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Kia Ora

Te Koha Aotearoa is a family-run workshop and gallery space, nestled in a dramatic Franz Josef valley. Let us guide you through the process of carving a special piece of jewellery from our beautiful range of pounamu, much of which has been sourced from local West Coast riverbeds.

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Carve your own precious piece...

Select your stone

Nephrite Jade - Tangi Wai - Aotea - Rhodonite

Envision your design 

You'll be surrounded by inspiration

Be guided through the process

By our expert tutors

Give your piece a home

Create for keeps or gift it on

 . . . or take your pick from our gallery of jade, wood and bone creations,  lovingly brought to life by local Master Carvers


"I wish I could give more than 5 stars! Myself and two friends recently visited, and it was the highlight of our trip to the South Island. Jan is incredible, and guides you through the whole process. The entire experience was amazing, and creating your own jade pieces is really special. Not a question of if you should go, but when."



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