Kyohei hails from Japan, moving to New Zealand with his family at just three months old.
"His father is a bone carver and as a young child Kyohei would study the hand-work of his father and make his own pieces he’d sell at local markets."
An emerging artist of great skill
Working under the tutorship of Ric Moor from his Greymouth studio, Kyohei is developing into one of the countries finest emerging carvers. He sees greenstone as a New Zealand icon and hopes to one day start introducing his own heritage into his intricate designs.
A ‘true blue Coaster’, Johnny Vroblfski has spent his life exploring the West Coast of the South Island – the jade capital of New Zealand. In 1970, Johnny followed his heart – and natural talent – to make jade carving his career.
Tim grew up in Pukerua Bay where he collected beach stones from a young age. His affinity with searching out and finding special stones has always been with him. In...