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Ta Moko studio and Maori Arts Gallery

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Biography

James main work at present is focused on Tamoko

James Webster is of Maori and European descent and is well known as a talented Maori arts practitioner, working with many mediums including wood, bone and stone (sculpting and carving) as well as paint, fibre and metal (mixed media) and Ta Moko (body adornment / tribal tattoo).

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Studio

'Book in' to consult with James regarding your requirements for anything to do with the Maori Arts be it 'ta moko', 'whakairo rakau' or even if you require assistance with the development of large scale public works.

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Wood Carving

Maori carving or whakairo has developed over the centuries. The most common mediums worked are wood, pounamu (nephrite jade), human flesh (Ta moko or tattooing), animal and human bone and onewa (basalt).

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Stone Sculpture

Throughout most of history, the purpose of creating sculpture has been to produce works of art that are as permanent as is possible.

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