Wayne Turnbull

I was born and live in Gisborne.

I have always had a passion for art and have worked with

various mediums of painting and sculpting in clay. 

In 1992 while going through a change of direction and

uncertainty about where my career was heading, I was

introduced to greenstone and the opportunity to work at the

Stone Studio was presented; I now work there full time

and have since exhibited at the Tairawhiti Museum with

fellow carvers in our " cut loose " exhibition, appropriately

named as this was to mark a new beginning towards more

freedom for artistic and creative expression.

I feel it a privilege to be working with pounamu, which has

such prestige and spiritual significance unique to New





Wayne's Carvings