Nidito, Spanish for "Little Nest"

Carolina Vargas-Gonzalez of Nidito tell us all about her new venture...

Nidito, spanish for “little nest” is the name of my brand and that’s what I’m all about, everything I make is handcrafted with love in small batches and often one-of-a-kind pieces to make someone else’s little nest (home) cosy, warm, pretty…

I love the idea of creating tableware that people will use to share beautiful moments together or little vases and plant hangers that will add a little touch to your home and make you smile.  I’ve always been a creative person, passionate about interior design, plants, textiles, handmade goods etc... I love making spaces and things to look pretty. 

I got serious about clay after attending a local ceramic workshop at Ventana Creative Collective, since then i haven’t stopped creating & hand building is my happy place, but I also enjoy other techniques. Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time on my old girl (electric wheel) and I’m loving it, I recently set up a little home studio (my partner’s old tool shed that I’ve completely taken over and slowly I’ve been equipping it.

Having this space to work from has been amazing, as it gets very busy making a lot of pieces for shops, custom orders or the pop up shops.

I’ve met so many creative locals since I started on my clay/macrame journey, that’s how Martinborough Makers was born.  Rachel Bartlett (ceramic artist) and myself came up with this idea, so a bunch of us makers, could put ourselves out there through Pop Up Shops around the Wairarapa, sharing what we make.

We had our first pop up in July this year in Martinborough and it was a total success, we were overwhelmed by the support from all the locals.

(Above) Rachel Bartlett & Carolina Alejandra Vargas Gonzalez

Our next Pop Up Shop is in Greytown on the 18 November at Cuckoo Cafe (10am - 3.30pm).

We can’t wait to show you all what we’ve been up to, things are always better when shared. So if you’re in Greytown please stop by for a chat, a coffee or some handmade Christmas gifts, we would love to see you there.

Carolina Vargas-Gonzalez
Handcrafted Ceramics & Macrame
Instagram: nidito_nz
Instagram: martinboroughmakers
Email:  nidito_nz@hotmail.com

You can also purchase my products at Ventana Creative Collective in Martinborough, Canary & Co Collective in Greytown and The Land Girl in Pirinoa.

Karina Hailwood
Creative Director
Martinborough Village 
Guest writer: Carolina Vargas-Gonzalez
"Let us show you the magic of our region" 
Enquiries to karina@coolc.co.nz
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