Rope & Co
Opening: September 15 10:00 am
Viewing: September 15 until September 21
“Hi, I’m Kelly – owner and maker behind Rope & Co.
I have always had a passion for handmade and over the years have dabbled in a number of mediums, recently settling on leather and polymer clay.
Rope & Co was born from an excess of leather (left over from another project) and expanded to include polymer clay out of a desire to include pattern and texture. The two mediums are predominantly kept separate but on occasion there will be mixed media collections.
I am a mother to two young girls and live with my husband in rural New Zealand, just north of Whanganui. I work part-time as an Engineer Geologist and making earrings lets me use the creative part of my brain. I started Rope & Co three years ago when I was looking for a way to stay home while the children were young so I turned my hobby into something more. I dabble in mixed media art and graphic design so you could say I love colour and exploring many forms of graphic design so you could say I love colour and exploring many forms of creativity.
All making is done in my home studio – designed, cut, sanded, assembled and packaged by me. You will occasionally see me at markets around the lower North Island and am slowly starting to get my work into stores.”
-Kelly Horrocks, 2021