Following a 3-decade long ad agency career in New Zealand and Australia, Jonathan decided to fulfil a lifetime ambition to become a sculptor and studied at The Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School, Sydney; Australia’s oldest and most respected Atelier style school.
He works with most traditional mediums but several years ago began focusing on Marble Carving, participating in three intensive workshops with Carrara Italy-based Master Carver; Alnazzar.
‘Since moving to Kerikeri I’ve been combining Carrara Marble with Ancient Kauri. Marble takes millions of years to form and Swamp Kauri 30,000 plus years. To me there is wonderful synergy in the combination of these two ancient substances'.
Click on the images below to see enlargements of his work and scroll through the slideshow.