The instinct for rock began as a child, Amie Redpath began collecting Fossils in Te Waewae Bay on the south coast of New Zealand.
Being a self-taught artist, Amie began experimenting with stone in 2009. She created her first mortar and pestle out of necessity, while living on an island off the coast of the Coromandel. Many years later, after making a mortar and pestle as an engagement present for some relatives and after much encouragement, I created my business, Homeground NZ in late summer 2016.
She has been living permanently in the stunning volcanic landscape of Whangarei Heads, for about 5 years with her family, gifting us all with wonderful coastal living. Amie has always found great strength in the great outdoors. It is a pleasure connect her passions of art, nature and cuisine to create unique works from stone.
Amie is motivated and inspired by nature: the beach, the ocean , the elements. She loves choosing a rock and an idea and seeing how she can fuse the two. The mix of rough natural surfaces and those she creates, smooth flowing lines and curves is essential to her work.
Amie works primarily with stone, keeping her pieces authentic, sustainable and Eco-driven. She believes in longevity of a piece: high quality in terms of workmanship, detail, stone hardness and beauty, lasting simple designs to be treasured over generations.
Homeground NZ is focused on useful objects, particularly Tableware, and other useful products. Recently, Amie has begun designing and producing a series of sculptural pieces, drawing inspiration from the Neolithic Period, to more modern and abstract designs.
Homeground NZ has been featured in the Cuisine Magazine, New Zealand's foremost gastronomic magazine favoured by chefs and foodies alike.
She has commissioned pieces for numerous top restaurants and vineyards around New Zealand, such as Roots Restaurant, Lyttleton; Clooney, Auckland; Craggy Range Vineyard, Hawkes Bay.
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