Veronica Salas

Graduate in Jade and Hard Stone Carving

Programme attended: Hard Stone and Jade Carving (Level 4)

I’m already a carver – using shells and creating traditional Chamoru designs – and was looking for ways to enhance my skills. I thought exploring another medium, such as stone, would be really interesting, and I wanted to learn more about Maori culture and worldview. I always try to keep spirituality, good intentions, humility and respect at the heart of my work. The tutor is amazing; she brings a spiritual and cultural context to everything we do. It’s exceeded my expectations. I feel comfortable and confident I’m in the right space doing the right thing.