Monday, August 27th, 2012
A small shop located on the main street of Paekakariki, just north of Wellington in New Zealand, is the home to a creative couple who design and carve the wonderful jade found on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island, better known as ‘Greenstone’.
This stone has been used for centuries by the original native Maoris for ornamental and industrial use long before he country was colonised by Europeans. They attached a strong spiritual significance to the stone owing to the many hours of labourious work needed to carve it with their primitive tools.
This short film looks into the early cultural history of the stone and how it is carved today with modern equipment. Pieces are available for sale on their online store at http://www.jadeartisans.com
Duration : 0:3:52
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Sunday, July 1st, 2012
This Carving is Nephrite Jade from the Pacific NorthWest. Deposits are spread throughout various locations. This Material was used by the local Native Americans for various tools. It’s Strength, Durability and Beauty has been sought after and traded for hundreds of years.
Pacific NorthWest Jade is today becoming recognized for its unique beauty and being crafted into numerous works of art. To Obtain Pacific NorthWest Jade, Contact Us. firstname.lastname@example.org
Duration : 0:3:23
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Friday, January 27th, 2012
Visit http://www.carvingbone.co.nz for more info!
I will show you on this 2 DVD Foundation class how to really get into Bone Carving.
We’ll create two amazing designs on the way and learn all the skills to get started in this fascinating hobby.
I’ll show you in very clear and concise steps how to work with basic tools, even just using only hand tools to create a fantastic piece of jewellery.
Working on these two wonderful designs you will learn a great set of skills that you can apply to many designs including your own creations.
I will also show you the use of machine powered tools to make the process more efficient as well as the right balance between machine powered and hand tools.
I’ll teach you all the necessary steps to design a carving, cut it out, work with a variety of tools and cover cleaning and preparation of the bones.
I’ll even show you how to incorporate a beautiful shell inlay into the design.
You will get over two and a half hours of high quality in depth tuition on these DVDs, filmed in HD quality and with very clear super close still shots to really show you what I’m doing and how to do it yourself.
Duration : 0:2:28
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Friday, January 20th, 2012
http://www.koiwiarts.co.nz/ Carving Commissions, Ta Moko (Maori tattoo) bookings and up and coming exhibitions.
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Duration : 0:5:28
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Monday, January 9th, 2012
This spring Thomas McPhee carved a Jade pendant for The 2011 Jade Symposium.
Duration : 0:4:34
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Thursday, December 29th, 2011
China’s Suzhou is home to exquisite garden pavilions, and also finely carved Jade Sculpture. The earliest jade pieces found there date back to five or six thousand years ago. The trade was highly regarded in the country during the Ming and Qing dynasties, and led to the development of its distinctive characteristics.
Suzhou’s jade wares are like the city’s famed horticulture: small, exquisite and finely polished.
Made from high quality Qinghai green jade or Hetian white jade, the Suzhou jade art is steeped in ancient cultural tradition.
Pieces are carved in classic patterns, or take on themes of traditional culture.
Like this set of seals which sit on an altar-shaped pedal, and surround a piece used to pay tribute to heaven and earth.
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Duration : 0:2:33
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Sunday, December 18th, 2011
I looked at some of the soap carving videos before I posted this one and all i can say is I hang my head low. My new years resolution will be to humble myself and learn.
Duration : 0:10:0
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Thursday, December 8th, 2011
See http://www.frederic-chevarin.com for more stone sculptures
How a block of Caen limestone becomes a stone sculpture called “A sail for Nigel”.
I hope you’ll enjoy this video which is about 18 hours of carving reduced to about 3min.
It is shown how to start by using a clay model, and then how to use an angle grinder, hand chisels, sand paper and Cuturi hammers and chisels to create this sail.
Duration : 0:3:2
Continue reading Stone sculpture tutorial: limestone carving by french artist Frederic Chevarin
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Saturday, September 17th, 2011
baby sage moon carves jade with her papa for the first time. she rocks!
Duration : 0:1:56
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