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Pendants

Ian Thorne is the owner/proprietor of The Bone Studio and Gallery (Est. 1996) and has been carving for 30 years ... since learning in Chris Bone's workshop in Wellington. He has been teaching bone carving since running a course at the Owairaka Boy's Home in Auckland.

Ian at his workbench
Ian Thorne
at his workbench

Ian works in a broad range of materials including beefbone, whalebone and teeth, petrified mammoth bone, dugong (a large marine mammal) bone, ebony, shell, horns and stone. His styles cross a broad range being influenced by Maori, Celtic, African and contempory design. All his work is of top quality finish and he specialises in carving to order with original designs.

Ian has created pendants (and one bracelet on display here) from almost the strangest of materials — from beefbone to petrified mammoth bone, from ebony to shell and horns. Here's proof that his answer to 'it's not "what can you carve?" but "what can't you carve?"' is "not much!"


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If you don't see what you like but recognize the quality and workmanship, I accept commissions. E-mail for more information.

"Price tags" are shown to let you know what carvings are available and at what price. Please note that items are being sold all the time so it is imperative that you confirm availability (and the charge for pack & post to you). Only then should payment be made via the Orders Page or via PayPal (via link in the confirmation e-mail).



 $250

Raati Tahoraa
Raati
Tohoraa

 $700

Woven Tooth (Sperm Whale)
Woven Tooth
(Sperm Whale - front & back)

 $250

Deer Lily (antler)
"Deer Lily"
(antler)

 Ask

Manaia w/ pounamu-whalebone
Bone Selection
 

 ~$250

Ocean Waves
Whalebone Selection
(Muriwai rib)

 $450

Woven Eternity
"Woven Eternity"
(whale rib)

 $350

Eternity Twice
"Eternity Twice"
(goat horn)

 $300

GrowingTogether
"Growing Together"
(whale rib)

 $320

Eternal Variation
"Eternal Variation"
(whale rib)

 ~$250

Toki Selection - Jade
Pounamu Toki Selection
(jade)

 Ask

Pounamu Selection
Pounamu Selection
(jade)

 $800

bound_together-spermwhale_jawbone
"Bound Together"
(spermwhale jawbone)

 $400

Koropepe - Serpentine
Koropepe
(serpentine)

 $300

mere tohoraa whalebone
"Mere Tohoraa"
(whalebone)

 $450

Koru - Pounamu
Koru
(pounamu)

 $450

Hei Tiki - Whale Rib
Hei Tiki
(whale rib)

 $200

Antler Koru - Deer Antler Button
AntlerKoru_DeerAntlerButton
(deer antler button)

 $450

Ebony Koru
Ebony Koru
(recycled ebony)

 $600

Celtic/Maori Bracelet
Celtic/Maori Bracelet

 $400

Double Koru (wapiti button)
Double Koru
(wapiti button)

 $200

Beaked Koru
"Beaked Koru"
(antler)

 ~$250

Gemini Hook
"Gemini Hook"
(whalebone)

 $240

Celtic Heart (whalebone)
"Celtic Heart"
(whalebone)

 ~$240

Hei Matau
"Hei Matau"
(whalebone)

 $1400

Ivory Duality
"Ivory Duality"

 $800

Mammoth Korus
"Mammoth Korus"

 $1400

Dugong Weaving
"Dugong Weaving"

 $600

Serpentine Pekapeka
Serpentine Pekapeka
 

 Ask

Pounamu Drop, Hook & Toki
Pounamu Drop, Hook & Toki
(jade)

 $1500

Hei Tiki (front &  back)
Hei Tiki
(front & back)

 $1400

Whale rib 'Four Winds'
"The Four Winds"
(whale rib)

 $750

Growing Together
Manaia Pounamu
(jade)
w/Goldeye

 $2000

Family
"Family"

 $700

Raati onewa - harpoon
Raati
(Warthog Tusk)

 $1200

Eight Eternities
"Eight Eternities"
Petrified Dugong Bone
(Asian manatee)

 $500

Logo Hook
Logo Hook
40,000 year old
mammoth ivory

 $750

Ngaru Wairua
Ngaru Wairua
40,000 year old
mammoth ivory

 $400

Dark Flounder
Dark Flounder

 $400

White Flounder
White Flounder

 $400

Tails
Tails

 $200

Maori Amulet
Maori Amulet

 $350

MatauManaia
Matau Manaia

 $500

Rei Puta
Rei Puta

 $900

Woven Flower Tooth
Woven Flower
Whale Tooth

 NFS

Rei Puta - Whale Tooth
Rei Puta
(whale tooth)

 NFS

Tiki with Jade eyes
Tiki with Jade eyes

 $250

Koropepe -  antler button
Koropepe
(antler button)

 $800

Whalebone Tiki with Paua eyes
Whalebone Tiki with Paua eyes

 $350

Bone Weaver
Bone Weaver
 
Whalebone Carvings of Cloud
(Based on Cloud Paintings by Michael Smither)

 NFS

Cloud Dragon
Cloud Dragon

 NFS

Whale Cloud
Whale Cloud

 NFS

In Praise of Fathers
In Praise of Fathers

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