Natalie Kere | West Coast Pounamu
A stunning statement peice of West Cosat Pounamu carved by Natalie Kere
4.5cm long . 18mm at widest . 4mm thick
Chunky silver chain 40cm end to end with a 3cm long link
I'm a Contemporary Maori Artist. I whakapapa to Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kuia. I have always been drawn to creative outlets, especially art since a young age.
My Dad is a Master Carver in Wood and Oamaru Stone. His passion for Māori Art has been passed down to me. My passion came from creating Pounamu (Greenstone) and other beautiful Stones, out of a two-pot epoxy resin, using spray cans to manipulate the pour to imitate stone.
Currently, I have been adding to my creativity and have introduced carving contemporary jewellery from stones I have found. This has turned into an addictive passion I want to pursue more.
Learning more about my culture through Te Reo, Whanau and research I am further developing my cultural passion. I hope others can feel the same way when viewing or purchasing my pieces.