Our Story

I have always had a love for beautiful decor and designs. Born and raised in South Africa, my taste in design had largely been influenced by my home country.

After moving to the 'Coolest Little Capital in the World' three years ago,  I started seeking out creative and unique decor & accessories to fill my new home. Naturally I was drawn to the work of artisans who crafted products inspired by nature and the vibrant South African culture.

I wanted to find a way to fill my home with these beautiful and inspiring items, but also to share them with my friends in my new country, New Zealand.

And so Cotton & Clay was born - a Wellington based online store offering handcrafted lifestyle products and homewares.

Each product has been carefully sourced from artists and designers that have used their exceptional skill to create products that are special and unique, yet functional and of the highest quality. They embrace the use of locally sourced materials and value fair & ethical labour.

These artisans have used their traditional craft to create modern and contemporary products that are inspired by local design but with an international flair.

My dream is to continue sourcing products from small artisan businesses so that you can enrich your lives and homes with beautiful things!

Michelle xx

"Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love" - Nate Berkus