About

We are not out to conquer the world, just make it a little more beautiful.

Piece-Makers is a online space where you will find truly beautiful products and the work of makers and designers who are not everywhere else on the world-wide-web.

We have brought you a range of goods that we truly love and want to live with and we also have a handful of makers from whom you can buy from directly. We are not some big online retailer and whenever possible we endeavour to bring the buyers and makers together without anyone in between. Each of our stalls has been carefully selected so that the beauty and quality of the items is consistent throughout the site.

Who is Maggie?  

It is Maggie's picture you see at the top there. She is our muse and inspiration. Maggie can not be constrained by time or space. She can be reporting back to you from a design fair in Milan while simultaneously rescuing orphaned lambs on a farm in Hawke's Bay. She is all about true beauty, the kind that comes from within as well as from without. Piece-Makers has been borne out of Maggie's endless yearning to make the world more beautiful.

Who are we?

Fiona Hosford (Founder/Director), wife, mother, maker, sometimes interior stylist, coffee addict and lover of all things beautiful. Former owner and director of  mid century design store Piece Ltd and founder of The Craft & Design Market in Havelock North, also stall-holder at Piece Ltd, Washi Shop and The Candle Maker. 

Aaron Hosford (Founder/Director), husband, father, graphic designer, sounding board and tolerator. Founder of Font Design Studio Ltd and stall-holder at the Font Design Book stall.

Who are the Piece-Makers?

Pippa Chambers is the stall-holder at Pippa.C.  She is a Havelock North based grandmother and something of a textiles junky.  She has made a beautiful collection of skirts for girls aged 4 to 10 years using fabrics hand-picked from Liberty's of London

Perry Davies is otherwise known as "The Birdhouse Man",  has been making art and designing furniture since the mid-1970's. He lives in in Ongaonga, Central Hawke 's Bay where he has converted an old colonial shop into his living and workshop spaces.

Leanne Culy is an artist and the designer and the owner of Homebase Collections, a range of New Zealand Homeware designed and created at her home for your home.

Nga Waiata (a Maori name which means 'the songs' or 'music' and pronounced naaaa-y-a-taa) is originally from Hawke's Bay and now based in London, makes jewellery from sustainably mined Brazillian crystals and recycled native  hardwoods.

Soo Jang, stall-holder at Soo's Garden has developed her range of beautiful organic skincare using natural ingredients that she grows in her own small, suburban garden.Want to join us?

Are you a Piece-Maker? Would you like to sell your wares through our beautiful online market? Or would you like us to sell them for you?  Go to our apply page and we'll tell you all about it.

To find out more about our Saturday morning markets, go here.