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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