Husband-and-wife duo Sarah and Todd Sisson are putting Clyde on the destination-shopping map with their unique homeware store and photography gallery.
After 10 years as landscape photographers and the owners of a commercial studio, Sarah and Todd Sisson launched Folklore in 2016, with the adjoining Sisson Gallery opening last year to display the pair’s photography.
The stars of Folklore are New Zealand-made pieces designed by Sarah and Todd, including their photos of Central Otago, linen cushions, cashmere scarves, note-cards and furniture, there is a range of soaps, skincare and candles packaged in their prints. They’ve also designed ceramics, log carriers and chopping boards.
Handmade ceramics designed by Sarah and Todd feature a depiction of the Central Otago landscape, which is dear to the couple’s hearts. The South Islanders, who met at Canterbury University, have lived in the area for 10 years and were in Dunedin prior to that. Their current home lies between Clyde and Alexandra. “As landscape photographers, we really appreciate the genuine four seasons that occur in Central Otago.” They were inspired to pursue landscape photography after a year in Canada’s Rocky Mountains.