Kerrie Owens, Lapidary Carver | Products | Shungite Hei Toki adze Polynesian axe head pendant. |
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About Kerrie Owens, Lapidary Carver

I am a Lapidary artist (stone carver), I also use this method with wood, fossil and shell.  If possible I prefer to use reclaimed, second hand, beach combed and sustainable materials, and slowly working on my ethics with in the stone area, trying to slowly find direct links to mines and collectors. I am also a metal caster specialising in sterling silver in delft clay using fossils as the original mold.

Further Info

Specialised in
Polynesian, Bohemian, minimal and spiritual design for the stone work, with an open mind to slowly moving in to Celtic and Nordic design. I use spiritual and paleontology design for the silver casting.
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
No
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing

Contact

Totally Polychromatic
Studio 3C Nucleus Arts Centre
272 High Street
Chatham
United Kingdom
ME4 4BP
GB

Shungite Hei Toki adze Polynesian axe head pendant.

  • Handmade item
  • Dispatches from a small business in

    United Kingdom

  • Necklace length: 32 Inches; Pendant height: 5 Centimetres; Pendant width: 1.9 Centimetres
  • Materials: Stone
  • Style: Boho & hippie
  • Recycled

Stone – Shungite
Origin – Karelia, Russia
Dealer -Fellow Etsy Seller Im Karelia
Cut from – an unpolished Cut tile
Shape – Hei Toki Adze
Studio – my own in the UK

This listing is for a piece of pure shungite direct from Karelia in Russia, the inclusions are iron pyrite also known as fools gold. The shape is of the Māori Polynesian design of an Adze also known as an axe head, now the symbolism of strength.

It is hung on waxed polyester cord, now the traditional material used Due to its durability. It’s finished with a double barrel knot to make the piece adjustable for any collar sizes.

I started learning to carve in Hokitika while backpacking New Zealand. It was the one thing I was desperate to do. It took a while to find a teacher that would teach a woman, but I got there in the end. I have been trying to get all the equipment together ever since to keep going.