About The Makers
In our gallery you will find handmade and beautifully crafted New Zealand jewellery.
The Makers are very proud to represent a diverse group of artisans from around our beautiful country. Our ethos is to represent artisan - makers, to promote hand-made, local talent and to bring those to you, our wonderful customers, hungry for beautiful, meaningful taonga (treasures). We began in 2015 as a small pop-up gallery located in our workshop, based in the funky Te Aro arts precinct in Wellington. What started with a spark of an experiment, blossomed into a thriving jewellery gallery, operating from our bustling studio, welcoming in new local artists, and making wonderful connections with our clientele. In 2020, with the challenges working around Covid19 presented to a retail world we were able to be flexible and work as a solely online gallery when needed, and to re-open our Wellington gallery premises once the need for lockdown had receded.
We are very pleased to be able to open at The Makers 65 Abel Smith St in Wellington once again. Our regular hours are from Wednesday to Friday 10am - 6pm and on Saturdays from 10am - 4pm. Work that you see here online will also be available at our physical premises.
Our business has always worked around our needs as humans, as parents, as sisters and brothers, and as artists. The ability to have a fuller online representation of our artist's work means that the business can support us as our families grow, and our studio locations have changed around the country. While outside of Wellington we are an online gallery, we are still humans and artists behind The Makers, and we welcome contact from you, our wearers, who will always be the focus of why we create jewellery.