Taranaki, Titahi, Nga Mahanga Matthew McIntyre Wilson trained as a jeweller at both Whitireia Polytechnic and Hawke's Bay Polytechnic. During this period he began learning traditional Maori weaving techniques from master weaver and friend Rangi Kiu. Matthew is best known for his beautiful Kete woven with copper and silver wire. Matthew currently lives and works in Wellington.
You can buy Matthew's work on the Toi Maori, Small Treasures Gallery here.
"Maori art is inseparable from Maori culture. It is like a living organism that exists in the spirit of our people and drives them toward wider horizons and greater achievement."