Master Carver Jeff Bryan and The Hovding Gallery
Jeff Bryan – Master Carver
Jeff Bryan is a trained/qualified master carver able to bring his talents to a multitude of applications. Equally comfortable in working with both traditional and contemporary designs, Jeff often draws influence from both Maori and Celtic techniques and imagery. With heritage from both sides, Jeff carves fusion pieces as unique as the man himself. In additional to the works found in the Hovding Gallery, Jeff dedicates a considerable share of his time to commission pieces.
Whatever your needs may be, Jeff’s talent is sure to create a treasured gift, taonga or remembrance piece. Previous commission pieces include birthday celebrations, farm signs, plaques, and weaponry all personalised.
His main source of media is River Totara and recycled Totara strainers and posts from sheep stations by the coast. The presence of weathering, moss and wire gate dog hardware bring originality to these fantastic works. Jeff joined the Hovding Gallery and New Zealand Natural Clothing team in 2012 after he was commissioned to create the unique multi-directional Totara sign which sits proudly outside our Norsewood South site.
Jeff Bryan email@example.com Cell 0278920734 Shop 06 3740897
Te Waharoa 0 Norsewood
The development of the Wop Wops Wetland has taken a major step with the installment of the Waharoa. Carved by Jeff it acts proudly as the entrance to the wetland. Waharoa is the Māori word for gateway or main entrance. It also refers to the entrance of a Pā, a fortified Māori settlement.
All the wooden creations throughout the NZNC site and the Wop Wops Wetland Park are hand-crafted in our on-site workshop by Jeff and Phil. A number of Jeff’s works that are displayed outside are available for sale. Obviously, this doesn’t include the Waharoa!
Enquirers can be made in the shop or you can contact Jeff about commission pieces directly.
The Hovding Gallery – Bringing exposure to talented local artists since 2011
When the Hovding Gallery opened in December 2011, another major step was made in the redevelopment of the New Zealand Natural Clothing site and Norsewood as a whole. Two of the old Norsewear boardrooms have been transformed into an easily accessible exhibition space.
With work by artists from around the Tararua and Hawkes Bay regions, the Hovding Gallery ensures that local fine art can be seen by all – and purchased to take home!
Entrance to the Hovding Gallery is through the New Zealand Natural Clothing store.