Nick always had the spirit of an artist resting within him. When a bone carving his daughter had created at school broke and Nick was asked to fix it, that artist awoke.
Years later, and Nick has sculptured and carved everything from ancient rocks to native wood, in styles ranging from deeply traditional to experimental and contemporary. Above all though, Nick has been drawn to the organic form and feel of jade.
Family, love and faith are persistent themes in Nick work, and he is inspired by the many spiritual and cultural experiences of his life.
Nick strives for a deep sense of peace, comfort and oneness to come from his work. His sense of reward as an artist comes from the love and sentiment the wearer imbues their jade with – this is where its true value lies.Nick Ford is a jade artist at Mountain Jade in New Zealand.