I am Marlene Trounson, I live in Greymouth married to Cedric and have a grown family.
In 2014 I completed the Diploma in Jade and Hard Stone Carving at Tai Poutini Polytechnic in Greymouth tutored by Ric Moor and Sheree Warren. I also make jewellery from Freshwater Pearls, Paua and Natural Gemstones.
My passion is carving and I have set up a studio in my home to carve stone concentrating mainly on New Zealand Greenstone, but also using other gem stone material and sterling silver.
I am a member of the NZ Jade Artists Association. This piece was carved out of New Zealand Jade finished with Silver and Harakeke braid. This was my entry in the 2014 New Zealand Jade Artists Association Awards.