In this Pounamu Carving workshop you will learn about the many practices associated with Māori arts.
You will learn the design and carving techniques needed to create your own unique Pounamu marama (moon) taonga and all in this one day workshop. You will use diamond wheels, drills, wet and dry sanding, and polishing tools, to create a Pounamu pendant under the watchful guidance of artist/tutor Maha Tomo. Once your Pounamu pendant is complete you will learn some traditional Polynesian braiding and lashing techniques to complete the pendant ready to wear. This is a contemporary Tikanga based workshop and suitable for ages 12+
WHO IS THE WORKSHOP SUITABLE FOR:
This Pounamu Carving workshop workshop is for beginners who want to learn how to make a unique and contemporary Pounamu Taonga
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
skills in using hand tools safely
traditional braiding and lashing techniques used in a contemporary manner
how to make your own Taonga pendant
WHAT YOU WILL GET
a universal cultural experience throughout the day
a completed Pounamu pendant, ready to wear or give
WHAT STUDENTS SAY ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP:
Bev J. (May 2023)
An amazing workshop. We all left with our wonderful Pounamu pendants to feel really happy and proud with our results. It’s amazing with the large number of eager participants that we were guided in finishing them to such a high standard. Thank you Kaha and his family to be so happy to help with kindness. An amazing experience.
Waiari M. (August 2022)
I had a great experience doing this bone carving course. Everything was streamlined and simplified for any skill level. The tutors were very friendly and supportive and had great knowledge about their craft. I will definitely be trying to drag my family along with me next time.