To buy stone you will need to access a stone supplier or live close to a stone quarry. The stone sculptures on this website that have been created by my students and I are made from Oamaru stone. The stone is a limestone quarried from the Otago region of New Zealand. Oamaru Township has many beautiful old buildings that are made from this stone as do Dunedin and Christchurch (my home town).
You can purchase some small blocks directly from here by filling out the form below. The average sizes are (130mm x 280mm x 90mm for the small block $15.00 per block) and (220mm x 280mm x 90mm, $25.00 for the large block), sizes can vary from block to block. They are a great size if you are new to carving and as you can see in the photo below, you can create a pretty good sculpture within that size.
This is because the stone weighs around 10kg per block and costs approximately $62.00 for freight for one block to be delivered from Christchurch to Auckland. Unfortunately, I do not know of anyone who stocks and sells Oamaru stone within the North Island.
Small block $15.00 / Large block $25,00
NEW BLOCKS JUST IN
Very good size blocks for carving. Price $50.00 per block
Please fill in the form below with your request for some stone, and we will contact you as soon as possible.
You can also order stone directly from the Oamaru stone quarry and they deliver through to Waitaki transport for pick up.
Waitaki Transport Ltd
Phone (03)349 3820