Anna Hamilton


Jewellery and Acrylic Painting

I love design and being creative, whether in precious metals, gemstones, paint, spaces or technology. To me, life is creative – whether  painting, designing a piece of jewellery, building a house, designing/landscaping a garden, or designing/developing a website!

I am intrigued by people as much as being creative. I love how people interact, how they see the world. That’s why developing our current property gives me the best of all worlds –our guests in the accommodation, garden and property design, and my jewellery and art. All of this sums up the energy behind my work.

I can't remember a time I didn't make things (clothes, paintings, stringing beads) but it didn't register with me that I could really be creative for a career so I went into marketing - although that can be seen as a form of creating.  Over the last 15  years I have realised I can do what I love.....

The jewellery designs are inspired by the understanding that jewellery needs to work in  everyday life while adding a touch of sparkle.   There's a choice of what's on show in the gallery, or an individual piece can be designed and made.

Anna first started to learn metal-smithing from master goldsmith and jeweller Dorthe Kristiensen in Wellington and attended the workshops for around eight years.  She now works out of a studio attached to The Art Place Gallery where you will find her during KOAST.

Click on the images below to see enlargements of her work and scroll through the slideshow.

Ben Flynn


I started making jewellery 20 years ago after looking to buy a ring and finding nothing that appealed to me. In 1998 I opened Royal Jewelley studio in Kingsland Auckland selling my own and 35 other New Zealand jewellers work.

I have been based in Kerikeri for the past 13 years and am now sharing an creative studio space in town with my partner/photographer Jess Burges. I create handmade contemporary engagement and wedding rings, earrings and other unique jewellery pieces, with unique textural finishes using a combination of precious metals, diamonds and gemstones.