Stone carving projects

Stone carving is one of my least explored hobbies: I have made a few pieces on courses.

The pictures below show the stages from stone block to finished item.

It is a very satisfying skill to acquire, if dusty, a little noisy, and wearing on the wrists.


Andy Bennett Stonecarving 1This project was to replicate a shell in stone. You can see the original sitting on top of the block, which gives you an idea of scale. The final sculpture was about 40cm long.




Andy Bennett Stonecarving 2           Andy Bennett Stonecarving 3

Andy Bennett Stonecarving 4           Andy Bennett Stonecarving 5