Johnny Percy

Graduate in Jade and Hard Stone Carving

Programme attended: Hard Stone and Jade Carving (Level 5)

When I finished the Diploma in Jade and Hard Stone Carving, I started work in a carving studio in Rapahoe.

The diploma taught me how to carve and gave me space to explore different techniques and focus on developing my style, while working gave me insight into how to manage a business and make a living. It can be hard, but I’m persevering. I love what I do.

I recently moved to Christchurch to set up my own studio. My work is stocked in a number of outlets and I’m currently creating some pieces for an exhibition in Auckland.