Peter Maxwell is our materials conservator, he has worked with us on virtually every piece of public art since 1998. His work for the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust  has taken him to numerous icy outposts, he does the conservation work on Shackelton’s Hut for instance – he presented Barbara with these ash rocks and asked her to do her magic on some earrings for his wife. Our gem cutter freaked and we sent them down to Kezya Norman who is learning gem cutting (amongst other crafts) in Launceston. They arrived back in shaved pieces and the result is now publishable. The larger .pdf is here for those high-res interested parties. By the way Kezya! we still haven’t sighted your invoice babe?