ABOUT MOUNTAIN JADE:
We’re a small, family-run business made up of crafters and carvers. Founded in 1986, we’ve grown from humble roots to become a trusted leader in the creation of handcrafted jade carvings. We’re deeply connected to the jade that we use and love spending time in the workshop, carving life into stone. Our carvings are steeped in meaning and inspired by the art and culture of New Zealand, taking inspiration from traditional designs passed down through generations while pushing boundaries in contemporary art. We make everything the hard way, crafting and finishing each carving by hand to create one-of-a-kind pieces which each have unique merits and features. Our artists truly appreciate the value of the material that they are working with and take extreme care to honor the stone and utilize each piece to the best of its ability.
About Artist James Pirika:
James is constantly humbled to learn a significant part of his culture and heritage through carving jade. As they say, Maori people didn’t have a written language, they would instead utilize carvings to remind themselves of their past. View his Mountain Jade collection here.
New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh is passionate about writing. Though she’s traveled as far afield as the deserts of China, the Highlands of Scotland, and the frozen landscapes of Antarctica, it is the journey of the imagination that fascinates her most. She’s beyond delighted to be able to follow her dream as a writer. Nalini lives and works in beautiful New Zealand. You can contact her directly through her website. While visiting the site, Nalini invites you to join her newsletter for up-to-date news about both the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series, as well as fun exclusive extras, including free short stories set in her worlds.