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Artist, Painter & Teacher


Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture, Textiles & Weaving

Artist Bio:

Having spent four decades involved in various art and crafts, including pottery, sculpture, scrapbooking (both on and off the page) and mixed media painting, Sharlene has returned to her roots. Carrying on the work started by her mother 20 years ago, she has become a weaver and teacher, bringing a contemporary interpretation to kakahu (korowai). Inspired by traditional designs, but using modern materials, she specialises in hand-woven wearable art and miniature hand-woven designs in box frames. Feathers are always a feature in her designs. She also makes available some simple designs using hessian as a base to provide contemporary korowai framed art at a lower price.

Commissions are also available for full, half or three-quarter length clocks for special occasions or to keep as family heirlooms.


Contemporary Shoulder Cape showing asymmetric basket-weave © Sharlene Hasler 2022


Contemporary Shoulder Cape showing twist weave © Sharlene Hasler 2022


Sharlene wearing a Contemporary Shoulder Cape showing shell weaving © Sharlene Hasler 2022


Miniature Korowai © Sharlene Hasler 2022


Miniature Korowai in a box-frame © Sharlene Hasler 2022


Sharlene weaving a korowai © Sharlene Hasler 2022



2022 Mahurangi Artist Studio Trail

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