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Jade Carving Workshop

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 15 reviews.Christchurch, New Zealand

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Experience hosted by Jacqueline

3 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 1 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This a great introduction to Jade carving and a very hands on, immersive experience.
All my jade carving equipment is for one person, so you will be the only person in the studio carving the Jade.
I look forward to welcome you into my, personal daily, workspace and will show you where you will be creating your treasure!
I will go over any health and safety tips as well as explaining how my equipment works.
You will be able to pick a piece of Jade which speaks to you, due to it color, size or shape. You can also choose to work with a special beach pebble you may have found.
The next step will be to make a simple sketch appropriate to the stone you chose.
From here on the fun will begin!
You get to carve your basic design and get to see it come to life in your hands!
I will show you all the processes to complete your art work to your liking.
Some processes are grinding the Jade with diamond wheels, drilling holes, sanding and polishing.
Please note that we are working with genuine New Zealand Jade which will have its own characteristics and inclusions and may not always take a high shiny polish.
In the 3 hours you will be able to create a basic shape appropriate to your skill level, too intricate work is not very realistic.

Please contact me for any other availability as im happy to rearrange to suit your itinerary
This a great introduction to Jade carving and a very hands on, immersive experience.
All my jade carving equipment is for one person, so you will be the only person in the studio carving the Jade.
I look forward to welcome you into my, personal daily, workspace and will show you where you will be creating your treasure!
I will go over any health and safety tips as well as explaining how my equipment works.
You will be able…

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What's included

  • Food
    Coffee, Tea or hot chocolat
  • Equipment
    One piece of Jade of your chosing
From ₹8,793
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Jacqueline

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 15 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a trained Jade carver and have a Diploma in Jade and other Hard Stone Carving. I was a student at The Tai Poutini Polytechnic in Greymouth 17 years ago. It is the only school in the world teaching this skill.
Over the years I have helped many tourist creating their own NZ keepsake either for themselves or as a gift for a special person in their lives.
Anyone can have this experience and you dont need to know anything about carving!
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Where you'll be

You will work in my personal studio.
I converted my garage into a spacious cozy space.
I will teach one to one as I have one carving machine.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

Mary
March 2020
This was a most rewarding experience and because of Jax my niece and I have created something extraordinary that we will always have.
Petra
March 2020
It was a very lovely experience. Referring to ones design idea Jacqueline helps to select the appropriate piece of jade regarding stability, thickness, hardness and appearance so one could achieve a perfect result. She gives very good advise how to handle the jade with tools, sharing her knowledge in an easy understandable way.
It was a very lovely experience. Referring to ones design idea Jacqueline helps to select the appropriate piece of jade regarding stability, thickness, hardness and appearance so o…
Paula
February 2020
Jax was great to cut and polish Jade stones with. There were three of us and although normally she likes to work just one on one she accommodated us and we all left very happy with what we created.
Danika
February 2020
This is a special experience you must do if you have time in Christchurch. Jacqueline shared her knowledge and passion for this art and my partner and I both had an opportunity to create a piece for each other. It was unique and we had a wonderful time getting to know each other. Something to cherish forever.
This is a special experience you must do if you have time in Christchurch. Jacqueline shared her knowledge and passion for this art and my partner and I both had an opportunity to…
Kirsten
January 2020
Es war sehr schön. Man muss sich auf so ein Event einlassen. Inspirieren von den Jadesteinen, dann kann es etwas besonderes werden.
Casey
December 2019
Jac provided a fantastic experience, patiently and thoughtfully guiding the husband and wife pair through the process. The end result was an extremely pleased pair, who have something to treasure and an experience to remember for the rest of their lifes!
Jac provided a fantastic experience, patiently and thoughtfully guiding the husband and wife pair through the process. The end result was an extremely pleased pair, who have someth…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 1 guest ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

No previous experience needed to do this workshop
You will be the only student in the studio
Bring some extra money incase you want to buy a larger pieces of Jade or braided cords or Silver findings to add to your work
You can also bring and choose to work on a stone you found during your travels

What to bring

Warm clothes, proper foot wear, camera and extra cash in case you want to buy larger piece of Jade