Stone Carving Blog

The stone carving blog is my mini journal about stone sculpture It ...

- Lets you know whenever any new stone carving web pages have been posted to this site.

- Keeps you up to date with the latest sculptures added in the sculpture gallery.

- Informs you on the latest online lessons added.

- Keeps you up to date with all the latest tools and techniques in stone sculpture.

Stone Carving Night Classes

Gallery- students works

Night classes are a good way to gain full knowledge about working in stone. Find out about the dates and times for the beginners and advanced classes.

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Two Swans, One Heart

This is a new piece I carved for a private customer, Titled " Two Swans, One Heart. It represents the love two sisters have for each other.

New works showing at Iron Ridge Sculpture Park

Hi everyone. Here are some new abstract pieces that I am now showing at Iron Ridge Sculpture Park from the 7th- 29th of March 2020 from 11 am-3 pm

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Corporate Workshops In Stone Carving

Benches and tools

corporate workshops that focuses on creativity and achievement at a high level through stone sculpture.

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The Elephant Of Light And Peace

This newly completed work has just been featured in the Shed magazine.

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Stone Carving Workshop

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Find out how to book a stone carving workshop for large events, community groups, and private functions, or enrol in an adult continuing education night class.

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Khanda Water Fountain

Hello everyone. This is my latest project for a client and friend. It is a Khanda water fountain. The Khanda is a symbol of the Sikh faith. Enjoy this video I made for it

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New to sculpting and it saved my life and I'm loving it

this is the little frog I called midget and got me into sculpting

Hi there fellow sculpters my name is graeme D and I'm from Victoria, Australia and I am brand new to this amazing hobby/lifestyle and thought I'd share

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Alexandra The Great

Understand the basics of stone carving from a simple piece to a fantastic garden sculpture. (A) Learn what to do, Where to set up and what you will need.(B) Take a night class or (C) book a workshop.

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Stone carving gallery

gallery- tutors gallery

View the stone carving gallery of original works completed by artist and tutor Shaugn Briggs and the adult students who attended the advance stone sculpting course at Papanui High School.

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Outdoor Garden Sculptures To Order

baby sculpture design

People love outdoor garden sculptures that are hand carved and have a personal connection to their environment. Click to view the gallery of Oamaru stone sculptures created for recent clients.

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Sculpture lessons In Stone Carving

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Take sculpture lessons and learn how to carve stone through, begin with a simple easy to do sculpture and then advance to more detailed work.

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Sculptures For Sale

The flow Between Two

The sculptures for sale are a combination of original works and commissioned projects by artist Shaugn Briggs

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Dealing With The Christchurch Earthquake Through Sculpture.


Dealing with the Christchurch earthquake through sculpture. I carved this Sculpture at a time when Christchurch was experiencing so many earthquakes that it just seemed they would never end.

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Latest work / Replica sculpture of 'The Lion Of Chaeroneia'

The sculpture is a scaled down version of the much larger original marble sculpture in Greece, but personally it was largest sculpture that I have undertaken. It stands at a height of 2 Meters and weighs over 2 ton.

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Good Day, A beginner within the stone carvers world 11 months strong and loving every second of it. I couldnt find a job, and needed a career change bad.

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Eternity on a grand scale

Starting out

I first started sculpting Oamaru stone as an extension to my other artwork; watercolour painting, photography and sketching. An opportunity arose for

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"The Cost of Freedom Eagle"

“The artist and the eagle” Jeremy Dean Russell, born on June, 12th 1969 in Pueblo, Colorado to Benjamin E. and Carol A. Russell., was the newest addition

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Looking for work.Cut dimensional stone mason & carver of elements of arcitecture ,restoration of heritage buildings & or new ones

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Cut dimensional stone mason & carver.restoration of stone heritage buildings & or make new ones.Elements of architecture:from ashlars-green men , capitals

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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.