Brian Flintoff is a master bone-carver, whose work is held on marae through Aotearoa and in private and public collections and museums throughout the world. He is the author ofTaonga Puoro: Singing Treasures, about the musical instruments of the Maori, and Brian is also widely regarded as one of Aotearoa’s pre-eminent makers of Maori instruments.
Lewis is aMāori Carver of Ngati Kuia, Ngati Apa Ki Te Ra To,and Ngai Tahu decent. He draws inspiration and ideas from his evolving knowledge of the rich history here in Te Tauihu, "Moa Hunter" Archaeological sites, and his whakapapa.
Sika is a multimedia artist whose work reflects a lifetime of listening to the rhythms of nature. Using didjeridoo, drums, native flutes, rattles and Māori Taonga Puoro, he creates visceral, rhythmic music that has the ability to transport people to profound states of relaxation.
The taonga made by Timoti are as unique as each stone. This whanau business is owned and run by Timoti (the carver extraordinaire) and Morganne (the wife who does everything else). They love the taonga, the awa and the life they get to live through carving. When you buy a Taonga from Timoti you know you have a taonga that is hand carved, with love.