Born-and-bred just outside of Hokitika in the heart of New Zealand’s jade territory, Garry Fairbrother’s backyard was a very special spot – a place where spectacular and rare pieces of pounamu (greenstone or New Zealand jade) could be found.
"I’m privileged to live and carve jade in the same place as the mountains and rivers the jade itself comes from."
A lifelong passion
From a young age, Garry developed a passion for discovering pounamu, and at the time only a small number of people were involved in the industry. The magnificent pieces of pounamu he found soon inspired Garry to the art of carving. In his 30-year career to date, Garry’s artistic imagination and technical skill have combined to create some magical works of art, and his love for this valued stone is showcased through his high regarded carvings.
Creative, unique and lively, Aaron Brown creates striking carvings from Cambridge, New Zealand. He has a deep love for nature, and his work naturally reflects this, consisting of birds, leaf...
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...