Resene Riptide by interior trends and customer favourites, but also “the colours that appeal to us and inspire us”, says Anna. “There is a real trend among customers for items with a pop of really bright colour, particularly in things like coasters. It really works,” says Anna. “Sometimes the design comes first then we’ll think about what colour will work,” says Mary. “And sometimes a colour will inspire a design. It’s a mix of both.” Customers will also request a specific colour, which they can create as a bespoke product. The Inscribe customer base ranges from corporates to individuals and their biggest-selling item at the moment is the beautiful Te Reo clock, shown on the wall behind Anna and Mary at left. In fact, all Inscribe’s clocks have become so popular they have recently upgraded to a second larger laser-cut machine to accommodate the increased demand. Despite all the growth the business is still run from Anna’s Mt Maunganui property. “We are busy and popular enough that we could take things to a larger industrial level. But we don’t want that,” says Anna. “We want to keep it just mum and I, and be able to still have that hands-on creative input. We put so much love into these products. “The biggest reward for us is the genuinely lovely comments from our customers. We love receiving pictures of our creations in their homes. “It’s been a lot of trial and error, and you have your ups and downs but we have exceeded what we thought was possible in the past four years.” For more, see Left: Anna and Mary in front of one of their popular Te Reo clocks, finished in Resene Riptide. Right: 3D Name Wall Hangings and Spinning Tops, all finished in Resene paints. words Kerri Jackson portrait Chris Parker 0800 50 70 40 TM Bespoke interior finishes created by ROCKCOTE and finished by Rockcote Artisan plasterers will leave you inspired. Hand applied with creativity, and passion our specialist, all Natural Material interior plasters can be coloured from a wide range of genuine Resene colours to complement your other interior surfaces. Define your space Artisan Interiors