Welcome to Stone of Shona

Welcome to Stone of Shona, exporters and consultants of world class, contemporary stone sculpture direct from the master craftsman of Zimbabwe.

We place these extraordinary works of art directly with corporations, business professionals and individuals who seek the rare qualities of combining sophistication, power and beauty of stone with the creative expression, culture and spirit of Africa.

Stone of Shona, is Australia's largest dealer in Shona sculpture and the industry leader for sourced and commissioned sculpture by Zimbabwe's best artists. We offer exceptional value and quality for every work of art we sell. All our sculptures come fully certified including an artist Biography.

These sophisticated sculptures will complement any modern décor, suitable for stylish interiors, foyers, courtyards and landscaped gardens. The sculptures are all original, authentic works of art, hand carved from a single piece of stone, sometimes over many months. The individual pieces are carved from various hard stone types including Springstone, Cobalt, and Fruit Serpintine.

 'SOS Gallery'  is Stone of Shona's premier gallery, fully catalogued and represents sculpture currently available for purchase and shipping from our Sydney wharehouse. We normally stock around 120 sculptures all of which are quality controlled and re-supplied regularly from our Zimbabwe based operation.

 

'St Mary of the Cross'- the journey continues!

From a single piece of Springstone quarried from the 'The Great Dyke' of Zimbabwe, master sculptor Stephen Murenza makes an outline in charcoal as he begins the sculpting process.
 
Using only a hammer and chisel in the traditional Shona method, the stone starts to take on the appearance of  St Mary of the Cross with a child. The sculpture is dedicated to Mary MacKillop, the great educator and founder of the catholic education system in Australia.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Saint Mary of the Cross'- the journey begins!

Deep in the heart of Africa, a spiritual journey begins! Follow master sculptor, Stephen Murenza as he creates the spiritual and religious icon of Saint Mary MacKillop, 'Mary of the Cross'.

From the native Springstone of Zimbabwe to its new home at Lumen Christi College in Pambula New South Wales, watch how this masterpiece of contemporary art is created.

Clarendon Homes select Shona sculpture!

Clarendon Homes have selected a contemporary Springstone sculpture 'Destination Unknown' by artist Edmore Sango as the centrepiece for the their new sales office extension at Stanhope Gardens.

Award winning landscape architect, Kieran Devlin from KMD Outdoor Constructions says he was looking for a strong focal point for the design which incorporates a treated steel plate backdrop, water feature and landscape gardens.

Kieran, said the installation 'exceeded the clients expectations' and the Springstone sculpture was a big part of that. Stone of Shona can deliver and install your next sculpture, check out our gallery www.stoneofshona.com.au/sos-gallery. If your looking for inspiration outdoors check KMD Outdoor Constructions award winning designs at www.kmdoutdoorconstruction.com.au/
 

Stone of Shona partners with Bowood Lodge!

Stone of Shona has recently partnered with Bowood Lodge in Harare to feature Stephen Murenza as the artist in residence. Stephens sculptures are in high demand from collectors around the world and Christine Hyslop owner of Harare's finest Lodge has offered her Lodge and grounds to feature Stephens work as the artist in residence.

Christine has a long history and involvement with Shona sculpture and Stone of Shona. We both share a passion for Shona culture. If you are visiting Harare and want to experience exceptional attention to detail and a friendly comfortable stay, we highly recommend Bowood Lodge  info@bowoodlodge.net.

 

 

Are you traveling to Zimbabwe and would like to try your hand at learning to sculpt?
Artist in residence, Stephen Murenza can teach you to sculpt like a master in the immaculate gardens of Bowood Lodge. Contact Christine to arrange a stay.


 

 

 

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