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Use the form on the right to contact me anytime. I will get back to you as soon as possible.  

Or if you prefer email me: adoughty@bonecraft.co.nz

Alternatively, you can call me on +64 27519 0724

If you are outside of New Zealand, please keep in mind the time difference. (+12 hours GMT). 

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36 Meadowville Avenue
Christchurch, Canterbury, 8024
New Zealand

+64 27519 0724

Andrew Doughty is a New Zealand based Bone and Stone carver and artist. Each carving is handcrafted with love. His wish is to create carvings that communicate peace and hope.

Blog

How are bone carvings made? Why are bone carvings often referred to as Taonga (treasure)? Why in New Zealand is it traditional to bless a carving before it is worn?

Within this blog space, I will explore these questions and endeavor to illustrate how they are created.

Over time, I aim to create and build up a useful resource for others wishing to explore this craft. 

 

The small voice of an Artistic Protest...

Andrew Doughty

This carving is a protest piece. While this content may be a bit controversial it is not my intention to offend anyone... 

I was going to price this carving at $43,269.23, however, I have settled on $18,173.08 NZD. I will accept any offers over $10,000. This simple carving represents 4.5 hours work. Now I do not seriously expect anyone to be bold enough to pay this much for such a carving (as nice as that would be). If you continue reading I will explain how I reached such a costing…

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Why in New Zealand is it traditional to bless a carving before it is worn?

Andrew Doughty

The answer to this question has many levels. Modern people have many varying beliefs and while respecting this, I offer the following perspectives…

There are three main drivers for blessing a carving; 1) Historical, 2) Cleansing and Transforming, 3) Other Various Beliefs...

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Welcome to the Bonecraft Blog

Andrew Doughty

How are bone carvings made? Why are bone carvings often referred to as Taonga (treasure)? Why in New Zealand is it traditional to bless a carving before it is worn? 

Within this blog space, I will explore these questions and endeavour to illustrate how they are created. I hope readers will gain a deeper appreciation of the art form and understand what transforms a carving from being an ordinary commercially produced trinket, into a special treasure that holds power to bless our heart and mind. I hope to create and build up a useful resource for others wishing to explore this craft. 

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