Started by renowned Jade carver Lewis Gardiner, he works with a variety of talented young artists who come to him for his guidance, as well as to bring their own creative designs to the collective. They pride themselves on pushing the boundaries of traditional Māori design and producing pieces that reach a high level of artistic excellence. They work to convey traditional and cultural Māori ideals through contemporary design and craftsmanship.
Kia uhia nga rakai no aku tupuna (Drape yourselves in the adornment of my ancestors).
Jewels of the Earth
Paul Beinssen’s pounamu (New Zealand jade) is gathered by Ngāi Tahu people, the stone’s traditional custodians on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Each piece journeys to the...
Since the moment – at age 5 – that Robert Singer found his first piece of jade, the stone has been both a fascination and a muse. "Jade was plentiful...