...the creative response


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

I am Carla Woollaston

Rangitikei/Manawatu creative agent who provides

  • process development & coaching
  • materials, 
  • art works, 
  • workshops & experiences

 for personal, community and commercial creativity.



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.


Logo - Thistleburn Pottery - includes a scottish thistle
A gaggle of Carla Woollaston's Cast Porcelain Tumblers

The Shelter Syndicate

I am designing the system that I want to be a customer of

  • Progressive home ownership
  • Destroy barriers to participation
  • Long term sustainable culture
  • A "get secure steadily" system


Logo - Thistleburn Pottery - includes a scottish thistle
A gaggle of Carla Woollaston's Cast Porcelain Tumblers


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


Logo - Sculpture Play 3D - Manawatu Sculptor

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

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Visit Ochre Arts NZ

Ochre Arts

Art Supplies, Found Stash, Workshop Studio, Creative Exhibitions, OwnGrown Plants & Gifts, and Coffee...

All on State Highway One,Bulls. Central to Manawatu and Whanganu Artists. In the eye of our travelling visitors.

I welcome you back instore, with click & collect, NZ wide shipping of most lines and regional drop off services too.

Go to OchreArts.nz for more updates.

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.

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The next best time is right now.

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