Chris Charteris has been a prolific maker of jewellery as well as sculpture since the mid 1980s. Of Kiribati and Fijian heritage, his practice has been influenced by his early training as a carver, and polynesian forms, traditional tools, ceremonial objects, patterns, taonga and body adornment are natural sources of contemplation and design.
Pendant - Pounamu (South Westland Big Bay) $900
Pendant - Pounamu from Big Bay South Westland, cord $575
2 pairs of Pounamu earrings $960 a pair
Family of 3
3 x Pounamu pendants sold as set.
Pounamu from Big Bay South Westland Mugimugi – Muka dyed with Kanono/ Raurekau from Coromandel (necklace) $3,200
Hei Toki, Pounamu, Big Bay South Westland. $1,840
Pendant. Gold lip mother of pearl, waxed nylon $840
Pendant. Mother of pearl, pounamu, whalebone, jarrah, black coral, waxed nylon $1,000
'Nga Tipa' Scallop shells, coconut fibre, nylon $900
Manawa Pounamu $740
Reel Necklace $2,000
1 Untitled Pounamu, South Westland $670
2 Untitled Pounamu, South Westland $670
3 Untitled Pounamu, South Westland $500
'Sculpture on a string' # 1 $670 Quartz, colour changed by the naturally occurring oxide, Bluff, Southland
Beach stone necklace $1,000
1 Hei Matau, Pounamu from Westland, Aotearoa $1,667
Hei Matau $1,667
Argillite pendants, paint, $335 each
(South Westland, $670 each
"There is a certain satisfaction exploring rhythm when doing repetitious work.
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