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Jeweller John Edgar on being a stone engineer

Edgar's works appear in the exhibition <EM>Bone Stone Shell: 25 years on</EM>


<P>The polished stone works of New Zealand jeweller John Edgar reflect his deep interest in the contemporary use of natural materials. Working in pounamu (greenstone), greywacke, and argillite, he moved beyond the concept of adornment, seeking instead to ‘relate intensely to people through the mind and the heart’. Edgar's works appear in the exhibition <EM>Bone Stone Shell: 25 years on</EM> at <EM>Nga Toi | Arts Te Papa</EM> to March 2014.</P>

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Cutting stone

John S. Edgar, Cutting stone, 1987, argillite stone with wooden box,
Gift of the Friends of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 1993.
Full object info is available on collections.tepapa.govt.nz