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Artist in Residence- Michelle Mayn

Artist in Residence – Michelle Mayn

Artist in Residence - Michelle May


Michelle Mayn is part way through a 3 month Artist in Residence program here at Wharepuke in Kerikeri NZ . Michelle is a New Zealand fibre artist using both natural and modern fibres.

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Michelle Mayn uses traditional Maori weaving techniques often mixing materials to produce new and exciting textures and colour combinations on modern bags or highlights on more traditional kete (basketry).


In her latest works the subtle hues and textures of plant fibres such as tree fern, Kapok, rush and lichen are highlighted in a simple little rourou(food container) made of Harakeke/New Zealand Flax from fibres harvested here at Wharepuke. 


Michelle’s blog can be found at Michelle Mayn

More about our Artist Residence options here at Wharepuke Kerikeri NZ