Works by stone carving tutor, Shaugn David Briggs
The stone carvings in this sculpture gallery are made up of my personal collection of work that I have created over the years, plus some of the works ordered as a commissioned sculpture by my clients.
My history of carving stone goes back about 12 years when I got first came across a stone large sculpture symposium and from that time I have been carving and teaching through my night classes and workshops. Which has led to me creating this website.
There is something very therapeutic and magical about creating art through carving stone that brings together some very satisfying results. It will challenge both your mind and body throughout the process
You can follow some of my works on my facebook account. It is a great way to get to know me and dont be afraid leave a comment. But for now, please enjoy the images below.
This link below will take you to my other website artist.co.nz
Every once and a while I get approached to carve a commissioned sculpture for a client. my work has been anything from a number of private garden sculptures to a sculpture for a restaurant. All of the works in the commissioned carving gallery below are pieces that were ordered by my clients for there private gardens and business.
If you are interested in ordering a commissioned sculpture, please fill out the form below.
I recommend using a wooden mallet for carving Oamaru stone.
Woodworking chisels are perfectly fine for carving with Oamaru stone.
This is the best sealer that I could find on Amazon that I would consider to be suitible for Oamaru Stone
Scissor Lift Trolly
Mobile Tool Box
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.
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
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
Crosscut Hand Saw
This type of crosscut hand saw is my recommendation for cutting Oamaru stone
A very handy saw. Mosty used for sawing after a hole after it has been drilled into the stone.