Luke Leaf spent the first eighteen years of his life growing up in Ross/Hokitika on the West coast of the South Island New Zealand, the home of New Zealand Greenstone. Luke is a leading artist in contemporary Jade carving, his style is an amalgamation of traditional and modern design, finding inspiration from natural organic forms.
Since an early age Luke has had a strong interest in many forms of art. His first introduction to Jade Carving was through work experience at High School, where he developed a strong connection to the art.
Upon leaving high school, Luke worked for a number of jade carving businesses where he sharpened and perfected his skills. For the past 6 years, Luke has been working from his South Island based studio where he has designed and produced thousands of unique and exquisite works that have sold all over the world.