Modelling their colourful wares of knitted and other garments, Helena and Tarja are trading under the label Sensorie. But there is more to Sensorie than just clothing: Performance arts, design, festivals, and Tarja Pabbruwe has a proud history of success at the World of Wearable Art.
Richard is a regular at the Titirangi Village Market, with a fine display of his pottery. And an added bonus is the fact that he brings his wheel, working on his pieces as we watch. No handshakes, though, but generous smiles and explanations!
Sunday was a beautiful day to enjoy the market at Titirangi (every last Sunday of the month, except that the April Market was held on May 2, because of Anzac Day). Yesterday’s post showed some of the colour of the occasion, here we bring an additional collection of impressions.
From left to right, top to bottom:
Phil Toms entertains,
Pukeko Bakery tempts,
Monni paints faces ($3 for little images, $5 half and $10 full face);
On the last Sunday of every month (except December, when it is scheduled on the second Sunday for last-minute Christmas shopping) Titirangi has its popular market: arts, crafts, produce, good music and food, make sure to be there tomorrow; from 10 to 2.
Jennifer Lamm and Simon Misdale at Saturday’s Titirangi Book Market. Jennifer is the president of the Auckland Ex Libris Society, and Simon is in the process of making a linocut of her book plate. Their society is Australasia’s oldest surviving bookplate society, looking back over a history of nearly 80 years. They have regular meetings with discussions covering a wide range of topics, not surprising as bookplates are meant to reflect aspects of the backgrounds and history of their owners and their interests, and a great deal of technicalities and stylistic matters go into the design of these objects. In 2005, a book by Ian Thwaites and Rie Fletcher celebrated: 75 years of Bookplates: Auckland Ex Libris Society 1920–1960 (Puriri Press, now out of print).
The Book Market was one of the events under the auspices of the Going West Books and Writers Festival 2010, whose main activities will take place at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall from September 10-12 (next weekend).