Hokitika | Mountain Jade New Zealand

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Hokitika

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.

  • Daily - 9.30am, 2.30pm
  • DURATION - 20 MINS
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Just like the Rotorua tour we can accommodate lone travellers right up to large tour groups of fifty of more. We really look foward to sharing what we do with you.

 

Small groups (1-5) just show up, no booking needed.
Large groups (10+ tours, schools etc) call store manager to arrange time. 
 

Contact person:

Rebecca Pearson
rebeccap@mountainjade.co.nz
0275339004
 

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  • DISCOVER

    Learn how jade carvers shape jade today and watch them work.

  • GLOBAL

    Discover where in the world jade comes from and why.

  • CULTURE

    Learn about jades cultural significance to New Zealanders and Maori.

  • SHOP

    Explore New Zealands largest range of jade carvings from our best carvers.

Meet

Our carvers

Watch them select stone / Watch as they sketch / Understand how they navigate the complexities of the material / See their challenges / Meet them / Question them / Learn from them / They love what they do and love sharing that passion with any who want to listen 

Shop

Affordable carvings

Browse carvings made by artists across New Zealand / From the expensive to the afforable we have the largest selection in New Zealand / Carved in jade from around the world including New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and China / Many shapes are based on Maori designs while others push out into the contemporary sphere / Beautiful jade and gold jewels available 

Shop

Sculpture

Our artists revel in the craft of sculpture / Being larger in size it is almost certainly some of their best work because of its scale / Sculpture by Niki Nepia is particularly detailed and extremely unique to him as an artist / Ask to see large sculptures of New Zealand deer and bird by Robert Singer / Carver John Sheehan Jnr specialises in celtic inspired sculptural design, so look our for complex knots / 

See

Our tools

Every single carver develops their own unique brand of tools / Spend time talking about them and seeing how they work / Watch the carvers work on each machine, from the large diamond saw to fine rotary sanding belt / At each machine the stone must be treated differently / Discover how in person, from the mouth of the carver

See

Our Store

This is our largest store / It boasts the largest collection of jade carvings from the largest collection of talented carvers in New Zealand / Browse necklaces, earrings, bracelets, sculpture, and a growing range of carefully designed jewellery / Also has a cafe in the building

Meet

Our carvers

Watch them select stone / Watch as they sketch / Understand how they navigate the complexities of the material / See their challenges / Meet them / Question them / Learn from them / They love what they do and love sharing that passion with any who want to listen 

Shop

Affordable carvings

Browse carvings made by artists across New Zealand / From the expensive to the afforable we have the largest selection in New Zealand / Carved in jade from around the world including New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and China / Many shapes are based on Maori designs while others push out into the contemporary sphere / Beautiful jade and gold jewels available 

Shop

Sculpture

Our artists revel in the craft of sculpture / Being larger in size it is almost certainly some of their best work because of its scale / Sculpture by Niki Nepia is particularly detailed and extremely unique to him as an artist / Ask to see large sculptures of New Zealand deer and bird by Robert Singer / Carver John Sheehan Jnr specialises in celtic inspired sculptural design, so look our for complex knots / 

See

Our tools

Every single carver develops their own unique brand of tools / Spend time talking about them and seeing how they work / Watch the carvers work on each machine, from the large diamond saw to fine rotary sanding belt / At each machine the stone must be treated differently / Discover how in person, from the mouth of the carver

See

Our Store

This is our largest store / It boasts the largest collection of jade carvings from the largest collection of talented carvers in New Zealand / Browse necklaces, earrings, bracelets, sculpture, and a growing range of carefully designed jewellery / Also has a cafe in the building

Meet

Our carvers

Watch them select stone / Watch as they sketch / Understand how they navigate the complexities of the material / See their challenges / Meet them / Question them / Learn from them / They love what they do and love sharing that passion with any who want to listen 

Shop

Affordable carvings

Browse carvings made by artists across New Zealand / From the expensive to the afforable we have the largest selection in New Zealand / Carved in jade from around the world including New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and China / Many shapes are based on Maori designs while others push out into the contemporary sphere / Beautiful jade and gold jewels available 

Shop

Sculpture

Our artists revel in the craft of sculpture / Being larger in size it is almost certainly some of their best work because of its scale / Sculpture by Niki Nepia is particularly detailed and extremely unique to him as an artist / Ask to see large sculptures of New Zealand deer and bird by Robert Singer / Carver John Sheehan Jnr specialises in celtic inspired sculptural design, so look our for complex knots / 

See

Our tools

Every single carver develops their own unique brand of tools / Spend time talking about them and seeing how they work / Watch the carvers work on each machine, from the large diamond saw to fine rotary sanding belt / At each machine the stone must be treated differently / Discover how in person, from the mouth of the carver

See

Our Store

This is our largest store / It boasts the largest collection of jade carvings from the largest collection of talented carvers in New Zealand / Browse necklaces, earrings, bracelets, sculpture, and a growing range of carefully designed jewellery / Also has a cafe in the building

Meet

Our carvers

Watch them select stone / Watch as they sketch / Understand how they navigate the complexities of the material / See their challenges / Meet them / Question them / Learn from them / They love what they do and love sharing that passion with any who want to listen 

Shop

Affordable carvings

Browse carvings made by artists across New Zealand / From the expensive to the afforable we have the largest selection in New Zealand / Carved in jade from around the world including New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and China / Many shapes are based on Maori designs while others push out into the contemporary sphere / Beautiful jade and gold jewels available 

Shop

Sculpture

Our artists revel in the craft of sculpture / Being larger in size it is almost certainly some of their best work because of its scale / Sculpture by Niki Nepia is particularly detailed and extremely unique to him as an artist / Ask to see large sculptures of New Zealand deer and bird by Robert Singer / Carver John Sheehan Jnr specialises in celtic inspired sculptural design, so look our for complex knots / 

See

Our tools

Every single carver develops their own unique brand of tools / Spend time talking about them and seeing how they work / Watch the carvers work on each machine, from the large diamond saw to fine rotary sanding belt / At each machine the stone must be treated differently / Discover how in person, from the mouth of the carver

See

Our Store

This is our largest store / It boasts the largest collection of jade carvings from the largest collection of talented carvers in New Zealand / Browse necklaces, earrings, bracelets, sculpture, and a growing range of carefully designed jewellery / Also has a cafe in the building

Meet

Our carvers

Watch them select stone / Watch as they sketch / Understand how they navigate the complexities of the material / See their challenges / Meet them / Question them / Learn from them / They love what they do and love sharing that passion with any who want to listen 

Shop

Affordable carvings

Browse carvings made by artists across New Zealand / From the expensive to the afforable we have the largest selection in New Zealand / Carved in jade from around the world including New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and China / Many shapes are based on Maori designs while others push out into the contemporary sphere / Beautiful jade and gold jewels available 

Shop

Sculpture

Our artists revel in the craft of sculpture / Being larger in size it is almost certainly some of their best work because of its scale / Sculpture by Niki Nepia is particularly detailed and extremely unique to him as an artist / Ask to see large sculptures of New Zealand deer and bird by Robert Singer / Carver John Sheehan Jnr specialises in celtic inspired sculptural design, so look our for complex knots / 

See

Our tools

Every single carver develops their own unique brand of tools / Spend time talking about them and seeing how they work / Watch the carvers work on each machine, from the large diamond saw to fine rotary sanding belt / At each machine the stone must be treated differently / Discover how in person, from the mouth of the carver

See

Our Store

This is our largest store / It boasts the largest collection of jade carvings from the largest collection of talented carvers in New Zealand / Browse necklaces, earrings, bracelets, sculpture, and a growing range of carefully designed jewellery / Also has a cafe in the building