About the studio

My designs are inspired by Matauranga  Maori ( Maori Knoweledge) and my interest in the decorative arts, I am an avid collector of Kiwiana retro homewares.

My environment, nature and scenery provide me with a great selection off flora and fauna in which I can draw inspiration from the colours, silhouette and feel. As a self confessed fashion activist. the social temperature of the times often guides  some of the pieces in my collections.

Jeanine In the media

Read a Geat interview of Jeanine on 3 pages (Herald sun – 2014)

A video of Jeanine and Shona Tawhiao (Mamo event – 2015)

An article  (The Friday Melbourne paper – 2015)

An article about (Sydney Morning Herald Sept 2014)


Jeanine Clarkin Clothing and Products are available at 21 waikare road Waheke Island (New Zealand). My studio is a revamped, re-occupied Old Waiheke Police Statio, rebirthed as :

Waikare on Waikare

Jeanine Clarkin

Design Store and studio



Base for Toi Tu Haere Maori Arts Collective

Feel free to come take a look at the studio, talk with me or to order a unique piece of design.

Open Tuesday – Saturday 10-5pm with a late night on fridays till 7 pm’ pop in and visit, we’d love to see you. If you are coming for a day trip just get the bus to the first stop in the village and walk along to n°23 xjc.


Postal  address : 21 Waikare road Waheke Island

On Facebook : Jeanine Clarkin Design

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