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About Us

Based in the beautiful Doubtless Bay, Far North, New Zealand we take our inspiration from the ocean around us and create unique Stainless Steel fish designs.

Mangonui, Doubtless Bay

Starting in 2013 we started off with different products than we do now. They were more kiwiana and fish but made differently. It was not until a few years later we came up with a way to add multiple fish on a backing sheet. That is when things changed and when things got busy!

Making in the region of 484 Single Fish, 288 Small Schools and 44 large schools (these are schools with 22 to 100 fish on each piece per year we have grown since our first pieces and that first year of production.

With so many individual pieces being produced we obviously have some favourites and one of those would be our large and super dense sardine bait school, were we included 217 fish with the size being 1.8meters. The uniformity of the fish flow and the real denseness is just so appealing and all you can see is fish!! Another of our favourites would be our baitfish schools which use our smallest fish, we do these in various colours.

We are able to cater to just about all needs and requirements for personal installations and have produced individually crafted pieces for a number of people, such as our first large piece commissioned, using over 200 fish in an egg shape that we hadn’t thought of and in which we have carried on with in many variations. Whatever your creative ideas are we can cater to your ideas.

When we get asked to make a customised piece, after a general get to know each other and chat.

Firstly, we will ask for wall dimensions & photos of your wall.

Secondly, we’ll get a basic idea of shape and preferred fish species you would like to incorporate, this includes colour choice, size, depth, denseness and direction the fish need to be swimming i.e. heading out to the ocean or swimming in the front door. From there the ideas float between the team and you the customer until all are happy and we get the go ahead to start making.

We like to involve you in the whole process so we, offer regular email updates with photos on progress, facetime calls if requested along with any added input that you may have. We always try to put you the customer first.   

All of our designs are made in our own workshop and we use 316 marine grade stainless steel to create all our pieces as well as Lacquer/ clear coating them.

 

Keep an eye out here for our latest developments as well as on our social media pages as we look to adding more designs which capture more movement in the fish.

 

Whether its a main piece for the home, a gift or a talking point in the courtyard we can create the perfect artwork for any occasion and area.