Tainui, Ngati Kahungunu
Richard Anderson is a self-taught pounamu (jade) carver; his work resides in both public and private collections worldwide.
These carvings are keenly sought after as ceremonial pieces.
His pounamu carvings have been recognised by Maori tohunga (priests) as being guided by the carvers of old. According to long established custom, Richard has been blessed in the traditional manner. Richard and his work from then on carries these blessings.
Richard’s sensitivity and love of pounamu result in works with universal appeal. The work reflects his inner journey, his love of people, nature, beauty, shape and form, his interest in healing, awareness, eternity and the conclusion of all journeys inner piece.
His machinery and tool designs are held in highest regard by jade carvers and engineers alike.
Each piece is an entity in its own right, worthy of pounamu’s eternal attributes: a tribute to God in nature.