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...
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...
Mountain Jade Studio
Inside the Mountain Jade workshop, talented pounamu carvers call on specialist skills to transform raw stone into carved art. "Working with pounamu remains a remarkably hands on process." ...
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.
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...
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...
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...
James grew up within the realms of jade. His mother has worked with Mountain Jade for over a decade, bestowing a passion and love for the stone onto her son.
Raised on the wild and rugged West Coast of New Zealand, Luke Gardiner still calls Hokitika home. This self taught artist, finds his inspiration in nature and has been re-creating it’s beauty in greenstone for over a decade. His connection with the wairua (spirit) of the land is evident in each of his designs, infusing his artwork with a peaceful, protective aura.
The Rotorua-based carver, who learned his craft from renowned New Zealand artist Lewis Gardiner, regards the stone with a reverence and respect born of his Maori heritage