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 2013, he knew it was time to pursue a more creative way of life and attended art school which allowed him to shape and carve different materials with his hands. It wasn't long before he discovered jade and a love story was born.
He has developed his own style which is inspired by his ancestors, natural and urban aesthetics, as well as artefacts both contemporary and ancient. Through that inspiration he tries to push the conventional design boundaries of modern stone carving culture. Working out of his home studio space in Waipawa, Central Hawkes Bay, he gives thanks and pays respect to the stone and his ancestors. He describes himself as feeling grounded, knowing if it wasn't for them he wouldn't be here to have the privilege of working the stone.
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...
Sheree fell in love with the rugged charm of the West Coast and the immense creativity of the people there. While her friends surfed, she walked the beaches and found...