Hi, I’m Pip Gillespie living in gorgeous Wanaka. If you’re like me, you love a great glass of vino (or a tipple of your choice) with a platter filled with your favourite food – cheese, crackers, bread and produce from home, the apple tree or from your efforts in the kitchen or that fresh produce you just bought at the local weekly market.
Where + Markets + Online
It’s super-convenient for you! Come say hello at the markets, or if you can’t be there, you can shop online or make contact with me through email or phone, as no matter what way we meet, I’d be delighted to describe the unique characteristics and story of the piece you are choosing.
Most weekends from Spring to Autumn, you’ll find me at a market around the Central Otago region and we’ll instantly be talking like long-lost friends. Pop by, share a yarn and get a feel for which piece “calls you.”
- Saturdays – Remarkables Market – Queenstown
- Sundays – Cromwell Farmers Market
- Sundays – Wanaka Market
- Geraldine Country Fete
- Wanaka Annual Wine Festival
- Clyde Annual Food and Wine Festival
- Wanaka A&P Show
- Christchurch A&P Show
- Cromwell Annual Festive Fete Market
- Cromwell Spring Market
- Lake Hayes A&P Show
Or if you’re not in the neighbourhood, or overseas and can’t wait to enjoy some Kiwi rustic goodness, it’s easy to shop here!
Who + my hero + my legacy + my people
Ooh, that linseed smell makes me tingle. It sticks to my nostrils and makes my hair stand on end and brings back some lovely memories of going to dad’s woodshed. I loved that man because he was so big, strong and actually, he was my hero. Isn’t it incredible how textures, smells and beauty can bring back those fond memories?
The creation you buy will also bring with it memories, but will be at future occasions that you’ll continue to talk about and remember fondly.
I cherished going into dad’s shed to potter. Wow, what a privilege to now be pottering – making something special – and my legacy is also now including my kids who are stacking shelves, labelling, packaging and handcrafting.
I love the company of
* the local Central Otago vineyard growers
* the man whose teaching me this craft
* women and families
* hospitality providers
* luxury lodge owners
* my own family and friends who are dear to my heart