Back in 1979 great things were beginning in an old chicken shed. Rob and Matt Carter were starting something special. With a strategy to supply the global jewellery market with high quality, precision cut, paua shell cabochons (calibrated stones for the jewellery trade) Dimensionz Manufacturing
A combination of skilled craftspeople and the latest technology saw the company grow to the forefront with innovative and inspired designs created from paua shell, greenstone and bone.
March 2020 saw the market for their products disapear overnight. International tourism ceased to exist - at least for the foreseeable future. How was this proudly family owned and operated company to survive?
Aran and Maeve Pudney had built a successful business with The Furnace and were contemplating a move to Ireland. They had been looking for a partner to continue making their range of beautiful 3d art maps. Aran and Matt had collaborated in the past and shared a focus on innovative thinking and sustainability.
Matai Gallery was forged by combining the design expertise of Aran at The Furnace and the making skills of Matt and his skilled team at Dimensionz Manufacturing.