30 July 2010

Metalworks Forgery

Nope - don't call your local constable - not that type of forgery!

This is our our workshop keeps warm in winter - we fire up the forge and handcraft some lovely stuff in metal.

Below, Paul is working on scrolls for a client's custom balustrade.

And a very short video for you for the "live action" effect - hope it loads for you:)

23 July 2010

Trolley Dollies

Oh Gosh! Not only are our workshop boys an attractive bunch of lads, but they can actually make your life easier too!

Thank you Wanaka Wastebusters and the Elsie and Ray Armstrong Trust for helping to keep Wanaka Cleaner and Greener.

02 June 2010


Hopefully you can read the print in the article!

26 May 2010

Has Ernie Shrunk?

or are we involved in an artistic sculptural collaboration with Martin Hill?? You decide! More to come...

27 April 2010

Whiskey A Go Go

Whiskey or Whisky? Depends where you are from really... Wikipedia has this to offer on the origin of the word:
Whisky is a shortened form of usquebaugh, which English borrowed from Gaelic (Irish uisce beatha and Scottish uisge beatha). This compound descends from Old Irish uisce, "water", and bethad, "of life" and meaning literally "water of life". It meant the same thing as the Latin aqua vītae which had been applied to distilled drinks since early 14th century. Other early spellings include usquebea (1706) and iskie bae (1583). In the Irish Annals of Clonmacnoise in 1405, the first written record of whiskey appears describing the death of a chieftain at Christmas from "taking a surfeit of aqua vitae". In Scotland, the first evidence of whisky production comes from an entry in the Exchequer Rolls for 1494 where malt is sent "To Friar John Cor, by order of the king, to make aquavitae".
And we have something a little easier to swallow - our "ambidextrous" Whisk(e)y Room sign. Perfect for your home bar, your outdoor barbecue area or wherever you have a space approximately 2m wide!
Manufactured from mild steel with a rusted finish and complete with holes already drilled for ease of attachment, this sign was originally destined for a bar in the region, who have now gone with a new sign with the "e"-less spelling.

So it is time for the Whiskey To Go Go! It could be yours...come and see us at 54 Ballantyne Rd

06 April 2010

Ring My Bell

We are pleased to announce that Ernie (once again!) has earned an award for his work - this one presented by the Wanaka Art Society Incorporated for his piece "Cowbell", pictured below, in the Sculpture category.

Congratulations Ernie! This item (along with more sculptural works and all sorts of other things to ring your bell) available for viewing personally at our gallery space - 54 Ballantyne Road Wanaka.

11 February 2010

Lip Service

Looking for something a bit special for your lover - well aside from our much talked about marshmallow forks (always the perfect answer for your Valentine!) our "Kissing Gate" below could also do the trick.

Currently residing on our Gallery wall as an art piece, it was originally designed as a - you guessed it - gate...function as well as form!

Mount it above your bed! (The Kissing Gate that is.)


27 January 2010

Gallery Teaser

For those of you who have visited our website, you will know by now that we also have a Gallery onsite, which houses some of the artistic works of Ernie Maluschnig.

So for all you virtual onlookers, we now take a step just inside the door - fresh and clean for 2010 after a bit of a Christmas clearout (congratulations to the new owners of several of Ernie's original pieces!)

In view are two of Ernie's sculptural works: "Slice of Heaven" in the foreground, and a two piece work (2nd in a series, 1 peice partially obscured) entitled "Rusty Sails 2".

Also shown are several other pieces including a custom mirror on the left (sorry - sold this morning!) a bespoke pair of nest tables with a hand-beaten bell displayed on top, a 5-foot candelabra, custom "kissing" gate (partially obscured), sunflower sculpture and one of a pair of handcrafted leaf/flower motif chandeliers.

So for the tactile experience (and to get a proper look at the obscured pieces!), all welcome to the "real" gallery at 54 Ballantyne Road Wanaka.