JACQUI BIRCH - (Ngapuhi te iwi)
Jacqui has been living in Piha for over 4 years and loves the West Coast.
She gained a Diploma in Maori Fine Arts (Raranga) at Unitec, Auckland 2001 and has tutored at Manukau Institute Tech and Unitec, Auckland. She has had several solo exhibitions.
She feels very lucky to be living locally in Piha where she has so much inspiration from the environment, landscape and natural weaving materials to create beautiful woven creations. Jacqui has a passion for weaving and loves using pingao and harakeke. She believes in the importance of sharing her knowledge of raranga to keep the culture alive.