Our Artists

We work with some of New Zealands best greenstone artists and pounamu carvers.

Tamaora Walker

The Rotorua-based carver, regards the stone with a reverence and respect born of his Maori heritage. Discover more of his incredible handcrafted designs.
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Akapita Scally

Aka's designs are notable for their perfect lines and exemplary finishing. His skill in reflecting traditional and New Zealand forms in his pounamu designs, makes his work some of our most desired.
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James Pirika

James believes that family is a precious taonga (treasure) much like jade is, and is humbled to share his heritage through carving jade.
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Ric Moor

Through jade Ric has discovered and defined himself as a person, a teacher, as kaitaki of pounamu and as a New Zealander, Ngati Pakhea, who identifies strongly with Māori culture.
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Hannah Sheehan

A self-taught silversmith, Hannah extends the language of her craft with a new medium, choosing precious metals to enhance contemporary design.
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Sheree Warren

Sheree moved to the West Coast and fell in love with its charm and the creativity of the people. She now tutors jade carving - supporting the next generation.
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Josey Coyle

West Coast Josey's nourishment of her feminine creativity and the sensuousness of natural forms inspires her designs, often paired with sterling silver.
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Luke Gardiner

Raised on the rugged West Coast, Luke's connection with the wairua (spirit) of the land is evident, infusing his artwork with a peaceful, protective aura.
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Kyohei Noguchi

Hailing from Japan, Kyohei moved to NZ at 3-months old. His father was a bone carver and as a young child Kyohei would study his hand-work of his father.
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Alex Sands

Alex has been carving since childhood, and as such is an expert when working with jade, but also in other mediums like Māori wood carving.
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Tim Steel

Tim has developed his own style which is inspired by his ancestors, natural and urban aesthetics, as well as artefacts both contemporary and ancient.
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Johnny Vroblfski

Johnny's forte is in carving traditional twists, korus and hooks, showcasing his artisan skill in perfect line accuracy, balance and finish.
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Jayme Andersen

Jayme's passion lies with creating pieces that step away from the traditional, yet still have a sense of appreciation and respect for the forms from our ancestors.
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Creative Jade

A collaboration of artists with diverse backgrounds and unique talents; but a shared desire to create truly unique, one-off pieces.
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Garry Fairbrother

From a young age, Garry developed a passion for discovering pounamu. The magnificent pieces of pounamu he found soon inspired Garry to his art.
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John & Margaret

John Sheehan Snr is the founder of Mountain Jade, while his wife, Margaret Franken, has the same shared passion to carve stone skilfully producing her own contemporary pieces.
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Jewels of the Earth

Exquisite New Zealand pounamu crafted by the hands of Paul Beinssen, set in silver by a hand-picked team of craftsmen.
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Luke Leaf

Luke's style is an amalgamation of traditional and modern design, finding inspiration from natural organic forms.
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Neil Brown

Neil Brown finds himself entranced by the luminescence of pounamu. Observing the stone, after a little while the shape forms in his head.
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John Sheehan

Award-winning jade carver John Sheehan Junior is inspired by jade’s strength, translucency, colours and tactile nature, pushing the limits of the stone.
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Mountain Jade Workshop

Inside the Mountain Jade Workshop, talented pounamu carvers transform raw stone into carved art.
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Rakai Jade

This collective pride themselves on pushing the boundaries of traditional Māori design; producing pieces that reach a high level of artistic excellence.
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