Stone Carving Gallery

There are two parts to this stone carving gallery for people to view 

The first one is a whole new gallery with eight categories of art sculptures, from the works that are created by the students that have attended the advanced stone sculpting class at Papanui High School to other categories such as garden sculptures, the tutor's gallery and the latest projects. 

Latest Sculpture added to the gallery

The images in the gallery are professional and are very easy to view . If you are impressed with some of the work, you have the option to like or share the image  to your Twitter and Facebook account.

Featuring A Whole New Stone Carving Gallery

Tutors Gallery

Students Gallery

Garden Sculptures

Abstract Sculptures

Awesome Projects

  Lion Of Chaeronea Replica 

John Paul 11 Centre For life

Harewood School

Lady With Cello

Add Your Own Stone Sculptures

The second feature to this page is the ability for you to add your own stone sculptures. Many people from all around the world have already shared their works and stories in the gallery. It has been very interesting to see where they are from and what type of stone they are working with as well as the stories behind their works. Check out stories like Sharon's sculpture of a double Koru with Paua Shell. If you sculpt in stone you can now add your carvings to this gallery. Tell us about yourself, plus the story about your works of art.

It will be interesting to see carvings from people from all over the world that have a passion for stone sculpture.


To submit pictures of your sculpture, just follow these simple instructions below, it's easy and doesn't cost you a thing.

What Other Visitors Have Said

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

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

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

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

fishing hook 
My name is Shannon, I have been sulpting for little under a year. I become hooked when I watched a stone sulpter at work, then went home, got out my files …

Darren Gosling 
'The Storyteller', represented by the head of a Tiki, pulls the Taniwha (A native Maori mythalogical Sea Creature) from his mouth. Carved from limestone …

Celtic Cross 
The two California Poppies represent my wife and daughter, and the butterfly represents my grandson who died in a car accident. The interwoven stems of …

Darren Gosling 
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 …

My art has been centered on my fascination for mechanical movements and their parallels with human interaction. My sculpture titled “One” for example, …

New Beginning 
We went to the quarry in Oamaru on our honeymoon (how romantic) I really wanted to try carving out so I picked the biggest block I could carry and also …

Susan Hill Stone Sculpture 
i carve stone for a hobby using the traditional method of mallet and chisel.

The Scuptors Studio-Artist: Grant Crawford-"Rocking Baby Elephant" 
"Rocking Baby Elephant" happened when a piece of alabaster I was working on began to rebel. I had been thinking of a couple of doves nestled together, …

I took up Shaugn's stone carving at Papanui High quite some time ago, thinking that maybe I could make something for the garden, but not holding out much …

When we think about sculpture, we tend to visualise figures, made from precious materials such as marble, alabastor or bronze. I, on the other hand, …

I have really enjoyed the stone carving, both the classes and work I have done at home. I really like the Koru shape and have been able to add some Paua …

Inside Edge 
This work is made from Colorado Yule Marble. the inspiration is from a concept developed in Men's Work (as in personal growth). Each of us approached our …

Stone Angel #1 
My first limestone angel, carved for a friend.

ROAR Not rated yet
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. … Not rated yet
Looking for work.Cut dimensional stone mason & carver of elements of arcitecture ,restoration of heritage buildings & or new ones. Not rated yet
cut dimensional stone mason & carver looking for work

Let Me Out Not rated yet
I live in Baton Rouge Louisiana USA now but am from England. It was there that I went to night school and did a stone carving class at the Midlands Art …

figure one Not rated yet
i am studying a fine art hons degree. where at the moment i am have a go of carving in stone this is my first peice of sculpture with a building block. …

Great Site For Artists Not rated yet
Here is a great site for sculptors, it puts you on the map around the world. This is a link to my page, in the right hand upper corner is a link to put …

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Seal Carving Not rated yet
Hi Shaugn, Thank you for publishing my last photo, and for the tips on site build. This winter I am working on a seal carving project, out of two types …

Joe Gray Gilford NH Not rated yet
I have been doing stonework for thirty years, and have been sculpting stones as a hobby for the past ten. I have always given my carvings away to friends …

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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.