Contemporary Pounamu pendant 5 holes
This contemporary pendant is individually hand-carved from genuine New Zealand Pounamu (greenstone). Each piece has unique characteristics formed over millions of years, giving them their own identity, colour and character.
This piece is carved by Nick Spicer Balme for the Kawakawa Stone workshop.
About this carver:
Nick attended Tai Poutini Polytechnic to learn how to carve stone. Graduating with a Diploma in Hard-stone Carving and passing with Merit, he also received the Mountain Jade Excellence Award for a piece he created.
In 2016, Nick became a member of Nautilus Creative Space where the Kawakawa Stone workshop is located. The same year he competed in the NZ Jade Artists Society and received a Silver Medal in the Contemporary Category and was awarded the Emerging Artist Award for New Upcoming Artist for his piece.
In 2017, Nick received a Silver Medal for one of his pieces at the International Jade exhibition Zei Gang Bei in Suzhou, China.
In 2019, Nick received an award for 'Creativity and Innovation' for an articulated piece at Zei Gang Bei in Suzhou, China.
Heavily influenced by the natural environment, plants and landscapes, greenstone carving is Nick's way of connecting with nature, allowing him to channel and create his own representations that showcase his contemporary organic style.
Each piece is unique as is every stone in this world.
Dimensions: approx 55mm tall, 26mm wide, 4mm deep
Adjustable length cord
This item is handmade in New Zealand