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


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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4.9 (18 reviews)
Lararated it
19 Nov 2022
Cool class! Good mix of traditional techniques and processes along with machinery use to speed things up to.
Anthony rated it
31 Oct 2022
This workshop was amazing. I went with my partner and we had a fantastic experience. We will definitely be doing it again and we highly recommend it! We were very happy with our finished carving after what we had been shown and our hard work and we had a lovely time talking to the people running the workshop and the other people there. It was good to have some of the cultural background and custom around the taonga. I learnt a lot and we are so happy we have a carving which we have made personally to gift to two of our loved ones. Thank you so much. 5 stars!!!
Jonorated it
29 Oct 2022
Such an amazing experience! The team were so welcoming and skilled at what they do. A great opportunity to meet some great people and create something special. I highly recommend to everyone!
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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.


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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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