Mai te ihi
Mai te auahuatanga
Kia puawai te marie
From creating flowers peace
What is this peace?
It is Stonepeace
Scott and Stephen Wheeler opened their studio
“Stonepeace” otherwise known as “Kohatu Humarie” in
1999. Their studio is at a very special (Ukaipo) enclave
of family land in Haumoana, Hawkes Bay. Close to the
Tuki Tuki River and Haumoana Beach on the Pacific Ocean.
They produce honed down elegant stone forms sensitive to
balance and flow – inviting to touch.
Ema is of Maori / Irish / Scottish descent. Her iwi is Te Arawa/ Ngati Whakaue/ Te Ati Awa/ Ngati Raukawa. She views her work as a tangible expression of an unbroken chain of creativity linking through her parents to her Tipuna (ancestors) and ultimately to the source of all creation. Ema finds inspiration in her spiritual connection to the past – ‘design by descent’ she coins it.'
designed their home. Ema says that it has had a
profound effect upon her, that it is like living
within a sculpture.
is of Scottish and English descent. His work comes
from his connection with mother earth and an
appreciation of nature’s form and balance. His
special interest is in computer design and laser
etching a natural progression from his scientific
Sculpturing stone is physically demanding, intellectually challenging, spiritually connecting; bringing much peace. They call this work Kohatu humarie (Stonepeace).