...the creative response

Please Phone 

Although parts of my website are improving, nothing beats old fashioned customer service. 

Please call Carla on 027 283 7662

You can ask questions and get customer service now.

(as long as it isn't "Unreasonable O'clock" thanks!)


I have changed from a bricks and mortar shop to a mobile service with a website during Rahui.

This is a physical move, a 100% stock take and the working out how to communicate tens of thousands of stock lines. It's a big job. 

Where the website doesn't help you yet I will.

I am Carla Woollaston, a Manawatu creative agent who provides Art Supplies, Process Development, Art Works, & Workshops for personal, community and commercial creativity. phone 027 283 7662, or Read more....

At Ochre Art Supplies we are working hard to make a new and responsive service, resilient enough to navigate NZ's rapidly changing outlook. We are now a home based business.

You can now buy online or by phone or email.

Deliveries and Click'Collect can be arranged. Including NZ wide couriers, Our special local drop offs, & Art Runs to neighboring districts.

We do not ship off shore. 

Shop for Art Supplies here

A selection of specials


Ochre Art Supplies

On 3 April 2019 we started work to build an art supplies service to support creatives and their art story.

We are working hard to respond to the changing needs of artists during Rahui & beyond.

Shop for Art Supplies here

Sculpture Play 3D

A long love of reductive sculpting has lead to sharing this work with novice and experienced sculptors.

Sculptures, commissions and Oamaru stone sales continue.

We look forward to workshops and night classes returning in alert 2 & 1 times.

Jarma Bums

What more could I want than to make recycled fabric, freestyle garments sewn in rural Manawatu.

Jarma Bums has been a folly of mine that I truly wish to indulge during Rahui


Creatives need Flash Retail

I love to help other creatives bring their work to an art adoring public!

Keep an eye on us for events and pop-ups.

And, of course I already have some treasures for you 

Thistleburn Pottery

Busting to play with mud has finally worked out to have a space and the tools to live the dream.

Just waiting for the kiln repair guy to get me firing again.

More updates soon!

Pica Collection

Glass and tile continue to fascinate me. 

The way these materials can be used to tell a story and how the reveal pops has always kept my creative attention.

Hoarding bright shiny things shows us that the magpie in my spirit is strong 

Saw-did Details

Here a passion for recycling shows again. With an 'in' to the window industry we try to keep timbers from going to landfill. 

Keep an eye on our projects that use reclaimed timber and also upcycled joinery.

Own Grown

Raised in a family where Dad fed us from the vege gardening and Mum was sought after for her landscaping prowess, I couldn't help but love plants.

I love succulents & houseplants, and have a bit of a homesteader's bent that may lead to self sufficiency one day.


we No longer have two Locations


Online, Phone & Email Orders

Courier, Drop-off, Pick-up & Art Runs

We are working hard to build a service that looks after your creativity needs in these unfamiliar times. Please join our newsletter to keep informed about changes. Keep well & keep creating.



(321 Main Street Palmerston North)

We have decided to CLOSE our retail in Palmerston North



Creativity gives us freedom!

In the same way that confidence gives us freedom, I think creativity makes us able to cause change in our lives. The practice of a creative process primes our world view to openness. In this openness we are more able to strike upon solutions.

Creativity is kin to Ecology!

In the same way that frugality sits opposite to waste, I see a creative response as a way to lessen our footprint on our ecology. Where we can engage creativity to meet our recreation and functional needs we have a real opportunity to design and take responsibility for how our actions impact the world around us.

Creativity changes people & it is people who change the world.

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The next best time is right now.

Don’t put off your own creative response any longer!


Now a mobile service
Looking after Artists near & far

027 283 7662

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