Artist - Ana Krakosky

Ana Krakosky creates intricate hand carved Pounamu jewellery.

"As a member of Te Atiawa, legend has it that my people are descended from the sky. I try to remember this in my work; to craft for great worth, make everything well, see unlimited potential, make good choices, challenge myself and love what I do.

I’m an artist with a background in design and education. I’m continually drawn towards learning and mastering new techniques as architecture and design is a real passion. I’m a visual person so the proportions or lines seen in good architecture or design are a real draw for me. I’m a furniture maker, product designer, painter, metalsmith and jade carver. My work as a whole tells a story about the journey of mastering the use of different mediums.

I try to create pieces that speak to others about the beauty in life and the world around us. My work is a reflection of my life in a moment past, a snapshot of the present and/or a snippet of the future. It speaks not only for me, but for all those who have gone before me and those who will come after me. I love working with the strength of pounamu and the feel of it between my fingers as I shape and mold it into something someone will treasure and value."