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Featured Artist Galleries - Jade & Pounamu

Necklaces, Pendants and Sculptures

These exotic necklaces, pendants and sculptures are are all hand carved from a variety of jades and Pounamu in both traditional Maori carving styles and very contemporary designs.

The beauty of real New Zealand Pounamu is unsurpassed ranging in colour from semi translucent with swirls of green that seem to float deep within the stone to the rare and exotic flower jades found nowhere else in the world.
Pounamu which is also often known locally as "Greenstone" is a family of exotic nephrite jades but includes the occasional bowenite stone as well so has is the sacred material of choice for Maori carvings.
These artists work with this gift from the gods to create works of unbelievable beauty and power featuring the extraordinary craftsmanship of true masters of their craft. 
They also occasionally work with special jades brought in from places such as Australia and Canada so you will also find a few of these featured in this section.

Many of the pieces that will be showcased are exclusive and unique works which will not be repeated. Some of the basic "designs" may be repeated but the colour, pattern and texture of the special jades from which each is carved makes most pieces very unique.

Stock clearance specials now on in many galleries

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Guest Artists

These carvings are a mix of very traditional Maori and contemporary carving styles by guest artists.
Here you will find rare work by some very reclusive and highly skill master carvers in jade and Pounamu.
- Necklaces, pendants and freestanding sculptures.

Maori Flower Jade Toki
Jade Heart
Jade Hook
Jade Toki
Jade Matau
Jade Hook
Jade Manaia

Now over 30 designs in our guest artists gallery
new (Updated 25th September 2014) new
*** Stock clearance specials in this gallery ***


Peter Bishop

Peter comes from the wild west coast of New Zealand's South Island.
He is one of New Zealand's best known and most skilled master carvers
and works mostly in the very rare and exotic flower jades (Pounamu) creating designs with an extraordinary aura of power and beauty.
A mix of very traditional Maori carvings and contemporary carving styles.
- Necklaces, pendants and freestanding sculptures.

Jade Hook Sculpture

Jade Hook
Flower jade twist
Jade Hook
Jade Whale Tail Sculpture
Jade Manaia
Jade Earrings
Jade Hook
Jade Koru

Now over 40 designs in Peters gallery
*** Stock clearance specials in this gallery ***
(Updated 18th July 2014)


Kerry and Amanda Thompson

Kerry is a master of traditional bone jade and mixed media wearable art.
He is one of New Zealand's best known and most skilled carvers with an unmistakable style that speaks of the deep respect he has for his craft, his culture and his tribe.
His skill in carving jade and Pounamu has to be seen to be believed.
Amanda is also a highly accomplished and skilled carver so these two make the ideal pair.
- Necklaces, pendants, framed pieces and freestanding sculptures.
Jade Koru Sculpture
Jade Twist
Now 8 Jade designs in this gallery
(Updated 6th July 2014)



Ewan Parker & Wayne Turnbull

Ewan & Wayne are master carvers working together and sharing a studio in a rural town on the East Coast of New Zealand's North Island.
Their work is very distinctive with a bold yet elegant style and ranging from very traditional and finely detailed Tiki to more contemporary renditions of traditional elements such as the Koru and Toki. They work exclusively in Pounamu (New Zealand nephrite jade)

A mix of very traditional Maori carvings and contemporary carving styles.
- Necklaces & Pendants
Toki
Pounamu Tiki Pendant
Jade Heart
Jade Toki
Jade Koru
Jade Heart set
Now over 30 designs in this gallery
new (Updated 25th September 2014) new


Omni Caeon

Omni is a very passionate artist with a special place in her heart for Pounamu and this shows in the stunning artistry and the incredible quality of her work.
Omni first found her passion for the craft when she attended an exhibition of jade carvings by Don Salt. She was awed and deeply moved by the perfect beauty and intrinsic soul of his works. This inspiration stayed with Omni so she was very pleased when in 1989 Don consented to instruct her in basic stone working skills. Her growing passion and love for jade had influenced her attitudes and way of life ever since.
- Necklaces & Pendants
Now over 15 designs in this gallery


Terry & Ruth Urban

Deceptively simple yet elegant carvings that show off the hidden beauty within a rare forms of Pounamu.

American born Terry and Kiwi Ruth live in Nelson at the top of New Zealand's South Island, the home of Pounamu.
Terry's designs are contemporary but often reflect his sense of humour with their quirky, fun style. Ruth had helped Terry with the finishing work on his pieces and only started working stone herself recently. Ruth loves the outdoors, especially the beach and native bush so her pieces reflect this love of nature.
These two amazing artists have a real passion for their work and love nothing more than talking to people about their stones which is why you will still see them at the Nelson markets every Saturday morning.
- Necklaces & Pendants

New Artist

Now 10 designs in this gallery



Kelvyn Anderson

Kelvyn's work is based on very old artifacts and cave drawings which often predate Maori settlement by thousands of years so they have a very raw chunky feel to them.
He is one of the longest standing and best known high-quality jade artists in New Zealand and is widely recognised by other master carvers as a genius. Though he is somewhat eccentric, his creativity, dedication to research and pursuit of perfection is second to none.

- Necklaces, pendants and freestanding sculptures.

Jade Carving
Jade Carving
Jade Carving
Jade Carving
Jade Carving
Jade Carving
Jade Carving
Jade Carving

Now over 25 designs in this gallery
*** Stock clearance specials in this gallery ***




Hepi Maxwell

Hepi is one of most famous Maori master jade and bone carvers in New Zealand and has a strong following world wide.
His jade and Pounamu work is often traditional yet has a very distinct flair and style which is instantly recognizable.
Hepi has a passion for the sacred Pounamu and has a way of seeing the flowing forms and curls hidden deep within the stone so his works reflect what he sees and feel in each piece.

Most of Hepi's carvings are very sculptural in form with delicate overlapping spirals yet also a sense of strength and power. He is best known for his spectacular sculptures which blend traditional and contemporary styling with the beauty of true Pounamu. A mix of very traditional Maori carvings and contemporary carving styles.
- Necklaces, pendants and freestanding sculptures.

Jade Carving
Jade Kiwi Claw Koru
Jade Carving
Jade Sculpture
Black Jade Carving
Now over 25 designs in Hepi's gallery
(Updated 6th July 2014)
*** Stock clearance specials in this gallery ***


Luke Gardiner

Also from the wild west coast of New Zealand's South Island, Luke is a master carver of simply amazing talent. Luke's designs, often in the more translucent types of Pounamu and other jades feature fine detail and finishing with spectacular twists and hook forms.
A mix of very traditional Maori carvings and contemporary carving styles.
- Necklaces, pendants and freestanding sculptures.

Jade Carving

Jade Ginko
Jade Hook Carving
Jade Twist
Jade Hook
Jade Twist
Jade Twist
Jade Twist
Jade Koru

Now over 30 designs in Luke's gallery
*** Stock clearance specials in this gallery ***
(
Updated 18th July 2014)


Ross Crump

Ross is a again one of New Zealand's best known and highly skilled master carvers.  His work simply has to be seen to be believed and features the most extraordinary fine detail.  Ross's carvings are often small pieces with complex twists and koru creating very unique forms.  He is also one of the very few artists in New Zealand who can carve traditional Pounamu Tiki.
A mix of very traditional Maori carvings and contemporary carving styles.
- Necklaces &, pendants.

*** Huge stock clearance specials in this gallery ***

Jade Hook
Jade Tiki Carving
Jade Hook
Jade Twist
Flower Jade Twist
Large flower jade Jade Koru

Now over 30 designs in Ross's gallery
(Updated 25th September 2014)


Regan Nicholls

Unique paintings on jade show off the best of local artistry and the sacred stone.
Hand painted works of art, these miniatures on freestanding jade bases have to be seen to be believed.

- Freestanding painted sculptures.

New Artist

Now 5 designs in this gallery



Jayme Anderson

A very small collection of this amazing artists work, hopefully with more to come.
Clean stylish and carved from very rare types of New Zealand Pounamu

A mix of very traditional Maori carvings and contemporary carving styles.
- Necklaces & pendants

New Artist

Pounmau Sculpture
Jade Hook Jade Hook Jade Twist
Maori Jade Toki
Flower Jade Twist
Now 11 designs in this gallery


Sio

Traditional and contemporary designs blending Pacific cultures in a variety of unique materials
A mix of very traditional Maori carvings and contemporary carving styles.
- Necklaces, pendants and freestanding sculptures.

Jade Toki
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Now over 60 designs in Sio's gallery



Dean Hetherington

Dean is a master of traditional techniques in New Zealand Pounamu (Jade).
Dean has been carving from a very young age and has a passion for the sacred stone and the traditional carving methods. His style is totally unique blending his traditional heritage and his vision of the land and nature into stunning sculptural pieces. Dean has an extraordinary affinity with the Pounamu and a way of drawing out what is hidden inside unlike any other artist.
- Necklaces, pendants and freestanding sculptures.

Jade Wairua
Jade Whale Tail
Now over 20 designs in Deans gallery


Drops or "Touch Stones"

These simple yet elegant forms feature the stunning diversity of New Zealand jade (Pounamu) from rich greens and swirling patterns to the vibrant colours of the rare flower jades of the Marsden district.
- Necklaces & pendants.

  Now 24 designs in the Touch Stone gallery with more to come



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Presentation Boxes (Wakahuia)
Available in several styles and sizes are the perfect finishing touch for these carvings

These can be found in our Wood & Wood Carvings section HERE


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