoon sun in the Studioville Courtyard Garden