The Sculpture Gallery

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.

The Tutors Stone Carving Gallery

This link below will take you to my other website 

Ordering a commissioned sculpture

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.

Commission A Sculpture

If you are interested in ordering a commissioned sculpture, please fill out the form below.

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.

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.