Name: Ross Heywood
Where are you from?: Invercargill / Queenstown
What do you sell at the market?: Handmade Jewellery and Functional Artwork using Genuine Antique Keys
Why did you choose to work in the medium you do?: I love creating unique none commercial items and having a love of antiques it is great fun putting life back into items that we can only dream of the stories they can tell.
What do you love about the market?: Meeting people from all over the world and it is a bit of a social day as I work on my own.
Who is your biggest inspiration?: Kandinsky mainly because of what he said about art about 100 years ago. He said “ Too much is read into the meaning of art. What matters is the effective contact it has with your soul.” This is so true especially today.
What's the one thing you can't live without?: My partner Toyoko and my pet Guinea Fowl Twink who unfortunately has been taken away from me far too soon. I miss him dearly.
What has been your biggest adventure?: Three months in Japan. Fantastic country.
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