Pounamu Toki Workshop

Pounamu taonga Workshop

Next Available: Sat, 30 Jan 10:00AM (NZDT)
7 hours
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Learn about the practices associated with Māori arts whilst creating a Toki/Whao ( Chisel/adze)  taonga in this 1-day workshop. Using Diamond wheels, drills, wet and dry sanding, and polishing tools, participants will get to create a Toki pendant. Traditional Polynesian braiding and lashing techniques will complete the pendant ready to wear in this contemporary Tikanga based workshop. Maximum of 12 participants.

suitable for 14yrs and over

light refreshments are provided

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What you will learn
  • Participants will gain a skill set of using light hand tools safely
  • Participants will learn braiding and lashing techniques
What you will get
  • Participants will gain a universal cultural experience
  • Participants will learn how to finish and polish pounamu jewellery
  • Participants will complete a Toki pendant

What to bring
  • Enthusiasm and a water bottle
What to wear

Casual and covered shoes

Appropriate for

Recommended for ages 10 years and over

Refund Policy


o   An administration fee of $20 per booking applies to all refunds.

o   A FULL refund (less Admin fee) will be given if you withdraw from a class/workshop 7 days or more before the start date

o   NO refund will be given if you withdraw from a class/workshop less than 7 days before the start date.

o   NO refund will be given if you withdraw after a class/workshop has commenced. However, participants are welcome to transfer to another class/workshop or accept a credit for another class/workshop taking place at a later date.

o   Refunds can take up to 10 working days to process.


absca.nz reserves the right to cancel or postpone any class that does not reach a viable enrollment number.

If a class is cancelled, you will be notified no less than 4 days before the start of the class, participants are welcome to transfer to any another workshop regardless of price or accept a credit for another class or a full refund will can given.

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at ABSCA or organised by ABSCA must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by ABSCA.


I agree to give ABSCA unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at ABSCA classes and events or on ABSCA's premises. (For use of ABSCA marketing materials).


ABSCA requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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21 December 2020 • Pounamu Toki Workshop

I participated in this course over the weekend & thoroughly enjoyed myself, it was well run & an immense amount of fun. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in carving. It was a full day that passed extremely quickly. The two tutors were friendly and a lot of fun. Give it a go.


20 December 2020 • Pounamu Toki Workshop

I had the best day learning about pounamu, and creating my own toki necklace. The course had a relaxing atmosphere, and the instructors took genuine interest in all of the students. Highly recommended.


07 September 2020 • Pounamu Toki Workshop

Kāre e kore ka tau ai te marino ki a koe i ngā mahi toi nei, kia rahi ai te manawa.

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