Pounamu Marama Workshop

Pounamu Marama Workshop

Pounamu taonga Workshop

Over 20 people have attended this class


Learn about the practices associated with Māori arts whilst creating a marama (moon) taonga in this 1-day workshop. Using Diamond wheels, drills, wet and dry sanding, and polishing tools, participants will get to create a Marama pendant. Traditional Polynesian braiding and lashing techniques will complete the pendant ready to wear in this contemporary Tikanga based workshop. Maximum of 12 participants.

suitable for 14yrs and over

light refreshments are provided

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What you will learn

  • Participants will gain a skill set of using light hand tools safely
  • Participants will learn braiding and lashing techniques

What you will get

  • Participants will gain a universal cultural experience
  • Participants will learn how to finish and polish pounamu jewellery
  • Participants will complete a Marama pendant

What to bring

  • Enthusiasm and a water bottle

What to wear

please wear Casual clothing, apron needed covered shoes please

Appropriate for

Recommended for ages 14 years and over

Ka Tipu te whaihanga - Creativity will strengthen
Kia ora koutou Greetings

Welcome to Aotearoa Bone and Stone carving New Zealand my team and I are passionate about creating high quality taonga (treasures) for people to wear and supporting our Rangatahi (young people) to achieve success through fun creative and interactive workshops ! Please check out our website for more info absca.nz

Mauri ora !

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5.0 (23 reviews)
Fabiorated it
06 May 2024Pounamu Marama Workshop
The workshop is amazing! From the welcome till the end. It was good to understand more about Pounamu history and how it is realized. And more, the jewel you bring home is absolutely stunning! Teachers are very friendly and caring. Loved every minute and highly recommended!
Bronwynrated it
20 May 2023
Wonderful warm welcome from Maha, Laura & Destiny. Super beautiful result. Tino ataahua
Rayrated it
14 May 2023
Thoroughly recommend this course. A great way to spend the day learning such a wonderful beautiful craft. My wife was thrilled with her pendant and has already had many compliments on it. Ray
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

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Terms & Conditions

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I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by ABSCA.


I agree to give ABSCA unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at ABSCA classes and events or on ABSCA's premises. (For use of ABSCA marketing materials).

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