Hokitika. It's the veritable heart of pounamu, and home to the highest concentration of jade artists in New Zealand.
Our Hokitika workshop is one of the largest in the country and houses a team of skilled carvers. Spend time watching them at work, speak with them, and learn about the complexity of jade craft.
Our longest standing team of staff are based here and will guide you through the workshop. They'll explain how the stone is global, found in wilds around the world. It was and still is at the heart of many indigenous cultures.
Pounamu is of the highest cultural value to Maori and as such must be respected. You will learn about its significance and the plan to protect it for future generations.