Hot Art Ltd.
“Inspired Design, Created with Passion”
Director and Creative Designer, Andrea Cocker
Hot Art’s distinctive style has been growing in popularity in NZ for over a decade now and is set to continue its upward trajectory in both creativity and demand. Andrea, who is Irish born, has made New Zealand home since 2007, and is raising her three little kiwis with her husband on Auckland’s North Shore.
Andrea trained and worked as an Architect in the north east of England, Newcastle-upon Tyne, for 12 years until her first son was born. She then delved into another creative arena of fused glass, creating jewellery and unique glass artworks while her children were pre-schoolers.
Taking on the Hot Art mantle in 2014, Andrea has discovered a new passion in handmade ceramics and is excited about the future and possibilities of this stunning brand.
From inside her home studio, Andrea and her team create an array of funky ceramic pieces that are made perfectly for any space. There’s an incredible sense of teamwork throughout the highly creative and lovingly cared for process of a Hot Art product coming into being. Chanelle, who works alongside Andrea in the studio, brings her photography, design and glazing skills to the table as Hot Art orders continue to fly nationwide to Design Stores, Galleries, Florists, Garden Centres, Exhibitions and the NZ Gift Fair.
Hot Art’s high quality and diverse range means anyone looking for a beautiful, pretty, quirky or sometimes slightly more random piece, will find something to suit their tastes. Hot Art has clear roots in our love of New Zealand and has always sung the kiwiana song, embracing our culture and surroundings then adding the Hot Art flair.
The team love having new retailers on board and continue to receive great feedback on the NZ ceramic products. Today, the size and flexibility of the business enables Hot Art to customise NZ ceramic designs for clients without the need to commit to large production quantities. This offers flexibility to retailers wanting a point of difference within the range, or businesses who want to offer the products as unique, customised corporate gifts. At the heart of the business is an integrity and devotion to create beautiful ceramics and a pride in the relationships it forges between people throughout our industry. Hot Art strives for consistent excellence in quality and service, and aims to build long lasting relationships with clients.