Darren Gosling

by Darren Gosling
(Palmerston North,New Zealand)

Buddhist Monk

Buddhist Monk

Carving since 2002 I have slowly developed my skills in Oamaru stone sculpture. I am self taught and have attended two stone symposiums on Wellington's waterfront in 2009 and 2011.I am presently studying for my Diploma in Art and Creativity. Constantly working on designs keeps fresh ideas flowing. I love incorporating the Koru in most of my works but not exclusively. I love to share what knowledge I can. I have been a tutor in sculpture at two local organisations in Palmerston North.
A quote of mine is: 'My art is for sale, not my spirit'. Meaning, the physical sculpture is for sale and the spirit is a gift that is given at no extra cost.

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Wooden Mallet

I recommend using a wooden mallet for carving Oamaru stone.

Chisel Set

Woodworking chisels are perfectly fine for carving with Oamaru stone. 

Masonary Sealer 

This is the best sealer that I could find on Amazon that I would consider to be suitible for Oamaru Stone 

Course Sandpaper

Ryobi Engraver

Fine Sandpaper


Scissor Lift Trolly

Mobile Tool Box

Shaugns Recommended Stone Carving Tools

Although the tools below are sold through Amazon. They are the same as the stone carving tools that I personally recommend to my students for carving with Oamaru stone.

Poratable Workbench

These benches are height adjustable which makes them perfect for stone carving. I own the Ryobi workbench and love it, but unfortunatlly it is only sold through Amazon's UK store for people that are wanting to buy it online.

Stanley: Surform Shaver

This is a must-have tool for shaping large areas of Oamaru stone

Riffler Files

These are smaller files that are designed for the parts of your sculpture that are difficult to get at. They are also an essential set of tools

Builders Pencils

Crosscut Hand Saw

This type of crosscut  hand saw is my recommendation for cutting Oamaru stone

Keyhole Handsaw

A very handy saw. Mosty used for sawing after a hole after it has been drilled into the stone.