Maryke du Plessis has been producing handcrafted jewellery since 2010. Maryke obtained her degree in Graphic Design at NWU but moved on to fulfill her dream in jewellery design and manufacturing at Liz Loubser Jewellers.
She also spent a few years in London, England under the leadership of skilled fine jeweller Ming Lampson, and received her certificate in gemmology at the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. Upon her return to South Africa she moved to Heidelberg with her husband and started her own business called Moonraker Design Jewellery, specializing in engagement rings and custom designed jewellery.
Nadrie Botha was born in Springs, Johannesburg in 1984. She grew up in Piet Retief, a small town in Mpumalanga and her love for the arts
became evident at a young age. Nadrie excelled in music and art as school subjects, receiving acknowledgment for her achievements on a regular basis.
Nadrie was accepted into the North West University’s prestigious music programme in 2003, but after her first year of study it became clear that her calling lay with the visual arts instead. She enrolled for a BA Graphic Design degree, which she obtained in 2007, and was a finalist at the Loerie Awards for her student work. Nadrie’s passion for art lead her to become a teacher, allowing her to share her expertise with high school students at Wendywood High School. Nadrie continues her art where she explores themes of humanity and current social issues.
Joalet Reyneke found her artistic voice in photography in 2012. Although growing up in a home where documenting e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g was normal practice, it was only after university that she found a way to express her perceptions of life. Portrait photography for her is half documenting the way she sees the world and the other half is being creative in telling someone’s story. Discovering that creating art and the process of being artistic manages to expose us to ourselves in the most interesting ways, she built her photography business - creating images that are romantic, spontaneous and artistic.