My name is Aaron Brown, I’m a stone carver living in Cambridge, New Zealand.
I have a deep love for nature so my Pounamu / greenstone carvings naturally reflect this – birds, leaf forms, insects and nature inspired abstract patterns.
Along side Pounamu / greenstone I also carve other stones from New Zealand like Carnelian and greywacke as well as Jades from different countries.
Commissions are welcome,
My portfolio is a collection of my best carving work. I spend a lot of time developing my own designs and matching them to stones that suit them and carry the carving beyond just the design.
I welcome carving commissions. I see them as a collaboration between myself and my client.
Greenstone / Pounamu / Jade are often the same thing from different angles.
Pounamu is the Maori word for NZ Jade but Tangiwai (Bowenite – a translucent Serpentine) is also Pounamu. I would use Pounamu to describe New Zealand Jade or Tangiwai. Read More
The World of Jade is a separate site I’m developing to show off different jades and carving stones from all over the world. There is such an amazing variety. While the site is focused on Jade (including lots of types of Pounamu) I’m also adding other stones from New Zealand that are good for carving. Eventually I’d like each entry to have photos of the rough stone, slices and carvings.