The Waipu Tile Studio creates hand-decorated ceramic tiles depicting the everyday scenes of rural New Zealand – lush and green fern forests, sparkling harbors with yachts at anchor, and colorfully exotic native birds like the pukeko. The accurate portrayal in these tiles of the feel of the New Zealand countryside has given them lasting value to both New Zealanders and visitors alike.
Waipu Tile Studio was begun in 1975. In 1991, it was awarded the souvenir section of the American Express New Zealand Tourist Awards. The New Zealand Tourist Bureau uses Waipu Tiles for presentation overseas. Waipu Tiles have been mounted in many public buildings throughout New Zealand, including the Aotea Center in Auckland.
Waipu Tile Studio is owned and operated by Rod Bowey in the small town of Waipu north of Auckland.
Please visit the following site to see examples of tiles that are exported to California, US…
Ph: (09) 4320141