Anthony Bray-Heta is an emerging New Zealand bone carver who was apprentice, for several years, to the well known New Zealand Master Carver Alan Nopera.
Bone carving is an ancient tradition going back thousands of years from scapulamancy in Ancient China to the whale teeth carving of the South Pacific nations.
Many cultures have carved the uniqueness of their history onto animal bones telling stories, illustrating myths or to be used as fetishes, talismen or totems providing protection for the wearer.
The majority of Anthony's sculptures are designed to be worn as talismen to magnify strength, personal power and energy flow.
Anthony's Jewellery is a fusion of Maori art and Celtic design carved into cattle bone, moose antler and mammoth ivory. These originals are then cast in either sterling silver or phos bronze.
His designs encapsulate Celtic Weaves of Strength, Mythical Dragons, Majestic Whale Migration and the potency of Shamanic Divination.