Artist Profile: Graeme Wylie



Graeme Wylie
Master carver for Naturally Jade

Graeme works out of the Naturally Jade greenstone studio in Akaroa where affiliations to Onuku Marae were established when the studio was established. Graeme trained in Hokitika (the jade capital of NZ) and has since been acclaimed at the 2002 Mana Pounamu NZ Jade exhibition for his precision, thought and passion.

In his nearly 20 years of carving, Graeme has developed a respect and admiration of Maori culture and this has paved the way for him to create some beautiful works of art based on many traditional designs.