Gemstone Carving – Small Carvings Gallery and Pricelist

Small Carvings Gallery and Pricelist

Small carvings have a beauty of their own. They can be carried away easily and seem to be wanderers just like us humans. This is what makes them so familiar to us.

The Work

The Facts

The Thought




Carving the stingray

"The Stingray"

Artist: Aaron Greaves
Material:
Greenstone
Dimensions: 150 mm


Price: $ 1600 i
Carving Roll Seal

"Cylinder Seal"

Artist: Stephan Roess
Material:
Serpentine
Dimensions: 30 mm


Price: $ 800 i
Cylinder seals were used from 6000 years ago to mark trade goods by rolling the seal into wet clay. They played an important role in the development of ancient writing systems. This seal has a customised story on it that was important for it’s maker.
Serpentine Teardrop
“Serpentine Teardrop”
Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Black Serpentine with Carnelian and Paua Inlay
Dimensions: 60 mm


Price: $ 550 i
Combining the beauty of black serpentine (symbolising night), carnelian (symbolising day) and paua shell (symbolising sea).
White Tiki
“White Tiki”
Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Pounamu Nephrite Jade
Dimensions: 160 mm


Price: $ 1800 i
“Tiki” – A protector for a man of “mana” (honour, strength and integrity)
Greenstone Carving

"Toki (Adze)"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Pounamu Nephrite Jade
Dimensions: 70 mm


Price: $ 250 i
When worn as a pendant signifies skill and capability. The Pounamu stone adze was treasured as a tool for carving meeting houses and canoes etc.
Greenstone Hook

"Matau (Hook)"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
British Columbian Jade
Dimensions: 60 mm


Price: $ 300 i
In our creation stories, a hook (Matau) was used to pull New Zealand up from the depths of the ocean. Worn as a pendant, it is a symbol of strength and reliability.
Galaxy Twist

"Galaxy Twist"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Deer Antler
Dimensions: 60 mm


Price: $ 210 i
The deer sheds its antlers annually. The piece used for carving is known as the crown of the antler.
Family Ebony

"Family"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Whale teeth on beach burr
Dimensions: 45 – 115 mm


Price: $ 12000 i
Commission. The whale teeth were supplied by the client. The base is from New Zealand beech.
Facing Korus

"Whanau (Family)"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Beef Bone
Dimensions: 70 mm


Price: $ 450 i
Representing the love and protection of a family.
Facing Earth

"Trophy"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Custom Wood on Matai base
Dimensions: 1m x 500 mm x 60 mm


Price: $ 4700 i
Commissioned as a trophy for traditional canoe racing (waka-ama). It is a stylized prow and tail piece of a war canoe.
Pounamu Carving

"Eternity Hook"

Artist: Susanne Rauth-Roess
Material:
Pounamu
Dimensions: 30 mm


Price: $ 500 i
Various Media

"Cloak Series"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Beef Bone and Carrara Marble
Dimensions: 140 mm

A series of cloaks and figures based around land wars, confiscation, the role of state and church.
Circle Paua

"Circle Paua"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Whalebone with Paua Inlay
Dimensions: 40 mm diameter


Price: $ 750 i
The whale bone is from an old stranding. The carved woven circle signifies the bond of the family. I have enjoyed combining a number of our precious New Zealand materials in this piece.
Poaunamu Carving

"Sisters"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Pounamu
Dimensions: approx. 60 mm


Price: $ 600 i
I create these smaller flowing pieces from our beautiful New Zealand pounamu. They represent things in my wold such as fish, sea, people, movement and wind current.
Greywacke Shell

"Paua Shell"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Local Greywacke
Dimensions: 150 mm x 100 mm x 60 mm


Price: $ 1800 i
The challenge: Discover the space between inner space and outer space.
Greywacke Carving

"Wheki vs. Paua"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Local Greywacke
Dimensions: 85 mm x 120 mm x 160 mm


Price: $ 2400 i
Paua (abalone) is a shellfish of delicate taste with a shell of rare beauty. Paua is a favourite food of the octopus (wheki) hence “wheki vs. paua”
Greywacke Carving

"Kete Pohatu"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Local Greywacke
Dimensions: 200 mm diameter


Price: $ 2300 i
Carving hard stone to create a feeling of containment, softly flowing.
Greenstone Carving

"Kaitiaki (Protector)"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Pounamu and black horn
Dimensions: 70 mm


Price: $ 900 i
Here, a “Kaitaki” (a guardian spirit) is combined with a “Toki” (adze) for a person of mana.
Serpentine Carving

"Bubu (Sea Snail)"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
NZ Serpentine
Dimensions: 50mm x 30mm


Price: $ 650 i
Bubu is the edible sea snail, historically an important food source. An intriguing form to follow dealing with both negative and positive space. Serpentine has some beautiful colours and is lovely to carve, being slightly softer than nephrite jade yet without the fibrous nature of jade.
Pounamu Carving

"Bubu"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Pounamu
Dimensions: 50mm x 30mm


Price: $ 790 i
Pounamu Carving

"Te Matau O Maui"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Pounamu with carnelian inlays
Dimensions: 75mm


Price: $ 850 i
The hook of Maui. Maui was a Demi-God in Maori legend, who pulled New Zealand up from the depths with his hook. Designed for a school principal.
Greywacke Carving

"The Thinker Mere"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Pakohe (Argilite) with base made of Rewa Rewa (NZ Native Honeysuckle tree)
Dimensions: was 8 weeks


Price: $ 3200 i
A mere is a stone weapon used during battle by Maori. Argilite is a silt stone, sourced from Takaka in the South Island. It is capable of being shaped to an extremely sharp blade.
Serpentine Mere

"Serp Mere"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Argilite with Base made of Rewa Rewa (NZ Native Honeysuckle tree)
Dimensions: was 8 weeks


Price: $ 1800 i
Argilite is from Takaka in the South Island. A mere is a fighting weapon made of stone used with a stabbing strike to the head, neck and forearms.
Carvings

"Kaitiaki"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
NZ Jasper (Mt. Hikurangi)
Dimensions: approx. 100mm


Price: $ 850 i
Three Kaitaki (protectors) for three brothers. The stone is from Mt. Hikurangi on the East Coast of the North Island.
Hongi Carving

"The Hongi"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Carnelian
Dimensions: 50mm x 75mm


Price: $ 3450 i
Based on the creation story about the separation of Rangi (Mother) and Papa (Father). This piece of stone had a white skin on a red background, enabling it to be carved in a cameo style. The cameo was popular in the 1800s.
Pounamu Carving

"Snails Bubu"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Serpentine
Dimensions: 50 mm


Price: $ 650 each i
The challenge of matching poitive and negative space.
Feather Carving

"Waka Kura"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Bone and Sandstone
Dimensions: Feather 160mm – Waka 150mm


Price: $ 1550 i
Commissioned for a globe wanderer. Waka is literally the word for canoe, but also includes all modes of transport.
White Cloak Carving

"White Cloak"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Calcite


Price: $ 700 i
This stone from the Esk River in Hawkes Bay is beautifully translucent and yearned to be sculpted into a thoughtful piece.
Whale Carving

"Whale Tail"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Pounamu
Dimensions: 50mm


Price: $ 800 i
Symbolic of the whale and a gesture of freedom. This pendant was created from Nephrite Jade from the Arahura River in the South Island.
Kete Paua

"Paua Pounamu"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Black Serpentine (Arahura River)
Dimensions: 125mm x 100mm x 50mm


Price: $ 4200 i
I am still inspired by the form of shells. Each one has its own story to tell.
Ear Carving

"Echo of the sea (fondling piece)"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Pounamu Serpentine
Dimensions: Fist size


Price: $ 2350 i
This piece is in a flecked pale green serpentine. Included within its form are 3 shells: Paua, mussel and conch shells; seaweed, a feather and a cleverly disguised octopus. To fondle and wonder.
Pounamu Carving

"Pounamu Swirl"

Artist: Dave Goodin
Material:
Pounamu and Sterling Silver


Price: $ 1300 i
Carving Closed

"Closed"

Artist: Susanne Rauth-Roess
Material:
Greenstone


Price: $ 300 i
Carving Earrings

"Earrings"

Artist: Susanne Rauth-Roess
Material:
Greenstone


Price: $ 300 i
Carving Fin

Fin

Artist: Susanne Rauth-Roess
Material:
Greenstone


Price: $ 420 i
We deliver worldwide: Our carvings have been going to places all over NZ and far beyond. Greenstone Carvings NZ, Pounamu Carvings Auckland, Nephrite Napier, Pounamu Hastings, Greenstone Wellington, Greenstone Christchurch, Greenstone Hawkes Bay, Greenstone Waipukurau and many more towns.
2011 ATOS Hawkes Bay – Hastings, Napier, Waipukurau

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