Meet the Instructors
Hape Kiddle

Hape Kiddle

Wood carver, finding shapes within. 

Contemplative, searching, deep.

I’ve had a fascination with carving and form since I was very young, I was about 6. I find in the carving a language I can’t find anywhere else. With carving as a process, I like to focus on the why. The how is very important but the why is the engine room of why we carve.

Hape is one of the nation’s best carvers with his sculptures and netsuke displayed in galleries across Australia. To Hape, the creative process is an active meditation which nourishes the soul. Time spent with Hape delivers much more than the carving you uncover with your hand and heart.