When talking about the eye of a piece it is not necessarily the same as discussing the hole by which it is hung. However, in much modern NZ carving the hole is often adorned by features reminiscent of an eye, and is located in the relevant place, but there are many instances where this is not true. I’ll give you some examples below. Firstly, where the piece does not have an eye …
And finally we get to making eyes in the stone …
So the ornamentation and variety of holes are almost limitless.
On this page I intend to add monthly updates on aspects of jade carving. I also plan to invite more experienced carvers to offer a "master-class" on a particular subject of their choice. With this I hope to enthuse both the novice and the expert in this ancient and beautiful art-form/craft. And comments are welcome!