Pewter Kea Art Collaboration with New Zealand Artist, Totaea Rendell

Ninette recently saw Totaea’s work on a local Facebook page promoting New Zealand Made Products called Chooice.

She was instantly captivated by Totaea’s powerful Kea Design and knew it would look incredible if the detail could be brought to life in a 3-dimensional pewter artwork.

She reached out for a possible art collaboration and Totaea agreed for her to emboss his design in metal.

Totaea original drawing Kea on the left and Ninette's metal interpretation of Kea

About Totaea Rendell

Totaea Rendell is an Artist/Designer living in Papamoa Beach in the beautiful Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

Born in Auckland, raised in Wellington and studied at the Auckland Institue of Technology, Totaea has worked in the field of visual arts for over two decades between Aotearoa and the U.S.A.

Totaea brings a style that is characterised by bold, strong clean lines. Constantly exploring New Zealand and Maori cultural themes, Totaea has developed a thoughtful, highly creative, contemporary and at times humorous, range of products that speak to our unique “Kiwi-ness”.

Totaea is of Maori (Ngati Maru), Cook Island Maori, and English descent and enjoys bringing all of his passions; Art, Design, Culture and Travel together into his creative process.

Totaea’s Kea Design

New Zealand artist Totaea Rendell's artwork Kea

Turning Totaea’s Kea Design into a 3-D, hand-embossed Pewter Artwork

Join me for a behind-the-scenes look at how I embossed Totaea’s Kea design on Pewter Sheet. The entire process took 17.5 hours to complete.

Behind-the-scenes look at how the pewter Kea was embossed by Ninette
Hand-embossed Pewter Kea, made by Ninette Kruger
Hand-embossed Pewter Kea, made by Ninette Kruger

Ninette’s Interview with Totaea

Join our conversation and learn more about the inspiration behind Totaea’s art and what fuels his creativity:

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