Rick Peters

Rick Peters Commission

Te Whānau-a-Apanui, Ngāi Tai, Ngā Puhi

Rick is a pouako - Te Takapū-o-Rotowhio (tutor at The National Stone and Bone Carving School). He is passionate about pushing technical boundaries to create tribal style pendants and enjoys changing between bone and stone mediums.

He likes to design innovative contemporary concepts whilst remaining in synch with traditional whakairo (wood carving) inspiration.

“I’ve loved learning art forms and using materials I didn’t know our people carved before studying here - for example there’s onewa stone in abundance where I grew up in the tribal region of the East Coast - now I do a lot of pieces in that stone and whenever I go there, I pick up supplies of it to bring back and carve.”



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