Courtney Jamieson (Tainui, Ngāti Koroki Kahukura) is a jeweller, artist and a lapidist – someone who cuts and shapes precious stones.
Through her business – Courtney Marama, she designs bespoke jewellery, handcrafted in precious metals and set with gemstones from Aotearoa mainly working with Pounamu. Her unique approach to Pounamu, marries tradition with innovative design, shaping delicate pieces not commonly made from this taonga.
In this episode, we talk about her upbringing in Cambridge, her sustainable approach to craftswomanship and, being a new māmā.
When you are in business you have got to be a photographer, a social media expert, do your accounts, write emails, but there isn’t enough out there to teach anyone how to do all of that. I’ve just learnt on my own, it’s been hard. [One of my hopes for the future of Indigenous wāhine is] I want to see more platforms, more sharing, more helping each other get there.
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