Welcome to Shane MacIntosh Greenstone
Here at Shane MacIntosh Greenstone you can browse and purchase a range of traditional and modern New Zealand Greenstone (Pounamu) carefully crafted by myself in my home based workshop.
All of my pieces are made from top quality New Zealand Greenstone (Pounamu) which is sourced from Marsden in the South Island of New Zealand. The majority of the pendants you see here are made from Flower Jade and Green Jade, each with their own beautiful and unique markings.
Each of my pieces has been finished to the highest standard, where the time has been taken to create even, smooth edges and soft, polished finishes.
My journey into carving began in Perth, 1986 where I was inspired to just ‘give it a go’ (using a hack saw and file) after being gifted a beef bone hook.
Upon moving back to New Zealand a few years later and investing in some machinery, I met a local bone carver who taught me the basic of bone carving. I began selling my carvings at local markets where I met Charlie Wilson, a very skilled carver. Charlie helped me to refine and expand my carvings skills, and I began to carve in whale bone. I went on to sell to well known carver, Hepi Maxwell at Te Puia in Rotorua, where I gained recognition for my work. Since then, my work has been featured on many popular websites and in a number of national and international galleries and museums.
I now work only in Greenstone (Pounamu) as this is where my passion and expertise lie. I contract carve for a select few business partners, and when I am not busy doing this, I am creating the the pieces you see here.
It is my aim to create beautiful, unique and perfectly finished pendants from top quality New Zealand Greenstone, which I can showcase and sell here at Shane MacIntosh Greenstone.