...the creative response
I am Carla Woollaston
Rangitikei/Manawatu creative agent who provides
- process development & coaching
- art works,
- workshops & experiences
for personal, community and commercial creativity.
Creativity changes people & it is people who change the world.
Ochre Arts is my little art supply service. You can order online or shop personally with me.
I have a collection of Art Supplies that suit professional to play and learn artists.
I currate shopping lists for groups to make finding the right stuff easier. For example...."UCOL Photography Students"
I ship NZ wide and I do arty visits through Rangitikei, Whanganui, Manawatu, Tararua & Horowhenua.
Craving the process rhythm of playing with mud I have developed a cherished starting point
- Cast porcelain drinkware
- Random pottery makings
- Small group workshops
- Contract kiln firing (1 cubic foot)
- Pottery supplies
Plants & Plant Lifestyle
Always, always I have been creative with flowers and plants.
Keep an eye out for my...
- House Plants
- Edible seedlings
And on very special occasions I can be found doing the flowers!
Oamaru Stone Sculpting
A long love of reductive sculpting has lead to sharing this work with novice and experienced sculptors
- One Day Workshops
- Evening Classes for returning sculptors
- Process Planning appointments
- Sculptures, commissions and Oamaru stone sales continue
Timber & Twigwood
Willow is a new exploration in my creative journey. The sheep got in on my cuttings two years in a row so wish me luck with the 2021 plantings.
As a tinyblock holder I have been open to creativity that I can grow at home.
I'm also a bit devoted to slowing the tide of timber that ends up in landfill. You will find projects and materials that are my response to that waste stream.
Glass & Mosaic
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
- Headstone commissions
- Mosaic materials
- Glass and mosaic art
Jarma Bums are hand made in Manawatu, NZ. I am a novice sewer who has taken a shine to retro sheets and bedlinen. The Jarma Bums project is a slow life activism about textile waste.
Such gorgeous old fabrics! Such fun!
I am looking for a designer/maker to undertake a summer internship
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.
The next best time is right now.
Don’t put off your own creative response any longer!